When the ScanSnap SV600 was released, it was supported on Windows only. You can read my review of the ScanSnap SV600 here where I go through all the features of the scanner.
Thanks to a tip from awesome DocumentSnap reader David, I see that there is an online update for the ScanSnap iX500 that adds support for the SV600.
To Install If You Already Have An iX500
- Make sure ScanSnap Manager is running
- Go to Help > Online Update
- Follow the instructions
If you want to see this in video form, I’ve created a short video.
What If You Don’t Already Have An iX500?
To be honest, at this point I am not sure what the best course of action would be. I recommend waiting until Fujitsu officially releases it for the Mac. If you want to live dangerously, I suspect that installing the iX500 software from here and then doing an Online Update would work. However, I have not tried it without actually having an iX500, so you are on your own for this one.
Update 11/07/2013: The SV600 is now cross-platform for Mac and Windows. The Mac software can be downloaded [from Fujitsu][sv600mac].
ScanSnap SV600 On The Mac
I’ve been playing around with the SV600 on the Mac (yay!), and so far, so good.
I started with scanning a book, and it did the same page detection as in my SV600 review on Windows.
You can see the results of that book here. I scanned a magazine too.
I tried multi-document detection too, and it worked well. I scanned a card that my son made that would never fit in a document feeder, and a postcard.
It detected them as multiple documents. You can see the results here.
I’ve been waiting for the ScanSnap SV600 to be supported on the Mac, and now it is (sort-of) here. Hopefully it will be sold as a fully hybrid model soon.