Mountain Lion Scanner Support

Mountain Lion Scanner Support

Mountain Lion EncounterSo we know that the Fujitsu ScanSnap is ready for Mountain Lion, but what about some of the other popular document scanners? Let’s see how ready they are for OS X Mountain Lion a week after release.

NeatDesk & NeatReceipts

NeatDeskAccording to this forum thread, an update for Mountain Lion has not been released at the time of this writing, but it is coming in “the next week”, which would make it by August 6. Hopefully then NeatDesk and NeatReceipts for Mac will be good to go.

Canon imageFORMULA P–150 and P–215

Canon P-150I haven’t seen any reports of the Canon P–150 or the Canon P–215 not working on Mountain Lion as yet.

When I go to Canon’s Mac Compatibility list or the P–150 product page, I don’t see Lion support or any drivers available. When I go to the P–215 product page, when you go through the wizard and choose “10.8 Mountain Lion” as your OS version, it does bring back a driver updated at 7/23/2012.

I found this forum thread where someone said his P–150 worked in Mountain Lion, so there’s that.

Do you have a P–150 or a P–215? Please leave a note in the comments and let us know how it is going with Mountain Lion.

Doxie and Doxie Go

Doxie GoDoxie and Doxie Go, according to this tweet are fully compatible with Mountain Lion. Make sure you grab the latest version of the Doxie software. The software does, at the time of this writing, run into Mountain Lion’s GateKeeper feature, so see this Twitter exchange with awesome DocumentSnap Doxie Go winner Bob Connelly to see how to get around that.

It is not clear to me whether this video of a Doxie chasing a mountain lion is in any way related.

Epson GT-S50

Epson GT-S50If you go to the drivers page for the GT-S50, it lists drivers for Mountain Lion, though the date on them looks a bit suspect.

If you go through their Mountain Lion wizard, it gives instructions for updating to Mountain Lion, so who knows.

If you use the Epson GT-S50 on Mountain Lion, please leave a note in the comments with how it is going.

That’s a roundup of the most common scanners that DocumentSnap readers use. If you use another one, let us know in the comments how things are going on the latest Cat.

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JEC - November 7, 2012 Reply

cannon LiDE 25 is not supported

Val - October 1, 2012 Reply

i found the solution for the P-150 under mountain Lion, if it doesn't work, or if the Start' button shows as available / green for a second, then goes gray and inactive (exactly what happened to me) : Look behind the scanner there is a "auto start on/off" button, turn it OFF. Retry : It works ! Hehe.

    Brooks Duncan - October 1, 2012 Reply

    Thanks Val!

    Benjy - November 20, 2013 Reply

    Thanks Val, this issue has been bugging me for some time, I can't believe the solution was so simple.

Pradip Malde - September 14, 2012 Reply

my p-150 is not working w 10.8 When I start up CaptureOneTouch. 'Start' button shows as available / green for a second, then goes gray and inactive. Have tried reinstalling software, restart, checked connections, tried alternative USB ports. No luck.

louwrentius - September 3, 2012 Reply

The Canon P-215 works out-of-the box with software and drivers as present on the supplied CDROM on Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

    Brooks Duncan - September 3, 2012 Reply


Bryan - August 23, 2012 Reply

I'm having trouble with the p-215 on mountain lion. The lite version of the CaptureOnTouch app works, but not the fully featured one.

Jim - August 18, 2012 Reply

Canon ImageFORMULA P-150M works great with Mountain Lion. I have had no issues with it. One caveat – I use the CaptureOnTouch software to scan documents, not to process them. I use Acrobat Pro for that. So I cannot guarantee the touch-up software will work with Mountain Lion.


    Brooks Duncan - August 18, 2012 Reply

    Thanks so much for your report, Jim! Good to know.<p style=”color: #A0A0A8;”>

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