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You've got documents to scan and you've got a phone with a great camera: it is surely a no-brainier that you should be able to use your iPhone for scanning. Yet it's a no-brainier that takes a lot of thought and work on the part of app developers if you're to get something useful out of it. With this latest release, Readdle aims to make Scanner Pro 7.0 more useful than ever and specifically so because of its new OCR features.
Epson America yesterday announced the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6530 all-in-one printer, powered by the company's PrecisionCore tchnology. Epson claims the small workgroup-tailored WF-6530 can print up to 13x47-inch prints through manual feed, and saves up to 50 percent on printing costs versus color laser printers.
Epson today introduced its next-generation Expression Small-in-One wireless photo printers. Designed to suit the needs of busy households and creative enthusiasts, the Expression Premium series -- including the Expression Premium XP-530, XP-630 and XP-830 -- utilizes the Claria Premium five-ink system to deliver borderless prints up to 8x10 inches and documents with sharp text. The Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One printer features six-color Claria Photo HD inks to deliver photo enthusiasts with borderless photos up to 11x17 inches.
There is no iPhone scanning app that will get you the same results you have from a desktop scanner like a Fujitsu ScanSnap or a portable document one like a Doxie. However, even portable ones need carrying around, and desktop ones need a desktop, whereas your iPhone is with you all the time and everywhere. What Scanner Pro 6 does is let you photograph a document, and calls that a scan. There are alternatives, and there have been five previous versions of this one, but developer Readdle adds improvements and one potentially brilliant new feature.
Call me old-school, but I have been using a flatbed scanner for most of my scanning needs for the past decade or so. It's enormous, slow, and takes forever to "warm up" -- but it does the job, and it still works across many iterations of OS X. I keep it under my desk most of the time, and resent both the loss of floor space and how much trouble it is to set back up when I do need it. The wireless, battery-powered, portable Fujitsu iX100, then, was a surprise. Did it rise to the challenge and improve on the tried and true? Check our review to find out.
Earlier this week, Epson America added the Epson Perfection V39 scanner to line of Epson Perfection scanners. Featuring 4800 dpi optical resolution for high-quality scanning, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to e-mail and PDFs, the compact Perfection V39 has been designed to simplify scanning, restoring and sharing content.
Scan Me by organize.me is an app that will create a multi-page PDF by taking pictures, convert those pictures to text, and scan QR codes. While the other two features are good to have handy as well, it's the creation of PDFs that we found really useful.
As great as the cameras are on our iPhones, the only reason to use them as document scanners is when you have no other choice. There are just too many inherent problems -- from the difficulty of focusing evenly, to how hard it is to just line up the paper edges consistently. Then, of course, if you do get it perfectly straight and perfectly lit, the instant you tap the iPhone screen you introduce a judder. Scanner 2 PDF aims to be that best scanner, and specifically to do one particularly important job well, but if it's got the features then it falls down on the execution.
Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relative that lives on the outskirts of civilization with no Internet, looking to organize family photos. Maybe it's an office filing room that's too small to set up shop. Maybe it's the cabin of an airplane, and a traveler just wants to scan a page from Skymall. In this situation, the solution is generally to move items that need to be scanned to a location that has a scanner. With DoxieGo by Apparent, users don't have to worry about transportation; they can just throw the scanner in their bag and go. But can this ultra-portable scanner really make life that much easier? Read our review and find out.
In this day and age, there's a significant amount of pressure to go paperless, and downsize the amount of things that one collects over the years. However, what is a person to do with years of receipts, tax documents, business cards and forms that could be needed in a number of urgent situations? Enter the