ScanSnap Cloud - Scan To The Cloud Without A Computer

ScanSnap Cloud – Scan To The Cloud Without A Computer

I am writing this from the pool area of the Sheraton Atlanta. I only mention this because Fujitsu has released their new ScanSnap Cloud feature, and I figure there is no better way to test it out than with the dreaded hotel Wi-Fi connection.

ScanSnap Cloud At The Pool
ScanSnap Cloud At The Pool

What Is ScanSnap Cloud?

ScanSnap Cloud is a way to scan documents from your ScanSnap iX500 or iX100 directly to the cloud service of your choice without needing to be connected to a computer or mobile device.

The services you can scan to depends on your region, but at the time of writing you can upload to:

  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box
  • Expensify
  • LedgerDocs
  • Shoeboxed
  • Rocket Matter
  • Hubdoc
  • Talk Accounting
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Concur
  • Google Photos

Fujitsu says more are on the way soon.

You can download the ScanSnap Cloud software now from their site. It will not show up in Online Update.

When ScanSnap Cloud launched it was North America-only, but now it is available in North America, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

It doesn’t appear that it is available in Australia yet, but I’d love to hear from the Aussie readers if that is in fact the case.

Here's what ScanSnap Cloud is NOT: Fujitsu is not getting into the cloud storage game, so you don't have to worry about them hounding you to sign up for their paid service or anything like that.

The new feature is a (free) way to get your documents from your ScanSnap to where you want them to go.

If you don't want to store your documents in the cloud, you can keep using your ScanSnap exactly how you are using it now.

How Does It Work?

Once you configure your ScanSnap for ScanSnap Cloud, you can decide where those scans should go. If you'd like, you can have everything go to one place.

Here's an example with my poor flowchart skills. Your ScanSnap connects via Wi-Fi to your router. When you scan, it sends the document to the ScanSnap Cloud service, which then sends it to Dropbox.

ScanSnap Cloud To 1 Service
ScanSnap Cloud To 1 Service

Pretty simple, but you can take things a bit further. You can tell it to sort your documents into up to four categories, and have a different cloud service for each type.

When you scan to ScanSnap Cloud, it can automatically detect the type of document and save it accordingly.

In this example, it is sending documents to Dropbox or Evernote or OneCloud or Google Drive, business cards to Evernote, receipts to Expensify, and photos to Google Drive.

ScanSnap Cloud To 4 Services
ScanSnap Cloud To 4 Services

This is similar to the automatic sorting of the ScanSnap Evernote Edition, but it is on steroids because you can send it to completely different specialized services.

To configure ScanSnap Cloud, there is a special application for Mac and Windows and a mobile app for iOS and Android.

When you first start it up, you are asked to sign in or create a ScanSnap Cloud account.

ScanSnap Cloud Signup
ScanSnap Cloud Signup

You'll then plug in your ScanSnap to your computer and it will need to update the firmware to be able to do the new magic cloud uploading.

Once your ScanSnap has updated and is connected to Wi-Fi, the light will change to purple. That's how you will know you're connected to ScanSnap Cloud.

ScanSnap Cloud Purple Light
ScanSnap Cloud Purple Light

Configuring Your Cloud Services

You'll then be asked which cloud service you'd like to save your documents to. If you want to just get up and running quickly, choose Always Save to Same Service and then hit the Select button. You can choose your service and go.

Alternately, choose Save by Document Type and then choose your service for Documents, Business cards, Receipts, and Photos.

You can, of course, change all this later with the ScanSnap Cloud application.

ScanSnap Cloud Configure Services
ScanSnap Cloud Configure Services

Hit Save Settings and you'll be good to go.

Example: Scanning Everything To Dropbox

Let's do an example. I have configured ScanSnap Cloud to scan everything to Dropbox.

ScanSnap Cloud To Dropbox
ScanSnap Cloud To Dropbox

Now whatever I scan should magically appear in my !Inbox folder in Dropbox (a folder I selected — you can select whichever Dropbox folder you'd like).

I scanned a document, and a few seconds later it appeared in Dropbox in my !Inbox folder.

ScanSnap Cloud To Dropbox
ScanSnap Cloud To Dropbox

Example: Scanning Document To Google Drive

Now let's try a different example. I will configure it to scan to different services depending on the type of document. I'll scan to Google Drive for documents and configure it to scan to a folder called ScanSnap.

ScanSnap Cloud To Google Drive
ScanSnap Cloud To Google Drive

I scanned the letter, and it appears in Google Drive in a newly-created ScanSnap folder.

ScanSnap Cloud Google Drive Scanned
ScanSnap Cloud Google Drive Scanned

(If you're observant, you may notice something about that filename that will give you a sneak peak of another new feature that I'll cover below.)

Example: Scanning Business Cards To Evernote

Since I've set things to automatically detect the type of document, I set business cards to go to Evernote. Once nice feature of scanning to Evernote is you can choose which notebook you want to save to.

ScanSnap Cloud To Evernote
ScanSnap Cloud To Evernote

Unfortunately you can't choose tags, but maybe that will come someday.

When I scanned a business card, it appeared in my Cards notebook (that I selected) within a few seconds.

ScanSnap Cloud Evernote Business Card
ScanSnap Cloud Evernote Business Card

I was hoping that Evernote would recognize it as a business card and do its Linkedin-lookup-magic like the ScanSnap Evernote Edition, but no such luck.

I suspect that Fujitsu will support more business card services in the future.

Example: Scanning Receipts To Expensify

You can scan receipts to any service you like as PDFs or JPGs, but if you want to add some extra processing you can choose Expensify as your cloud service.

It just so happens that I use Expensify when I travel, so I was very excited to see this integration.

I set receipts to go to Expensify:

ScanSnap Cloud To Expensify
ScanSnap Cloud To Expensify

When I scanned, the receipt appears in Expensify to do its Smart Scanning magic. In this screenshot I show before and after.

ScanSnap Cloud Expensify Scanned
ScanSnap Cloud Expensify Scanned

From there in Expensify you can create and submit expense reports, export to Quickbooks, and do all sorts of other expense-y things.

Example: Scanning Photo To Google Photos

By now you probably have the idea, but just for completeness I set it to send photos to Google Photo. You can, of course, send them to Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive, or whereever you'd like.

ScanSnap Cloud To Google Photo
ScanSnap Cloud To Google Photo

When I scanned a photo, it saved it right to Google Photos.

ScanSnap Cloud To Google Photo
ScanSnap Cloud To Google Photo

File Naming

Earlier in this article I did a bit of foreshadowing for an interesting new feature of ScanSnap Cloud: an option to automatically name scanned documents.

Now, this isn't anywhere close to the level of using Hazel or DropIt, but is a bit more powerful than what the ScanSnap could do before.

In the ScanSnap Cloud settings, you can select Name files automatically. This will try (and I mean try) to pull the title and date out of the document and use it in the filename.

ScanSnap Cloud File Naming Options
ScanSnap Cloud File Naming Options

As far as I can tell it only seems to work on documents and not receipts or business cards. I've also found that the document needs to be quite well structured.

In an earlier article I showed a scanned letter from Ethical Coffee Company. ScanSnap Cloud found the word ETHICAL but did not find the date. When that happens, it just uses the scanned date.

ScanSnap Cloud Google Drive Scanned
ScanSnap Cloud Google Drive Scanned

I scanned a Sheraton bill and it did find Sheraton and allllllmost found the date, but got the year wrong.

ScanSnap Cloud Sheraton Name
ScanSnap Cloud Sheraton Name

This Kal-Tire bill is well structured like a normal invoice and it pulled the title and the date without problems.

ScanSnap Cloud Kal-Tire Bill
ScanSnap Cloud Kal-Tire Bill

So, this automatic file naming is an interesting feature and one I hope they improve over time, but it's not something you want to rely on unless you have very commonly-structured documents.

If you don't like it, you can turn the option off and just have it name the document with the scanned date or other characters.

What Are The Limitations?

There are a few limitations you should be aware of when you're using ScanSnap Cloud.

No Profiles

If you are a ScanSnap power user and have Profiles set up in ScanSnap Manger to split your documents into one PDF per x single or double sided pages (as outlined in my Unofficial ScanSnap Setup Guide), you can't use those Profiles with ScanSnap Cloud.

All documents that you scan together of a similar type will go into one PDF in the cloud.

So, if you have five pieces of paper and they should go into five PDFs, you'll want to do five scans vs. one scan and having it auto-separate like you may be used to with your iX500. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

One trick that the folks in the Evernote forums came up with for the ScanSnap Evernote Edition works here: if you're scanning a stack that includes different types of documents (receipts, business cards, etc.), put the receipts and business cards between the documents. That way it will separate the documents into different PDFs.


The second thing to keep in mind is that there is no server-side OCR function. So if you scan to to ScanSnap Cloud, those PDFs will not be searchable like they would be if you scanned to your computer.

If you scan to Google Drive or Evernote, you could use their searchable PDF features, or if the PDFs download to your computer later, you could apply OCR after the fact.

It's Not A Cloud Storage Service

Finally, you will want to keep in mind that ScanSnap Cloud itself is not a cloud storage service.

As you will see in a future blog post, you can access the documents you've scanned using the ScanSnap Cloud app and do some simple manipulation, but I am told that the service will only hold onto scans for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, they'll be removed from Fujitsu's server.

Think of the ScanSnap Cloud service as a temporary holding bin. It stores your documents just long enough to get them to their final destination (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) and keeps them around for a tiny bit just in case you change your mind about where you wanted them to go.

What About Security?

Let's start with the obvious: if you're not comfortable storing your documents in the cloud then the ScanSnap Cloud feature is not for you.

Assuming you are OK with the concept of cloud storage in general, then the question becomes how secure is ScanSnap Cloud?

Since DocumentSnap readers are a smart bunch, I knew you wouldn't go for "it's secure, we promise!" like you usually hear from cloud vendors. I bugged them to give me a bit more information.

The ScanSnap folks wisely did not try to run their own server infrastructure. They use Microsoft Azure as the data storage. If you're interested in these sorts of things, here is Azure's security information.

On top of Azure's security measures, I asked Fujitsu if they apply any additional encryption to the documents stored in ScanSnap Cloud. Here's what they said:

The security of our customer’s information is of the utmost importance to Fujitsu. As part of that goal, we have selected Microsoft Azure as the preferred and strategic cloud for our ScanSnap Cloud service. While documents are not encrypted, the Microsoft team is constantly investing in the security of the Azure platform and the integration with Microsoft's cloud infrastructure gives ScanSnap customers a trusted platform for the security of their information.

Hopefully they do add extra encryption-at-rest in the future.

"I'm Angry Because My Perfectly Good Older ScanSnap xxxx Doesn't Support ScanSnap Cloud!"

Sometimes Fujitsu releases a new feature that, for technical or sales reasons, only works on current ScanSnaps. When this happens, there is a segment of the customer base with older ScanSnap models that gets quite upset that their model doesn't support the new feature.

I hope it is obvious that in this case only the iX500 and the iX100 support ScanSnap Cloud because they are the only models that can scan wirelessly.

When Fujitsu first released the iX500, they kept going on about the "GI chip" that they added.

I have to admit that I didn't really see the big deal at the time, but now I am coming around — it lets them do things like add this feature to existing models without needing to release a whole new scanner.

ScanSnap Cloud App

By now you are probably wondering how you set up and configure all these ScanSnap Cloud features.

There is a ScanSnap Cloud application for Mac and Windows, and an app for iOS and Android.

I will do a future blog post about using the apps, but for now you can download them all at the their site.

Switching Between ScanSnap Cloud and "Local" ScanSnap

As mentioned earlier, you can switch between using ScanSnap Cloud and using a normal ScanSnap connection via USB or Wi-Fi to a computer.

To switch, make sure your ScanSnap is powered on and then right-click on the ScanSnap Dock (Mac) or Notification Area (Windows) icon. Enable or disable ScanSnap Cloud.

ScanSnap Cloud Setting
ScanSnap Cloud Setting

What Do You Think Of ScanSnap Cloud?

To me, ScanSnap Cloud is a good way to support computerless scanning without Fujitsu trying to get into the cloud storage game (something I am not sure anyone wants them to do).

It could also be a good solution for people who have wanted their ScanSnap to be able to scan to more than one computer wirelessly. Now it can scan to the cloud and you can sync/access it that way.

I like it, but I'm curious about your thoughts. Please drop a comment and let us know what you think about this approach.

Updated 01/22/2018

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.

Leave a Reply 45 comments

Donna - September 18, 2018 Reply

Do you know when ScanSnap Cloud will be available in Australia?

Maura McNulty - April 16, 2018 Reply

We have a HIPPA compliant customer wifi locations using MAC’s and IOS devices who wants to scan docs directly to Egnyte. What do you recommend? Is SnapScan HIPPA compliant and filing to Egnyte yet? Thanks!

Michael Welch - April 4, 2018 Reply

I like this feature. However, is no one concerned that ScanSnap Cloud request full access to your cloud service. (I tested with DropBox and OneDrive).

Here’s just one bullet point from the OneDriver permissions granted to ScanSnap

Access OneDrive files
ScanSnap Cloud(US) will be able to open and edit OneDrive files, including files shared with you.
You last used ScanSnap Cloud(US) today.

That’s crazy! My workaround was to create a dummy OneDrive account. However, since Fujitsu seems so lax about privacy/security issues, I’m wondering why I would trust them with my scanned document which spends up to 2 weeks on their servers as well as my cloud service.

Yann - February 27, 2018 Reply

Does anyone know for sure if the SnapScan Cloud app can be used with the Evernote edition of the ix500?

Joe - September 25, 2017 Reply

I give ScanSanp Cloud an “F”. Technically everything works great. Except – one is limited to recognize fewer than 500 pages a month. This arbitrary limitation completely screws-up my and probably many others workflow. Why have a workhorse scanner, great workflow and then cripple it with a limitation?

Whoever the genius product manger was that put in the limit needs to be shown the exit door. I get the fact that the service can’t be free for 1,000s of pages. But, how about freemium as a biz model? Why not make the first 500 pages free then charge a reasonable rate after the free number is exceeded? I’d gladly pay. Say hello to recurring revenue Fujitsu!! Please!

rick - April 25, 2017 Reply

OCR is there now! it works great…. FYI.

Andreas - December 30, 2016 Reply

Good idea, but now OCR :-/

Luke - December 11, 2016 Reply

Has a way to scan to print (essentially copy directly) without the need of a computer been developed yet? I’m simply looking to set a profile with preferences that when I press the physical button it scans and sends to my brother wifi printer without computer access. This feature would complete the device.

Michael - December 11, 2016 Reply


As much as I like the idea of straight scanning to the cloud and the experience is relatively simple with ScanSnap Cloud …the lack of OCR is really a killer…what’s the point to scan a document with OCR it (for most of them…). And doing this “after” is a bit a pain …

Any idea is OCR is planned..?


Charlie Sears - October 18, 2016 Reply

I work for a Truck Transportation company, and we have been looking for something like this for some time. The ix100 is a good scanner in that it is not hard to use and it handles all the various types of documents we come across. However, the ScanSnap Connect Android Applications we started to use was too complicated for many drivers to use. The major problem was that each Android phone was slightly different than the next one, and they all had problems with automatically connecting the scanner to the phones WiFi.

Now comes the ScanSnap Cloud app. This solved most of the problems in that it transmits from the scanner through the phone (vice to the phone with the Connect app.). The driver is relieved of most checks as he only has to have Mobile Data on and have the Hotspot of the phone on. He can then leave the phone in his pocket and just turn on the scanner, press the button to scan, press the button to stop scanning and wait a few seconds until the phone gets a done notification. The driver then turns off the scanner, and goes down the road. The only other thing the driver does is enter the Trip Number into the phone app. at the start of the trip. The driver can also re-transmit the documents to email from the phone app if needed. We have 60 trucks running the system, and they all send to the same Google Drive repository, but to separate folder within the Drive. Makes it easy as anything I have seen so far. There is no page charges either like all the commercial services, and Fujitsu listens to the customer.

The Fujitsu Cloud service routes the scans to our Google Drive, and there is no cost for that as long as we clean it up from time to time. Fujitsu automatically rotates the scans to correct reading if the page is scanned sideway or upside down, and it will even take a document that is scanned cross corner and straightens it up. We already have a onsite product that breaks multipage PDFs into single page ones, so we do not need that done by Fujitsu.

Rob - August 9, 2016 Reply

Im in Australia. How to do I get around the geoblock on this awesome software? I’ve dl the software but after clicking install it sees I’m in Australia

    Crystal - June 25, 2017 Reply

    Hi Rob, have you found anyway around this? I’m in Australia too and have been caught out thinking that this worked here. It was the deciding reason for me to go with this model.

      Robert Millar - October 7, 2018 Reply

      Hi Crystal

      I went to the USA and DL the software over there.

      I could send you a copy?

Anil - July 31, 2016 Reply

Here are some of my thoughts:

1. Some of my documents don’t go on cloud storage without encryption. So, for those, I am out.
2. For all PDFs, I need OCR done automatically. For that reason, I am out.
3. No profile support. I am out.
4. Would like something like WedDev support so that I can scan directly to my Synology NAS without a computer. If Fujitsu can support those cloud apps, they should be able to support WebDev, at least via their mobile app which currently has a feature to sync with Dropbox, OneDrive, & GoogleDrive

If one has a simple workflow and does not need the missing features, ScanSnap Cloud will enhance the productivity. Unfortunately, for me it would decrease mine.

Lee - July 12, 2016 Reply

No OCR?! Enthusiasm killed.

Eric Linneman - June 22, 2016 Reply

This has been a disaster for me. Now, my scanner switches to cloud without any interaction on my part. I’ve tried this on a mac and 2 Win 10 pc’s and still cannot consistently get it to stay scanning to the computer and not the cloud. There is no way to go back in firmware in the scanner. It looks like Fujitsu needs to fix a firmware bug.

Greg - June 17, 2016 Reply

Although I don’t live in the US I was able to download it from the US Mac App Store. I briefly changed my country to the US. I switched it back after successfully updating the ix500’s firmware and setting up ScanSnap Cloud.

Have Fujitsu indicated how long it might take before OCR is available? Until it’s available it won’t be suitable for many potential users.

IScanSnap Cloud could solve a problem for me in that ScanSnap Manager doesn’t support a Mac Pro with a bonded ethernet connection.

    Mike - June 23, 2016 Reply

    Hi Greg. Thanks for the tip. Did you just change your Region in Settings.? Can’t see why they wouldn’t make it available in the UK yet.

Ben Cochez - June 15, 2016 Reply

I’ve managed to get ScanSnap Cloud running on my ix500 from Belgium. It works if you download the Windows version – no country restrictions there it seems.

I’ve used an image from Microsoft on my Mac: You can download and run the Scansnap Cloud setup program from within the image. Once it’s set up, you don’t need the VM anymore.

Lisa Beauregard - June 9, 2016 Reply

This sounded interesting to me so I decided to set it up to try it. This may seem like a silly question(s). I am wondering something though…is there a way to make it default to ScanSnap Cloud instead of ScanSnap Manager (Mac) when I turn my computer on? I rebooted to test something else and the noticed that the scanner went back into it’s normal wi-fi mode. I see that it’s easy to switch back and forth but am wondering what happens if I shut my computer off. For instance if I shut the computer off with the scanner setup for Cloud, will it stay that way until I turn the computer back on? Or if I leave it set on the ScanSnap manager and shut off, does it stay that way? I also have both the regular ScanSnap app and the new ScanSnap Cloud app on my iPhone but I don’t see anyway to change from one to the other there.

Grace Suarez - June 8, 2016 Reply

Your explanation was great but the switch from Cloud to local did not work as expected. There were a number of glitches. And then I found out it wouldn’t do OCR. That was a killer for me. I deleted it. My workflow already saves to Dropbox and Hazel picks it up so no advantage to me. I do wonder for whom this would be a good fit.

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Grace, what glitches did you run into? I haven’t hit anything like that.

Ian Downie - June 8, 2016 Reply

I don’t own one of the newer Scansnaps so I wouldn’t be able to use the scan to cloud function anyway, but my Scansnap is permanently attached to my iMac via USB and I could, if I wanted to, make it save documents in the Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox etc folders on my iMac, with the added advantages that the files would have gone through OCR and would be searchable, and that I could use my Hazel rules to put them into the appropriate folders. They would then be available from anywhere – my MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad and any other device which allowed me to access the cloud service.

I say ‘could’ but in fact I don’t scan to a local cloud folder but to an ordinary folder which is a dropping point from where Hazel sorts the files and puts them away in the appropriate places. I sync all my documents between my iMac and my MacBook Pro using Synk so everything I scan ends up on both computers. OK, that doesn’t make them available on my iOS devices but putting all my documents (I have a lot) on a cloud service would involve my taking out a subscription, which I am currently not willing to do. I might go that way if I end up buying a newer MacBook or MacBook Pro with a small SSD drive, mind you – the subscription costs for three years would outweigh the extra cost of buying one with a big SSD drive.

I can see the point for someone who wants to scan documents without a computer handy but am struggling to think of a situation where I would find that useful. Maybe that’s just me.

    Nate - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Ian: “…putting all my documents (I have a lot) on a cloud service would involve my taking out a subscription, which I am currently not willing to do.”

    So what is your recourse and recovery plan for all your data in the event of a natural disaster, fire, etc. which destroys both your iMac and MBPro while they are both in the same location?

      Ian Downie - June 8, 2016 Reply

      Good point. I currently have three back up drives in addition to Time Machine backups for each computer, so I should be putting one in my shed outside the house, or asking my children to look after them, on a regular, rotating basis. I could buy a new 2TB hard drive every year for less than the cost of 1TB of storage on Dropbox, for example. An advantage of the hard drives is that they are exact clones and can start up my computers, something I have just had to do when my iMac hard drive started to fail. You can’t do that with Dropbox.

      Anyway, that’s a bit off the subject ….

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Well, I think you said it yourself:

    “I can see the point for someone who wants to scan documents without a computer handy but am struggling to think of a situation where I would find that useful. Maybe that’s just me.”

    Since you don’t store your documents on a cloud service, ScanSnap Cloud is not for you. 🙂

    Lynda Moe - June 1, 2019 Reply

    You may want to check out pCloud’s life membership option for document storage.

Nate - June 8, 2016 Reply

Scan to Cloud is a very nice feature, but it is inaccurate to credit Scansnap as the first to offer this. My all in one Brother allows me to scan directly to Evernote in the cloud without adding the scan to my computer. I’ve been doing it for quite some time.

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Nate, I don’t think I ever said the ScanSnap was the first to do this.

      Nate - June 8, 2016 Reply

      Sorry if I misconstrued what you meant, Brooks but when your email of today said: ” If you had asked me if such a thing was possible, I would have told you no.”
      I interpreted that to mean that you did not think any other company’s scanners offered that option. I agree that It is a wonderful feature, and should be simple to implement in any company’s all-in-one printer/scanner which includes wifi, which most sold today do. I assume you would agree with that?
      (I agree that the ScanSnap is far more feature-rich than any AIO’s scanner, of course, but not with regard to this particular feature.)

        Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

        Ahhh, got it! Yeah what I meant was “I didn’t think it would be possible to enable for ScanSnaps that were already shipped and on people’s desks”, but I can see how you would read it that way. And I agree, ScanSnap is definitely playing catch-up here. NeatConnect is another scanner that has been able to do it for ages.

Jamison - June 8, 2016 Reply

Can the Scansnap be connected to PC via USB and still scan to cloud?

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Yes absolutely. You can flip back and forth between local and Cloud scanning. See the section near the end of the article. Works great.

Arthur Johnsin - June 8, 2016 Reply

SUPER news. I’ve been hoping for this news ever since buying my ScanSnap iX100. Since I anchor my cloud services to a RAID, it’s been a challenge to send my PDFs skyward in one step — and this new feature even lets me customize destination folders. On the road, this will be a godsend. Thanks for the update.

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Awesome Arthur, that sounds like a great use.

Philippe - June 8, 2016 Reply

Great article with a lot of details.
I use a Chromebook laptop and a windows desktop. I am waiting for a scanner that works with Chromebooks to switch my desktop computer to Chromebook too ( Chromebox).
Google Chromebook laptops outsold Apple’s Macs during the most recent quarter so this OS is becoming more and more popular. The scan to the cloud feature is a great step toward my goal but unfortunately, we need to install the software on a Windows computer first.
I am waiting for a scanner that works with Chromebooks without windows. We are almost there, I guess this will happen within a few month or a may be a year. I cannot believe that the scanner makers will continue to neglect the growing Chromebook customer base.

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    I didn’t cover this in the article but I THINK you can set it up using the iOS or Android app without needing to use a computer. The app wasn’t available until the article was posted so I haven’t had a chance to test that out yet. I’ll see what I can dig up.

    Other than that, it’s perfect for Chromebook users because you can have it just upload to Google Drive.

gregs - June 7, 2016 Reply

Interesting article. Too bad its only available to those in Japan and North America. I’d really like to try it out with my ix500 here in Australia. 🙁

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    I was wondering about this and was hoping I’d hear from a non-NA user. Since you download the software yourself I thought maybe the usual restrictions wouldn’t apply. What happens when you try to download it from Australia? Does it not even let you hit the site?

      Chuck - June 8, 2016 Reply

      It’s not even available for Download on Europe AppStore

      Wondering if it’s Fujitsu ? Or Apple not validating it ?

      It’s just very frustrating to see the S/W is available in French on the US AppStore

        Alex - June 10, 2016 Reply

        It’s definitely Fujitsu. I tried circumventing the country restriction and managed to download and install the Android app. However the country code is also checked inside the app in the setup process and then can not be continued.

      Rob Millar - August 9, 2016 Reply

      You can dl it. But when it comes to setting up an account you get blocked

Randy - June 7, 2016 Reply

Workin well. Limited test.

gmtom - June 7, 2016 Reply

Interesting product add. I’m glad to see Fujitsu appears to still be developing software solutions for the S/S product. As you mention above, I’m a bit bummed that they could not figure out a way to support S/S Cloud for older hardwired devices. You can already get the same functionality through advanced profile setup and windows scripting, but it would be a nice value-add to bring it to older devices.

Interesting that they support Expensify, yet nothing on their S/S Receipt product. I just got back into using it to track and archive personal receipts, but I have not found the time to figure out the right profile settings to enable automatic uploads to Expensify.

    Brooks Duncan - June 8, 2016 Reply

    Well, like I mentioned in the article there isn’t really a way to make it work in older ScanSnaps because those older ScanSnaps don’t have a Wi-Fi chip in them.

    Re: ScanSnap Receipt, yeah since that is not an online-based application you can’t really use ScanSnap Cloud with it, but who knows. Maybe some future version will support it similar to their ScanSnap Sync feature with ScanSnap Organizer.

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