The Files by Google App Now Lets You Scan Documents; Here’s How

The Files by Google App Now Lets You Scan Documents; Here’s How - Android - News

New Document Scanning Functionality in Files by Google App: Auto-Scan and Save Documents

Android users have been able to scan documents on the Google Drive app for some time. Recently, this feature was upgraded with the ability to automatically capture and scan documents. Now, this functionality has been integrated into the Files by Google Android app, offering an efficient solution to replace dedicated document scanner apps.

Availability and Usage

Tech enthusiast Mishaal Rahman reported the availability of this feature for Pixel devices. However, I was able to find it on my OnePlus 11R as well. To use this feature, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the Files by Google app.
  2. Tap the “+” button to capture a document image.
  3. A new “Scanned” folder will automatically appear in the app, where you can find your scanned documents.

Once a document is captured, users have the option to crop and rotate the scanned image, apply filters, or clean it up a bit. All scanned documents are saved as PDF files.

Usefulness and Versatility

This new functionality is quite useful as it aims to possibly reduce the dependency on third-party document scanner apps. However, more export options would make the tool even more versatile.

IOS Users

Unfortunately, iOS users will still need to rely on the document scanning capability of their Notes app as this feature is not available for them.

Google Focuses on Essential Tools

It’s great to see Google focus on basic yet essential tools, like the new “Scan with Gboard” feature added to its Gboard app. This addition has received a positive response from users.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think about the new Files by Google document scanning functionality? Share your thoughts in the comments below!