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Quickly declutter your workspace â create searchable, mult-page PDFs with the click of a button
Double-sided scanning with advanced paper feeding system â insert up to 50 sheets of paper on automatic document feed (ADF)
Intelligent scan correction performs a quick quality check on your scans – features include auto color detection, auto rotation for upside down documents, and blank page removal
Easy to use software with color, grayscale, and monochrome scan speeds of up to 25 double-sided pages per minute
Scan your documents directly into integrated cloud services (Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and more) to access your files from anywhere
Compatible with iOS and Windows devices â scan via USB cord or wifi to laptop, tablet, and smartphone devices
Style:iX500 ScanSnap (PA03656-B305)
The scan snap ix500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risks associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or the office.
Style:iX500 ScanSnap (PA03656-B305)
|Product Dimensions||6.1 x 11.4 x 6.6 inches|
|Item Weight||6.6 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||9.55 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.|
|International Shipping||This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||PA03656-B305|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required.|
829 customer reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
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#1 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Scanners > Document Scanners
|Date first available at Amazon.com||May 24, 2016|
August 6, 2016
UPDATE: NEW COMMENT: THERE *IS* a “catch all that paper tray” on the front. Another reviewer pointed it out to me and I carefully examined the front panel (the one that flips down) and it’s the flush with the tray itself so I never would have noticed it. Problem solved! I took a picture of it…gee, I think I should dust that off…. 😉
ORIGINAL COMMENT SAID “The only thing I’d say that needs improvement is the “out” tray. It needs another flip-up lip to catch the paper as it comes out, otherwise it starts to pop off and dump on the desk. I solved that by resting my hand in front of the tray when all the paper came out. The paper bumps up against my fingers and then re-stacks itself. I tried a coffee mug and a box of Kleenex to block it from falling off, but that makes it slide up so it’s just as bad.”
Update, Sept, 2017. One purchased in November, 2013, just died. Buying another one. I think that was a good run time for the money, ease of use and convenience.
June 16, 2017
1. It’s a workhorse. We’ve been digitizing our entire paper archive of about 500 sheet PER DAY and this scanner has kept up.
2. It’s a thoughtful device. When you scan as much as we do, little annoyances become a big deal. Whoever designed this thing thought through all those little annoyances and made most of them go away. I like how the unit recovers from jams and understands which pages to keep and which pages to toss. I like how the one-touch scan button understands when I want to begin a scan and resume a scan. That means I don’t have to click over the PC software in order to recover. The unit really does auto-straighten, auto-contrast, auto-2-side, auto-1-side, auto-orientation. It’s hard to screw up a scan. The scanning engine even knows how to look for ink/toner bleed through from one side of a page to the other and contrast it out. Wow!
3. Cleaning and care is pretty easy. After 500 pages, there’s going to be a little debris in the scanner. The eject button and fold out top is designed well enough that it’s easy to gently blow out particles and carefully clean the top and bottom scan heads. No special tools required. It’s hard to go wrong here.
4. Scanning to searchable PDF works incredibly well. I’m very impressed. The OCR module does a pretty admirable job of scanning text and making it searchable in a PDF. This is the godsend feature we need. Pro tip: if you’re on Windows and you want to use Windows Search to look for text in PDF you need to go download Adobe’s PDF iFilter app and install it on every computer that needs to search the PDFs, not just the server or workstation where the PDFs reside. Installing the iFilter *should* turn on Windows Search settings to search the entire PDF and not just the file properties.
There are a couple of annoyances, however:
4. Software installation is clumsy and requires a bunch of updates. Whoever designed the installer/updater wasn’t nearly as thoughtful as whoever designed the hardware. It takes a good 30 minutes of downloading and installing and updating to get the software online. Really, there’s no excuse for it. Just package the updates into the latest installer and make it easy for those of us who are purchasing later rather than earlier.
5. The actual app software is also clumsy. The ONE THING this scanner needs to do right is to scan to searchable PDF. In order to do this, I had to turn off all the “quick button” features and change the app to scan to application: save to a folder. I pick the folder and now I don’t deal with the software at all. I just put documents in the scanner, press the blue button and walk away.
6. Wi-fi setup is clunky and difficult thanks to the bad installer. Wi-fi should be one of the awesome features of this unit, but it’s painful to setup because of the stupid software. Also, I had trouble keeping this unit connected to my UniFi mesh wi-fi network. Occasionally the UniFi changes the channel of a particular SSID and this throws off the scanner’s wi-fi. I then have to go in to the software and setup wi-fi again. Repeat every time I make config changes to or restart the UniFi access points. Kind of a bummer.
All in all, this crazy little box has saved us so much time and frustration. The best part? I demo’d it before some scanning/archiving company tried to bid us $10,000 to do our scanning work for us and their demo system did far worse than this little scanner. They walked away in utter shame. I love doing that to crummy companies 🙂