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A neat solution to the problem we all have.,
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This review is from: Doxie Go - Rechargeable A4 Paper Scanner (Office Product)
Most all of us get a ton of paperwork; bills, statements, payslips, insurance docs, receipts to mention a few. We know that we should actually keep a hold of them in case we need to return something under warranty, query something in the future, refer back to the payslips, or just need to keep track, but it all mounts up - files full of paperwork most all of which is now out of date meaning that when we do need to find something it's a huge trial to get what we need.
This is a neat little answer. It's a standalone, battery powered scanner. Simply switch on, and feed in the paperwork which it grabs and pulls through (paper as narrow as receipts are fine, as are A4/letter pages) scanning to internal memory and saving it there until you connect to your computer to move the scans off.
You can access it just like an external drive, but the bundled software is really where the solution shines and makes sense - the software connects to the scanner and imports the scans. It automatically corrects for skew and gives a little contrast boost which is useful for documents. You can tweak these settings if you like, and once you're done, can "staple" pages together into a document, and then export as PDF (or JPG, or PNG, or even a PDF with the text having been "read" by optical character recognition and embedded in to the PDF).
It all works seamlessly as you would want it to - by default, as you import to the software, scans are removed from the scanner memory, and as you export from the Doxie software to PDF, they are removed from the software. The scanner charges fine from your PCs USB port, and you can get an optional mains adaptor if you want.
Of course, you could always do something similar with your printer's built in scanner, an imaging program like Paint or Photoshop, and a PDF writer like Acrobat Professional, but realistically, that is extremely laborious and time consuming compared to the Doxie, and you're not likely to bother.
Over all, this is excellent.