Top 10 Going Paperless Products Of 2010

Top 10 Going Paperless Products Of 2010

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great one and are ready and roaring to go for 2011.

As part of my annual review, I was looking back at my logs for sales through Amazon.com, and I thought you might be interested in the top 10 products that DocumentSnap readers bought through Amazon in 2010.

Here it is in pie chart (mmm… pie) form:

Amazon Top 10 Pie Chart

Here are the top 10 products:

  1. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300: Fujitsu’s personal Mac & Windows document scanner. A little surprised this one was #1 to be honest!
  2. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M: Fujitsu’s Mac desktop scanner. Mac users are representing!
  3. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500: Fujitsu’s Windows desktop scanner
  4. Western Digital Elements 2TB External Drive: Happy to see my favorite external drive listed here
  5. Neatco NeatDesk: Neatco’s desktop scanner including the NeatWorks software that a lot of people like
  6. ScanSnap Carrying Case: Can’t say I realized so many people use a carrying case for their S1500, but guess I was wrong!
  7. Doxie: Apparent’s ultra portable scan-to-cloud scanner
  8. NeatReceipts: Neatco’s portable receipt scanner (as the name implies)
  9. Fellowes P-57Cs Shredder: Light duty home or home office cross-cut shredder
  10. Fellowes SB-99Ci Shredder: Small business cross-cut shredder

So there you go. This list tells me two things:

  1. DocumentSnap readers love their ScanSnaps (no surprise)
  2. I clearly need to diversify my coverage a bit more (again, not really a surprise, but ignore what I just said until after tomorrow’s post)

Thanks to all the DocumentSnap readers that bought their paperless products through my Amazon links this year. I (or more accurately, Starbucks) thank you very much.

(Photo by Jude Doyland)

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Raymond Peck - January 11, 2011 Reply

I own a 1500M and love it, but would buy a sibling 1300 to carry around if it came with an Acrobat license.

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - January 11, 2011 Reply

    I hear you, it would be nice, though I'd say the new S1100 would be a lot easier to carry around. šŸ™‚

Ian Downie - January 9, 2011 Reply

In the UK, the Scansnap 1500M is more than twice the price of the Scansnap 1300. Brooks, you encouraged me to buy the 1500M but the cost swung it for me and I bought the 1300. I've got to say I am delighted with it. I bought it to process birth, death and marriage certificates but so far all I have done is reduce a thick pile of personal documents in my 'file' out tray to a bag of shredded paper and a thin folder full of documents where I need to keep the originals.

I don't regret buying the 1300 because it is compact and can sit on a small table beside me on my comfortable seat with laptop table, and it packs away into a small space. The speed isn't a great issue as I find the biggest theft of time is the time needed to sort the documents before feeding them in.

Oh, and it works like a dream, and I am getting a real kick out of going paperless!

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - January 9, 2011 Reply

    Great Ian, I have the S1300 too and love it. You can't go wrong either way. šŸ™‚

pendolino - January 5, 2011 Reply

interesting data. what was the sample size?

considering that the 1300 is almost have the price of the 1500, that might be the major cause.

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