Meet Google Stack, the tech giant’s version of CamScanner

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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The American technology giant Google has released a new app that allows users to scan and organize their documents.

The new app called Google Stack is similar to popular document scanning apps like CamScanner and Microsoft Lens. Stack, which is being produced by Google’s Area 120 division, is currently only available for Android devices and only in the US.

In a new blog post, Mr. Christopher Pedregal Team Leader at Stack remarked that “I joined Google a couple of years ago when my education startup, Socratic, was acquired. At Socratic, we used Google’s computer vision and language understanding to make learning easier for high school students. I wondered if we could apply the same technologies to make organizing documents easier.”

According to Mr. Pedregal, the Stack app will be able to scan bills, papers, and receipts and convert them to PDFs. The app will also be able to mark new files automatically. Searching for something in scanned documents is one of the other features. Stack may also have a face or fingerprint lock to secure your documents from unauthorized access.

In case that users avoid using Stack in the future, Google Stack will hold a backup of your data backed up on Google Drive for easy access. Please keep in mind that the app is still in its early stages of development. This suggests that we may have to wait a while for a bug-free version of Google Stack.

How to get Google Stack

If you’re in the US and have an Android smartphone, you can easily download Google Stack from the Play Store. You’ll have to wait until Google makes the app available in your region if you’re from another country. The same goes for iOS users who want to try out Stack.

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