Best Document Scanner for the Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by forrie, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. forrie macrumors member

    forrie

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    I would like to begin scanning in all my various documents, receipts, bills, etc.

    Can someone advise me on what is best for use with the Mac? Nicer if there were OCR capabilities, too.

    What about software to collate and manage all these resulting files?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Q-chan macrumors member

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    While I gave up on getting my (admittedly old) Canon N1220U to work under Snow Leopard, I had very good results with the built-in scanner in the Canon PIXMA multi-function unit of my mother. So if it is supported, set-up and operation is a breeze. Therefore look here before you buy:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669

    Regarding software..... if you scan to JPEG files, you can (ab)use iPhoto to manage your documents.
     
  3. ssmed macrumors 6502

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  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

    Pomeroy

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    I use a cheap HP 3 in 1 to scan in all my documents, receipts, etc using Paperless http://www.marinersoftware.com/products/paperless/ from Mariner Software. I find you don't need a great scanner just to scan documents etc. The OCR in paperless works good enough to let me quickly organize my doc's and save to Dropbox so everything is available to all my Macs
     

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