Fujitsu ScanSnap IX500 Review

Over the past 6 months I have been looking for a more efficient and effective way of managing all the documents, receipts, business
cards, invoices, and basically all the papers that go along with owning a business.
Prior to me purchasing a document scanner I had been using my Canon MX880 which does have
many of the features of the document scanner, but doesn’t have the mobility and
database and document search features this has.
The Canon MX880

Superior 9600 x 2400
maximum color resolution4 and 5 Individual Ink Tanks means
incredible business document printing and efficiency while built-in imaging
technology ensures the integrity of originals are preserved with each copy and
scan. Maintain security standards by utilizing features to prevent misdialed
fax transmissions and keep scanned files password protected.

The MX892 also allows you to turn your office into a photo
lab and print beautiful, borderless5 photo lab quality photos
up to 8.5″ x 11″ in size. Your photo printing options now also include
Full HD video6 while you also enjoy computer-less printing
through compatible direct print options.
The MX892 delivers the tremendous business imaging quality
and versatile solutions that will assist in bringing your business to the next
level. So, you can print business documents when you need to and photos when
you want to.
This is also a wireless printer with optional Bluetooth technology.
Basically, I was scanning all my business documents into
files and saving them into folders which I would then backup multiple times on
different portable and network drives.
Neat NeatDesk vs
Fujitsu ScanSnap IX500
I was looking for the device that had the greatest
capabilities, ease of use and compatibility with both PC and MAC. I must have
compared these two devices at least 20 times before I decided to buy one.  The Fujitsu was a bit more expensive, but I felt
it had a better name and company behind it. I bought it from Costco where it is well priced and is very good with returns if necessary. However, i will not need to return this device.


 The basic deciding factor were the features and software
that came with the Scan Snap IX500 and the excellent reviews I have throughout the
Ease of Connecting
The Scan Snap was easy to set up but it was important to know
that you should take these steps. First install the software which comes on a
CD and then connected the power cable and USB cable.
It will take you through the installation first and then ask
you to connect the device, installing all the necessary drivers. It will then
ask if you would like to connect wirelessly through your home network as well
as asking if you will be connecting a mobile devices such as an android based
or iOS based device. It will then take you through the process for installing
these software, provide you with a pin and allow you to connect and hit scan.
You place a document in the scanner and select scan on your phone and its done.

ScanSnap iX500

The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. Even better, documents scanned by ScanSnap take on a higher level of accessibility and usefulness, users can scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac and now iOS or Android mobile devices.
  • One button searchable PDF creation
  • Advanced paper feeding system
  • Blazing 25ppm color scanning
  • 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Built-in GI microprocessor
  • USB 3.0 (or lower)
  • Scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac
  • Scan wirelessly to iOS or Android mobile devices
  • Comes with Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard (PC only)
  • More Quick Menu Productivity


  • Easily Transform Paper with the Touch of a Button

    Achieving organization with the ScanSnap iX500 starts with the touch of a single button and ends with a host of productivity features that keep you ahead of the stack.
  • Scan to:

    • Searchable PDF
    • JPG
    • Word (editable)
    • Excel (editable)
    • Business Cards
    • Mobile
  • Wi-Fi or USB connectivity to a computer

    Break free from USB and place ScanSnap just about anywhere in the room with Wi-Fi connectivity to a PC or Mac.

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