How to capture handwriting and scan documents with your phone

How to capture handwriting and scan documents with your phone

How to capture handwriting and scan documents with your phone

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Use Evernote on your phone as a pocket scanner. Capture photos, handwritten notes, and documents such as business cards, receipts to Evernote. Once saved to your account, scanned items are available to you wherever you have Evernote.

Camera iconHow to use the in-app camera

Launch the in-app camera: Tap the camera icon from the Evernote home screen (iOS) or the Evernote Android widget. Snap a photo by tapping the shutter button. The captured image will be saved as a new note. To add a newly captured image to an existing note, tap the camera (on Android, tap paperclip first) from the note editing toolbar.

Auto-capture: The easiest way to scan documents is to hold the camera steadily over the document or card so that the edges are visible inside the frame. The camera automatically detects, focuses, and takes a snapshot of the document.

Snap photos of receipts

Phone with scanned receipt

Use the Evernote camera to snap a photo of anything. Capture handwritten notes and drawings from a whiteboard or the back of an envelope. Scan paper documents and business cards. Handwritten or printed text saved to Evernote becomes searchable.

TRY IT

Scan and save receipts into a notebook for easy reference when submitting expense reports

Scan handwritten notes and hand-drawn sketches

Sample handwritten note scanned to Evernote

Snap photos of handwritten notes and drawings to Evernote. Clearly written notes are editable and searchable. Learn more

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Scan notes from Post-it® Notes, napkins, pages of a notebook, or the back of an envelope.

Scan documents, product labels, and manuals

Go paperless and scan hardcopies of all your documents into Evernote.

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  • Scan bills, health policies, forms, maps, course syllabi, and user manuals for future reference

  • Snap a photo of product info and labels for supplies such as ink cartridges or water filters that need to be re-stocked regularly

  • Snap a photo of any product label, such as a wine bottle, and add it to a “favorites” notebook

Capture business cards

Phone with scanned business card

Available for Android and iOS

Evernote scans business cards and turns them into individual contact notes. Once scanned, card information such as names, titles, company names, and a picture of the card are saved and searchable. Learn more

Snap photos of whiteboards

Whiteboard optimization

Use the Evernote camera to snap a photo of anything. Capture handwritten meeting notes, class notes, and ideas from brainstorming sessions. Handwritten or printed text saved to Evernote becomes searchable.

TRY IT

  • Snap a photo of the entire whiteboard or particular sections of a whiteboard.

  • Add audio recordings of a meeting to the note with the captured whiteboard notes for more context.

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