I had several boxes of paperwork just piled next to my desk, and I was always meaning to get to it. I tried this neat desk scanner and I was somewhat pleased. I was shocked at the price I had to pay. That was too much money for a scanner and software. However, I also imagined how much I would pay to have someone else declutter those boxes. I so I purchased it at walmart to save money, nearly $40 cheaper than TV. The scanner works really fast, and that was good. The software does not recognize your documents as they claim it would on the TV. The scanner did recognize the buisness cards, but I found that it used the wrong info at times, so I had to make many corrections. I was pleased that the scanner was really fast, almost 15 pages a minute was great. But the pages wold not load straight unless I held them. So every document or reciept or paper was slightly crooked. I purposfully held in place the documents that were needed to reprint later.
After a week, I was able to get rid of all 4 boxes by my desk and I can use my computer to retrieve anything I labeled. But I had to label and file everything in my computer. The software doesnt do it, as we were all hoping.
As for the Taxes part, I was hoping that the software would know what to do, and it does not. You have to know everything and tell the screen what catagory and if it was tax deduatable and what tax form to put it on. It was not easy.
So Overall, the machine was average, and the software was average, but they will upgrade it in the future. I will keep this item, as I dont want another pile next to my desk, and it was fast at getting a big project scanned ito the computer. I reccommend that you buy a spare portable drive, that after you have scanned files that you dont want to lose, that you download them to a spare hard drive as a back up.
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