Scanbot 3.5 for iOS Reminders teaser 002

Scanbot, the popular document scanner and QR reader that Apple listed among its Best Apps in 2014, has received an update which allows you to add smart reminders and tasks via iOS Reminders and Evernote to your scanned documents, with alerts delivered via Push Notifications to the Lock screen.

Secondly, Scanbot 3.5.1 brings out support for the login and password management app 1Password, making possible adding cloud services to Scanbot using data stored in 1Password. And thirdly, developers have implemented endless scanning by removing any limitations in terms of the amount of pages you can scan, allowing you to literally scan full books now.

Reminders, which can be added to all new and existing documents in Scanbot, are handy because certain types of scans (like bills, receipts, expense reports or letters that need responding) require a follow-up action.

In addition to the stock Reminders app and Evernote, support for “one more major task manager” is due in the upcoming weeks, developers said.

This feature is only available to Scanbot Pro users.

With 1Password integration (available to all), you can easily authorize cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and OneDrive in Scanbot using your credentials stored in 1Password.

Scanbot 3.5.1 changelog:

  • For All Users
    • Added support for simpler handling of logins to cloud services
    • Overall improvements to scanning and cloud uploads
    • Fixed a problem which led to occasional crashes when scanning larger documents with many pages
    • Fixed upload crashes on iOS 7
  • For Pro Users
    • Added ability to add a reminder to a document using local push notifications, Reminders app as well as Evernote
    • Improved OCR

The 44.3-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

Scanbot is a freemium download from the App Store.

A one-time $5 In-App Purchases unlocks Scanbot Pro with all of the features, with individual advanced features available for purchase as well.

  • Chris Buck

    I would like to know the difference between this Scanbot 3.5, Genius Scan+ and Evernote Scanable? I have the last 2.

  • T_Will

    I’ve gone from using Scanbot (Pro) to Evernote Scannable for most of my scanning needs. One big difference I’ve noticed is Scannable’s filters seem better than Scanbot’s (generally), but Scannable doesn’t allow you to manually adjust the filter, while Scanbot does.

  • TonyC

    I’ve tried Scanbot and Scannable. The app I have settled on is Scanner Pro by Readdle. It is one of the very few that allow me to set the actual size of the item. I scan a lot of things that are not A4/Letter size (passports, ID cards, housing documents, etc.). Since I live in Thailand, I frequently need to print them out, so I send them to Evernote to print as I need them. I do not want a 3″x 4″ ID card to fill an A4 paper. I want it to print actual size on the A4 paper.

    I did have a conversation with Evernote about Scannable when it came out. The tech acknowledged the situation and said they would look into it. If it happens, I’ll probably go to Scannable since I use Evernote extensively.