Use Adobe Scan or Office Lens Mobile Apps to Scan Paper Documents and Images to PDF

Don't have access to a dedicated scanner? Did you know you can use a mobile app to scan documents to capture and convert papers and whiteboards into high-quality Adobe PDFs?  You can digitize any item for online submissions, share via email, and more. 

Adobe Scan

Office Lens

Best scan quality, easiest to use, save to the cloud.

Features: Document, Business Card, Whiteboard, and Form scans. 

Auto-detect and captures any item instantly can adjust the borders after every scan.

Applies additional light to scans, and provides other color filters. Detects background light better.

Offers text recognition (OCR), lets you copy the text and paste where you need it. 

Multi-page scanning is divided into separate pages, can reorder them. 

Export as a clean high-quality PDF saves to the cloud only, you need to log in with a personal email address before using the app.

Please Note: Do not sign in with your SVSU email as we do not have Adobe Document Cloud licensing, only Adobe Creative Cloud.

Mobile apps:
iOS: Download Adobe Scan (12.0 or later, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.)
Android: Download Adobe Scan (6.0 or later)

Easy, multiple save options.

Features: Document, Whiteboard, Business card, and Photo scans

Auto-detect, doesn't instantly capture, but does crop automatically, can adjust later.

Does not apply additional light to scanned items, use filters to find the perfect color.

Offers text recognition (OCR).

Offers multi-page capture (choose the Camera+ icon).

Export to an Office program, save as a PDF, image, or log in with your SVSU email address to save to the cloud.

Get Office Lens for iOS (12.0 or later, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.)
Get Office Lens for Android (6.0 or later)

Adobe Resources

Microsoft Resources

You can view a comparison list of mobile scanning apps (right side of the page) under the "Attachments" section. We recommend using Adobe Scan and Office Lens 



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