Document Scanner Recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Robdmb, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Robdmb macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    I'm looking to purchase a document scanner to start digitally archiving my documents. I've looked at a few options such as the snapscan and neatdesk but am looking for opinions. Specifically, I would like to find a model that is compatible with both windows and mac (at least hardware compatible if cross-platform software is not included). It seems a lot of models are specific to either mac or pc. Thanks.
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
  3. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Make sure you get one with
    -document feeder
    -2-sided colour scanning
    -ability to save single sheets as one or more of jpeg, tiff, png
    -ability to save multiple sheets as a single PDF

    I've got the Canon MX870 & while it's not small, it's been great
    Highly recommended all over the place, good price & you get a printer, fax etc as well
    WiFi or Ehternet

    Windows & Mac
  4. Herdfan macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2011
    I looked at that one, or similar, but it would just be the third thing have on my credenza. I have been looking at this: or maybe a slightly lower model. It would allow me to get rid of my large color laser and my copier/scanner*/fax unit. I could sell them and be back at the price of the Fujitsu.

    I just wonder how fast the first page out is in copy mode. My mom has an HP multi-function and it spends way to much time "thinking" before the first page comes out. My dad has a Brother laser printer and it takes about 20 seconds to warm up before the first page, but then it flies.

    right now I am loath to purchase anything Canon because I have a great copier/scanner/fax machine (MF 6550), but Canon can't be bothered to write Mac drivers for it, so I can't use the scanner. They wrote a printer driver, but not a scanner driver. Not looking to give them any more money.
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010

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