App of the day

App of the day: Turboscan

Turboscan appLately, I’ve been doing a little cleaning around my office. Stacks of papers, magazine articles I’ve meant to read but haven’t yet gotten to, even business cards that I’ve collected from people I’ve met at past conferences. Over time, it adds up and eventually, can overwhelm us and make it difficult for us to get things done because we end up spending more time searching for things in those stacks rather than getting things done.

To help me better organize my life, I’ve started going digital. Digital music, books, receipts, and even magazines. While it is easy to sign-up to start receiving digital books or magazines, what do you do with all of the countless papers that you’ve collected?

Fortunately, there’s an app that I’ve found that has helped me streamline things. It is called Turboscan.

Think of it like a personal scanner without the bulk that you can carry with you.

What I like about this app:

One of the areas that I wanted to address was to reduce the stacks of paper that have accumulated over the past year. Thanks to Turboscan, all I simply need to do is download Turboscan, launch the app, and start scanning.

I can then do a number of things:

  • Create albums (Ex: receipts, business cards, articles etc)
  • Combine multiple scanned items into one document
  • Email them to myself (for safe-keeping) as a PDF or JPG
Additionally, one of the best features of this app is that your documents don’t have to be perfect.  I can scan any document and then easily resize and crop out parts of the image that I don’t want and even straighten it.  For this you can either use your finger or if you want more accurate results, I use a stylus from Amazon.
Scan, store, shred it really is that easy with Turboscan.
Download Turboscan app for Apple iPhone or iPad
Not only has using the Turboscan app helped reduce the clutter on my desk, but I’ve also used it to scan items in my wallet such as receipts and anything else I might want to save around the house.  One last thing I wanted to mention about Turboscan is that not only is everything more organized, but I can finally read some of those articles I’ve meant to read because they’re now crystal clear and available on my iPhone or iPad anytime, anywhere!
Overall, 4,500+ people have given this app a 5 star rating (that’s a lot of satisfied customers). I would also give it 5 stars – because it has helped me accomplish my overall goal of reducing clutter and has helped save me time because it is so easy and convenient to use.