And now a better document scanner, too

I have become a big fan of Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for iOS and Android) on my iPhone and iPad. I was in Denver during Bancroft‘s last acquisition, and had to sign a slew of documents while away from printers and fax machines. Using my iPhone, I was able to pull the PDFs from email to Acrobat Reader, then sign them with my finger and email them back. Why do we print anymore?

And now, in case the document that you need to send is in paper form, Adobe has added scanning to Acrobat Reader. It’s incredibly easy to scan, crop, reorder, sign and email a document.  Watch the video to see just how easy it is. Let’s all hug a tree.

A better photo scanner in your hand

Google’s new PhotoScan app (available for iOS or Android) is so cool that it actually got me to post my first entry since moving my site to WordPress.

With the app, you can grab an old picture off the wall and quickly create a high quality scan with your phone, free of glare and the frame. It’s a great way to safeguard prints by sending them to the cloud, and makes them easy to share.

This amusing video shows how:

Here are my first few quick efforts from framed photos sitting nearby: