Adobe unveils handy capture mode in its Scan app

There’s going to be some rejoicing for marketers on the move, as Adobe has unveiled a new feature in its Adobe Scan app, enabling users to toggle between a variety of capture modes to ensure that documents, forms, whiteboards, and business cards are captured picture-perfectly as PDFs.

The new feature enables users to select modes by swiping left or right. Once captured, Adobe Scan uses Adobe Sensei AI to intelligently identify and sharpen printed or handwritten text while removing elements such as glare and shadows. Users can then store and share these PDFs, fill and sign them in Acrobat Reader mobile, as well as pull contact details directly from business cards into their phone’s contacts.

The app has amassed nearly 30 million downloads and 140 million scans.

Together with Acrobat Reader mobile – a free PDF reader built by Adobe that works with Adobe Scan and is packed with essential PDF tools – users can work on-the-go as if they were in the office.

The app has also added the ability to automatically search digital documents instead of flipping through stacks of paper, filling and signing forms with a few taps, and annotating and sharing trackable PDFs – all possible via a mobile device. Users can subscribe to Acrobat Pro Dc to edit PDFs from an iPad or Android tablet, convert Office files to PDF and back, and combine separate PDFs into one.

Adobe has also added new features for Acrobat DC subscribers. A number of Acrobat DC updates including enhanced productivity, security, and usability features were released already.