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: 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 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.
Summary: I have been very frustrated over the years by slow scanning software. I am *so* happy with the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M. It definitely is fast for scanning receipts, signature pages, and contracts. It corrects for most feed skew problems that I've had. And the best part is the scanner software can be customized from their easy setting into a customized workflow. I switch it to receipts, and it saves my scans into a certain folder.
Summary: I've owned various portable scanners for years. The ScanSnap S300M is simply the best that I have owned to date. It's easy to set up and use. I assumed that the S300 would work with Macs when it first came out. Unfortunately it did not work. However I kept it and used with one of my Macs running Parallels. I finally got around to buying the S300M for my 'older' G5 desktop. The software and its user interface make using the ScanSnap a breeze.