4 Unique Ways to Put ScanSnap (and Evernote) to Work at Home or on the Go
I’ve set up a ScanSnap S1500 in my home office, one S1500 at work and a S1100 in my bag for when I travel. The best part is that I pull nearly everything into Evernote and it’s instantly available on my iPad, home Mac computer, work PC and iPhone. Unbelievable! The scanners are extremely versatile and let me scan nearly anything of any size that I receive, which makes it perfect to get it onto one of my computers. I was up against some skepticism from my wife on my purchase of these scanners because of the cost, but my entire family has now turned 180 degrees and is able to see the error of their ways (it’s always good to be right!).
Some unique ways our family has used the system I’ve put together are:
- My wife loves the ability to scan in recipes, documents and letters she wants to keep.
- It’s been a lifesaver when I’ve left a document on my desk at home. I just have my wife drop it in the scanner and it appears in my Evernote account at work.
- At work, prior to a creative review meeting, I like to take detailed notes on the proposed designs. I then scan them and send them back so the entire team can all work off the same documents.
- My sons and daughter love the scanner at home, they drop in their confirmation class materials that they need to copy, scan in assignments they need to send to their teachers, and when necessary, make copies of documents to practice on.
Honestly, the value I’ve received from these machines is far worth every penny I paid. The combination of ScanSnap and Evernote is a one-two punch to increase productivity! Did I mention that I’ve worked at the same company for 10 years and was just moved from one location to another? I took the opportunity to scan every document in my office. It took me over a week of solid scanning and organizing, but scanned every document! Now I don’t have a filing cabinet, only my trusty ScanSnap and Evernote and the envy of all my coworkers.