We’ve been talking a ton about tablets, and are huge believers in how the tablet device is changing how people search files and share files. We’ve blogged a ton about the iPad and small businesses and how the iPad is making inroads into corporations. Google has also recently announced a new Android tablet called the Nexus 7 – a clear indication that Android, as a platform, is taking the tablet seriously.
That is right, the popular OfficeDrop Android app now is designed to run on the new Android tablets – both 7 inch and 10 inch tablets.
“Small businesses still use paper for up to 70% of day-to-day business tasks,” said OfficeDrop CEO & Cloud Computing Expert, Prasad Thammineni. “This update will make it possible for these users to quickly upload paper to the cloud with just a few taps. Our small business customers appreciate the speed and efficiency that OfficeDrop helps them achieve, and now even Android tablet users will be able to realize the benefits of the paperless office.”
How The New OfficeDrop Tablet Android App Works
- Scan with your device’s camera.
- Upload your scan into your OfficeDrop cloud storage account and it becomes a PDF ready to be searched, shared or organized.
- The PDF is automatically saved onto your Windows PC if you upload it into a folder that you’ve synced using OfficeDrop’s Windows Sync Client (available for free on officedrop.com).
- Then search for text in the scan from your Android device or from the web!
We want to highlight how easy it is to scan now on a tablet using OfficeDrop’s apps. Additionally, we’ve updated the OfficeDrop iPad app to make it easier to scan. We’ll highlight these changes in a future blog post, but basically we heard your feedback that holding the device to take a multipage PDF scan is pretty hard – so we’ve optimized the layout and user interface for scanning on the tablet.
Below is the press release we put out announcing our updated mobile apps/tablet app.
OfficeDrop Releases First Android Tablet App; Significantly Updates iOS, Android Apps
Cloud Scanning and Storage Apps Feature Multi-Page Scans, Faster Search and File Sharing to Make Going Paperless Easier Than Ever
July 5, 2012 — Cambridge, MA — Google Tablet? OfficeDrop saw it coming. Today, OfficeDrop announces major updates to its iOS and Android cloud scanning and storage apps, beginning with its first Android tablet app! OfficeDrop’s newest mobile apps turn any iOS or Android tablet and phone into a scanner, giving users the ability to scan multiple pages as one document simply by snapping a few photos. With just a few taps, users can instantly turn these photos into searchable PDFs, upload them to the cloud, and share them with others. A super-simple, improved user interface and faster search and sharing functions make the mobile workflow quicker and easier than ever before.
For example, a small business could use OfficeDrop’s mobile apps to manage their paper on the go. When an employee is on a business trip, she can snap photos of a multi-page contract with her phone, upload the entire PDF as a single document to the cloud and collaborate on it with her coworkers in minutes.
“Small businesses still use paper for up to 70% of day-to-day business tasks,” said CEO Prasad Thammineni. “This update will make it possible for these users to quickly upload paper to the cloud with just a few taps. Our small business customers appreciate the speed and efficiency that OfficeDrop helps them achieve, and now even Android tablet users will be able to realize the benefits of the paperless office.”
Small businesses are increasingly turning to tablets to speed up their workflows while on the go. OfficeDrop is bringing its scan-to-cloud apps to Android tablets, after seeing massive growth since its iPad app release in September 2011. The new Android Tablet and improved iPad apps will allow small business tablet users to quickly scan documents to the cloud and easily search or browse files within OfficeDrop’s cloud filing cabinet.
Additionally, OfficeDrop’s iOS and Android updates make its apps much faster for users. The new and improved multi-page scanning capability makes getting paper documents to the cloud three times faster than before. Simplified public sharing and the ability to share entire folders the same way users share documents makes for speedier collaboration. Users can also copy public file links to their mobile clipboards, making it easy to distribute files through email, text or mobile browsers. OfficeDrop has also improved the user experience with stylistic and performance upgrades that make using the service easier than ever.
OfficeDrop is a complete cloud solution for small businesses, from digitizing documents for the cloud to storage accounts that are sharable with teams. To learn how OfficeDrop makes digital life simple with its scan-and-capture apps and services, visit www.officedrop.com.
OfficeDrop makes it easy for small businesses to scan paper to the cloud and access files from anywhere, at any time, using any device. OfficeDrop’s cloud filing cabinet lets users sort, search and share documents — giving paper new life and making documents collaborative. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, OfficeDrop was founded in 2007. For more information, visit www.officedrop.com