Summary: I bought this scanner in 2008 to use in my truck for my business. It is a bit beat up, but the darn thing still works like a champ with my MacBook Pro. If you need a scanner, look to Fujitsu, I have one of their desktop models too for my office, the Mac 5100 version. Fujitsu is Mac friendly and so far keeps up with the OS updates. If you need a scanner, you honestly cannot go wrong with a Fujitsu, easy to use, very accurate and Mac friendly.
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 noticed how there are many reviews complaining about snow leopard support. Fortunately, Fujitsu has fixed this issue by now. My only complaint about snow leopard support would be that I had to go to a separate website to download and install the update. Other than that the software has worked just fine. If you are looking for a scanner to quickly scan copies of bills, receipts you've got all you need. The software doesn't have OCR functionality.
Summary: When I was a very young lawyer when I would go to depositions I would invariably take the whole file with me. Trial bags, big boxy things with handles were stuffed with paper, most which would never be needed. The age of laptops resulted in an elimination of the need for the file, since the contents of the file could be dragged to my Apple MacBook Pro MC226LL/A 17-Inch Laptop .
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: I bought this scanner for my wife and her school work. It is soooo easy to set up and use right out of the box that my wife hasn't asked me to show her how to use it since the first time. Wow! The quality is great, and the ease of use is fantastic and it is so fast that i can scan 10 pages faster than my HP printer/scanner could scan 1 page.