Reviews and Problems with PENPOWER worldocscan 410
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
9 April 2014
Summary: I use this to scan incoming documents so that I can store them electronically and recycle the paper. Had to purchase this since the previous product (WorldocScan 400) does not support Windows 8. WorldocScan 410 is an improvement in both hardware and software, although some adjustments in usage are necessary. Be sure to follow instructions for calibration to ensure colours are correct.
Summary: Summary: Quite good for dealing with personal receipts, but watch out for 64 bit OS issue with software install. Bought this to stop the endless accumulation of paper receipts. The workflow: scan receipt, file away, shred paper. After one day of use, the WorldocScan 410 (w/my 64 bit Win7 desktop) seems to work quite well for that purpose, but only after a bit of fiddling.
Summary: I have not used other similar devices so I am not able to compare.
Pros: I love this scanner. I have only had it for a day but it is exactly what I was hoping for. You can scan in a document and turn it into a searchable PDF. The software that comes with the scanner allows you to store all your scanned files (and import other files if necessary). The software has a search function so you can quickly search through all of your PDFs.
Cons: It would be great if you could add different networked users to the software and set permissions for each user. The wall mountable magnet does not have holes for screws. I used two flat head screws and fastened the magnet directly to the inside of my wood desk.
Summary: This scanner fills the bill for me. I had trouble setting it up until I found that the brightness level was set at ''0'', and when I brought it to 50% it was fine. It does exactly what I wanted it to do and the software is intuitive and easy to use.