Following up on my flaws.

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?

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