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App Guide: iOS scanning apps reviewed

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We tested and rated five scanning apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Finding the best iOS scanner app

Thanks to their built-in cameras, iOS devices allow you to scan and save documents -- provided you've got a good iOS scanning app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do you find a good scanning app? Brian Beam has tested a bunch for Macworld and offers up a few pointers on what to look for.

Keep track of your digital media with Stock Keeper

Stock Keeper uses tags, license, payment, date, notes and other information to help you organize your files.

Google on iOS: All about the ecosystem

Google announced on Thursday that it's bringing its Chrome browser and Google Drive cloud storage services to iOS. But given that Chrome will be limited in what it can do, why is the company even bothering?

DocAS for iPad

As a basic PDF reader and editor, this app is acceptable, provided you're not picky about your user experience. But rival apps handle the job better.

Organize your Address Book with FormalAddress

When you come across an address online that you want to import to your Address Book, just copy the text to your clipboard, open FormalAddress, and export.

Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

Typingstats is a utility that tracks your typing habits and generates results like average words-per-minute and to the keys most likely to break due to frequent use.

Remarks for iPad

This PDF reader and annotation app for the iPad is good for making quick notations on a PDF, and it's a decent note-taker as well. That said, a few additions would make a good app oh so much better.

Downloads keeps all downloaded items organized

When you launch Downloads, you'll see all the items in your Mac's Downloads folder, whether they are at the top level, or buried deep inside folders. This handy app keeps all of your downloaded items neat and organized.

Launch Center Pro deserves a space in your iPhone's dock

Launch Center Pro is an app for iPhone power users. If you like keyboard utilities like LaunchBar on your Mac, you want Launch Center Pro on your iPhone.