One of the purposes of my phone investment is to quickly take photos of documents.

I find this difficult. When I hold it with my hand it takes a long time to get “focused”. I have a Notes 3.

Stability would help of course, but don’t know exactly how to do that. What could help is if the photo is automatically taken when focus is achieved, perhaps with “retries” until it is OK.

  • How is it an Android issue?
    – iOS
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 12:15
  • @SachinShekhar The answer might be a special-purpose camera app that can compensate for motion blur or sharpen text. For example, there's one in the "related questions" that might be useful.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 12:38
  • I rawly remember having seen a photo app doing exactly that (auto-shoot on focus), but I do not remember which one it was...
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 12:39
  • "camera app that can compensate for motion blur " I would think you need focus before you take the shot? Then it is a bit different for correcting for motion in a photo that is already shot. Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 13:09
  • About "Android issue". Focusing is part of the software - so it is different from taking a good shot with a regular camera. Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 13:14

1 Answer 1


Use Evernote. It has a dedicated Page Camera feature for your purpose. You can continuously snap documents with it.

If you are a premium user, keywords from your snapped documents will be indexed with OCR technologies (which will be useful in searching). And, it works great (I am a premium user & I have used it). If you aren't, just buy premium subscription for 1 month... Indexing continue to exist after 1 month (but new documents won't be indexed).

  • I think perhaps InstaCamera is a good alterantive. I guess a proble for both it would not work with apps thatare made to create pdf's like a scanner (Since they use the camera directly). Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 14:04
  • I have been using InstantCamera for a while now, and its definitely better than native.
    – Olav
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 13:47

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