I’ve been teaching English at the university level for about forty years and - like people in every field - have been affected immeasurably by the "computer revolution." Other than the computer itself, though, in terms of hardware, no other single piece of equipment has changed my professional life like the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300.
Actually, I first saw the ScanSnap in use at my tax consultant’s office - he has the S1500. Of course I had had a flatbed scanner for years, but I never realized what a time-saver a document scanner could be.
Over the last two decades I had scanned thousands of students’ exams and other documentation (here in Germany we’re required to hold onto these things for, I think, seven years). I dreaded the end of every semester because of the hours of hand-feeding and flipping the documents in my flatbed scanner. Those five minutes at the tax consultant’s ended this drudgery forever.
What previously took four or five hours is now done in 45 minutes! And it’s not only the machine itself: I find the ScanSnap software intuitive, easy to use, and a perfect complement to a wonderfully engineered and manufactured piece of equipment.
One thing I was a bit skeptical about - after several bad experiences with various fax machines over the years - was the rubber rollers that feed in the documents. I don’t know how Fujitsu did it (where HP, Panasonic, and others quite clearly failed), but I have never - NEVER - had a document jam in my ScanSnap.
In summary, I am immensely pleased with my Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300. I’ve had it now three years, and all I can say is it works fantastically well. It has, indeed, changed my life.
P.S. My wife also uses the ScanSnap for her work and our household bookkeeping. She is every bit as enthusiastic about it as I am.
Joe Greenman, English teacher, Germany
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24
Product: ScanSnap S1300