I am about to head on out next week for vacation so I thought we could offer you a treat before I left.
The scanR contest: Win a 1 Year Subscription for BlackBerry Users
Following the release of scanR’s new Mobile v2 application for BlackBerry camera phones on March 28, the company was kind enough to offer all of you the chance to win a free 1-year subscription($30 value) to scanR.
We posted on the public availability of the scanR service last month, and before that if you want to read more about the service. However if you’re new to scanR, the basic idea of the service is that it lets you scan, copy and fax handwriting on notes and whiteboards using your Blackberry. You just need to send the image to scanR, which they convert to PDF format and send back to you as well as any colleagues, family members or friends you specify, which makes sharing information on the go a snap.
The scanR Mobile for BlackBerry application has seen many improvements including accessing the camera directly, enabling sharing from the address book, allowing quick access to view scans on the scanR website, and incorporating a simple step by step tutorial for first time users. These new features were added recently to reduce the time needed to capture and share new scans, and to help users out.
scanR is promising that as RIM introduces better cameras they will allow you to capture office documents, receipts, business cards, books, or just about anything with printed text.
The contest is simple. Just give us your best ideas on how you could use scanR in the comments of this post. You can comment as many times as you want, though there will be only one winner. The contest will close April 28th, 2008.
Below are some examples that scanR provided us to get your imagination started:
New York based Mortgage Broker…
“Obviously, nobody wants to let me walk out of their house with original tax returns, a drivers’ license, social security card, mortgage statements, etc. And they rarely have a copy machine on hand when I’m on an appointment. In the past, I’ve gone so far as to walk a half mile from a client’s house in Queens, to find a bodega with a copy machine! Many times I’ve had to convince clients that I will either hand deliver these docs back the following day or pay to overnight them back. scanR has eliminated all of these problems.”
San Francisco-based Business Management Consultant…
“We are in the business of helping companies solve problems. Needless to say we spend a lot of time in a conference room brainstorming in front of a whiteboard to figure out what our approach will be. The process of getting this linear logic on a board is a critical component… we never had a mechanism to capture that… we usually just have an analyst write out on a piece a paper and give copies to people.”
Where to get scanR Mobile:
scanR Mobile v2 has an application for BlackBerry devices. You can read about scanR and view some screenshots at this link. Or just head on over to m.scanr.com on your BlackBerry to try it yourself with the free trial.