Update: It’s confirmed that the ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M include both drivers on the install CD. See this ScanSnap Cross-Platform post for more info. The rest of this post relates to the S510 and s300 series.
According to commenter “rei” on this ScanSnap S1500 post, the next version of the Fujitsu ScanSnap is going to work on both Mac and Windows – the only difference between the S1500 and S1500M is the bundled software.
If that is the case, that will be tremendous, but that doesn’t help you if you have an older ScanSnap for Windows that you want to use on your shiny new Mac.
It is possible to do, but believe it or not you have to hunt down some Japanese drivers to do it.
Here is a roundup of some links that show you how it is done.
The Mac Lawyer has an excellent step by step guide. Make sure you read all the way down through the comments as there are updated links to the driver software there. While the ScanSnap model that Ben is referring to is the 5110EOX2, some commenters have noted that they have got it working with newer ScanSnaps like the S300.
A link in the comments of the Mac Lawyer post led me to the My Punchbowl Blog. Scroll down to #10 in the list for a discussion of how he got the S510 working on his new Mac.
The granddaddy of all cross-platform-ScanSnap information is this MacOSXHints forum thread. It is long and goes on for a wide time period, so you may want to start at the end and work backwards to go by the newest information.
So, while I wouldn’t say getting a Windows ScanSnap working on the Mac is easy, it is clearly do-able. Have you ever “crossed the aisle” and got your ScanSnap working cross-platform? Leave your war story in the comment.