Engadget has short article up about scanR. scanR is an interesting product service – here’s their description:
Scan documents or whiteboards, anywhere, anytime, using only your camera phone.
scanR is simple to use:
â€¢ Take a picture of a document or whiteboard with your 1 megapixel or better camera phone.
â€¢ Send the picture to scanR
â€¢ Receive the scanned image in email or fax.
I have used OCR (optical character recognition) software in the past with scans I made using my scanner, but had never thought to try it with my camera phone (which I will do this weekend). With camera phones getting cheaper and better, this could a fairly big deal for genealogists who need to copy some information but don’t have the time or means to do it on the spot properly.