Go Digital with Adobe Scan

De-clutter, organize, or share! There’s no need to keep piles of paper on your desk or stuff receipts in your wallet. The Adobe Scan mobile app scans paper documents directly into PDFs, and automatically recognizes text.

In this exercise, you upload contents from a business card directly into your contacts. Scan and store a receipt.

Collect a business card, receipt, or some other paper item that you’d like to work with.

Scan a business card

Step 1: Download the Adobe Scan app from the Apple App store or Google Play.

Step 2: Open the Adobe Scan app.

Step 3: From the app, take a photo of the business card containing the contact information you’d like to save to your phone.

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Step 4: Once scanning is complete, make the adjustments to ensure that your card is within the bounding box.

Step 5: Tap Save PDF at the upper right-hand corner. Then, tap Save Contact.

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Step 6: Make any desired edits or additions to the contact information before storing in your phone. Tap “Save” once more to finalize saving to contacts.

Scan and store a receipt

The Adobe Scan app can also be useful to scan and store a receipt you’ll need later (for example, an expense report or other reimbursement).

Step 1: With the Adobe Scan app open, take a photo of the receipt you’d like to store.

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Step 2: Observe as the app auto-detects your receipt, and captures its contents.

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Step 3: Tap Save PDF at the upper-right hand corner to store the receipt in your phone.


  • Scan paper documents and forms to PDF.
  • Convert JPG images to PDF.
  • Edit right on your device.
  • Add business card info directly to your Contacts.

Ditch the paper!