The best for organizing and OCR editing printed books and pages for a Mac
5 December 2012
Summary: This scanner is the best for quick and several pages scanning and is very easily to operate. The scanned PDF's allow OCR to be able to listen to text or edit. The software also allows compression to maintain file size but still be able to recognize the characters during the scan. If you need a scanner to organize larger quantities of paperwork or be able to use editing/listening of printed text, this printer is the ideal for Mac users.
Summary: I chose the ScanSnap because of the good reviews. I was balking at the price, but decided it would be better to spend twice as much money once and get something that worked, instead of nickeling and diming myself to death buying a less expensive one that did not do what I needed it to do, and buying another less expensive one, etc.... Also, for me, pain is a factor.
Summary: I had 15 feet of paper documents, mostly archived, gradually growing, taking up valuable shelf space. Last year I had to search through all of them to prepare for a legal case, meaning days of reading paper to find each instance of a recurring event. Never again! I chose the Fujitsu because of the large number of happy reviews, instead of a more physically attractive alternate with mixed reviews. I made the right choice. Now I scan in 50 or more pages at a time.