Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Sheetfed Scanner

600x600, USB 3.0, PC/Mac - MPN: PA03656B005
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The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. For even greater accessibility and usefulness, users can scan documents directly to an iOS or Android mobile device or tablet.
Summary
Product Title Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Sheetfed Scanner
Manufacturer Fujitsu
Lowest Price $405.00 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.7 | 202 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 8, 2013

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User Reviews
Wonderful Scanner - Wonderful Service!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Oct 29, 2013   

We have recently installed a couple of dozen of these scanners for our support staff. We've received nothing but positive comments. We love the new scanners! The scanner is fast and easy to use. The support is excellent too!

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Amy Myers on Adorama - Oct 23, 2013   

While using this product I am beside myself! The ScanSnap iX500 is an amazing machine for both home and office!

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Easier than I expected
5 Star Review   By cybercitizen on Adorama - Oct 6, 2013   

The hardware and software installed easily. I was scanning documents quickly and easily within two hours. I also appreciate how easy it is to unclog a stuck document. The pages scan in very quickly, too. So far, so good for everything.

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This is the only office scanner you'll ever need
5 Star Review   By Edward on Adorama - Oct 5, 2013   

I purchased this scanner based on reviews as well as ensuring it meets my requirements. This product exceeded all my expectations. It is blazing fast, easy to use, has a very small footprint on my desk, looks great, and is just an all around workhorse. I went through hundreds and hundreds of documents (financial, receipts, statements, bills, etc) and essentially now have a virtual file cabinet that allows me to eliminate my physical file 4 drawer file cabinet. I still need a file cabinet for things like instruction books or manuals but anything that can be sheet fed, this is a fantastic produce. The software is also excellent and very user friendly. 5+ stars.

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AWESOME!
5 Star Review   By Scott28 on Adorama - Sep 30, 2013   

I LOVE this scanner! It's easy as pie. I just throw the sheets in the scanner and push the button. The doc comes up as a .pdf and lets me name it a put it in the file/folder I wish. If I want a duplex (2 sided) scan, I just right-click the scanner icon in my tray. Simple. Simple. Simple.

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This is a versatile and reliable scanner.
5 Star Review   By John2033 on Adorama - Sep 27, 2013   

The scanning speed, quality, automatic double-sided scanning and variety of features make this an excellent scanner. In fact, after getting one at work I bought one for my home.

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Very user friendly.
4 Star Review   By Laurie on Adorama - Sep 25, 2013   

The ScanSnap is easy to use and is very quick. I also like the fact that you can scan without the receiving tray being down, that definitely saves space!

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I love working with the iX500 Color Duplex Scanner
5 Star Review   By Delbert on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

An excellent business tool. Easy and efficient to work with.

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Mobile scanning and evernote
5 Star Review   By Cant stop scanning on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Those 2 features alone make it worth it, besides scanning to pc

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Great Scanner
5 Star Review   By JBK12 on Adorama - Sep 23, 2013   

Easy to install the product! It was up and running quickly. I haven't had any problems with scanning and highly recommend the product!

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The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. For even greater accessibility and usefulness, users can scan documents directly to an iOS or Android mobile device or tablet.
Summary
Product Title Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Sheetfed Scanner
Manufacturer Fujitsu
Lowest Price $405.00 from Amazon.com
Power Score 4.7 | 202 Reviews
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Cable Connectors: USB
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Expert Reviews
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 8, 2013

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User Reviews
Wonderful Scanner - Wonderful Service!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Oct 29, 2013   

We have recently installed a couple of dozen of these scanners for our support staff. We've received nothing but positive comments. We love the new scanners! The scanner is fast and easy to use. The support is excellent too!

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Amy Myers on Adorama - Oct 23, 2013   

While using this product I am beside myself! The ScanSnap iX500 is an amazing machine for both home and office!

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Easier than I expected
5 Star Review   By cybercitizen on Adorama - Oct 6, 2013   

The hardware and software installed easily. I was scanning documents quickly and easily within two hours. I also appreciate how easy it is to unclog a stuck document. The pages scan in very quickly, too. So far, so good for everything.

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This is the only office scanner you'll ever need
5 Star Review   By Edward on Adorama - Oct 5, 2013   

I purchased this scanner based on reviews as well as ensuring it meets my requirements. This product exceeded all my expectations. It is blazing fast, easy to use, has a very small footprint on my desk, looks great, and is just an all around workhorse. I went through hundreds and hundreds of documents (financial, receipts, statements, bills, etc) and essentially now have a virtual file cabinet that allows me to eliminate my physical file 4 drawer file cabinet. I still need a file cabinet for things like instruction books or manuals but anything that can be sheet fed, this is a fantastic produce. The software is also excellent and very user friendly. 5+ stars.

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AWESOME!
5 Star Review   By Scott28 on Adorama - Sep 30, 2013   

I LOVE this scanner! It's easy as pie. I just throw the sheets in the scanner and push the button. The doc comes up as a .pdf and lets me name it a put it in the file/folder I wish. If I want a duplex (2 sided) scan, I just right-click the scanner icon in my tray. Simple. Simple. Simple.

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This is a versatile and reliable scanner.
5 Star Review   By John2033 on Adorama - Sep 27, 2013   

The scanning speed, quality, automatic double-sided scanning and variety of features make this an excellent scanner. In fact, after getting one at work I bought one for my home.

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Very user friendly.
4 Star Review   By Laurie on Adorama - Sep 25, 2013   

The ScanSnap is easy to use and is very quick. I also like the fact that you can scan without the receiving tray being down, that definitely saves space!

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I love working with the iX500 Color Duplex Scanner
5 Star Review   By Delbert on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

An excellent business tool. Easy and efficient to work with.

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Mobile scanning and evernote
5 Star Review   By Cant stop scanning on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Those 2 features alone make it worth it, besides scanning to pc

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Great Scanner
5 Star Review   By JBK12 on Adorama - Sep 23, 2013   

Easy to install the product! It was up and running quickly. I haven't had any problems with scanning and highly recommend the product!

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Features, ease of use, and speed are fabulous!
5 Star Review   By WinklerLaw on Adorama - Sep 23, 2013   

The product is everything I had hoped for when I purchased it for our law firm. It's quick, easy, and transfers easily between computers. If a jam occurs, the ScanSnap allows you to continue without losing the pages already scanned. The only improvement I could think of right now is to add a flatbed attachment so I can scan items from books using the same software.

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An above average scanner for business.
4 Star Review   By Tony R on Adorama - Sep 23, 2013   

The scanner, mechanically works great, does not have paper jams and scans documents very quickly. The scanner identifies whether or not it is color or black and white and always makes it straight. The setup was very easy. It also takes up a lot less space than my Epson GT500 that I am retiring. The only issue I have is that it does not allow you to append an existing PDF document and has no TWAIN support. I would recommend this scanner and it worked so well I ended up purchasing a second one for my home.

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buy it!
5 Star Review   By numbthoughtf on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

The scanner simply does what you buy it to do. Thats saying something in these days of deception. It works, and works well. Easy to setup, quick, thoughtful design.

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Wonderful Scanner
5 Star Review   By Nana on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I saw Scan Snap at my brother's and was thrilled to have found a scanner that was easy to use for photos and for personal business documents. I have been very happy with the feature which allows me to email the documents or store them in a folder on the computer. I am grateful to my brother for introducing me to Scan Snap - and am very happy that I bought a scanner for myself.

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Super Fast Scanning With Great Software
5 Star Review   By Colaboy29 on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I bought this scanner after our office purchased one to use at financial events. I liked the speed of scanning and that it does both sides though it detects if the page is blank and skips it. I have been using it to reduce the tons of paper stored away in several file cabinets. I've gotten a few times jams while scanning, but the the paper is usually badly wrinkled. But it's easy to open the front cover and remove it. So far no problems with it. The price is a bit steep but the speed of scanning is so fast it really makes it worth it.

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Fantastic product to help you go paperless
5 Star Review   By babemaxin on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I love that this product scans as a pdf instead of a proprietary file. This means it won't be as easy to lose documents. I have scanned up to 70 pages in the same batch without any problems. It has the capacity to scan various types of paper, from newspaper to booklet covers, without any problems. I had a 4 drawer filing cabinet full of papers that I scanned and never had any isssues. I can now get rid of the filing cabinet. I bought one for my mother and intend to buy one for my brother.

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very helpful - easy to use
5 Star Review   By peachy1 on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I bought this to help organize records - save on the computer so I could discard paper copies. It has already made a difference in my old "paper" collection and is well worth the cost in saved time and organization. It was easy to set up to use on my Macbook pro. It is not large so it does not take up much space. The only gliche I have had is in first setting up the wireless connection - it worked immediately, then not the next day, but now seems to be working correctly. I love my snapscan because I can throw away paper clutter!!!

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Excellent
5 Star Review   By Edursho on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

It is my first Scanner beyond a regular printer-scanner. It scann several pages (50 or more) quickly, softly and without any diffcicult. So far I lover it.

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The Perfect Solution
5 Star Review   By Left Field on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I needed an easy-to-use scanner with a small footprint to help with basic business scanning, primarily support documents for our customers' billing requirements. The ScanSnap iX500 has performed beyond any expectation I ever had. Having spent my career in the marketing industry, using only high-end graphics scanners, I was skeptical of what this little scanner could do. But it handles multiple sheets, scanning both sides, quickly and efficiently. Saving and sending scans is even easy. I was amazed at how simple software installation was, as well. Working in a Mac-based environment, most scanners we found were geared for Windows. But the ScanSnap went from box to fully operational in about 5 minutes. Thanks to this scanner's highly efficient operation and ease of use, we're considering a paperless environment for our office. Bottom Line: This product is an incredible value for the dollar and performs much better than expected. And while we haven't used all the features the scanner offers (business card scanning, etc), the experience in our office with the iX500 has been nothing short of spectacular. Personally, I've already recommended this scanner to several other businesses, which is the highest praise I can give it.

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Outstanding Scanner
5 Star Review   By Skaander on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

The ScanSnap iX500 is one of those rare, nearly flawless examples of design and engineering that instantly became of the heart of our office. One week after using it, I purchased a second iX500 for personal use. I first saw it on a clerk's desktop and asked if it was worthwhile. The clerk raved about the speed and ease of scanning nearly everything that crossed her desk. Editable PDFs are the standard for our office and the iX500 renders scans perfectly on BOTH sides of a document lightening fast. I have installed all the versions of software on each operating system and on all our devices, including iPads, cells, PC's and Mac and they all work flawlessly on our network. This is a MUST HAVE device which is a real game changer when it comes to realistically migrating to the paperless office. It's built solid and the software is excellent for the real world hybrid office of machines, documents and people.

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Great scanner
5 Star Review   By Benofski on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

Bought this scanner to replace my neat. By far the scansnap exceeds neat and my expectations. Neat does have the nicer database but that as far as they go. I would recommend this scanner.

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Excellent Product
5 Star Review   By Janet on Adorama - Sep 20, 2013   

I have owned several scanners, but this is by far the best. It it so compact that it takes up very little room on my desk. Very easy to us. Great functionality and super fast.

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Perfect business product
5 Star Review   By LTSMCA on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Perfect in keeping my office paperless. I have a tax service and this scanner has just simplified the manner in which we save all documents.

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This has been the best scanner
5 Star Review   By Heath68 on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

I like the size of the machine and how quick the scans go through.

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Bought one for home office use. Loved it so much, I bought two more for my office
5 Star Review   By rdev on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Love it. Works so fast and dependably. Simple interface allows for 2-sided, single-sided, business cards, credit cards, etc. to be scanned. Mature software interfaces with other programs for easy storage of documents. Using it with Evernote is great. Scan to email works great. Plan on dumping all my boxes of receipts and saving easily scanned samples instead. The ultimate in high tech is refined simplicity and ease of use.

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This would make it perfect
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

I wish it was easier to switch from scanning PDF to JPG.

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Very fast and with many good features.
4 Star Review   By JimH on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

The file system is not intuitive. I often have trouble placing a document in the right file or a file in the right loction.

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Great Machine
5 Star Review   By Mark on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

I have had the Scansnap for a few months. At first it did not read the backs of business cards but I called and it was addressed quickly. Now it handles business cards nicely, though I would like the notes to convert to Outlook also. I expect that small issue to be addressed quickly also and I'm using this forum to bring it up. It makes scanning documents very easy and has helped me clean out my office.

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Reliable, simple to use.
5 Star Review   By Runnerfred on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

I've used scanners before but never one as user friendly fast and dependable as the ix500. It works great; I am now a fan.

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Great product even better support
5 Star Review   By jeffpajap on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

When I first started using this I was impressed with what a great scanner it is and also with the organizing software but when I tried to search for items I was confused and disappointed. It just seemed to search with the Microsoft OS search. I found a number for support and called not really expecting I would get much help. The rep realized my problem and easily showed me how to change the search parameters then answered some other questions I had and told me to call back anytime with any further questions. It was amazing to get such great service. I have used this to help organize my home office and find it works very well.

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Great organization tool.
5 Star Review   By Joe V. on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

The ScanSnap is a great product and organization tool. It is highly recommended--I kick myself for not buying it sooner. As a technology Luddite I appreciate the "world class" service I received when I set up the ScanSnap. This is a "must buy" solution.

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Easy to Use and Quick
5 Star Review   By Geo2 on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Having just retired, I have many years' of papers and documents that I want to save, but without an office no longer have file drawer space for. Converting those papers and documents into digital form has been easy and quick with ScanSnap.

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Never Imagined I Could Get So Excited About A Scanner
5 Star Review   By DKey on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Purchased ScanSnap to rid my office of 15 years of paper records. Very fast, efficient scanning for files saved on external hard drives. Extremely useful to scan documents to email as pdfs. I LOVE this tool!! My friend is on her second one, and I don't know why it took me this long to get one! Great product, easy to use. Have recommended it to several associates.

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Excellent product -- high quality and easy to use.
5 Star Review   By kl77 on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Easy to install and easy to use. Small footprint os a plus. Output is very high quality. A useful addition to the home office.

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Utilitarian document scanner
4 Star Review   By yukonjack on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

This device is a very utilitarian document scanner with a conveniently-small footprint. It is accompanied by some "smart" software, which is, however, not particularly smart. It is NOT a flat-bed scanner, and is therefore somewhat awkward to use for scanning small objects such as photographs. I recommend it highly IF your needs are for a standard 8.5 x 11 inch document scanner.

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I thought the 1500 was pretty cool, this new update blows it away!
5 Star Review   By The Dorfer on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

Everything seems easier with the iX500 and the speed is lightning! Also seems very smooth quieter in passing the paper through, not just faster.

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Multipurpose Versatile Tool
5 Star Review   By Old Dancer on Adorama - Sep 19, 2013   

I had seen many adds for a Fujitsu scanner, but I paid almost no attention to them, I'm now said to say. David Sparks' e-book, Paperless, introduced me to the ix500, and it has changed my life, all for the better. I can scarcely believe how I am able to scan everything quickly, with excellent results, and put all types of files right where I want them--mostly in Evernote. I particularly like the searchable PDFs and the photos in PDF of JPG. I am delighted with my ix500.

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This is such a great product
5 Star Review   By BAS8 on Adorama - Sep 14, 2013   

My business is keeping small businesses current with their bookkeeping etc. I scan every receipt and document that comes into their business. The Scansnap ix500 has made my job so much easier and quicker.

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Gets the job done fast and easy as advertised
5 Star Review   By Bill on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

I decided to go paperless and did the research. The ix500 was the best overall desktop scanner reviewed. It doesn't do everything but it does just about everything I need for the job and does it quickly and intuitively. I've scanned approximately 2000 pages and counting and have discovered great features like being able to scan really long documents and continuous scanning into single files. It almost never jams (I think maybe once with an odd shaped piece of paper). You DO have to clean it every 1000 pages or so and I suggest that you do not scan documents in pencil or carbon (and if you do, give the glass a quick wipe with isopropyl alcohol right away). I'm very happy with the scanner. Quick annoyance is that it often gets multiple pages of a scan upside down (easy to fix) and sometimes doesn't see color as expected (infrequently). I use it with DevonThink Pro and the interface is pretty seamless though the document storing and saving scheme is a bit odd, but easy enough to figure out and rejigger. Fast, accurate, versatile and totally worth the money. I have a lot of shredding to do! I wholeheartedly recommend this product so far--still though, I have thousands of pages left to scan and cannot yet comment on durability.

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Do I recommend this product? Maybe.
2 Star Review   By Anne on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

I was terrifically excited when I bought my ScanSnap about 2 months ago. Maybe it's my inability to understand, but I'm still buried under a mountain of papers. I bought Paperless because of reviews I read and I find the whole process slow and laborious. I was also excited about the upgrade I made to wi-fi, but after two sessions, wi-fi quit and hasn't worked since. I would love to sit in a hands-on class for a week with someone. I find the knowledgebase to be cumbersome, also, and usually I can't find the solution that I'm looking for. The whole idea of scanning is very attractive. I just wish it were more user friendly.

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Best document scanner I've ever used!
5 Star Review   By RepairGuy on Adorama - Sep 10, 2013   

My wife has been using an older ScanSnap at work for years, I was always amazed at how fast it was. When I decided to go paperless in my business, I looked at the competition and chose ScanSnap. I wanted to use the standard filing system on my Mac and not some software bundled with the scanner. The ScanSnap does this beautifully! Very simple to set up and use, and FAST! Since I don't use the filing software that came with the unit I can't comment on that aspect. I have been using the scanner for more than six months and the only issue was due to a Mac update. When I called ScanSnap customer service they knew what the issue was before I mentioned it and had a work around until they could send out a fix. That fix was available within a couple of weeks and everything has worked flawlessly since. Great support! I would highly recommend ScanSnap to anyone who is looking for a fast document scanner!

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This product has great features
5 Star Review   By jevic on Adorama - Sep 10, 2013   

It is very versatile and extremely fast and reliable.

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Fast and easy
5 Star Review   By BackDoc on Adorama - Sep 10, 2013   

I had an issue with the USB 2 vs 3 cable not working well for my initial install. I used an old USB 2 and it worked just fine. Since the install we have used the wireless connection and it is slick! Fast, 2 sided, wireless scanning with software that is super easy to use. I love this scanner.

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Excellent Scanner!
5 Star Review   By KevinA on Adorama - Sep 10, 2013   

I was first introduced to an older model and was quite impressed. This new iX500 is every bit as good and more! The compact size is very convenient, it's very easy to use. It's one of the fastest two sided, color scanners that I've ever used! Very versatile. I love the CardMinder program! The automatic document feeder works beautifully, In the four years that I've used ScanSnaps I can't remember ever having to clear a jammed document. Good job Fujitsu! Keep up the good work and I'll be back for more!

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fantastic piece of equipment
5 Star Review   By blamb1 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

It's rare that a piece of office equipment really saves time and is reliable. The Scansnap is one of those pieces.

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I Wanted It Simple
5 Star Review   By johcafra on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

...and simple I got. I already had Adobe Acrobat installed. Haven't truly tried any other features, including the recent wireless upgrade.

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Works great for document archiving!
5 Star Review   By B of FW on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

We currently use 3 separate ScanSnap products for archiving client files, and the iX500 is our most recent purchase. This scanner works great and is very fast. The only jamming issues we encounter are normally our failure to remove staples or by not placing mismatched documents into the document feeder correctly. We highly recommend this product to any office, big or small. If you don't need it for daily archiving, it is more than perfect for scanning files that need to be sent by email, which is a very simple process.

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Great scanner, very fast and accurate
5 Star Review   By AppleAddict123 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

I had a couple issues getting the software installed on my iMac at first but once set up it works great. It's fast and very reliable.

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Fast East and Efficient
5 Star Review   By RBallQueen on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

I love this scanner. I scan documents on a daily basis for my business. This is by far the best one I've ever used. Highly recommend!

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This is a great scanner.
5 Star Review   By newmediadave on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

This is the best scanner of its type I've ever owned. It does just what it says it does and rarely if ever jams.

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Great product!
5 Star Review   By southamericancherry on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Love this scanner! I began a new business venture and needed to clear out two rooms in my office of old paperwork, training manuals, including four filing cabinets. it took about six weeks to get it all done and pitch the written materials and create some very needed space. Couldn't have done it without this scanner, it is marvelous!

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Great organizational tool
5 Star Review   By Mike on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

I am really impressed with this product's duplex printing at a very high rate. Making documents pdf searchable is a great benefit. I don't believe I could have made a better purchase/

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This is so much easier than what I was doing before. It is wonderful. Very few paper jams, but if it does happen, it is so easy to clear.
5 Star Review   By Pam49 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

This product is easy to use, great quality, love it!

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Fast and easy to use
5 Star Review   By Accentonlanguages on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Fast and easy to use, lots of scanning options, reasonably priced.

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Software is clunky but the machine itself is excellent
3 Star Review   By Virginia Scanner on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

The ScanSnap X500 scanner works better for me linked to a Windows machine than a Mac, although the software says both are compatible. Mechanically, the scanner works faultlessly. It is extremely easy to set up and use. I find the software difficult to navigate and I think this could be improved. It should be intuitive, and the location of the scanned documents should be easier to find.

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Easy to use and does everything
4 Star Review   By Jerry on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Find the scanner to fit our needs plus. Easy to use use

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Positive reaction, with minor negatives
4 Star Review   By IrwinF on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Generally, the product is very useful, in terms of eliminating paper clutter in metal file cabinets. I have found two minor irritating problems: (1) It does not easily allow you to load 50 pieces of paper in the holder. Anything more than 25 or 30 frequently causes a jam; (2) When I scan pages into a single folder and close the job - then come back several days later and want to put additional pages into that same folder, it will not allow me to do so. I am confronted with the choice of either saving the new pages or the previously scanned pages, but not both.

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Best scanner
5 Star Review   By Dewald Chiropractic on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

We use this in our office daily, and it is a wonderful machine. quick, easy to use, the interface is very user friendly!!

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Best scanner I have ever owned!
5 Star Review   By HCL3 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Easy to set up and get right to work. Exceeded my expectations scanning credit card receipts and other receipts from travel. Expense reports are so much easier with the ix500. I wish it was twain compatible, so I could go right into Quicken with personal receipts. It's doable, without twain, but requires several extra steps and then deletions after posting. All in all, still the best scanner I have owned!

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Fantastic, I recommend. Fast easy to use. However very thin NY Taxicab receipt DID jam.
5 Star Review   By marrigo on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Fantastic, I recommend. Fast easy to use. However very thin NY Taxicab receipt DID jam. It isn't "jamless" as some have said. need to call service

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The best Non Apple device that I own
5 Star Review   By ScanBear on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

What I love!!! It works and works well, play nice with neat… Help be get rid of a ton (yes a ton ) of paper…. Best friend is Evernote!! What I wish would be better Have the same or better software for the Mac community as for MS, don’t make me feel that I am getting less because I have a Mac I would be great that I could install all the software via the net… I had to find a friend with a DVD via USB to install Yes you should buy this scanner now, go paperless

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Great for SMB
5 Star Review   By Williams on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

We had purchased the iX500 for our small business to scan and backup our documents. (Along with OCR'ing the PDF's for search-ability) It's worked out great for us, and still amazed at how well it scans all types of paper and receipts. Keep up the great work and we hope to continue being a customer.

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Fast and accurate scanning
5 Star Review   By Tom924 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Installed wireless upgrade. Worked great for 2 weeks then stopped. Can't seem to the iMac and scan snap to talk to each other

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Up an running in just 10 minutes
5 Star Review   By Whipple17 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

This product was easy to use the first time without doing a lot of reading and searching for answers. It was out of the box and scanning documents within ten minutes. Now its just a matter of exploring all it's features, i.e., searchable PDF Documents which makes it difficult for me to shred some documents after scanning. The Card Minder software for reading business cards does not discern all the printed clutter on some cards making it necessary to manually edit the information scanned into the card database, which was as easy as editing any text file.

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Disappointing scanning software
1 Star Review   By John14 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013   

Was excited to get iX500. Sadly, the scanning software is deficient. Scans using our printers' scanning software were more accurate. Accuracy, not just speed, is the name of the game. Moreover, the other scans were easier to correct. Fujitsu needs to take a long look at the scanning software products and significantly upgrade its scanning software. We were going to purchase multiple ScanSnaps but now have backed off until we can verify there is more reliable scanning. We sincerely hope Fujitsu will up its game.

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Stop thinking and just buy it
5 Star Review   By Rambis31 on Adorama - Aug 26, 2013   

I waited for over 2 years wondering if I should spend the money. Now that I got it, I wish I would have pulled the trigger 2 years earlier. It's simple, it's fast and it works perfectly.

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OK for home use
2 Star Review   By Scanner Master on Adorama - Aug 17, 2013   

Compared to other high(er) speed scanners on the market, this one: 1) is slower, 2) has poor recognition of page orientation 3) offers no possibility to edit the scan before saving it as a file, which is especially annoying given that sometimes it scans a page upside down, and there is no way to correct that. These three combined rule it out for heavy duty office use.

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By scanner777 on Adorama - Aug 15, 2013   

Keep this scanner on my desk. Simple to use and does what it is intended to.

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easy to use...works like a charm...have recommended to several people.
5 Star Review   By Kathy on Adorama - Aug 13, 2013   

Wished I had purchased earlier. I use it almost everyday. Works great and is easy to use. A real time saver and paper saver too. I work from home on many days...saves me time by eliminating time going to office just to scan documents.

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Very easy to set up and use
5 Star Review   By Deebers1 on Adorama - Aug 11, 2013   

Great for storing my important docs & looks great! Love the double side copying too. Would like to see the ability to add $ and listing items to a spreadsheet for reports. Great product.

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fantastic piece of equipment
5 Star Review   By Doug in Collinsville on Adorama - Aug 9, 2013   

I bought the iX500 because of the great experience of the 2 ScanSnaps we have at the office. Our earlier one flawlessly for years so we bought a new one for faster speed. Thousands of copies odd sizes are scanned. They just keep going. Therefore I bought this one for home use, (historical documents) photos etc. It's been great. Wouldn't have anything else.

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The most useful and reliable computer related device
5 Star Review   By lsorren on Adorama - Aug 9, 2013   

Does what I need reliably and quickly. It is the most dependable peripheral, least hassle, of any I have ever known. One short coming is that I cant directly connect with my Quicken accounts. Other than that it is perfect.

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Highly Recommended
5 Star Review   By Denver Dave on Adorama - Aug 8, 2013   

The ScanSnap scanner and software is provided exactly EVERYTHING!! That I wanted in a document/image scanner. I have used it for just about everything except for the scanning of book pages!! I have converted my old document scanner into a nice little doorstop. Some folks at Fujitsu have really thought hard and long to come up with such a great product. It's on rare occasions that I've ever put forth such a good review. And now the Wi-Fi feature is simply "Awesome"! I received the software update, and ran the configuration and viola, I'm now wireless!!! Way to go! I only had just a bit of a problem initially with the security password, but soon figured it out. ScanSnap deserves to be in the top ranking slots. Thanks for providing such a great product.

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Love the Scan Snap iX500
5 Star Review   By hardcon2003 on Adorama - Aug 8, 2013   

Purchased Scan Snap iX500 to help organize & streamline my business. I have achieved that and more with using the iX500. I love the fact you can put multiple sizes of paper in for clear quality images. Works great, easy to use.

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OCR is horrible
3 Star Review   By Jerrys on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

Software is horrible, I can scan from my printer and have more options than I have with this scanner. The Scan is also to complex to use.

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I love this scanner!
5 Star Review   By MizPosey on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

This is the second job I've held where I used a Scansnap and I swear by this machine. It's fast, it doesn't jam and it scans all kinds of media. I use it daily and I love it.

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This takes the "chore" out of going paperless
5 Star Review   By uncle wayno on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

This product is so much better than the all in ones and other options out there. Scanning is quick and easy, for everyone in the household and fast. No more file cabinet at our house.

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Excellent Product with a couple of suggestions
5 Star Review   By Guido1 on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

Scan quality is excellent and product is easy to set up and use. . I mostly use the quick scan feature, and would like the ability to choose the program to handle the scan as part of the quickscan process rather than having to select post scan, I would suggest a feature that a message pops up on your computer to remind you to clean the scanner (based upon the number of scans) with a tick box to opt out of the reminder.

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Excellent and affordable
5 Star Review   By beisusan on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

The machine is portable, small, and very easy to use. I wish I would have found it sooner. It scans quickly and has great features. Big deal for small expense.

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Easy to use and excellent features
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

I have used other scanners and Scan Snap is so easy and quick to use compared to others.

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The Very Best Scanner
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

The ScanSnap lX500 is the best scanner I have ever used. It is extremely "user friendly" and simple to learn.

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Love my iX500
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

I bought the iX500 in order to move to a paperless home office. I'm still working on my workflows to do this well, but the iX500 has been great. It scans fast and accurately. The software allows me to quickly target my Actions folder by default or scan to printer, Email, or otherwise. I was able to easily configure the software to do asynchronous OCR in the background. The scanner is nice and compact when folded up and doesn't take up much desktop space. I've had no hardware issues at all. My only issue is that the bundled OCR software is tied to the iX500 so you cannot OCR convert PDFs that weren't generated by the scanner. That said, the software isn't that expensive if you want to upgrade to the full version.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

Overall great product. Virtually no set up. I downloaded the wireless wifi option and it worked immediately. I highly recommend this product

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This unit exceeded all my expectation
5 Star Review   By Zack on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

This my second unit. I wish I would bought a long time ago.

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good scanner
4 Star Review   By scannernj on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

the only issue I have is that the scans can only go to one folder, I would have love like most scanners to put it to two or more.. there is a network machine but that costs more than double than what the non network goes for...

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Very good product
4 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

We have had several scansnap product. This one is by far the most advanced and versatile. I just wish the wifi connection with the computer would not need the scanner to be initially plugged in into the computer USB , would be much easier if the scanner is available through out the network after the update, but it does not seem to be the case. Otherwise us an extraordinary product.

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Great piece of equipment
5 Star Review   By LouA on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

I'm not a power user, but I love this machine. Whenever I need to scan a document or documents it is ready to go. It's the one machine to have if you ever decide to go paperless. I don't use all of it's functions. The bluetooth functions I don't need nor do I use. I did my research and I waited and waited the was fortunate enough to buy the latest greatest ix500.

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great device
5 Star Review   By phinster18 on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

I found this device extremely easy use, there was no real problems setting up, and there was no problems at this point that I could tell, it was easy to have an update via the Internet

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Delivers what it promises and then some
5 Star Review   By liserusvi on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

The scanner was extremely easy to set up and is compact to fit on my desk. It is fast and efficient. It delivered exactly what I expected. I had hoped to have a software program to use with it, but ScanSnap is compatible with tons of software programs and they continue to come out with new ones. I found Paperless to work with mine and really love it! I'm grateful I got it and am having fun figuring out all of its uses.

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Great product
5 Star Review   By fiddlerann on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

I was already loving the ScanSnap and now that it's wireless to my laptop, I love it even more. Thank you for making my life (well at least my desk) a lot more clutter-free.

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best electronic thing I bought in long time
5 Star Review   By tommy on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

this is great for office bills warrenty and also check copys and tracking bills

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Excellent for a No-Paper Office
4 Star Review   By 360true on Adorama - Aug 7, 2013   

The key with a scanner is the software. The ScanSnap scanner allows me to work as I want to. I can organize my folders and combine files rather than a competitor's scanner software that tries to figure it out for you. The iPad wireless works great. My only wish list is that I could scan to my laptop wirelessly as well.

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Great scanner to get rid of all your paperowrk
5 Star Review   By Maria115 on Adorama - Jul 26, 2013   

This is a great scanner, that helps you to get rid of all your paperwork, whether large or small, single or multiple. Small pieces can be put in the carrier sheet, which also enlarges them somewhat. If you don't want the rear side of a document, be sure to turn the 'double-sided scan' off, otherwise it is very handy that both sides are scanned at once. You can create your own filing system, the files are all in pdf, which can be read with the included Acrobat (if you don't have it already). I've finally filed all my recipes in a traceable order and got rid of the stack of loose sheets. I also filed all my statements, tax-related or not, whatever I want later again. Just be sure to create a good system where & how to file this all. Files can also directly be scanned into folders, once you have those, like I do with my recipes especially. Sometimes it is somewhat cumbersome when you want to have single & double scans mixed. I wish there was a way you could delete one side or cut a larger file in pieces, because then you could go on scanning instead of doing so sheet by sheet (or sheets by sheets...) However, I really love this scanner, it works great for me.

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Love it
5 Star Review   By citygirl on Adorama - Jul 24, 2013   

So easy to use and helped me dejunk a lot of papers very easy. I use my scansnap often and sometimes it travels with me.

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One of The Best Tools I Own!
5 Star Review   By TMac on Adorama - Jul 23, 2013   

I own a lot of gadgets and office machines and the SnapScan iX500 is one of my favorites. It is so easy to use and works so well, I find myself smiling every time I use it. I can now do in minutes what it used to take me hours to do. This scanner will scan stacks of different size papers in seconds and the resulting documents are as good or better than any scanner I've ever used. I haven't yet found any downside to this scanner. I just love it!

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The ScanSnap Ix500 is amazing!
5 Star Review   By Jacque49 on Adorama - Jul 22, 2013   

The ScanSnap iX500 is amazing! It is one of our most valuable tools and I wish we had purchased it sooner. It has been especially helpful in dealing with grant documents that we maintain and has streamlined the grant reporting process.

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This product has very poor reliability.
2 Star Review   By rmoore0010 on Adorama - Jul 22, 2013   

This product has been a major disappointment, as the reliability is very poor. It is seldom recognized by the ScanSnap manager software. I have had to uninstall and reinstall the software numerous times, with repeated restarts of my computer, just to get the device to be recognized. As I type this review, my ScanSnap is sitting lifeless and not recognized by ScanSnap Manager. It's very frustrating! When the product works, it's wonderful! It's fast and easy to use! But, I've wasted so much time fighting just to keep the device recognized by my computer that I'm about ready to give up!

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LOVE IT
5 Star Review   By Kathy on Adorama - Jul 22, 2013   

This is the best scanner I've ever used. I've been scanning everything I can get my hands on and this machine can take it all. Its scans in PDF form and that makes all the difference in the world

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Not using all features ... but it is awesome
5 Star Review   By cary_shopper on Adorama - Jul 22, 2013   

All I do is scan to PDF files so I am not using all features, however this was very simple and had zero learning curve. Some day I will learn the rest. It is so fast, you will think something is wrong. It has jammed 2x in 6 months. I also scanned 750 old photographs in < 30 minutes. They take a bit longer as .jpg. Best money spent in my office ever.

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Best out there
5 Star Review   By Bogey on Adorama - Jul 22, 2013   

Had for 5 months works as advertised. Great machine.

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