My experience with NeatDesk for MacPublished 2010-10-3
It's terrible. Just look at the product reviews on Amazon.
Instead consider the Fujitsu SnapScan 1500
A few weeks ago I bought a 'NeatDesk for Mac' multi-document, double-sided, auto-feed scanner. I bought it so that I could clean up the mess of cluttered papers I've collected over the years.
I got it for just $300 on eBay. I only bid because I didn't think that I would win - but I thought that $300 would be a great deal if I won... and I did. Surprise!
All of the scanners I've seen have a price point of about $400, so I thought that the promise of the NeatDesk - as seen on TV (TM) - might be worth it.
I was mostly unimpressed. This is my first experience with an auto-feed document scanner. This may be one of the very best, for all I know.
- Not intuitive. The software is Cocoa... but it's not Mac-Simple.
- Freezes.... all the time. I've tried to
- auto-crop crops too close
- Not much documentation
- Runs scan and OCR in the same process... and CRASHES!
- FLOODS contacts with empty contacts or useless contacts (single words as a name - no email, no phone number)
- Can't do multi-document OCR after initial scan
- Feeds in almost all documents croocked
- Only accepts 25 pages at a time
- Locks-up, light blinks, and has to be power cycled - usually on 20+ page scans
Even with the cons, I still would have bought it - or at least something like it.
- Auto-feed. Click the button, it scans.
- Sometimes Detects and removes blank pages
- OCR with DB and API
- More reliable hardware / software combo - just the driver
- Up to 75 pages at once
By AJ ONeal
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