Here's a fun little weekend project: go completely paperless with your Mac. By doing so, you can finally get rid of that filing cabinet and get into the digital groove with the help of a scanner and a few utility apps.
Read and we'll discuss the hardware and software that you need to go paperless, along with tips for converting your physical files into digital ones, encrypting them, and storing them in the cloud.
With everyone doing work on the iPad these days, a plethora of apps and services has popped up to help turn the tablet into a mobile workspace. The real challenge is in getting all of those physical paper documents to follow suit. Scanning paper into PDFs that can be easily read on the iPad can be a bit of work. That’s where these two mobile scanners come into play.
Nearly everything in our lives has gone digital, but photos, receipts, and docs like newspaper clippings and electricity bills still come at us on a daily basis. Unfortunately, getting all that paper into your Mac isn’t as easy as cramming it into the disc slot, but Fujitsu’s ScanSnap S1100 is probably the next best thing.
The iPhone has been capable of doing some amazing things thanks to third-party apps, and among them is the ability to use the handset as a portable document scanner thanks to apps like Scanner Pro, which has just released a new update with batch scanning and more.
On the surface, Kodak’s new ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer seems much like any other device in its class. It prints, it scans, it copies. On closer inspection, however, the 7250 stands out thanks to some notable features and even a plan to save you some green with every print job. And we’re not talking ink colors--we’re talking money.
GoodGuide, a website that reviews companies based on their impact on health, the environment and society, has had an iPhone application for a while that allowed you to search through the more than 65,000 products they have in their database. Recently, however, they updated the application to include a barcode scanner, making it even easier to search for the "good" in any product.
From the moment you take it out of the box, Doxie will charm you--and not just because it’s adorned with pink heart stickers. Doxie is a portable, easy-to-use scanner that may very well replace that huge hunk of a scanner you have collecting dust in the corner of your home office—as long as your scanning needs fall into the “nothing too complicated” category.
Everyone loves a new version of a useful utility app, especially when it brings with it great new features. Readdle is a company that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to ladling on the functionality and improving their apps with every new release, and this week’s Scanner Pro 2.0 is no exception.
All-in-one printers do everything, but usually at the expense of
excelling at any single job. Not so with the Epson Artisan 810, which
quickly spits out high-quality photographic prints and also ably takes
care of your scanning, copying, and standard printing needs.
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released last Friday, and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of last weekend scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.