Summary: If you do much scanning of single sheet materials, this is a fantastic device. It's fast, scans both sides at once, automatically eliminates any blank pages, holds about 50 (I think) sheets in the ADF, color or B&W, selectable resolution, and on it goes. This is the 2nd ScanSnap I own, and I bought the first based on experience with one at work. It's one of my most frequently used tools. I scan virtually everything and then shred the paper.
Summary: It took a long time to get the correct software downloaded and running, but now that I'm able to use my scanner I am really enjoying how easy it is to use. Hoping to scan and shred a lot of documents this summer! It occasionally jams but I am used to fixing it since I've worked with ScanSnaps in the past.
Summary: I like to product it scans well, but be aware it is NOT compatible with Windows 8. If you have XP, Vista W7 no problem. This fact is not in the sellers description. Downloading the driver and docs from Fujitsu's website is a horrible problem too. The seller is great, issued a RMA right away, but I am out of shipping to me and back to them.
Summary: Have this product at work. Liked it so much I decided to purchase one for home. The only thing I wish is for the software to be similar to the one of the PC. Other than that I have no complaints.
Summary: The compact and stylish Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M desktop scanner can redefine both personal and professional productivity. In combination with Evernote which can store scanned files on your computer and "in the cloud" all the text in your files is automatically processed making searches for anything written or printed instant and easy. Don't forget to backup your digitized documents with either an external hard drive or a service such as Mozy or Carbonite.
Summary: I'm on a mission to have a paperless office and translate every single piece of paper into pdf. The scanner is fabulous, it's fast and occupies very little space. My only suggestion is regarding software -- installing it was a bit of a hassle in Windows 7 and I had to get help from fujitsu to get the right drivers.
Summary: I totally love this scanner, I needed something compact and efficient something my flatbed scanner definitely is not. I've just cleared out 7 years worth of papers in just one weekend with this scanner (and my shredder). Definitely a great buy for anyone who hoards papers and is afraid to throw away anything, buy this!!!!