App Description

Note: sends watermarked documents

TurboScan turns your iPhone into a portable scanner for receipts, documents, whiteboards and business cards. With TurboScan, you can scan your documents and email them as PDF or JPEG files.

The Lite version of TurboScan is fully functional, but sends watermarked documents. Upgrade to a very affordable paid version!

"Its like carrying a copy machine in your pocket"

>> MacLife magazine.

"Best quality images of receipts of any "scanning" app I've tried ... quick & easy to adjust brightness, etc. Makes sending expense reports by email a snap!"

>> TurboScan user.

TurboScan uses advanced document enhancement algorithms to eliminate uneven lighting and shadows and vastly improve contrast. The result is the clearest and most readable scans possible from the iPhone's camera. Not only do you get scans with fax-machine quality; TurboScan is also the fastest and smartest iPhone app of its kind. It uses sophisticated algorithms for automatic document edge detection, and all processing takes less than four seconds.

In addition, only TurboScan offers SureScan, our proprietary scanning mode that delivers sharper images with less jitter or smear. SureScan requires taking three pictures of the same document with the iPhone camera. Then, using our advanced algorithm, TurboScan uses the best available image data to provide you with the clearest scan of your document. SureScan mode is especially useful in lower-light conditions.

TurboScan's new "Email to myself" feature lets you send documents to a predefined address, or even upload them to an online storage service like Evernote or, with a single tap. Uploading documents to online services via email is instant, secure, and can be done even if you're temporarily off line. Refer to app help for details.

All processing happens on your iPhone, and the confidentiality of your data is never compromised.


This free version sends watermarked documents only

SureScan mode for sharp jitter-free scans

Email to myself feature for uploads to Evernote and others

Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction

Instant same-window one-tap brightness, rotation, and color controls

Email document as PDF, JPEG or PNG, or save to camera roll

Document auto numbering

Compact attachments with adjustable size

Ultra-fast processing (under 4 seconds)

Smaller app memory footprint


Make sure your document is flat and well lit.

Note that if your iPhone model is 3G or earlier, you must hold it at least 10-12 inches away from the document to avoid out-of-focus scans.

Use a darker background for your documents for best edge detecting.

NOTE: TurboScan does not include the OCR function. If you're looking for a scanner app with high quality OCR, check out our app "Perfect OCR" in the app store.

We're constantly improving TurboScan, and we value our customers' opinions and feedback. Please contact us at our support link.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

April 23, 2011 New version 1.3.2 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
July 23, 2010 Initial Release

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