So my ScanSnap ix500 has a box too (actually a
Leitz Rotho Profiline 10 Schübe drawer). The ix500 scans double sided and takes like 2 seconds per sheet. Works through WiFi (or USB) on both PC and Mac.
This is the process:
- I scan and roughly sort the document by destination in a drawer.
- A Windows VM creates OCR PDF and puts them into the cloud.
- It gets synced to my Macs, where spotlight indexes them by content.
- Once a month I split off the parts for my bookkeeper, file important non bookkeeping stuff and shred the rest.
- I name files on a selective base (as spotlight is very good at finding the rest).
This is why I like it over scanning with your mobile phone any time:
- Always the right light conditions.
- No need to turn pages.
- No need to fiddle with oversized pages.
- Always straight scans: no correction for position, angle, keystone, etc needed.
- Real keyboard to categorise the scans.
- And most importantly, compression going wrong: Mobile Scanning Apps: A look Into The Dark Side By: Joe C. Hecht – Code4Sale.
My ix500 setup just works.
Now I need to optimise the S510 scanned files. Maybe linux – optimize PDF files (with Ghostscript or other) – Stack Overflow (from the same thread) works.