Installing the Snapverter app for Google Chrome

Snapverter is a tool that converts photos of documents into readable PDF documents, which can then be shared, translated, highlighted, etc. This tool is licensed for UCA accounts; in order to use Snapverter, you will need to both install the Google Drive app on your mobile device and install the Snapverter app on your Google Chrome account.

Logging in to Google Chrome

The Snapverter tool must be used with the Google Chrome browser. You must also have your UCA email account user connected to, or logged into, Google Chrome.

NOTE: Logging in to the UCA network does not automatically connect your account to the Google Chrome browser.
  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Click the User icon located at the top of the window just left of the windows control buttons.
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    NOTE: If you see a name at the top right corner of the window instead of a user icon, this usually indicates that a user is already logged in to the Chrome browser. To disconnect the current user and login as yourself, start my clicking the Customize and control button (). Click Settings, and then click Disconnect your Google Account. Click Sign Out to finish the process. When you disconnect a Google Account from Chrome, you will sign out of all open Google sessions belonging to that user, including Gmail.
  4. Click the blue button Sign in to Chrome.
  5. Enter your UCA email, and then click Next.
  6. If required, enter your UCA email address and click the Next button. This is for logging in to Google services; if you are already logged in to your UCA Gmail account, you may not get this window.
  7. Enter your UCA username and password, and then click Log In.
  8. In the window that appears, click Create a new profile.
  9. Click OK, Got it.
  10. You are now signed in to Google Chrome. To make sure you are logged in to Chrome, click your name in the top-right corner of the Chrome window. You should see your name and UCA email listed.

Installing Snapverter for Google Chrome

Before installing Snapverter, you must ensure that you are logged in to the Chrome browser using your UCA email account. Because this tool is licensed for UCA users, it will only work for users with email addresses that end with @uca.edu or @cub.uca.edu (for help with this process, follow the steps above).

  1. Go to the Snapverter page in the Chrome Web Store. Click Add to Chrome.
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  3. The Apps screen with appear with the Snapverter app added. Click the Snapverter icon.
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  5. If prompted, choose your UCA account. When prompted to give permissions, click Allow. This will create the necessary set of folders in your Google Drive for Snapverter to work correctly.

Using Snapverter

  1. If you have not already done so, install the Google Drive app on your mobile device. Once installed, open the Google Drive app and log in with your UCA account.
  2. Navigate to the Snapverter folder (this was created by Snapverter when you installed the app), and then go to the subfolder called Drop files here to convert.
  3. Select the Scan or + button to take a photo of a page, or the Upload button to upload an image.
  4. The file will then be converted into a readable PDF (this may take up to 5 minutes) in the Finished subfolder.
  • For Snapverter settings and tool progress, go the Snapverter app from the Apps screen (chrome://apps/).
  • For in-depth instructions on how to use the Snapverter tool, refer to the Snapverter how-to article.
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