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Carbon Scanner Crosses 50K Downloads In Just 3 Days

Carbon Scanner belongs to a category of Document Scanner applications that turn the phone of the user into a camera scanner with realistic filters.

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KShark Apps has announced that Carbon Scanner, an Indian alternative to CamScanner, crossed 50k downloads in 3 days.

KShark Apps is a brainchild of Indian Entrepreneur Kartik Sharma who left his corporate job to start and grow an India based Mobile App Studio. Since officially starting its operations in 2017, the mobile studio has grown to receive 12 million downloads for its various applications. Their recent app Carbon Scanner is trending in top charts just 2 weeks after its release and getting 15k downloads every day.

Carbon Scanner belongs to a category of Document Scanner applications that turn the phone of the user into a camera scanner with realistic filters. It uses cutting-edge Cloud OCR technology to convert the scanned document into a digital text format. Using Carbon Scanner anybody can scan their Government IDs, passport, books, and other important documents and store them safely in their android device.

Earlier this year Chinese ‘CamScanner’ app which has been downloaded by over 500 million users was removed from the Google Play Store for malicious adware code inside its app. Differing from their Chinese counterpart ‘CamScanner’, Carbon Scanner doesn’t store any user data on its servers and hence has no security concerns, thus providing a more secure and robust solution to the Indian and global users, the company said.

Carbon Scanner is free to use and is available in over 145 countries. Although the app is available for Android users only, an iOS version is coming soon. Since 91% of the Indian smartphone users use Android, most people in India will be able to make use of Carbon Scanner from the get go. The app does have an optional VIP Upgrade which unlocks some of the advanced features that are more suited for business users like document signing functionality, PDF password lock and extra Cloud OCR credits, it added.

Kartik Sharma, CEO, and Founder of KShark Apps, the company behind Carbon Scanner claims their app is 10 times more secure than ‘CamScanner’ because of the way it’s developed. ‘Carbon Scanner enables Cloud Sync by allowing users to upload documents to their Google Drive and Dropbox accounts, thus users have complete control of where their data is stored and how it’s accessed’ mentions Kartik.

“Carbon Scanner is an Indian App but we are building it so that we can compete in the Global Market. Our app is second to none when it comes to scanning and text recognition. Our aim is to support all users no matter which platform they might use. We believe we can compete with major global players and establish ourselves as a go-to document scanner app in the Global Market. We believe in #VocalForLocal and are building Carbon Scanner with the aim of #LocalToGlobal” said added Kartik

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