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It is quick and easy to get scans onto a computer at a realistic price - why have anything more complicated than this? I love it
on 7 January 2016
I wanted to reduce the piles of papers I had in my study - particularly business cards, flyers and meeting notes that would otherwise hang around in piles and therefore be considered 'lost' or at least difficult to find. So I did some research and opted for the Doxie Go. I didn't have unrealistic expectations for what I was getting, having used a Fujitsu Scansnap at work for many years which could eat a pile of 50 A4 sheets in next to no time. The Doxie Go doesn't claim to do that, but what it offers is brilliant and realistic for someone who wants to wander round their home, clearing piles of useful clutter.
I just wanted a simple solution that could sync easily and that is what the Doxie Go does brilliantly.
Being so small, literally just wider than an A4 sheet, light and battery operated, you can walk around your home with it in your hand and crank through a pile of paper. The battery lasts a good while which means that you can happily munch through 100 sheets and not worry too much about it running out of battery. Then simply plug it into your computer via the USB cable and it syncs beautifully to the Doxie software which is perfectly simple in its approach and regularly improved. The scans transfer to the app where you can edit, crop, rotate and export as needed.
I usually just transfer the scans into Evernote so that they are on all my devices and searchable there, however, you can save to pdf, jpeg and all the usual formats including word - which means that a scan can become an editable document in no time at all.
I really like the build quality of the Doxie Go and you can happily upgrade the storage capacity if you feel that the included memory isn't enough.
The standard scan resolution is absolutely fine for most documents, but you can quickly change the resolution by holding down the scan button... the only button on the device. You now have something that can archive treasured photographs at a quality that can display or print well.
There is a useful slider on the document feeder which will keep the edges from wondering if it is a business card or an A5 flyer for instance. It provides straighter scans which cuts down editing time.
I have never, in all the time I have used the Doxie Go had a jam. Business cards need a little push to help the thicker paper go through, however, that is not an issue.
This is a very useful scanner to have to hand that does what it does really well and without fuss - it always sits within arms length of my desk. It is quick and easy to get scans onto a computer at a realistic price - why have anything more complicated than this? I love it!