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How To Video: Scan documents with your Android phone
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How To Video: Scan documents with your Android phone

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Sharon Vaknin shows you how to digitize your paperwork by turning your Android phone into a document scanner.

Even though we've all gone digital, paper, that stuff made from trees still lives on. At some point, you'll have to sign a contract, a rental agreement or your taxes and get it to the person who needs it. And face it, fax machine are all but extinct. If you don't want a scanner or just want a faster way to get documents scanned and delivered, here's how to do it on your Android phone. There are plenty of apps that will let you scan and deliver documents but my personal favorite is Handy Scanner. It's free, easy to use and you can grab it from the Android Market. To get started, tap the camera button here and grab the document you want to scan. Position it so that it fills the screen and make sure the document is in focus. When it's all set, capture it and continue the process for any other pages you might have. Now, drag the red dots around the document so that it fits snugly. Tap error when you are done and it will correct the perspective. This will fix any weird angles and make it look a lot more like the original. Now, check the document and decide if it needs any tweaking. You can tap this button Select Any Filters like enhancing the color or the split ready option that will make it look a lot better for printing. When the document looks good,tap this arrow here and you'll be asked to give it a name. Decide what to call it, tap okay and it will process the sheet. Now, all you need to do is send it on it's way. Tap the doc and select the JPEG button. Here, you can decide if you wanna send it to yourself for printing or directly to the person waiting for your signature. You can also use Handy Scanner to scan your receipts and track your expenses. In any case, now you have a faster way to scan your documents and the paperwork on your desk. For CNET.com, I'm Sharon Bachman

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