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andrew's avatar

What's a small, fast document scanner?

Asked by andrew (15764 points ) August 3rd, 2008

I’m looking for something to scan receipts. I needs to be small and very fast. It’d be neat if it were networked, but it doesn’t need to be.

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Breefield's avatar

I’d look into OCR, there are programs to do it, here is one for Linux. But I’m fairly sure there are programs for Mac & PC. My boss uses it to scan books.

thetmle's avatar

Maybe this?—> http://www.neatreceipts.com/

Personally, I use a Canon CanoScan LiDE 90 to scan my receipts. It only cost $80 and is powered by USB only—> http://www.amazon.com/Canon-CanoScan-LiDE90-Scanner-2167B002/dp/B000V2RUBE

It’s decently fast for the price, that’s for sure. It takes about 10 seconds to scan a document with it.

kevbo's avatar

Here’s cnet’s list of sheet fed scanners.

NEAT Receipts scores a 7.9 of 10. It’s the only sheet fed on their site that’s rated.

jerrytao's avatar

Maybe this? http://www.shoeboxed.com That’s what I use, because they do it for you!

ezraglenn's avatar

this might not be what you’re looking for, but how about a pen scanner?

andrew's avatar

I ended up getting the Fujitsu ScanSnap (for mac). It’s one of the most brilliant pieces of equipment I’ve ever had. I thought people were being hyperbolic in the Amazon reviews, but it’s really amazing.

Double-sided scanning as fast as sheets feed through a printer. Plus, the OCR is great—you can batch convert all your scans into searchable PDFs and then they’re indexed by spotlight.

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