Download SimplyScan: PDF Camera Scanner apk 1.8 free for Android smartphone

28 Jun
SimplyScan: PDF Camera Scanner

Posted by App Holdings in Productivity | June 28, 2015 | 87 Comments

Apk file size: 8.7 MB

Get ready for the newest, lightest PDF mobile document scanning app for Android. Designed with simplicity in mind, SimplyScan scans your documents and organizes them in the easiest way possible.

★SimplyScan Pro has peaked at:★
• All apps → #16 in Top New Paid Apps
• Productivity category → #1 in Top New Paid Apps
• Productivity category → #9 in Top New Free Apps (Free version)

Camera scanner
Scan your document using your camera or an existing image on your device
Perspective cropping
Drag to define the corners of the document, and allow the app to take care of the rest
Image effects
Use presets, or simply adjust the effects as you need them to ensure the document looks just like it was scanned with a physical scanner
Upload to the cloud!
When exporting, simply choose the Dropbox app, Drive app, or another cloud app to add it to your cloud
Export to multiple file formats
Choose to export as a PDF document, photo, or ZIP file of photo for multi-page documents
Document preview
View the document and zoom in on pages right from the app
Multiple PDF settings
Choose the PDF page shape, margins, orientation, and quality of your PDF document

Pro Version Features:
Multi-page documents
Add multiple pages to your document, export as a multi-paged PDF document or ZIP file of photos, and view the multiple pages in the built-in document preview
No watermark
No watermark is added to the PDF document
Organize similar documents into folders to have an in-app file system of your documents
Change PDF quality/size
Choose to lower or raise the PDF quality when exporting, changing the file size

Whats new

    Fixed, no ads in pro version.

App Holdings part of our Productivity and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update June 28, 2015. Google play rating is 74.4766. Current verison is 1.8. Actual size 8.7 MB.

Download simplyscan-pdf-camera-scanner.apk 8.7 MB


KokWai Boey

pro version fixed Thanks, all problems fixed. Pro version working as usual.

gabe moreno

yay pro version fixed Everything looks good again.

Brandon Bosshardt

Update brought this one back to life. . Thanks for the update! Pro version is now ad free. Handy app to have in the arsenal.

Jonathan Riaboy

Fixed the ad problem.

Johnny Carriere

Back in business Back to being great

Parmindar Singh

Lenovo A806 Very good & easy to use ! Awesome apps !

Ben Hulscher

New ads removed. Ads have been removed from the Pro version. Back to a quick app with good contrast and brightness options.

Andrew Stuart

Constant and Intrusive Full screen ads, even in paid pro version I was happy with this product. It started showing intrusive full screen ads after every single page of a scan. I thought fair enough for the free version and I had been planning to pay and go to pro to support the creator for something that has become a great day to day tool for me. After going to Pro, I still get the ads including every 5 or so where you have to wait and listen to it for at least 5 seconds before you can move on. I found this within the first 15 minutes of purchase so requested a refund and will now unfortunately start to look for other products to do something that I already had a solution for.

Olly Steele

Warning! Don't buy the pro version! Even after paying for the pro version, users are still bugged with aggressive full screen ads. And there are a lot of them. And they are annoying. I feel cheated and ripped off. Another good app ruined.

Georg Rooss

Worse update for the last update No FC anymore, but full screen ads in pro version and all previous folder and docs are gone. And an explanation why so many new permissions would be nice.

Ben Tatum

Aggressive ads ruined this app. I trusted this developer. But it's simply unusable with 1-2 ads for every action, even after buying pro version. This is a terrible move by anybody.

Chris Nolan

Was great, new ads ruin it Horribly aggressive adverts in latest version. Poor show dev.

nekki ko

Don't pay for pro feature!! I'd pay for the pro feature, but still get annoying ads !!!! WTH!

Jeremiah Fields

Fixed fc, now popup I have the paid version and am getting popups. The app acknowledged that I have the paid version too. LG G3.


Same as others, even bought Pro version, I get adds. Dev won't fix yet Same as others, even bought Pro version, I get adds. Dev won't fix yet

Chris Franklin

It's now spyware After this new update this app has become spyware. This new update has it set to launch at startup connect to the internet and also try to interact with your bookmarks. Its a shame really, as I HAD liked the app.

Moisin Mircea

Best scanner Maybe option to not keep the jpg image after pdf was created. I would like that because I have auto sync gallery with dropbox and I really don't need things that I have scanned to be added also in dropbox. Also a small problem...when cropping its hard to see under your finger... Anyway, this is a great application, much better than other from playstore for scanning documents otg.

Nicholas Snyder

Crashes on M8 Paid for the premium which allows multiple page PDF scanning and ended up with an app that continuously crashes while scanning multiple pages. To make it worse, the app doesn't allow you to save progress during scanning in an attempt to head off the inevitable crash. I sent multiple crash reports out, but I lost my patience.

Roderick van der Veen

Almost perfect It's amazing, simple and exactly what you need. Feature request : auto crop/corner detection & when manually selecting corners, a viewer for what's under my finger so i can be more precise

Indra Acharja

Acharja Pro version is not available for Bhutan. This version is showing water mark which i cannot for official purposes.....Its irritating. Can any one help me of do i have to go for other apps

John Page

Nice simple document scanner There are none the less a few missing features. You can't add pages to a multi page document that is already finished. And when adding a page to a document you start over with a new photo if it turns out fuzzy. Which is pretty awkward, pretty often.

Sandip Gajjar

Great scanner Simple to use and makes scanning via camera so easy.

Ryan Lee

Nice lollipop esk feel to it, could use some more touching up If you guys could add a feature to rearrange the ordering of scans in a document would be nice like in camscanner

robert eder

Great program. Only thing missing is the option to rotate the scan picture.

guy deborde

Best one You've made the best scan code no ads and free.. Thank you

Dimitris Theofanous

Crash. Crash. Crash. Galaxy S5 Every single time after I scan a document, hit SAVE and BOOOM crash! (Galaxy S5 / Lollipop 5.0)

Mekkel Richards

Perfect Does everything perfectly. Simplistic interface. Very easy to understand. Best scanning app I've used.

Wayne Mah

Excellent Scanner App The name holds truth and value, the ease of use is amazing. Simple, refined, no unnecessary bells and whistles. Bought the PRO version after one test scan and I don't even need one!

Rachael Bucci

Best scanner app This is my favorite pdf scanning app. Beautiful, simple design. You can convert directly from the camera or you can convert previously taken photos. It isn't cluttered with a trillion unnecessary options, and it doesn't bug you to sign up for services.

Mason Kossen

Excellent document scanner The UI of the is nice looking and easy to use. This app allows me to easily share last minute homework answers I with my friends.

Marcus Salinas

Delight I saw this from Reddit and honestly I don't even need this right now but I feel one day I might so I got this and the Pro key since it's only a $1 and it's such a great working and good looking app. Well done.

Adam Starbuck

Not worth the time it takes to close out the ads I think the old dev sold this app and now it's not worth anything. Don't install this.

Garen Nerses

Aw lawdy I honestly don't need this app right now but its so greatly made that I can't help but keep it just in case.

Pato Lankenau

Best scanning app out there I've tried my hand at multiple other scanning apps and none have the level of simplicity, polish, and price point. Really do recommend! This is a great example of what a good android app should be like. Only feature I wish it had is automatic edge detection.

Onn Everbest

Digitise your mess Instead if having a pile if paper on my desk... Deciding to digitise it... This is useful...

Eric S

Buyer's Remorse I'll capture 8 documents but only 4 will be retained, sometimes captured documents will be blank or blacked out yet they are previewed just fine...great concept, just needs to work

Miles Guilford

Most intrusive advert ever Did not have the app open, but it took over with a full screen add in Google search. Uninstalled.

Russell Gearhart

Lordy, those ads Opened the app, got a full-screen ad, tapped on camera, took a pic of a document, app force closed. Opened the app again, tapped on camera, got a full-screen ad with sound and a 5-sec delay to close. Uninstalling now; thanks for the fun times.


Add issue with pro version fixed, thanks I still think CamScanner is far better but this one is welcome when I just ant to make a simple scan and send it. Quick & straight forward. Cropping is better though and it's one of the very few that supports modified DPI. ThanksSame as others, even bought Pro version, I get adds. Dev won't fix yet

Berhane Tafesse

Bethany It is very nice

Tom Saeger

Does what it says. Works fantastically.

Jeremiah Fields

Back to 5 Had back-to-back updates with force-close and then ads despite my premium key. Developer worked quickly to set it right.

Jonah Sonntag

Trash app now, used to function. One of the more recent updates destroyed it, as in it doesn't work at all. 100% of the time the app crashes after taking a photo and doesn't save anything. Also insists on showing ads even with a pro key. Don't waste your time, at least until App Holdings fixes things.

Nad Senjo

Stopped working I've had this app for a bit and even got the pro version. For some reason though, recently it shows me ads (even though the pro version shouldn't !) and crashes every time I try to scan. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but no change in behavior. It's become worthless as it cannot do the only thing it is designed to. I have emailed the developer twice but no response. I may revise this review if I hear from them, but until then ZERO stars. (Motorola Droid turbo, Android 4.4.4 )

Ismail Mo

Not working . Don't install it Application keep crashing and you can't scan because too many advertising popups

Mekkel Richards

Perfect Does everything perfectly. Simplistic interface. Very easy to understand. Best scanning app I've used. -------UPDATE: latest version STOPPED WORKING COMPLETELY!

Jayesh Jayan

Crashing and Ads for pro users. The app doesn't work any more. The developer is just eating up money from ad revenue. That too even for paid pro users. Don't download the app !!!

romena holbert

Some work still needed I bought the pro version based on the claim that there would be no ads. This has not been my experience. After taking the image of each page a full page ad that I have to close comes up. This adds to the time to produce a single document. The ability to adjust to fit the perspective of the page is great, but becomes a nuisance step when there does not seem to be a way to opt out of it to produce a .pdf quickly. This is nice if you have the time to carefully prepare a finished doc. For speed, no.

Aaron Schaffer

Wish it had an auto crop and adjust feature After using office lens, I've been too spoiled. Simplyscan used to be my favorite, but Office Lens is way more intuitive and quick.

Moisin Mircea

Was the best scanner... It was OK until last update. Now it FC every time I try to scan something. I also send a bug report. I have pro version.

Will Frazier

Aggressive ads ruin experience I purchased the Pro version because I thought that this was a simple and well put together PDF scanner and I would have liked to use it without the aggressive advertising every time I wanted to scan something. Unfortunately the ads are still in the paid version of this app which is ridiculous in my opinion. I immediately got a refund and uninstalled in favor of another app called "TinyScanner."

Andrew S

Doesn't work Version 1.8 with pro key v1.0 fc immediately after fixing scan on android 5.1 Absolutely useless as it stands, will update rating if dev ever bothers to fix it.

Stuart Jones

Doesn't work once you tick the confirm on a scan, just returns to the menu. It's also become full of ads and almost impossible to use.

Pratik Khade

Paid user, poor software With lollipop update this software gives frequent ads. And crashes often. I lost my documents as well.

Ahren Bonnema

Does not work Sucks that I paid for Pro version. And now all I get is multiple ads before I can scan. Then it crashes. Every time.

Andrew May

Keeps crashing Keeps crashing every time I click on the tick to finish scanning. Looking at all the negative comments it seems the developers are slow at finding a solution to this. Developers: are you doing something about trying to fix this?

Conor Haining

Just stopped working Use to be a great app, now it's unusable

Prakash kumar

Not working properly To be improved

Khanh Ngo

The dev sold it Ads with pro version and crash after saving picture. After researching it seem like the dev has sold it to another company and that company is milking the app to it utmost. Disgusting. I recommend other user to report this app.

Cole R

Stupid $#&*¡#@ app! Dont make an app that doesnt work. Thanks for a complete waste of time.

Daniel Luna

Ads in Pro version. Crashes. Not worth the money. Please give us a refund.

Forest Galloway

Doesn't work Crashes %100 of the time and shows ads even though I purchased the pro key

gabe moreno

could we please fix doesn’t work at all. Crashes after loading adds in the pro version.

Peter Young

Full of annoying ads on pro version. Don't waste your money here

Olegario Zertuche

Update App crashes... Keeps showing ads even though I have the pro key

sp sharma

Do not purchase lot of ad in pro version Pl fix so that rating could be changed

Ryan Peterson

This WAS a great app. Now it's filled with ads and crashes all the time. Unusable now.

Lasse Valentin

Useless Ads are showing with pro key, indefinite loading after taking a picture. Back button brings up perspective adjust screen, FC on continuing. Needs some serious work.

Andrew Church

Popup ads, crashes Paid for pro, why does this still have popup ads after paying for a license? Get camscanner instead.

Daina Lynn Davenport-Fey

Doesn't work on One plus One Crashes right after corners are set on perspective crop. Sent off a bug report, never heard anything back. Glad I paid for the pro version, trying to support an independent developer. Waste of money, don't buy.

Nick Copelin

Pretty upset with this purchase. I don't often buy apps but thought this was one to buy. Unfortunately after a couple of days it quit working and though I have the pro version I still get ads. I think I deserve a refund.

Michael Adams

What on Earth happened? This app used to work great, but now it's literally worthless. Crashes before you can even get anything saved. Horrible. What on Earth happened! Looks like it might be abandoned too...

Nikolas W

Ads Fullscreen ads with pro version. What the hell?

Johnny Carriere

Still ads after pro Still showing ads even after pro version

Oleg Rakitine

Used to work. Now crashes.

Matt Garland

Even tho I have the pro version, it is showing ads, and now crashing after the ad. I can no longer scan.This is after they said they fixed this problem.

John Page

This was a nice app until the pro version used up 8mb of my data connexion in the space of just a few minutes for no apparent reason at all.

Joseph Potter

No good Bought pro version, still seeing ads.

Grant Iriele

Aaaaand... back to crapping out again. Also, there are ads in the paid version.

Roopak Karulkar

App crashes and shows ads in pro

Brian Evers

Crashes after cropping a scan.

Jacob King

Could have at least got a reach around

Brand Boss

App is broken, don't waste your time Not only does the paid version have ads, AGAIN (they were removed update before last) but the app crashes each time I use it. Used to be such a great app. Dev is unresponsive.

Imam Sumarmo

So bad Crash, force closed, not working , many adv even in pro app

Sas J

Does not work Downloaded and never worked. Will take the picture and let you crop, but when you approve the crop, the app crashes. Useless.

Thomas Bidaux

Paid for it. Shows me ads. Crashes when generating the PDF, 100% of the time.

Finn Goodwin

I loved this app and when it works it works well, but it crashes 100% of the time on my Nexus 6 and Nexus 6p.

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