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The One iPhone App We Can't Do Without

The One iPhone App We Can't Do Without

Chances are your smartphone is packed with apps. There are afterall hundreds of thousands of them. But how many of them are for personal fun use vs. practical business productivity? 

A survey from Nielsen lists the most popular smartphone apps of recent time. No surprise, the results indicate that Google and Facebook dominate the mobile app space.

So beyond looking at cat videos on YouTube (which is owned by Google) or liking a friend's recipe on Facebook what apps are you using to improve your business activities?

Here's one we've been using religiously at Screaming Garlic. It's made our ability to facilitate office operations a breeze. It's powerful, responsive, high-quality, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

TurboScan is a High-Quality Mobile Scanner

TurboScan by Piksoft Inc. has been available for more than six years and avaialable for iPhone and Android. It comes in a paid (unlimited scans) and free version, and the free one leaves no features behind so anyone can now experience the power of a high quality scanner in the palm of their hand, at zero cost.

What I like most about this app is that I can forget about the unweidly connectivity issues I sometimes face when using a traditional flatbed scanner. Sometime I can connect directly through my computer and sometimes I need to put a thumbdrive into the scanner and transfer it to my computer. Honestly, those steps cause me a little stress and angst. But TurbScan makes it fun and easy to do the scan and share.

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Using its SureScan 3x, a proprietary scanning mode, you are guaranteed a clear quality scan by taking three pictures of the same document page and producing the best one. Brightness, rotation and color controls are just a tap away, all on one screen.

In addition to scanning documents captured through your phone's camera, TurboScan allows you to import images from the Camera roll to scan, and then store them in high quality color or black and white.

The app auto-detects document edges, straightens the documents, eliminates shadows and automatically adjusts for a perfect contrast.

And, of course, once the image is finalized you can email it. This feature converts scans into the PDF, JPEG or PNG format, without losing quality, making it easy and convenient to share your scanned documents with yourself and others using a predefined address. You can also upload scans to services like Evernote, OneDrive, Google Drive and more.

Is there a business app you can't live without? Let us know below so can review it and share it with other businesses like yours.


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