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: Comments about Fujitsu ScanSnap S500M: I bought this to work out my paper problem at my workplace. I had 3 file cupboards full of documents that had to print. When I had finished, the shredding group lifted up a pile of paper about 12 feet tall! This little scanner looks uncomplicated and not too remarkable at first sight. But, after running almost 40k sheets it works like a fresh piece.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy Setup, Excellent Software, Good Resolution
Summary: This little device is amazing. Very fast and lots of options. Good software, and lots of free stuff comes with it. My only gripe is that it takes a while to warm up, and while that's happening, it'll take three or more sheets at a time. Once you've had it on for a while, though, it works like a champ.
I lost 106 pounds last week - thanks to my ScanSnap
10 September 2007
Summary: That's the weight of the paper I took to a certified shredding facility, after scanning most of those documents to PDF files using my ScanSnap S500. I bought it last year to use at home, with the goal of reducing the amount of paper I keep to the absolute minimum by scanning everything to PDF files. That project didn't go into high gear, though, until recently. I've been very pleased with my ScanSnap's performance.
Summary: Our office has dozens of HP Scanjets and Xerox Documates and, as the IT guy, I hate every one. Feeders wear out, get jammed, pull multiple pages through, and are slow. I decided to go with the Fujistu ScanSnap because of all the great reviews, despite the higher price. Our budget doesn't allow for a copier scanner or a high priced workstation scanner. For the price, the ScanSnap is excellent. 1. This scanner is very small.
Summary: Wow! That is the first word that came to my mind when I scanned my first document with the Fujitsu S500 scanner. Wow! It scanned so quickly that I wasn't sure I did it correctly until I saw the .pdf file pop up in Adobe Acrobat only moments later. If you are needing a fast document scanner, you need look no further. Everything about this scanner reflects quality.
Summary: I'm glad that I spent the extra cash for this scanner. It is accurate and fast. I'm shredding lots of old paper files. Any new paper bills or correspondence gets scanned then shredded. No more piles of paper.
Summary: Scan quality is great; speed is great; snapscan software is good; the size of unit is good, small footprint; price is reasonable. Once you use this scanner, you will not use flat-bed scanner again. Complaint - cannot control and adjust the features and scanning qualities between the scanner & computer, must use the snapscan software to access the scanner & computer; scanner is not TWAIN compatible at this point.
Summary: I was looking for a scanner that could digitize pages larger (in length) that standard letter size (8,5x11 inches). In my country (Chile) nobody now sells legal size scanners (or almost scanners at all - they have all moved to multifunctional devices). When shopping at Amazon for this specific figure, I found this very new product (even in the Fujitsu page it is quite new). I wondered if it would work for my needs.