In June of last year Grizzly Software released the Genius Scan app for the iPhone. When I first heard about it, I had no idea how much I would use it for business and typography. The app is billed as an app for a smart business traveler. It allows you to photograph receipts, flatten them out and make them legible. Its like a mini photoshop on your phone. The result is as good if not better than a photocopy or a fax.
After using Genius scan to email a few receipts, I instantly I realized how much I hate faxing things. But nearly as instantly I realized it could be used for much more. Often I want to refer to something quickly in a book for client work or for the class room. Often this is a piece of typographic design. This little magical scanner has made my life easier and my reference images much more beautiful.