Great little scanner for making electronic copies of receipts, statements and other household paperwork.
I bought this to cut down on the masses of paperwork cluttering up our house and wanted a hassle-free way to scan letters and receipts before throwing them in the recycling / shredder.
Once set up, you can wirelessly scan items to your favourite cloud service (Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox etc.) without the need for a computer or phone. Being battery operated, the scanner doesn’t even need to be plugged in – just insert the paper and press the button once to start scanning and again when you’ve scanned the last sheet of your document. The scans are processed using ScanSnap Cloud to turn them into multi-page PDFs with searchable text. I have found that the search facility on Google Drive will find text in any of my scanned documents in seconds.
I can’t comment on the PC software, as I haven’t had any need to connect the scanner yet. The cloud service does everything I need.
Downsides? Not many. The paper guide and cover seem a little flimsy and without a PC or phone you’re relying on Fujitsu to continue to provide the ScanSnap Cloud service during the lifetime of the device. Also, unlike larger, more expensive scanners, this won’t scan both sides of the paper at the same time. I haven’t found this to be a problem though.
N. Pollard, delighted customer