Top 10 Scanners 2014

Scanners not only make document saving and sharing a breeze, but they are also ideal for minimizing paper clutter and maximizing workspace organization.

With a wide range of scanners available today, it can seem overwhelming to choose the right scanner for one’s personal needs.

So, Ezvid has compiled a list of the Top 10 Scanners ranging from desktop, to workplace, to portable, to document scanning, image scanning, and everything in between.

Let’s get started!

10. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 CLR 600DPI USB Mobile Scanner (PA03610-B005)

Scanning has never been so portable with the Fujitsu Mobile Scanner. Not only a document scanner, but this guy can handle thick plastic ID cards, business cards, postcards, receipts, and even features two-way paper path. Powered by USB 2.0, it has an optical resolution of 300 dpi for great looking scans and can scan a letter size page in about 7.5 seconds. Hello world, meet convenience.

09. Epson WorkForce B11B194011 Pro GT-S50 Document Scanner

The desktop Espon WorkForce is all about fast, efficient scanning with its 75-page document feeder that has a scan speed of 25 pages per minute. It also features a 2-line LCD screen capable of remembering 10 user-definable scan jobs for easy one-touch scanning. Designed with four control buttons on its front; job select, scan and cancel; it even has dual charged-coupled device sensors that easily scans both sides of one sheet in just one pass. The document feeder supports paper sizes up to 8.5×36 all the way down to small identification cards. Powered by USB 2.0, its compatible with Windows and Mac OS.

08. NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner and Digital Filing System

The highly portable NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner is powered by USB interface – so no AC adapter is needed. Users can scan receipts, business cards and documents, and can use the Neat Software that identifies and automatically organizes files for you. Receipts can be filed as expense reports, business cards into address contacts, and documents into searchable PDF files. With the NeatReceipts Scanner, you can export important information to PDF, Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, and even TurboTax – making this portable scanner great for completing and filing taxes.

07. Epson B11B198011 Perfection V600 Photo Scanner

Save precious memories with the Epson Perfection Scanner that delivers high quality scans from photos, film, slides, negatives, and everyday documents. With a resolution of 6400×9600 dpi, you can create sharp, vivid reproductions up to 17×22 inches. This Epson scans everything from documents and receipts, to photos and 3D objects. It even provides complete photo restoration with one-touch color restoration, and Adobe Photoshop Elements to remove the appearance of tears and creases in photos. Included is the Optical Character Recognition software that easily converts scanned documents into editable text.

06. Canon CanoScan 4507B002 LiDE110 Color Image Scanner

Expect great quality and compact design with the Canon CanoScan Image Scanner. Its flat body makes it easy to store and its powered by high speed USB. It features Auto Scan Mode that automatically adjusts setting by detecting what you are scanning, and it can scan in full color 18 seconds per letter page. Scanning bulky items is made easy with its advanced Z-lid expansion top, and its four EZ buttons are easy to function during the entire scanning process. Users can copy, scan and create email attachments or PDF with the simple push of a button.

05. Canon CanoScan 9000F Color Image Scanner

With a scanning resolution of 9600×9600 optical dpi and useful built-in features, this Canon delivers maximum quality scans that is easy to use. Capable of scanning letter page sizes up to 8.5×11.7 inches, its also great with photos and 35mm film. It offers features like Auto Document Fix, for sharp clear text and colorful photos; and FARE Level 3, that automatically retouches photos and film by removing dust and scratches; as well as Gutter Shadow Correction that removes those pesky shadows typically seen when scanning a page from a book. And since it is powered by USB 2.0 you can expect fast scans, and quick previews of images to your computer.

04. Fujitsu fi-6130Z Duplex Sheet-Fed Document Scanner (PA03630-B055)

Get work done with the Fujitsu Duplex Scanner that has scanning speeds of up to 80 pages per minute – whether in color, grayscale, and black and white. It features an Intelligent Multi-Feed Function for scanning overlapped document, like taped receipts; and it has accurate Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection technology that won’t skip over pages or images when scanning multifeed. Users can even scan identification and embossed cards up to 1.4mm thick.

03. NeatDesk Desktop Scanner and Digital Filing System – PC

The NeatDesk’s cool design and unique paper tray makes scanning a breeze and keeps your workspace nice and tidy. Users can scan documents, receipts and business cards all in one batch, and the featured Neat Software will digitally file it into the system for easy retrieval. The removal input tray is capable of scanning both sides of up to 15 business cards, 15 receipts, and 15 documents at one time – or a multifeed up to 50 letter pages. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

02. Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Mobile Document Scanner

Whether on PC or Mac, Fujitsu ScanSnap lets you be productive and paperless, anywhere. Its small body design delivers a big punch with its multi-page double-sided scanning abilities with one push of a button ease. The automatic document feeder holds 10 letter pages at a time and can scan them all in less than one minute. You can scan directly to PDF, searchable PDF, JPEG, or to office applications like Word and Excel. This scanner automatically detects and corrects skewed pages and features automated image processing functions like Auto orientation and Auto color detection. It is powered with an AC adapter, and USB when on the go.

01. Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for PC and Mac (PA03656-Boo5)

Thanks to the Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner, you can access your documents anywhere, anytime. Users can scan to and view to cloud services, or wirelessly scan to your iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. It can scan up to 50 two-sided pages at the fast rate of 25 pages per minute. It’s also capable of scanning irregularly shaped documents, as well as receipts and business cards – all of which can be entered into applications like Excel, Outlook Express and Salesforce. This Fujitsu also supports direct scanning to Evernot, Dropbox, Google Docs, Salesforce and SugarSync for greater convenience.

Elizabeth Maartens
Posted by: Elizabeth Maartens