Google Stack is the latest app to deploy from Google Area 120, its in-house experimental app program. Stack will help users digitize and virtually organize their documents, just like CamScanner and Microsoft Lens do. The document scanning app uses Google’s DocAI and is only available for Android at this time and only in the US. There has been no information on the date of its deployment to other regions and platforms. The founder of Stack said the app is still in the early stages of development.
Announcing the new app via the Google Blog, Christopher Pedregal, Team Leader at Stack, said: “I joined Google a few years ago when my educational start-up, Socratic, was acquired. At Socratic, we have used computer vision and Google language comprehension to make learning easier for high school students. I wondered if we could apply the same technologies to make it easier to organize documents. “
Pedregal also detailed how the app will scan invoices, documents and receipts to PDF files, automatically name the file and “stack” it. The app will also allow you to scan entire documents to quickly find important information. The app will also identify crucial information like due date or total amount owed and display it at the top.
Users can opt for additional authentication steps such as scanning face or fingerprints to access the app. Additionally, the app will store a copy of the data on Google Drive for easy access if a user stops using the app in the future.
The application is developed as part of Google Area 120, its internal incubator of experimental applications.
Go to Google Play Store to check and download the app for your Android smartphone.
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