Readers of the DocumentSnap newsletter will know that I have been putting together a new offering for Fujitsu ScanSnap owners. I’m happy to announce that it is now ready to go.
The Unofficial ScanSnap Setup Guide helps answer the question “how the heck do I use my awesome ScanSnap scanner in the most efficient way?”
What It Is
Good question. The Guide is a 55+ page PDF with tips and strategies to help both Mac and Windows users figure out how to set up and use the software and functionality that is included with the Fujitsu ScanSnap. It is not a replacement for the very comprehensive manual that comes with the scanner, but more a brain dump of what I know about the software that comes with the ScanSnap, how I recommend you set it up, and some paper workflows that work really well for me.
Who It’s For
You are a new ScanSnap owner, or have had the scanner for a while but haven’t done much in the way of customization. You are possibly tired of looking all over the Internet for bits and pieces of information and would like to just have everything consolidated in one place.
What is all the software that comes with the ScanSnap for? When do you use it? What is the best way to set up ScanSnap Profiles? How do you speed up OCR by doing it after scanning? These are the kinds of questions that we look at.
Who It’s Not For
If you are an extremely experienced ScanSnap owner, this might not be for you (though for the price, who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two). Obviously if you use a different scanner than the Fujitsu ScanSnap, this guide won’t be terribly useful to you.
No guide or piece of software is going to “go paperless” for you. At the end of the day, you have to actually do the stuff outlined. If you are not at the place to be able to do that yet, this may not be for you.
That’s it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.