Summary: This scanner was pretty simple to set up. It did take longer than I expected it to for the software to install. I also found that once you had chosen a set up option (wireless vs. USB cable), you couldn't go back to change it. Once it was clear that the wireless setup wouldn't work for me I ended up having to force quit the software in order to go back and choose the USB option. There is a 'go back' button, but it was disabled for me, at least.
Summary: It does what it is supposed to do, but I haven't found much use for it as a teacher. A flatbed scanner is more versatile for my purposes. If you are running a business and have to constantly scan documents and business cards, then this may be the scanner for you. I have only tried it on a PC and it works fine via USB.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
20 September 2014
Summary: Let me first say that I wholeheartedly believe in OWNING a scanner. I think every house should have a scanner to quickly deal with and then recycle / shred and recycle paper. There is just so much paperwork generated by our modern world. There's no reason to clutter a house up with it. Not only that, but having the scanned version - and backups online - means that even if the house has flood damage or fire damage, all those papers are still safe.
Summary: Being a paperless office, I use a scanner all the time. When my Dell scanner bit the dust, I purchased this one as a replacement. Installation could not have been easier. Once installed, the set up portion connected to my wireless network without issue. I use Nuance's Paperport and Power PDF for my paperless document handling and was concerned that there would be a time delay in making Nuance work with this scanner. That was not the case.
Summary: I really like this scanner - it does the job outstandingly well. Fast, efficient and relatively small. I love how easy it was to set up, the software is a bit difficult to deal with at first though. Scanning to the iCloud is a really nice feature, and the fact that it scans both sides at once really impressed me. I'd definitely recommend this scanner to anyone.
Summary: I am so disappointed in that I wanted this to work as well as my Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M that I use for my Mac. The scanner can scan as fast as the ScanSnap, but the software processing is much slower. However, the feeder for the 560 is as good as the 1500, which is very important. Size is the same. Perhaps the next version of the Epson software can compare to the processing power of the software that comes with the ScanSnap.
Summary: I tried this with my mac and it was okay. The hardware seemed to work perfectly fine, but the software didn't seem to be up to the task. I have been using a Fujitsu ScanSnap for years and the software workflow for me did not work as well. I'll continue to try and see if I can make it work (or maybe replace the software with something else), since the hardware seems to be of pretty good quality and speed.
Summary: I am an owner of a lovely Fujitsu Scan Snap S1300i. I got this as a light use document scanner for my home office. For light scanning or for portable scanning, this really works well. When you get into heavy scanning, however, it shows its limitations. Scanning over seven pages at a time was always tricky. I loved and do love the ScanSnap, but I decided that I would try to get a high volume document scanner for heavy work.