“Scanner”, “multi-page”, “fast” and “mobile” usually don’t go together, but the freshly launched Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 manages to offer all of that. It can scan up to 10 pages via the document feeder, at the maximum speed of 8 pages per minute in double-sided mode (Color 150 dpi, Grayscale 300 dpi in “normal mode”). It comes with drivers and software for Mac and PC. While we’re not familiar with the Mac software, we have tested ScanSnap Organizer, CardMinder and ScanSnap Manager under Windows. The accompanying software bundle is pretty good, but we would have loved to see an online service similar to Cardscan.net. Just like other scanners, the software tends to be somewhat proprietary and it is not easy to switch from one business card manager to the next – this industry needs open standards and formats. Scanning text documents, business cards and images should be much more productive when compared to mobile products that don’t have a document feeder. Despite being bulkier than many mobile scanners, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 is still “mobile” enough and should boost your productivity, if you are scanning a good quantity of documents. More at the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 official page.
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