Scanbot has released a major update to its eponymous iOS scanning app, with the new Scanbot 7 delivering a significant redesign along with sophisticated new filters based on machine learning algorithms and search and performance improvements. The new filters provide advanced document processing that result in extremely sharp text, truer whites, and more vivid colors as well as adding the ability for users to now tweak filer settings such as contrast, brightness, and saturation. The redesigned user interface also provides a more intuitive experience along with expanded themes including high contrast theme for visually impaired users, along with a legacy theme for those who preferred the old style. New search capabilities now allow scans to quickly be located by tag, location, or date, and other speed improvements include keyboard-based text annotations and a reworked document processing engine that produces faster results and more lightweight PDFs. Scanbot has also partnered with DATEV eG, a cloud service aimed at professionals such as tax advisors, financial auditors, and lawyers to help those using Scanbot in a business context easily upload documents for further processing and sharing. Scanbot 7 is available from the App Store as a free download, with an in-app “Pro” upgrade providing access to advanced features such as OCR, PDF editing and encryption, iCloud support, passcode protection, and themes; a “Lite” option is also now available via in-app purchase that provides basic in-document PDF search and annotation for a lower price.
Scanbot 7 adds advanced filters, overhauled design
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