What Time Is Scanning Time?

What Time Is Scanning Time?

A few months ago I wrote about ScanDrop, a piece of software from the folks at OfficeDrop that lets you use your ScanSnap or TWAIN scanner to scan straight to cloud-based systems like Evernote, Google Docs, or (obviously), OfficeDrop.

On the OfficeDrop blog, the company posted an analysis of the times that people on the East Coast are using ScanDrop to scan their documents. They wanted to see what time is the most popular time to scan.

A little more detail on how we conducted this research – this is based only on East Coast Time Zone users of ScanDrop software over the past two months. This was done to make the data easier to analyze. We also have data for the rest of the US, Europe and Japan, so it will be fun to compare different regions’ scanning habits. We will do this in a later post.

I’ll let you check out the graph in the post to see what times are the winners, but it is funny how there is a small blip at 3:00am. You crazy night-owls.

For the record, I do the bulk of my scanning on Wednesdays in the late afternoon or evening, Pacific Standard Time.

How about you, do you have a set time to do scanning, or is it a random or ongoing thing?

(Photo by nicksarebi)

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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Charles - November 6, 2010 Reply

Bulk scanning is always after business hours. Otherwise my scanning is random, when needed.

    Brooks Duncan - November 8, 2010 Reply

    That makes sense. Tackling a huge stack during the day probably would interfere with you, you know, actually doing your work. Thanks for your feedback!

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