Apple iPhone: Make It Scan and Fax with JotNot Scanner Pro

Here’s our Phil Baker’s app pick of the day. JotNot ScanPro for iOS turns your iPhone into a pseudo scanner and fax, and improves doc legibility while doing it. The latest update just hit iTunes …

Lots of apps let you turn your Apple iPhone into a simple equivalent of a scanner and fax — they use the camera on the iPhone to take pictures of docs. Then you just email the images. But one such app, MobiTech 3000’s JotNot Scanner Pro, is the best by a long shot.

Recently upgraded to version 3.2.2 for iPhone, iPod touch devices and Apple iPads, JotNot Scanner Pro wins big points for usability, quality and image handling skills. This latest JotNot upgrade, reps say, works better with Evernote, includes some patches and a security update.

Available now in the iTunes store as a free trial or for $1.99, this app is ideal for quick and easy jobs like capturing and sending receipts, docs, written notes, forms, blackboard and whiteboards, you name it.

Its built-in image processing software works behind the scenes and is ultra elegant. That’s where the real differentiation lies. Simple controls let you quickly and easily optimize your images — pretty handy if you need to make a document sharper or messy handwriting a bit more legible.

Here are the specs as listed on iTunes:

Category: Business
Updated: Dec 22, 2011
Version: 3.2.4
Size: 12.4 MB
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Seller: MobiTech 3000 LLC
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, iOS 3.1.2 or later

Use JotNot with Evernote if you want to get really fancy and store and index your images. You see, JotNot automatically sends the images you grab to your Evernote account. Evernote then adds its handwriting and character recognition tech to the mix, allowing you to rapidly search for and display whatever image you’re hunting for.
to let you search for and display the image you’re looking for.