Stack

This is Stack, Google’s new experimental app to digitize and organize documents

Over time, we accumulate a multitude of documents, both physical and digital, until we reach a point where organizing them becomes a titanic task. Fortunately, technology can also help us in this regard.

In this regard, Stack has just arrived, Google’s new experimental application for Android devices, which allows users to digitize physical documents simply by taking photos of them with their mobile phone, with the addition that the same application will be responsible for granting them their corresponding titles and save them in the most suitable categories (called stacks / stacks).

Reducing efforts to keep documents organized

What’s more, Stack also allows users to search their digitized documents not only by their titles but also by the content they contain thanks to the application of OCR technology.

And if that was not enough, the application is also capable of identifying the key information of the documents, which also facilitates access to them on subsequent occasions.

In terms of security, Google says that it uses its advanced login and security technology, although in an additional way you can also opt for the scan of the face or fingerprint in each unlock of the application.

If users wish, they can also save a backup copy of their digitized documents in Google Drive, keeping them safe, and more if they ever decide to do without the application.

Behind Stack is Christopher Pedregal, who wanted to bring Google’s computer vision and language comprehension technologies, used by his Google-acquired start-up Socratic, to facilitate learning among high school students. organization of documents.

To do this, he teamed up with Mathew Cowan in Google’s project incubator, Area 120, in collaboration with the Google Cloud DocAI team, discovering that they could bring DocAI’s business technology, which so much allowed to help companies analyze thousands of people. of documents, at the personal level, which is why Stack is now a reality.

At the moment it is available for Android devices, and only for users in the United States through Google Play, and the possibility of bringing Stack to users of iOS devices will remain in the hands of Google.

Hopefully Google is committed to maintaining this application and continue to develop it over time for the benefit of users, although there are also some other options, such as Microsoft Lens.