Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M
Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:30 AM
That's too bad, because Acrobat OCR is poor compared to the ABBYY FineReader OCR included with the ScanSnap 510M. ABBYY's accuracy is way better than Acrobat's.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:55 AM
My only negative would be no easy pulldown menus for various custom scan setups. I would like one setting for single scans, double sided scans, photo scans, and another for grayscale scans.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:21 AM
BTW - these are easily accessible from the dock. A single click on the dock icon gives you access to all your your profiles, and you just select one. Right click on it to open up configurations.
Not sure why you need pull-down menus to do the same thing Schneb...
Thrilled they came out with this, since it only takes up a tiny footprint on my desk.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:32 AM
Because I did not know the Dock selection existed. I will give that a looksee... I might have an older version of the software.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:56 AM
Unfortunately, Abbyy FineReader for Mac is no longer available. An Abbyy representative told me that the company is focusing their Mac efforts on an SDK that includes the FineReader engine. Other developers can write Mac software using the Abbyy SDK; I'm unaware of any Mac developer who is planning on releasing an OCR package based on this SDK.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:36 AM
I have been using DTPO for over a year now and can attest that it is a GREAT document mamagement system. The only reason I have not been using a ScanSnap was the price of a ScanSnap 510 ( plus, I was NOT going to pay $500 for YA "thing" to sit on my desk - I have a MBP on a wireless home network with wireless printing and NAS storage - I wanted something PORTABLE!)
I am happy to read that the only negative aspec of this scanner package is the support software - I am suspecting DTPO will more than adequately overcome that issue.
I was, however, interested to note that forgoing the brick in favor of USB power increased scan times significantly - this to me seems to be a significant finding for a scanner that is obviously targeted for the mobile user, and one I was not aware of when I ordered my S300M. I guess I will have to live with this because and am NOT going to lug around a brick along with all the other tech items that by necessity go in my Brenthaven 17" MBP backpack.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:39 AM
Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:40 AM
I hope that DTPro is updated soon, as its a bit long in the tooth, but it is a rock solid place to keep all your notes and documents, and as mentioned above, interfaces very well with the ScanSnap.
I have shredded tons of paper instead of filing it since then.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:10 AM
I bought the S510M scanner early in Nov 2007 when it was offered with rebates for $50 cash and free Readiris Pro V11 and Cardiris V3.5 software.
While the scanner has worked perfectly I have had major problems obtaining the cash and software rebates.
The company handling Fujitsu's rebates is the Continental Promotion Group and they operate the web site www.rebatestatus.com
It has been six and a half months since the rebate forms were correctly submitted and I have rung their "customer service" section every month to try and receive the money and software.
I have been lucky enough to buy the scanner through Pacific Document Imaging in Hawaii and Jann Michishima has been a great help in finally securing the $50 this week. The software has yet to arrive.
A quick search of the web for Continental Promotion Group reveals I am certainly not alone in not getting rebates honoured. The company deals with rebates for a wide range of otherwise reputable companies but CPG leaves a bad taste in the mouth from the experience of buying good products offering rebates.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:29 PM
However, individual PDF's would have to be searchable--which I'm assuming also makes the content searchable in Spotlight.
Can anyone confirm that the PDF's are searchable out of the box with the built-in software?