Googles Area 120– an in-house incubator, where Google engineers pursue their pet projects that in some cases develop into actual products– has introduced a document scanner called Stack, and it may just be among the very best such apps out there..
Like most document scanners, Stack uses your phones electronic camera to create a scan of a document, such as a receipt, bill, or a banking declaration. However, the app also checks out some of the key data from your file– such as the overall amount on a bill, for instance– and then organizes your scanned documents into folders..
These folders, called “Stacks,” are identified as various classifications, such as receipts, costs, lorry, home, IDs, etc. You can also mark a file as starred, which will put it into a separate Stack..
Stack lets you search for the full text of your scans, and it can also back up all of your scanned files to Google Drive..
Stack is not the only file scanner out there; Ive been utilizing an app called CamScanner, and on iOS theres a document scanner constructed into the Notes app. Free scanning apps typically leave a watermark on your files (and require you to upgrade to a paid version if you dont want it). Also, Stack appears to have a respectable combo of necessary features and Google integrations that you need without being too puffed up..
Stack is offered free of charge on Android, but just in the U.S. for now. Theres no word on when it might appear globally.