Hey, do you want to digitize your wipebook notes?

Are you enjoying your Wipebook?




As much as some people enjoy the simple pleasure of brainstorming notes and doodling in their Wipebooks, there are times when you'll want to save something long-term for future reference.


A cell phone picture can suffice, but it's worth knowing about scanning apps and finding the right one for you.


Here are a few scanning apps for whiteboards and whiteboard notebooks:

  • Scanbot: Advertised as the leading scanning app for iOS, Scanbot boasts a wide array of features, from scanning all types of media to QR code reading to allowing text in a scan to be selectable. That last feature, however, along with several others, requires buying some version of the app, which can range from $2 to $10. It also requires the user to have an Apple device.


  • Google Drive: Effectively the polar opposite of Scanbot. The Drive app has a free scanning feature, but it is very barebones. About the only thing that makes it better than a simple picture is that text documents are automatically converted into pdfs. However, it bears mentioning since basically all Android users have a Google account, and thus access to Drive it is a very viable option. And it is "FREE".


  • Evernote: A free document scanning program with a subscription service, Evernote's scanning capability is more of a peripheral than a reason to download the app as a whole. It is popular, however, so if you already have it, it's worth noting you can use Evernote in this way as a mobile document scanner. I love the auto-snap functionality. I use this option personally.


  • Dropbox: A widely used file-sharing app, Dropbox's scanning feature is relatively new and very handy, putting scanned files directly into your Dropbox folder. The thing is: I don't see an ANDROID version out there. Unless I'm missing something.


All things being equal, the best option for your Wipebook notes is probably Evernote if you have the subscription option. It has both scanning and storage capability, and it will most likely be updated with new features going forward. 


Dropbox has a lot of potential as well but I have yet to play with the ANDROID variant.


The others like GOOGLE DRIVE for example may work for specific users, depending on your needs.


But do your research, and find what works best for you and your whiteboard notebook use.