For those of you addicted to your iPhone I want to share the best app for the school year. You know at the beginning of the school year and you get a call, email or text. It’s the school calling informing you your child’s filling is missing a mandatory form. And, the school needs it now.
My “favorite” call was when my son called to tell me I forgot to sign his field trip permission slip. And, he was the only child who couldn’t get on the bus unless that permission slip was received in the next 12 minutes (before the bus rolled out of the school parking lot). Game on!
The Turbo Scan app to the rescue.
Turbo Scan App
Turbo Scan changed my personal and work life. It’s a free app in the Apple app store. The official name is TurboScan™ Pro – document & receipt scanner By Piksoft Inc.
It takes a scan (photo) of a document, permission form.. anything. It creates a border around the image to make sure you capture what you need. And, even when the image looks gray or grainy it almost always captures a clear image.
Turbo Scan allows me to save documents directly to my Dropbox (another favorite) and/or email a copy in a pdf format to my email or to the recipient. It keeps a copy of any scanned documents too, but I always save a copy to my Dropbox account. I’m just a bit of a control freak. Especially in August.
My husband first shared this app with me a few years ago. And, I use it almost every day.
And, if your like me, as the school year gets closer my desk (command center) begins to look like this. Clear the clutter by snapping a photo of the paper, document. It’s more professional because it saves it as a pdf for clients or service providers.
One suggestion is to turn off any overhead light above the document or form. The light can add a shadow over the document.
Sidenote: Does anyone else get more anxious in August than other months? My desk status might have something to do with my increased anxiety. My husband can’t even look at my desk.. it stresses him out. #newschoolyeargoals
After a week using this app, I ditched my fax/scanner. Turbo Scan is the best iPhone app for the school year. What are your favorite apps to stay organized and less anxious?