Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Scanner #Evernote

I was very lucky to get my hands on a Fujitsu ScanSnap Desktop Scanner a few weeks ago and I have been using it at home. I had heard about this scanner from other Evernote users and Ambassadors over the past few months, but had not thought much about it. As tax season was coming around, I really started to get a clutter of paperwork piling up around my home office. I wanted to quickly scan a ton of documents, many of which were double sided, and add them to Evernote. Well, the Fujitsu scanner is what I needed to get the job done quickly.

This scanner has to be one of the fastest scanners I have ever used and it scans both sides of the paper as it passes through the scanner. With a scanning speed of 25 pages per minute, I can add many of my old handwritten notes to Evernote quickly and easily. After the scanning takes paces, you are given the option to send the scanned images to different cloud based sources. For me, I send all of my goodies to Evernote.

Another cool feature is the ability to send a scan directly to your device. With the ScanSnap app, you can scan papers and have them sent directly to your mobile device as long as you are on the same wifi network as the scanner. This is a really neat feature if you are on the go and do not really use any of the cloud based options ScanSnap allows you to scan to. The free app is easy to use and the scanned documents look great.

Scan snap created searchable PDFs, auto-crops, removes bleed-through and removes blank pages. This is great if you have some pages that are double sided and other that are not. It's one of those little things that make organizing information a little bit easier. I've been scanning a few times a week since I received the scanner and I couldn't be happier about the work I have been able to get done at my desk.

As a desktop scanner, I couldn't be happier with the quality of the scans and the ease of sending scanned documents to Evernote. As I prepare for conference and other speaking engagements, ScanSnap is my go to Scanner for signed documents I need to save and organize in Evernote. Fujitsu has made a great scanner for the desktop environment and I recommend it to those in need of a tool to help get rid of the clutter on the their desks.

Here is a video with more information and you can check out the Fujitsu website for more information.

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