Summary: We bought this scanner for paperless document management. We really like the software that was bundled with the machine and its one-touch settings for various defaults. It scans very fast on either simplex or duplex settings.
Love the Strobe 500, even with extra effort to use with MacBook!!
3 July 2013
Summary: I love this scanner. My only issue was that it does not come with drivers for MacBook so to use it with my MacBook, I had to use software called ExactScan. ExactScan was not very easy to figure out, but thankfully, their support was awesome and after a few back-and-forth emails, everything was up and running. I really really like the way this scanner works and its versatility. I highly recommend it.
Summary: The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a remarkable little sheet-fed scanner,which comes with ScanSoft PaperPort 11 and ScanSoft OmniPage 15 as well as custom OneTouch 4.0 software and both TWAIN and WIA (Windows-specific) drivers. The unit is amazingly small but has the feel of an extremely well-built machine with precision-made parts. It comes with a power cord with inline transformer (like a laptop) but includes five different power cables for different countries.
Summary: Just what I wanted. I was looking for a small (footprint) scanner for my desk. I manage a lot of paper in my work, e.g. notes from meetings, articles from newspapers/journals, receipts, etc. Wanted to file electronically and have the convenience of doing at my desk. So far this has been the perfect solution.