Lucky me gets to review products and in return I get to keep or give them away! Here's the down-low on how I feel about the ScanSnap S300... no boring review here girlfriend!
Technology and Techy gadgets intimidate me. I grew up with rotary dial phones and remember when my friend got a microwave and Betamax- they were SO modern! And mind you I’m really not that old… I’m only…42, but old enough to be intimidated. When I got the ScanSnap I left her in her box. She got shifted around until I finally had a little self talk and told myself that if I could read (and I can thank you ;) ) I could figure out how to use technology to help get myself, my family, and my business more organized.
I was so happy to see that she [ScanSnap] was a cute little thing and not intimidating at all. I carefully sorted the cords and paperwork and got to know her. Installing the software was easy, plugging the right cord in the right hole, check- can do! I attempted to read the online manual but well, I figured I can just test it out… I wanted to see how she could help me organize the WHOLE SHEbang! Here’s how I used ScanSnap to get My SHE [self, home + endeavors] more organized!
The other day my girlfriend lost her wallet and had to dig up all the numbers to call + cancel her credit cards etc. A total time waste… but I figured my new ScanSnap could turn this problem into less of a hassle … she did and did it well! I scanned my credit cards, driver’s license, health insurance cards and saved all of them to a file titled [VITAL DOCS].
I tried to scan photos.. and it works but saves as pdf file and I need it as a jpeg to upload to facebook and my blog. The picture WILL open as a link so emailing works. Maybe there's a way to change a pdf to a jpeg but remember I'm not the techy girl... so do share if you know how!
The ScanSnap is way faster than our home printer/scanner. I’m going to open up that dreaded file cabinet and scan away! I’m also going to gather up all those phone lists and scan them so that I have the numbers where I need them… on my iPhone- cuz ScanSnap has an email option-sweet!
Here’s how ScanSnap is helping me get more organized in my office...
I scanned business cards I had piled about cluttering my desk drawer. Voila- cute graphics and all were saved to my new Contact file! I loved that I could easily name the file before saving it.
Next I sorted through some piles of paper… recycling most then scanning those I wanted to have access to. They scanned so much faster than what I’m used to! Again being able to title the document as I saved them was a bonus.
Now I’m looking about my life for more things to scan and other ways to put you to work! Then it hit me…Oh ScanSnap… how I wish every teacher had you in their procession… how nice it would be to get an email with my children’s schoolwork and not have to sift through a backpack of crumpled paper!