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Turn your phone into a document scanner

Save, organise and share important documents directly from your phone – with the Dropbox document and PDF scanner.

Library of OCR scanned PDFs stored in Dropbox
Scan anything, no matter where you are

Access all your files from anywhere and never miss a beat. Use the scanner feature to digitise files in seconds with your phone’s camera. Save time–and get peace of mind–with automatic photo and video backup.

An iPhone digitally scans a signed document
Save and organise your work in a flash

Use Dropbox to keep track of all your important files. Scan documents on the go and securely store and access them – so you’ll never lose track of important physical documents again. Easily upload and organise quality scans using the Dropbox mobile app. Available now on Android and iOS mobile devices.

Dropbox Professional and Business users can even search for text within their scans, thanks to optical character recognition (OCR).

An iPhone digitally scans a signed document

Productivity in your pocket

Here are a few ways to get the most out of the document scanner app.

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Scan and edit files

Digitise documents, receipts, IDs and photos with your phone. Customise the filename and choose where in your Dropbox you’d like to save the scan.

Mobile phone with images on it

Find photos fast

Tired of searching through digital files for that document or image you need? With OCR, you can search for text that’s in them and quickly find what you’re looking for.

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Speed up workflows

Access any file in your cloud storage account – even offline – and preview over 175 different file types.

Scan photos

Scan your old photos into Dropbox so that they’ll be safely preserved and easily accessible. All it takes is your phone; no special equipment is needed.

Scan contracts, bills and invoices

Ditch the filing cabinet and keep them organised in Dropbox, and access them from any of your devices.

Scan receipts

Forget about collecting – or worse, losing – stacks of receipts on business trips for your expense reports. Just scan them into Dropbox as you go using your smartphone, and they'll be easy to find and submit later.