Have you ever needed to quickly scan a document to either save it or send it to someone else? One way to scan a document is to use a multi-function printer to scan the document to a pdf and either save it to your computer or email it to a recipient. Alternatively, you can get a scanning app for your phone which allows the phone’s camera to do the scanning. Many apps are available that can turn your phone (or tablet) into a portable scanner. Some are free, some are not, and the apps vary in quality. Did you know that you already have an app that can do this if you have an iPhone, and it comes with your phone? The app is called Notes.
Many people use Notes to scan documents by opening the app, telling it to create a new note and then from the menu choosing “Scan Document” from the list of options. This process works well. However, you do not need to do all those steps to do capture a scan. Instead of tapping the Notes icon, long press it. From the menu that appears choose “Scan Document”. The scan saves automatically as a new note. You can export the scan to use it in a variety of ways via the share sheet.