Don't-Miss Stories

PDFpen Scan+

PDFpen Scan+ review: Scanning app for iOS is very good at OCR

You can use PDFpen Scan+ on your iPad or iPhone to scan documents and images, as well as perform optical character recognition.

Scanner buying guide 2013: Find the right scanner for your needs

Scanners have remained popular peripherals by evolving with the times. Here's how to pick out the best document or desktop scanner this holiday season.

What to look for when shopping for scanners

If you're in the market for a scanner, be it a document scanner or a desktop model, we'll tell you what specs and features to keep in mind.

Bugs & Fixes: Solve scanning problems via HP’s hidden settings

Ted Landau tunnels into Hewlett-Packard's tech support hierarchy to solve a couple of tricky scanner issues.

The Week in Mac Accessories: A hot-pink Snowball

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes a colorful line of USB microphones, the newest in carrying cases, and a nifty standing desk for Mac lovers.

Xerox releases patch for scanning error issue

Xerox has issued the first software patch intended to fix a problem in some multi-function printers that causes characters to be incorrectly reproduced when scanned.

on pcworld.com

Secrets of the paperless office: optimizing OCR

OCR software converts document scans into searchable PDFs. But what settings and software will get you the most accurate results while using the least hard-disk space? Joe Kissell's results may surprise you.

The Mac office: Embracing the nearly paperless future

Despite all that scanning, shredding, and striving, the paperless office still isn't here. But is it really all or nothing? Joe Kissell explains why it's time to embrace the nearly paperless office.

Review: Get scanner-like features for any camera with Prizmo 2

With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.

App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account

Newly updated Business Card Reader for iOS can export scanned cards to your Salesforce CRM database.

Expo Notes: Surveying the scanner scene at Macworld/iWorld

Scanner makers are putting an emphasis on mobile scanning in 2013, if the products on display at Macworld/iWorld are anything to go by.