01 apr 2024

Convert Files Safely, Quickly, and Easily Online & Offline

Need to convert files to PDFs, or split, merge, and compress them for a submission? iScanner could be a game-changer for your visa, college, or job applications, whether you’re on a mobile device or computer. This tool offers safe, free file conversions and goes above and beyond simple conversions to streamline your paperwork saving you money and sparing you the print shop visits. Intrigued? Let’s explore how iScanner simplifies file conversion and what more it can do to make your life easier.

Three Ways to Convert Files with iScanner 

Online, No Strings Attached

If you’re new to iScanner or simply prefer to explore your options without committing to anything, we’ve got online converters. They offer the perfect way to do what you need without any strings attached. No registrations or installations are necessary and it’s as simple as can be:

  1. Click the link and select your desired conversion type.
  2. Choose the file you want to convert from your repository by tapping “Select File”.
  3. Download your freshly converted file.

With just a few clicks, you’re all set! No commitments, no fuss, and no branded watermarks applied to your document.

Via the Mobile App 

Depending on your situation, you might be better off with the iScanner app. 

How to Know if the Mobile App Is Your Go-to Solution

  • You deal with visa applications and documents often, including those that contain sensitive personal information. 
  • The idea of uploading your sensitive documents to a third-party server makes you feel uneasy. 
  • You don’t like being dependent on an internet connection. 
  • You occasionally need to scan documents like passports, ID cards, contracts, bank statements, various certificates, etc. 

If most of the above is true for you, the mobile app might be your perfect solution. Here’s why: 

  1. The app works on both iOS and Android devices, is free to download and use, and won’t apply any watermarks to your documents, which is critical when it comes to visa or other types of applications. 
  2. It’s compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations and California Consumer Privacy Act and was named the safest mobile app in its category by Pradeo Security. 
  3. It has an array of additional safety and privacy features like Safe, decoy folders, PIN code or biometric protection, and password protection for shared PDFs. 
  4. It’s a superb mobile scanner that can scan your documents at 300 dpi which is critical for all applications. 
  5. You can reorder, extract, split, and merge pages.

How to Convert Files in the iScanner App

After you’ve installed the app you can go ahead and do what you need without creating an account or getting a subscription—like we said, the app is free to use. 

  1. Install the app if you don’t have it and upload your file to the app. To do that, tap the + icon and choose the file you want to convert. 
  2. Next, tap the three dots next to the file’s thumbnail. This will take you to the actions menu—choose Convert from the list.
  3. Now, choose the format you need, and your file will be converted and saved in the app. You can edit it or share it via email or messengers.  

How to Import Files to the Mobile App from Your Computer

The import method we described above only works if your files are already on your mobile device. If they’re not, you can easily make them available by creating an iScanner account. No worries, it’s free, quick and easy. 

  1. Go to https://myfiles.iscanner.com/entry/sign-in and click Create an account. 
  2. Next, enter your email address and create a password. 
  3. A six-digit code will be sent to you to validate your email address. You’ll need to enter the code and press Confirm. 
  4. Sign in to your account on your mobile device and all your files will be synced to the cloud and become available on any device—all you need to do is log in.  

Online Via Your iScanner Account

An iScanner account can come in handy if your mobile is out of battery or you simply want a bigger screen to view and manage your files. It works on any browser and platform. The only thing to keep in mind is to log out if you’re using someone else’s device. Although, if you do forget, don’t fret because iScanner has a remote logout feature.  

Here’s how to convert files in the web version of the app: 

  1. Go to https://myfiles.iscanner.com/entry/sign-in and log in with your account. 
  2. Click Converters on the left. 
  3. The app will prompt you to choose a file you want to convert from the app or your computer. 
  4. Next, choose the conversion type. 
  5. All done! The app will create a separate Converted Files folder where you can find your file.