How to use Evernote Scannable : Exporting JPGs, PDFs and multi page documents.

Edit: version 1.0.1 was released after this post. It’s now possible to force PDF/JPG exports, see how in this post.

Scannable is the new app for scanning from Evernote. It is a capable scanning app: easy to use and functional. There is some functionality missing if it is to trump existing scanner apps, but it is a solid release from Evernote. I already had a scanner app which I thought to be more powerful than Scannable and I thought that Scannable would be little more than the scanning functionality of the existing Evernote app in a separate app. So I thought I’d skip it. But my curiosity got the better of me, so I downloaded it to see what it’s like, and so that I could express my concern that Evernote would remove functionality from the core Evernote app in the AppStore reviews.

As you can imply from above I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. I played around a bit to investigate the possibilities. Then I took to the AppStore to investigate other users’ experience. Reading through the reviews in the AppStore highlighted a couple of issues. 1. Several users mistakenly thought that Scannable can only export JPGs. 2. They also mistakenly thought that Scannable cannot export multi page documents. With that in mind I thought it might be worth making a short screencast demonstrating how to take control of the exporting process, I’ve added it below.

If anyone has any further questions go ahead and ask in the comments, or over on Google Plus.