Cell phone as text scanner

If you've ever been to the LOC (or done fieldwork in places where photocopies are costly or otherwise limited), you may have thought about dragging along a scanner to make digital copies (I even have a nice case for mine).

Welcome to the new world. Snapter converts snaps to text, with a nifty perspective adjustment that even supports open-faced books. Priced at $20 or $49, it's a cost-effective alternative to schlepping a scanner around.

I imagine a very clever person could find a way to automatically send hi-res cellphone snaps to an archival location, for backup.

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