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Kaagaz Scanner desires to grow to be India’s doc scanner app of selection

Written by Sneha Saha
| Kolkata |

August 29, 2020 6:55:51 pm

Kaagaz Scanner is India’s various to Camscanner

A bunch of Indian entrepreneurs have come collectively to supply a substitute for Camscanner, the favored doc scanning platform which was among the many Chinese language apps banned by the Indian authorities.

Snehanshu Gandhi (IIT Bombay and ISB Hyderabad alumni), Gaurav Shrishrimal (IIT Kanpur alumni) and Tamanjit Singh Bindra (AIT Pune alumni) have aptly named their doc scanning app Kaagaz Scanner. The USP of the app, as per the builders, is that it’s utterly offline, has no Advertisements or Watermark, and requires no sign up to make use of. This additionally makes it extra protected and safe. On Google Play retailer Kaagaz Scanner has already raked in 1.1 million downloads.

Shrishrimal informed that “the ban on Camscanner helped the app develop at quick pace” and Kaagaz Scanner organically went from nearly zero to 200,000 downloads in simply three days of the Camscanner ban.

“As of at the moment, we’ve got over 1.1 million downloads on Play Retailer and 70 per cent of the downloads are from WhatsApp forwards and Social Media outreach,” Shrishrimal highlighted.

Kaagaz Scanner has now been acknowledged by the Authorities of India as a part of the Atma Nirbhar App Problem and has additionally been recognised by the Ministry of Schooling.

“When PM Narendra Modi referred to as for Atma Nirbhar Bharat & Vocal For Native, everybody was speaking about constructing Indian apps and eradicating overseas apps. Again then we discovered that there isn’t any first rate Indian scanning app accessible within the Google Play Retailer and that’s after we determined to construct one ourselves,” Shrishrimal stated.


At the moment, the app has over 70,000 every day distinctive customers with greater than 10 million pages scanned in about 1.5 months. The app, now accessible in Hindi and English, will quickly assist many different Indian languages. The app additionally comes with an app lock function to safe paperwork. It permits customers to scan as many pages as wanted with direct sharing to electronic mail, WhatsApp and extra.

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Within the days to return, Kaagaz Scanner will assist AI-based cloud storage the place the paperwork will likely be auto organised into buckets like Private ID, Insurance coverage, Invoices, Employment, Medical and numerous totally different classes.

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