My New Favorite Business App

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

I have a good friend who recently asked me if I often have to scan documents and send PDF files. The answer, of course, is yes. As a real estate broker, I probably scan 10-20 documents in an average, "busy" week. I have a scanner at home, but it's not ultra-fast. At the office, I typically fax stuff to myself using eFax, which converts the document to a PDF then sends it directly to my email.

I now have a solution to a problem that I didn't even realize I had.

Enter Genius Scan, which is quickly becoming my new favorite FREE app for the iPhone.

Genius Scan enables me to scan documents from my phone and email or fax them from anywhere. It even automatically enhances and brightens the photos to make them more legible.

One of the marketing taglines for Genius Scan says, "A scanner in your pocket". This is simply truth in advertising. Over the past two weeks, I have scanned handwritten contracts, a large-format survey, real estate addenda, and more. It has saved me a good deal of time already.

I love this application. It's also available for the Android.

I don't often go out of my way to recommend specific apps, but this one is well worth your time. Also, it's tough to beat the price.  :)

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Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
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I have few of those application on my iphone and ipad, but they are good for a quick scan, the quality is still not the same as from a regular scanner. But I do love them too, because if you need a fast scan of something, the scanner is in you pocket:)

Mar 20, 2013 04:56 PM #1
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Linda K. Mayer
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Jason: thanks for this.  I scanned from home yesterday and it truly not a speedy process.  I'm going to try and see how this works.

Mar 20, 2013 08:18 PM #2
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I have had rental prospects take a photo of their rental application or lease signature page with their tablet or smartyphone and sent it to me...works for me!

Mar 20, 2013 08:39 PM #3
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Japn, this is another reason for me to switch from a droid to iPhone. Thank you for sharing this app.
Mar 20, 2013 09:33 PM #4
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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Now that is what I am always looking for. Does it send it as a pdf file Jason?

Mar 21, 2013 08:28 AM #5
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Mike Crosby
Mike Crosby Realty - Placentia, CA
Placentia- Yorba Linda Real Estate - 714-742-2897

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences.  I have a Samsung Note 2. I love the screen size but at times it does not have all the apps I want.  

Apr 01, 2013 08:45 AM #6
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Mary McGuire
TODAY Realty, Inc. - Lubbock, TX
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Thanks for the tip!  I love ideas on how to make my job easier.  I have a scanner but have a hard time reducing a large survey to a scannable size.  I will download this app on my Android and try it out this afternoon.  Thanks!

Apr 08, 2013 07:58 AM #7
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
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WOW! Thanks for the tip I am going to get that App on my iPhone tonight! I have others that I have not ever used. This one sounds simple and I think I am going to like it.

Apr 10, 2013 02:33 PM #8
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Thanks for sharing, great app! We hope you can check out our blog too over at www.RealtyExecsBlog.com.

Apr 19, 2013 08:17 AM #9
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
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I will give this one a try. Sounds like something I could use.Thanks for sharing.

May 11, 2013 09:26 PM #10
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
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JASON:

This is awesom did not know about it. I am going to get it. Thanks for sharing. 

Jun 26, 2013 02:37 AM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I checked the app out for the Droid and the price is only $1.99... thanks for this tip!!

Jul 03, 2013 12:32 PM #12
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Jason-Thanks for the tip on this app. The smartphone and its apps are great business tools.

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