Summary: This is the best thing since sliced bread - seriously. It is fast, feeds well generally, and doesn't require annoying cropping, etc., like so many scanners/scanning programs. My former scanners all required that - selecting the "area" of what the scanner "saw." Who wants to do that for a ton of pages? LOVE the auto feed feature.
Summary: This small footprint, relatively inexpensive scanner is faster than any of the 'all-in-one" scanners in use in many small offices. 30 sheets per minute seems very fast. The scan quality is excellent. Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 for the Mac is bundled with the scanner, along with the useful CardIris. If purchased separately, these programs would cost more than the ScanSnap, so the bundle is a bargain. My only quibble is with the instructions or lack there of.
Summary: I love this scanner. The only problem is I can't figure out how to scan a document and convert the pdf to a Word document, which I know I should be able to do. Of course, when I contact the software people, they say contact Fujitsu--well, you know where this is going. Other than that problem, the quality of the scanned document is INCREDIBLE and it can scan a two-sided document in one scan. Pretty cool.
Summary: I use the Fujitsu Scan Snap at home on a Mac, and at work with a PC. Even though I bought the S1500M (M is for Mac), it does not work as well on the Mac. It does work great on the PC!! In fact, even my fourth grade students can scan, download documents into the proper file, transfer the contents to a travel drive, and then load the contents on the computers of the other teachers in mere minutes!! They love using the ScanSnap, as does their teacher!!
Summary: I'm a proud new owner of a ScanSnap S1500M. I've owned many flatbed scanners and a multifunction device with a scanner, and I have to say the ScanSnap is among the best. Like most people, I've been digitizing my documents to reduce clutter. However, with my flatbed scanner, it gets very tedious to open the lid, flip the page, then click on the scanning software to continue scanning. A few pages takes a lot of time to digitize.
Summary: I am one of those people who keeps every scrap of paper for fear that I will need something later. That receipt for the shirt I bought 5 years ago? Yep, got it. All my notebooks from college? Yep, got those too. Every bank statement, 401(k) form, and electric bill I've ever received? Well, at least the last 3 years' worth. As one might imagine, organizing and storing all of this has gotten out of control. So I figured digitizing would be the perfect solution.
Summary: This is a very good scanner, particularly since there are so few good options for Mac users. It is quick and reliable, and the Automatic Doc Feeder works smoothly and rarely skips a page or jams or picks up two pages at once. When it senses a possible error, it is quite forgiving and prompts you to either reload the page, or all pages, or just continue. I don't spend so much time 'babysitting' the scanning process.
Summary: Fujitsu Scansnap Sheetfed Scanner (S1500M) A joy to use. I have now scanned tens of thousands of pages with this scanner, including many pages of hand-written notes and photocopied 3-hole punched course notes on many different kinds and sizes of paper. This scanner works. I can't say it never mis-feeds, but the occasional time it does, it detects the problem so you don't end up with pages missing in your pdf.
Summary: Gleich vorneweg: Das Gerät hat sich für mich allemal gelohnt. Nachdem früheren Steuererklärungen immer das tagelange Zusammensuchen von Rechnungen, Quittungen und Formularen voraus gegangen war, brauchte ich in diesem Jahr keine zwei Stunden, um meine im Voraus eingescannten Dokumente zu sortieren und per Mail an den Steuerberater zu schicken.