The True Meaning of Being PC-less

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Talk about “PC-Less” scanning. You have to love the play on words for those of us who are Mac lovers. The new ScanSnap iX500 works seamlessly with your Mac, iPhone and iOS devices. What a winning combination. In my opinion, Fujitsu hits another grand slam with this product! And they do an incredible job supporting the Mac and iOS platforms.

One of the issues I bump into is that I am on the run much of the time and use my iOS devices when I’m not at home. Sadly, this means that sometimes I cannot access my documents. Well, the iX500 resolves this issue for me.

With the new “GI” technology in the iX500 it just takes seconds for me to scan a document (PDF, JPG files, business cards, receipts and more) from my home WIFI directly into my iOS device. Poof, it just magically appears on them and I can continue running out the door.

This wonderful scanner can create PDF files with lightening speeds of up to 25 double-sided color pages per minute (300dpi, color), has Cloud support  (including Dropbox, Google Docs, Evernote and SugarSync) and works effortlessly on laptops and desktops, and now on iOS.

Leave it to ScanSnap to create another wonderful device that works wicked fast with the Mac. It really bridges the gap that I was having with my iPhone and iPad. Now I can easily scan any document right into my device and leave my MacBook Pro at home.

Lorene Romero (@lorener) is the President of the North Coast Mac Users Group in Santa Rosa, CA. She is also a full-time Travel Agent.