Summary: I'd highly recommend this scanner for anyone that scans loose leaf papers into a Mac. I have an all-in-one flatbed scanner/printer as well that I use for check printing and flatbed requirements, even with it's auto feeder on the all-in-one, it can't hold a candle to this purpose built ADF scanner.
Pros: Fast Scanner, does both sides of a page at one time. Easy to install, software for the Mac works well, push the button on the scanner, a window pops up on the mac, choose file, and it drops files into a directory with the time and date, or you can name it during the scan. OCR works well to make s...
Cons: Sometimes with odd sized pages in poor condition it can pull in crooked, in which case you have to pull out and try again, this only happens with odd sizes when you haven't set the guides and typically only on pages in poor condition (old receipts, etc...), otherwise had very good luck scanning l...
Summary: We purchased this scanner to replace a great big HP ScanJet scanner that took up half the desktop space, and was probably more than twice as slow. There are several conveniences built into this unit, and the more we use this scanner the more we like it.
Pros: Very fast, and the duplex system makes this scanner very convenient. Just press the blue illuminated button, and away you go. Also, the desktop foot print is relatively small. Because of this you can put the scanner in a convenient spot on your desk, and reach it to move the paper size sliders ba...
Cons: The scanner doesn't belong to me, but we use it at work. The software is a little tricky to use, but once you figure it out it's pretty straight forward.
Summary: I'm a hardware techie, but a n00b to this way of organizing my receipts into searchable PDF files. I needed some way of organizing and tracking my household/work/business expenses that didn't require me to be a full-time book keeper with the finance software.
Pros: Fast scans, many software options, fairly simple interface, easy to use, works with OS-X Lion or Windows (both drivers etc. come on disk), compatible with NeatWorks software sold by Neat company. Can choose to make every document you scan into a searchable PDF which is very cool, and very useful.
Cons: Would like to see better documentation and more tightly integrated software package. Bad, BAD for photographs or fragile documents (use carrier sheet for those). OCR software is sometimes brilliant, and sometimes not so much.
Second Best Decision I Ever Made in 30 Years of Practice
Mia Lemoni, Amazon
22 November 2011
Summary: In 30 years of practice, I have tried nearly every document scanner (that is less than $1,000.00) made - HP, Xerox, Brother, and some other lessor known brands. Each dealt me frustration; wasted time; crooked scans (when they didn't jam); black edges; and, poor quality results.
Excerpt: It is really fast. Does duplex scans and legal sized and larger scans. Perfect if you are ready to go paperless. Scans to the folder or folders of your choice. No twain driver so you cannot fire it up from another application, e.g. acrobat. But so what. It creates searchable pdfs on your command.
Summary: Comments about Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Sheetfed Scanner: Three minutes out of the box it was working. I doubt this is refurbished, probably "B Stock" (new), hence no extra software. Just retired with filing cabinet full of documents I needed for reference - now it's backed up and on cd's.
Great for office use(documents) bad for home use (pictures) For home users go with cannon (2454B002 for the same price and jams much much less :)
Julie C., Newegg
19 May 2011
Summary: cons:1yr warranty(wish fujitsu had more faith in their engineers) not as durable as older fujitsu models but still more durable than dell/hp/lexmark(had to use warranty multiple times with those brands) price usb cable is too short Hinges do appear fragile, but they have yet to break on me.
Pros: Does not hog the computer as most scanning software does Speed (drastically reduced our workload, the bottleneck used to be scanning now it is our software for faxing/linking/e-mailing that is the bottleneck) Logical design Fewer jams than ADFs that bends the paper 180° Small hardware footprint D...
Cons: better if had button on scanner to scroll through the different saved profiles (currently changing profiles requires using computer) Poorer scan quality(cheaper epson=better quality, smaller file, but slower) Low quality forces us to use higher settings=larger files (older gen fujitsu was just as...