Evernote makes it easy to add things to your digital filing cabinet, but before you start dumping in information, make sure you have your default Notebook setup. For me that’s my “Inbox” Notebook.
As you become comfortable with Evernote over time, you’ll find yourself adding all sorts of things — I’ve snapped pictures of my drivers license, insurance cards, and added all of that information to Evernote for quick retrieval. I scan my kids artwork, greeting cards, and hand-written notes and letters. When I get a new electronic item or appliance, I throw away the owners manual and instead download it from the manufacturers website and add the file to Evernote.
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Evernote recently released Scannable, a standalone document scanning app for the iPhone. The scanning function built directly into the iOS Evernote app isn’t particularly speedy and I found that unless the lighting was perfect the image quality was no where near what I could obtain from my Scansnap. For this reason I rarely did any “iPhone scanning”.
As with everything that Evernote releases, I decided to try Scannable to see if it could become part of my paperless workflow. I don’t allow just any old thing into my process!
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Over the years as I’ve written about the process of going paperless and scanner selection in particular, I’ve been asked about the “Neat” family of scanners. The company makes three scanners — NeatReceipts, NeatDesk, and their newest scanner, NeatConnect.
After testing the NeatConnect scanner and the integrated NeatCloud file management software, my advice is to stay away. We’ll talk about why in a minute but I can understand why this model has two out of five stars on Amazon.
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The Fujitsu Scansnap iX500 is the scanner I wish I used on a daily basis. I was fortunate to extensively review the scanner and as much as I was tempted, I still haven’t upgraded from my Scansnap S1300i.
The iX500 is Fujitsu’s top model in the Scansnap line and can be found on Amazon in the $420 price range. Even though it is substantially larger than my very-portable S1300i, I like the iX500 design better. It just has a more modern feel to it. After I’m done using my S1300i I’m always anxious to pack it up and put it away. With the iX500 I would be more likely to leave out on my desk permanently. Let me tell you what else I like about this scanner…
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While still not on the same level as Fujitsu scanners in my opinion, Doxie has been improving their scanner lineup in recent years. The Doxie Go WiFi in particular is a useful little scanner packaged with some amazing software that puts the Scansnap Manager to shame. Let’s take a closer look…
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