You will soon be able to create a unified PDF from multiple scanned pages on your Chromebook
Since the launch of the analytics app for Chromebooks in February, it’s been pretty straightforward. You can scan a single page and store it for later, either locally or in your Google Drive through the Files app. From there you can share it with a recipient. A new Chromium repository commit discovered by Dinsan at Chrome Story shows that Google is now considering allowing scanning of multiple pages.
scanning: create a feature flag for scanning multiple pages
The update, if and when deployed, will allow you to scan multiple pages consecutively via a flatbed scanner and assemble them into a single PDF. Those familiar with Google Drive for Android will notice that this is an important feature of the app’s ODT scan tool. This makes much more sense than single page scanning as most people using such a tool will want to store a multi-page document more often than a single page document, especially in business and education. where such a task is more common.
Google also released its Stack app by in-house incubator Area 120, which allows users to scan documents and intelligently organize them on their behalf using AI and machine learning. I would love to see this concept make its way to Chromebooks. Imagine scanning a multi-page PDF on your laptop, then organizing it in a folder that matches its contents. Then you can browse and manage these files from the Files app and Google Drive.