Summary: I also have the larger Fujitsu Scansnap S 1500M. This 300M is only slightly slower. I have the 1500 at my office, and the 300 at home. For home or portable use, this is a terrific scanner. I also tried the NeatReceipt scanner; don't even think about that one; that is a slow piece of agonizing junk that rarely works, so make sure you check the reviews!
Summary: I don't think I've ever written a review for a product before in my life. That alone should say volumes about this scanner. It's outstanding. I just scanned hundreds of sheets in a few minutes, and the Scansnap compiled them all into a single convenient PDF document. What a huge time saver. I really like that there are customizable options for image quality, image type, scanning speed, etc.
Summary: I love this scanner. Scan to file is my favorite, because you can scan, save and name every file in no extra-time. Cardiris is a good idea but, if you have a big pile of hundreds of business cards (suppliers, clients, any contact) you have a lot of work to do. Cardiris cant work as a decent OCR Software and you will have to edit almost every contact you scan.
Summary: Scanners and I go way back. I've always considered scanners to be one of the little necessary evils some of us deal with while others simply refuse to. Those that choose to learn to use a scanner end up scanning documents for those lazy people we all know. All the more reason I want a scanner that is truly simple. The SnapScan S300M is truly for the Mac user. So I'm going to write a short review from that perspective.
Summary: Please note that this scanner DOES now work with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) Fujitsu has released an update to the ScanSnap software, which can be found on their website: [...] I'm just thrilled with how easy this scanner is to use, and how fast it is!
Summary: I love this scanner. The hardware would easily get 6 stars. The software, unfortunately as with many scanner and printer products, is not so Mac like. I would really love to be able to use this directly from within Apple's Image Capture or Preview apps in Snow Leopard instead, but that's not possible. The supplied software feels like out of the nineties. It works, but it is ugly and managing profiles and other things is awkward and un-Mac-like.
Summary: As a recent covert to Mac and the Mac way of working, I have got to say this product with the user of Evernote has been a dream cone true on organization. I set up a folder on my desktop called "Evernote Import" . Using a couple of simple folder actions (learned from the evernote website) I was able to make anything dropped in this folder auto-import into Evernote. SO, I set up this scanner to scan to PDF to this folder automatically. 1: I put my document in.
Summary: Love the scanner. Small footprint. Easy to use right out of the box. Quiet I was really hoping the scanner would be useful for digitizing the stacks of photos I have. I found that intermittently the scanned photos would have a line running down the middle. I was concerned that maybe the scanner was scratching the photo but it wasn't.
Seek freedom from the Windows world, go paperless with a Mac
John E. Drury "jedrury", Amazon
10 June 2009
Summary: Once you free yourself from the Gatesian world of Windows and all its flawed offspring; 4 ½ minutes of start time, the start up screen, pop ups, blue screen of death and other annoyances, the search for Oz ends at the user friendly world of Mac. Going paperless in Apple land takes a bit of chutzpah, but Fujitsu's ScanSnap S300M will take your hand and gently lead the way.
Summary: I bought this scanner to archive a lot of old paperwork and eliminate a growing pile of paper clutter. It works like a charm. It is MUCH smaller than the photos show, which is a GOOD thing, and it isn't much larger with the paper feed fully extended. It will take up almost no space on a desktop, and is very portable. This unit (as all self-feeding scanners will) occasionally will choke on a jammed piece of paper, but it alerts you and can be easily unstuck and re-fed.