iPad Pro Scanning to Ipad Pro & Doc Management

scarrz

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I have a 13" mbp (2016) which is in need of a new battery due to the current one swelling and causing the bottom case to bow out and Apple want cover the costs. So rather than fork out $200, I thought this might be a good time to possibly make the switch to only using my 12.9" Ipad Pro. I have found that for my everday tasks I simply use email and browsing along with scanning documents/receipts from an Epson ES200 document scanner to my MBP. I currently use eagle filer which works great, but I could get by with just using IOS Files app (or other) and OCR where I could just search for docs.

With that long winded background has anyone else used or currently using a scanner (possibly wifi) where you can scan docs directly to the Ipad? I'm not sure that the ES200 scanner would work if you used a USBC hub and scanned directly to the iPad.

Any advice on document management, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I have a 13" mbp (2016) which is in need of a new battery due to the current one swelling and causing the bottom case to bow out and Apple want cover the costs. So rather than fork out $200, I thought this might be a good time to possibly make the switch to only using my 12.9" Ipad Pro. I have found that for my everday tasks I simply use email and browsing along with scanning documents/receipts from an Epson ES200 document scanner to my MBP. I currently use eagle filer which works great, but I could get by with just using IOS Files app (or other) and OCR where I could just search for docs.

With that long winded background has anyone else used or currently using a scanner (possibly wifi) where you can scan docs directly to the Ipad? I'm not sure that the ES200 scanner would work if you used a USBC hub and scanned directly to the iPad.

Any advice on document management, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I personally have gone the cheapo route. I had a 'all in one' that went belly up, so in a pinch a I got a brother laser printer for $50 on sale. Which means of course no scanner on it. So I've had to adjust to just using the 'scanner' of sorts in the Notes app, which allows you to scan documents, then do what you want with them in other apps or print.

Not sure if that helps.
 

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There’s plenty of scanner apps for the iPad itself? Many of those do OCR too. Once upon a time I would have said use DEVONthink to organise your pdfs, but now I’m not sure it’s worth it, given the tagging etc built into the Files app. The exception is if you’re wanting to be able to search the contents of the pdfs—then yes, DT to Go is still a good option.
 
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scarrz

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Thanks. yes I have scanner pro And it works quite well. But I still think sometimes due to the lighting etc. from your phone the “scans” aren’t always the best. But that being said it’s certainly a better route financially.

I was actually wondering about Devon think to go and I would certainly like the ability to be able to search the contents inside the documents. I did notice it looks like that only the Mac OSX version allows full OCR inside the document?

https://www.devontechnologies.com/blog/tag:paperless


Anybody comment on this ?

Really appreciate the tip.


There’s plenty of scanner apps for the iPad itself? Many of those do OCR too. Once upon a time I would have said use DEVONthink to organise your pdfs, but now I’m not sure it’s worth it, given the tagging etc built into the Files app. The exception is if you’re wanting to be able to search the contents of the pdfs—then yes, DT to Go is still a good option.
 
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I have a 13" mbp (2016) which is in need of a new battery due to the current one swelling and causing the bottom case to bow out and Apple want cover the costs. So rather than fork out $200, I thought this might be a good time to possibly make the switch to only using my 12.9" Ipad Pro. I have found that for my everday tasks I simply use email and browsing along with scanning documents/receipts from an Epson ES200 document scanner to my MBP. I currently use eagle filer which works great, but I could get by with just using IOS Files app (or other) and OCR where I could just search for docs.

With that long winded background has anyone else used or currently using a scanner (possibly wifi) where you can scan docs directly to the Ipad? I'm not sure that the ES200 scanner would work if you used a USBC hub and scanned directly to the iPad.

Any advice on document management, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
The iPad Pro would probably suit you better.
 
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