When it comes to document scanning apps, there are a dozen options out there. Of course you could always just take a photo, but what document scanning apps do is that they tend to clean up the scanned image to make it look less like a photo and more like a properly scanned document. The good news is that Dropbox has finally gained the feature.

While Dropbox has primarily been a cloud storage tool, the company has announced that in an update, they are adding a ton of productivity tools to the app, and one of the tools is the document scanner. According to Dropbox, “With document scanning, you can now use the Dropbox mobile app to capture and organize scans from whiteboards, receipts, and sketches, so your ideas are right at your fingertips. Dropbox Business users can even search inside the scans.”

The feature appears to be rather straightforward. All users have to do is launch the feature within the app, point the camera at the document they want to scan and they’re good to go. Other productivity tools that the update has brought about include the ability to create Microsoft Office documents, better photo management from your computer, a more efficient sharing process from the desktop, adding comments to specific parts of a file, and so on.

The update should already be live so head on over to the iTunes App Store and Google Play to get your hands on the latest version of the app.

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