Last week I exposed one of my flaws that I am trying my best to fix- the problem I have managing paper in my office. Well Manfred has my solution. He has found a way to eliminate those pesky piles of papers. I am elated but I am not sure that his solution fixes everything for me. First of all, it’s a piece of equipment – a nifty one I have to admit but it’s going to run me $400 and second when it eliminates the paper, it creates computer files – again they are search able PDF’s, but I’m back to the filing problem again. If I had to $400, I’d probably jump to it because Manfred has moved me to a better place with my emails.
Here is what Manfred recommends:
The Fujitsu ScanSnap
The first and perhaps most important aspect of my paperless workflow is my trusty Fujitsu ScanSnap. I have been using my S500M (that’s the Mac version) for a few months now and have praised it in the past. I also just recently got a demo model (full disclosure here) from Fujitsu of the rockin’ awesome S510M [Amazon, Info.] I never thought I could get excited about something so traditionally mundane as scanner before, but I really, really love this device. In fact, the ScanSnap is probably my favorite piece of consumer electronics not made by Apple. (Check out the video.)
It’s certainly a step in the right direction if I want to clean up my act paperwise. Is it worth $400? I’ll have to think about it. What do you think?