How can I scan and edit documents?

Episode 1524 (11:26)

Michael from Worcester, MA
Google Keep on Android

Michael would like to scan some documents into a computer and then edit them. How can he do that? Rich says there's a free way he can do it. He can just take a smartphone and take a picture of the documents. There's plenty of apps that will scan documents, including Google Keep on iOS or Android. It's really powerful for taking pictures of things, including documents, and then search within them. So he should scan each page using Google Keep. Then, use the 'Grab image text' function to copy and paste it into Google Docs. Then he can edit or reformat it as he pleases.

The other option is to get a document scanner. Most of them come with software to create images and then drag and drop into the Google Keep site.