OfficeDrop has launched an Android app which lets you scan receipts, documents, or other text-based items with your phone and store them online. You can tag items or sort them into folders to make it easy to locate scanned documents later using your phone or using OfficeDrop’s web site. But the really cool thing is that OfficeDrop can also convert scanned documents into searchable PDF files.
The app also lets you upload files from your camera roll or from your SD card. OfficeDrop recognizes 25 different file types, although I wasn’t particularly impressed with the file browser for the upload menu, which appears to sort documents and folders randomly (or if there’s a pattern I didn’t see it).
OfficeDrop is available as a free download from the Android Market, but the service is only free to use for 60 days. After that you’ll need to pony up a subscription fee, with plans starting at $9.95 per month for 1 user and 10GB of storage space. The service is clearly aimed at business professionals who need to scan, store, and search a large number of documents, rather than casual users who could just as easily store photos (which haven’t been converted to searchable PDFs) on Picasa, Flickr, or another online image hosting site.
OfficeDrop for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market. The company also offers Windows, Mac, and iPad apps.