Reviews and Problems with IRIS IRIScan Pro Office 3
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So far, a giant bust & great disappointment
Peter Gambee, Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: Purchased this unit because it seemed to fit my needs: 1) Size (fit my home office limited desk space) 2) Flexibility (able to work with windows and MAC OSX, portable) 3) Similar units from other manufacturers had relatively poor performance ratings. I am running the IRIScan Pro 3 under MAC OSX 10.6.4 on an Intel iMac (vintage 2009). While the unit cleared the first two hurdles well, the final criterion (performance) left much to be desired.
Summary: I've gone through many scanners, including Fujitsu Scansnap, over past 10 years. This is by and far the best scanner,I have ever owned. Very fast. Very reliable (had for a month - 0 problems) works well with Adobe Arcobat Pro. Takes up very little room on my desktop. I only wish I it had years ago. Very high quality scans. I scan up to 200-300 pages per day during busy season. Highly recommend it.
Summary: It sounds like a very nice product but I had issues from the start. It will not scan a business card that is mostly black. Scanning pictures is almost impossible. The business card data import function is poor and the user is required to go in and make several changes to the imported cards. It is not worth the price unless you just want images of the business cards.
Summary: Overall I am happy with this scanner. It was easy to setup and get started. I think it is a little weak on is reverse type. Matter of fact I have yet to get the OCR to work with reverse type. I have also exported the files to my Act database with success and the scanning is very fast. I think it does a good job and I would recomend it to anyone with a pile of business cards on their desk.
Summary: The card reader I got doesn't work; cards don't feed. It feeds the calibration sheet, and that's it. It just grinds away doing nothing when I put a card in. The "online support" has an FAQ with one entry in it. Why bother? Support is lame, 9-5 Eastern. As I live in CA, that's not really acceptable.
AlchemistGeorge "formerly known as 'cocktail ..., Amazon
3 April 2007
Summary: After reading all the reviews I was quite hesitant to buy this. However I run on a Mac, and you only have two choices. I bought it from Amazon for their return policy, you can definitely find it for less elsewhere. After scanning 18 cards, I'd say it works pretty well. It does have limitations, its pretty easy to proof read the scans and fix them. I think 'easy to use' sums it up. I think its just barely 4 stars.
Summary: I have a Mac G4 laptop running 10.4.8. From opening the box to having 20 cards well scanned was only about 20 mins. 2 things to be aware of: First, you cannot scan the back of a card (other than making it a separate entry in the database). If you are like me and constantly jot info on the back - you will need to enter that text by hand into the notes field. Second, it cannot recognize 'reversed' text (white text on a dark back ground).
Summary: This scanner was easy to set-up and use in Windows. However when we tried to use it on the Mac we encountered many problems when trying to export the data to our email client. I would therefore recommend it for PC use only.
Summary: I order this for my boss, who was not able to install on his computer. After calling in the computer guy, was told it wasn't compatible with his system. Very disappointed. Can't really say how good it works - haven't seen it work.