OfficeDrop Review

OfficeDrop Review

Jul 26, 2012

Many companies are eliminating paper from the office as much as possible. Reasons range from cost savings, the environmental benefits to ease of organizing and searching for the document later. Whatever the reason, OfficeDrop can help go paperless.

OfficeDrop turns the camera of an Android phone into a scanner. Most Android devices have a 3 megapixel or better camera, making them ideal for this type of task. The key to using OfficeDrop is to have a steady hand.

Using OfficeDrop is a breeze because of the layout. All of the functions on the main screen are marked well. Once an image is taken on the Android, a preview of the scan is shown. If the picture is blurry, give it another try. I found using the regular camera app and uploading the image gave me the best results. Using the OfficeDrop camera resulted in blurry images in testing. The onbly downside to using the stock camera was the upload time. Uploading the 8MP image took considerably longer.

OfficeDrop requires an account so the uploaded files have a place to be stored. Sharing the images with OfficeDrop is done a couple of ways. Either use the share menu in your image gallery or select an image through the OfficeDrop app. When an image is uploaded, it is converted to a PDF. Tagging is an option when uploading.

The free account offers 5GB of cloud storage which is a lot for storing receipts and 1 page documents. Uploading a single file is limited to 1GB per file. Unless a very large multi-page document image is uploaded taken with a high resolution camera, reaching this limit will be a challenge.

Once everything is uploaded, the converted files can be arranged into folders to keep everything nice and organized. After the folder is created for a project or event, the converted images can be sorted at the time of the upload.

OfficeDrop Review Rundown

User Interface - The screen layout is nice and easy to use.
Usefulness - If you are just starting to go paperless and organize your receipts and documents,OfficeDrop is a good option.
Performance - Where Officedrop fell short was the blurry images when using the camera through the OfficeDrop app.
Value - Like I mentioned earlier, If you are starting out, this is a good option. Other services tie onto apps like Freshbooks making them an extension of what you are already using, not another stand alone app.
Overall - Overall OfficeDrop is not a bad choice. If you are already using a service like Evernote, OfficeDrop may not provide much more functionality than you are used to.

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Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.
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  • Trevor, thanks for testing us (I work at OfficeDrop)! We are working on image enhancements, which will make the image taken with the OfficeDrop app automatically less blurry & tighten up the text in the things you scan. Also – we do connect with FreshBooks, although you do have to use our web interface to use this integration. Finally, if you really want to access a lot of your files on the phone & are a PC, you can download our Windows sync client, sync up to 5 GB for free (more if you want to pay) and then search for, find and share from your Android.
    Thanks again for trying our app!