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The Best Scanning Experience: ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner

The Best Scanning Experience: ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 07 Nov 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 07 Nov 2013

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Evernote and scanners are made for each other. We’ve worked with just about every major scanner manufacturer out there to make Evernote your digitizing destination. While these integrations are functional, we couldn’t help feeling that they fell short of elegantly relieving the burden of paper.

We have been working closely with our friends at Fujitsu ScanSnap in Japan to create just that: the perfect hardware and software scanning combination for Evernote users. The result is the ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner. It’s here and it’s shipping now from the Evernote Market.

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Better From Every Angle
From the second that you pull this scanner from the box, you’ll know that it’s different. We covered the device in a coating that makes it soft and touchable while also giving the scanner a unique, matte gray color that adds polish to any desktop. Open or closed, this is a great-looking piece of hardware.

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Simplest Setup Ever
Everyone hates setting up a scanner. The software tends to be clunky with lots of options and settings that rarely seem relevant. This scanner is different. Install the Evernote-designed software, connect the scanner and we’ll walk you though the simplest, friendliest setup. You’ll be scanning in no time.

One-touch Scanning
With the setup complete, you’re ready to go. Drop photos, documents, receipts, and business cards into the scanner, then press the scan button. Our software recognizes the type of document and auto-files it into the appropriate notebook. We also correct skew, remove blank pages, and fix rotation to ensure that you have a beautiful result waiting in your Evernote account. When the scans are finished, you’ll see a subtle notification appear in the top right corner of your computer screen telling you that everything is safely in your Evernote account.

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Double-sided. Really Fast.
This double-sided scanner runs through 25 pages per minute, which is perfect for digitizing all of the paperwork, contracts, and research you have cluttering your desk. An important tip: if you’re scanning multi-page documents, make sure to place them upside-down and backwards.

Great For Business Cards
When you put business cards in, the scanner scans both sides instantly and places them into the correct notebook. If you’re a Premium user (and you should be since each scanner comes with a year of Premium), then Evernote does even more. We’ll pull information from your address book and LinkedIn account to create a rich contact note complete with a photo. You can also, optionally, have Evernote update your address book if we find new information about the person. The LinkedIn functionality is coming to Evernote for Windows soon.

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The Weight of Paper…Lifted

Drop paper in, tap the scanner’s single button and walk away. That’s how easy it is to use the ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner. You can even set it to work over Wi-Fi, so there aren’t any extra cables to deal with. This is not only one of the best-looking, easiest to set up scanners, but it’s also the smartest way ever to be rid of the clutter and have everything safe and searchable in Evernote.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Supports Mac and Windows
  • Speed: 25 pages per minute duplex scanning
  • Resolution: Up to 300 dpi color/grayscale, up to 600 dpi monochrome
  • Document sizes: Scans A3, B4, and 11” x 17” documents
  • Wi-Fi: Supports 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n
  • Dimensions: 11.5” W x 6.2” D x 6.6” H
  • Weight: 6.62 lbs

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23 Comments RSS

  • Curlypaws

    You’ve sold me on the idea – but is there any indication when it will be available in the UK?

  • Stephen Labuda

    Will the evernote software work with the ScanSnap ix500 that was previously recommended? I have it (and love it), but would not mind trying the evernote software instead of the ScanSnap manager that ships with the device.

    • Gary Cheeseman

      Me too. I love my ix500, can we get/use the Evernote software?

  • TomsDisqusted

    Not sure how realistic this is, but I’d love to see you create a scanner that did not depend on Mac/Windows. Something that would scan direct to my account, or that could be controlled via iOS/Android app.

    • Mark Hopwood

      Doxie plus eye-fi does this.

    • Stephen Labuda

      Actually, the ix500 scanner (and this one probably) can scan directly to your mobile device. Basically, you open the app on your mobile device, then scan your document and the scanned doc appears in the app on your device. You don’t need to connect to a computer.

      This isn’t scanning directly into the evernote app, but once the scan is on your device it is easy to send it to evernote via email, etc.

  • Steven

    When will it be in Australia to buy??

  • robgilgan

    Hi – I already have a scanner I really like – an HP OfficeJet 8600. Please partner with HP and bundle the Evernote features into their next software update. There’s no possibility that I’ll buy a standalone scanner and give up the printing and other capabilities of the HP, not to mention make more room on my desk for more duplicitous gear. Thanks for your consideration.

  • Ellensnortland

    Stephen Labuda asks a serious question, and no one from Evernote is answering it. There are tens of thousands of ScanSnap users out there already. What does this device do that the ix500 doesn’t do? (I have an ix500.) Does the new device also scan to Word? A folder? Other pipelines that the regular ScanSnap Manager software supports? Does the device and Evernote software allow you to do things you can’t do with an ix500 and ScanSnap software supplied by Fujitsu? (There is Evernote support in the software right now.) The FAQs don’t mention any of this, and the silence here is not good. If Evernote is saying I have to buy another device and spend another $500 just to get tight integration with Evernote, I’d have to ask “what are you people smoking?”

    • khjelsand

      The ix500 is a great product. However, for the ScanSnap Evernote Edition, we’ve entirely rewritten the software to greatly improve the scanning experience. Some key things that set this scanner apart and make it ideal for Evernote users: first, the Evernote Edition scanner not only recognizes document types, it also files them for you into the appropriate notebook. This means you don’t have to go into your Evernote account and manually organize all of your scans into notebooks – it’s already been done for you. Second, our scanner has far fewer setup steps and chooses the ideal scan settings for you based on document type – no messing with settings, everything you scan automatically looks its best. You also get a year of Evernote Premium with it and some cool things like business card scans transformed into rich contact notes enhanced with info from LinkedIn. If you use Evernote and want a new scanner, this is the one to get.

  • aroths

    I think the question is half-answered.

    “If you use Evernote and want a new scanner, this is the one to get.”
    Read between the lines: Evernote designed this scanner to generate more new Evernote users that scan lots of docs into Evernote so it becomes indispensible to them (that’s a good thing IMO) —> that’s who they are aiming at and explains why they are creating a new product that is simplified. However – it also means that current customers who use manual sorting and advanced scanners (you are early adopters essentially) – may not be scanning as many documents as they could be because it is more cumbersome.

    Does the SCANNER HARDWARE truly make the distinction between documents? If so, then you’ll need to spend another $500 and it sounds like you would value that new feature. if it’s the software that makes the distinction (and the routing to different notebooks) … then I too am disappointed in Evernote’s decision.

  • JerseyDoug

    According the Evernote’s FAQ a computer is required. Scanning to a mobile device is currently not supported, based on the FAQ.

    • Jordan Jones

      Well, that would be a downgrade from the ScanSnap ix500, then, because I do that using the ScanSnap app on a regular basis. I scan a PDF to the phone, then “open” the PDF with the phone’s version of Evernote. Not as automated as it could be, but it works.

  • JerseyDoug

    Installed mine today. Seems to work fine except it is not able to auto determine old BW photos are photos. So, it scans them in as docs and doesn’t rotate them. Also, doesn’t pickup the faded handwriting on the back.

    Otherwise, it is fast and efficient. I like it.

  • Andreas

    When first reading this, I also started to get annoyed that my current ScanSnap is not supported. But, when looking at the details, the features don’t really seem to be that great when compared to what we already have. So maybe current ScanSnap users shouldn’t worry too much.

    - Scan directly into Evernote – already possible with current ScanSnaps

    - Auto-choose scan quality depending on input – current ScanSnaps already do this

    - Autofiling: Only files into notebooks, only useful if you have this particular setup: One notebook each for receipts, pictures, business cards, documents. It seems as neither tags nor custom naming conventions are supported.

    - You still have to name your notes yourself (no recognition of receipt or document letterheads, subject lines)

    - Business cards – granted, this will be useful for users who maintain their contact list in Evernote.

  • Andreas

    When first reading this, I also started to get annoyed that my current ScanSnap is not supported. But, when looking at the details, the features don’t really seem to be that great when compared to what we already have. So maybe current ScanSnap users shouldn’t worry too much.

    - Scan directly into Evernote – already possible with current ScanSnaps

    - Auto-choose scan quality depending on input – current ScanSnaps already do this

    - Autofiling: Only files into notebooks, only useful if you have this particular setup: One notebook each for receipts, pictures, business cards, documents. It seems as neither tags nor custom naming conventions are supported.

    - You still have to name your notes yourself (no recognition of receipt or document letterheads, subject lines)

    - Business cards – granted, this will be useful for users who maintain their contact list in Evernote.

  • Dr. Klaus Reichert

    I am also expecting Evernote and Fujitsu to release an update of the software to work with the S1550M.

  • Plagiarized_Grad_Student

    I bought my ScanSnap 1300 right before the 1300i came out. Was disappointed I didn’t get the newer one, but really happy with the product. Business card recognition is the only feature I don’t have. I used to love how CardScan could put it into Outlook, but their images couldn’t be exported.

  • Laura Hersh

    Will the Evernote Scanner allow me to move scanned photos to iPhoto on my Mac?

  • Laura Hersh

    Will the Evernote Scanner allow me to move scanned photos to iPhoto on my Mac?

  • Trent

    This pages says “We’ve worked with just about every major scanner manufacturer out there to make Evernote your digitizing destination”, yet Evernote seems to push the Fujitsu scanners as the only solution. Isn’t there any integration with my existing scanner, such as my Epson WF-3520?

  • Felix Wang

    Question: Regarding the Business Card scan feature, where a “rich contact note” is created with potential to link up to LinedIn account. I have the previous ScanSnap iX5000 , and am a Premium user. Does this mean that I cannot access this feature if I do not have this new model/software? Please clarify, with thanks.

  • Liz

    I want this too and want to know when it will be available in the UK – will someone answer this question that’s already been asked?