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​Tiny Scanner

Tiny Scanner does a good job of automatically detecting the edges on documents. Unfortunately it doesn't do a great job at a whole lot else. The resolution isn't the sharpest, and the options you have for editing a scan aren't the most intuitive.

I'm also unhappy with the lack of export options Tiny Scanner makes available: all you can do without a subscription is email the scans or open them in another program. That's not too convenient if you want to get them on the cloud.

Tiny Scanner is available on iOS and Android.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.