Posts Tagged with “paperless office”

Mobile scanner app showdown: Scanner Pro vs DocScanner


I’m making it a point to go paperless. Instead of keeping piles of dead trees lying around, I’ll convert them to digital scans and make them available to me through the cloud. The first step is converting my paper documents to digital format. For full page documents, a dedicated scanner is the best solution but for receipts, business cards and small slips of paper a mobile scanner app is better.

I tested 2 scanner applications for the iPhone – Scanner Pro by Readdle and DocScanner by Haave Oy. Scanner Pro is the market leader and costs $6.99 (iTunes link). Unfortunately, that app really sucked. Luckily I found a great replacement – DocScanner, $4.99 (iTunes link). Here is a quick review if you are looking for a good mobile scanner app too. Read More »

WTOTW: Edit PDFs online with

I share a web tip on my podcast every week. For #LOLshow Episode 28, the featured tip is

As I mentioned on the show, I bought PDFpen Pro (worth USD99) to go paperless in my office. A day later, I discovered, a website that does much what PDFpen does for free.

The website allows you to upload and edit PDFs with an easy-to-use form editor (Flash app). This is great for filling in forms because the entire process is digital – no need to print out the form, fill it up by hand, scan the form again and finally emailing out the form. If you register for an account, you can even upload and embed images into your PDF – perfect for signatures – and share your forms with others. The sharing feature is pretty cool, it allows you to collect the responses of others who fill in your form.

If you merely need basic PDF editing functionality, is a great alternative to more full-featured software like PDFpen or *cringe* Adobe Acrobat.

Try it out –