Summary: I purchased this scanner to capture well over 500 business cards that needed to be entered into my contact list. What I found was that most of the cards were read ok there were too many that were unreadable. This required much manual intervention to correctly capture the contact information which I was hoping to avoid. Did this device and siftware work? Yes - but not as well as anticipated. Would I recommend this device?
Summary: I purchased this scanner because I had over twenty years of photographs to digitize. I wanted an auto feeder to make it easier and faster to scan my various sized photos. The scanner feeds in the photographs very nicely and smoothly. I was able to sit at my table and just feed photographs into the scanner and it uploaded them onto my IMAC. The trade off like in the other reviews, the photos do become a bit darker than the original photograph.
Summary: The scanner is fantastic! Fast plus easy to set up and use, it has made regular scanning a breeze. However, I bought it because it was also recommended for business cards. Scanning recognition on the business cards is good but their database is very elimentary and doesn't allow categorizing of contacts among other things. I also can't transport the business contacts to Gmail or Lotus Notes.
Summary: Pros: You can't beat the small footprint, weight, speed, and clarity of scan for a scanner this size. A must-have for road warriors Cons: Placing the document in the feed slot requires an unnecessary amount of fiddling. Failure to place a docuent absolutely squarely in the feed slot results in a skewed document that the software does NOT correct unless you convert to text.
Summary: This little scanner is built well, light, easy to pack, and when it scans the quality is adequate. However be warned that this device will not work with any software you currently have installed, as it has no twain drivers to integrate it with other software. In other words, if you are looking for something to use with and graphic software, look elsewhere. The scansnap software itself is the most burdensome unpleasant software I've had the displeasure to use.
Summary: I own a desktop S1500M model, my third ScanSnap (the others were the original ScanSnap, the professional fi-5200C), and I bought the S1100 for my wife, to upgrade her S1300M. It's a sidegrade or downgrade at best. Pros: it is incredibly compact (a quarter the size of the S1300M), and you can scan right out of the optional case (highly recommended).The scanner itself feels faster than the S1300M, and the software bundle includes ABBYY FineReader OCR, which the original SW...
Software a total failure. The handy little hardware device works well.
Bill Danilowich, amazon.ca
19 January 2013
Summary: cannot get the features of recognize text, find keywords, or auto file to come anywhere near the advertising. The manual is poor. Good unit to scan and the business card reader found names on two out of five cards.