I am about to pack my PC bag as I go off to do a software demo. In goes my laptop and my ScanSnap Mobile Scanner. Not only is it a wonderful scanner (more on that later), but it is sized for convenient carrying. It is about the same size as a large box of tooth paste, but a little longer (10.75 inches), and it only weighs 14.5 ounces.
Scanning with my ScanSnap Mobile Scanner is as its name implies – it’s a snap. Opening the paper input cover turns on the scanner’s reassuring light that it is ready to go, as does the ScanSnap icon on the laptop’s SysTray, announcing that the laptop is ready to work with the scanner.
ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner
Of course, what is most important is the scanning itself. The scanner will scan single and double-sided pages, black or color, and what is very important to me – it will OCR the document automatically when the scan is complete.
Nobody ever scans a document for the sake of scanning it – but to do something with it. At the completion of the scanning process, the ScanSnap Quick Menu opens, offering choices of what I can do with the scan. My favorites are Scan to PracticeMaster (PracticeMaster’s document management feature), Scan to Email (attachment to an Outlook email) and Scan to Folder (I get to select where it goes). In all three cases, I get to give the document a meaningful name as part of the process.