Summary: The scanner was easy to set up and install. However all tutorials are for PC and not MAC. Similarly the interface is not as intuitive as implied. I have scanned utilizing searchable PDF or by highlighting by key word and all files end up in a unified "date of scan" folder that I then need to edit. Any scanner is capable of that. I was hoping to quickly and easily digitize receipts in an organized manner not make more work for myself.
Summary: Be careful when you purchase this product. It is actually the older version of the scanner contents as witnessed buy the Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional DVD-ROM NOT the version 9 that is currently shipping from the manufacturer. It costs more to upgrade from 8 to 9 than savings Amazon offers and returning the item could be hassle. Be warned that a minor detail could make a difference depending on your situation.
Summary: I have envied this little wonder for the past few years since seeing it in action in a Company I represented. I came in extremely handy at trade shows, not only in scanning business cards an adding notes on the fly whike the new customer was fresh in our minds, taking the guesswork out of follow up. It was also extremely helpful in scanning important docs received at the convention and cutting the load of papers we usually come back with after an event.
Summary: I really like this product - a lot. I am a Mac user and have struggled with other machines when it came to scanning. My Brother MF frequently crashed when scanning. This Snapscan machine is so good that I am contemplating ordering another one for our home office - trying to decide between another S1500 and the S1300.
Pros: Compact; fast; easy to use; I like the interface for filing doents - provides easy way to rename and put a doent anywhere I want to put it, including directly onto my idisk.
Cons: Machine was a tiny bit fickle when I tried scanning some s that had been crumpled.