The “free” price tag also comes with a catch: After a dozen scans, you’ll need to pony up $3 for unlimited scanning and the ability to share to social networks, email, or iMessage. It’s a fair asking price considering the app is otherwise ad-free, but barely enough to get a sense of how useful it might be.
My biggest gripe is the lack of native support for larger iPhone 6 displays—developers continue to neglect owners of the latest models, despite Apple now selling second-generation devices. Pic Scanner also has a limited selection of cloud storage services (Dropbox and iCloud), with no iOS sharing extension support to be found.
Although a little more expensive at $5, Photomyne Pro offers a similar mobile photo scanner experience with higher-quality results, plus a year of free cloud backup and the ability to tag photos with dates and descriptions that post to Facebook in proper timeline order.
Pic Scanner does a fine job capturing multiple photo prints as individual images and is worth checking out since it’s free, but the lack of native iPhone 6 display support, limited filters, and cloud storage options make the in-app upgrade less compelling.
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