Summary: I bought one of these for my wife to scan her paperwork when she goes back to England on vacation, and one for my brother-in-law. These are proper document scanners from a company with experience with very high-end production scanners, not a toy like Neat Receipts or PaperPort.
Pros: Inexpensive. Portable and bus-powered Mac compatible Great for scanning documents on the go or in the library.
Cons: No ultrasonic double-feed detection. Requires 2 USB ports for bus-powered operation (thus using it with a MacBook Air will require lugging the AC adapter. Limited capacity in the hopper Not as fast as the regular desktop ScanSnap models. The software bundle does not include ABBYY OCR package unli...
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.
Summary: Have yet to travel with it, but its size to what I am use to looks like it would not be a big deal, enless you are somone what is using one of the supper small laptops.
Pros: Very fast, while not twain, can easily set it to scan into programs. Very fast, but that comes partly from using a lower res for scanning. This is great if you only want to make copy quality scans. Leaving the duplex scanning on all the time is great, will automatically del blank pages. Bought th...
Cons: Mac only. I wish Fujitsu would just ship divers for both window and mac, or make it so you can order the other dirver software for a small fee. Also a software limit that only lets it scan 14in or so long. Wish it would scan longer for thos times i get the 2 mile receipt. Right now I have to cut ...
Pros: Nimble little guy, fast and easy to use with my Mac Book Pro. I'm going paperless and this was my best option. Reducing 7 - 4 drawer file cabinets of project files to PDFs. Don't use all functionally available but have not doubt it would work just as well.
Cons: When they say to install the software first BEFORE plugging in the scanner - be sure you do. A bit on the high side price wise.
Hands down, the best desktop scanner I have ever used.
Mark B, Amazon
7 January 2009
Summary: I had used Visioneer scanners for many years to try to maintain a paperless office. The Visioneer scanners were were okay, but slow and clunky. Then I switched to Mac, and could no longer use Visioneer products.
Summary: The scanner is easy to use, compact, and has a choice of scan quality. You can select normal, better, best, or excellent. If you do excellent it will take a bit longer to scan, but is of very high quality.
Pros: Duplex scanning, Compact, Choice of scan quality, AC & USB power options. Separate scanners for Mac and Windows.
Cons: Costs a few dollars more if you are getting the scanner for a Mac versus Windows.
Pros: Could not be easier. Whether you are digitizing old records or new, scanning to efax or email, this little machine is fast, easy and kind of cute too. This has become an essential device at work and at home.
Cons: Expensive. I don't regret the purchase but I would have bought one for everyone in the office if the price came down $100.
Summary: I've read reviews and even heard this scanner mentioned several times on podcasts that I frequent. It was one of those products that I had to ask myself "How can it be as great as people are saying it is?" after all, it's only a scanner for goodness sakes. I don't know about you..
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.