ScanSnap Review: What Law Firms Need to Know

ScanSnap Review: A Comprehensive Review of the ScanSnap Series of Scanners for Law Firms

ScanSnap scanners, ideal for many law firms, are designed to quickly and easily transform paper documents into digital files. Made by Fujitsu, the ScanSnap family has several models to choose from, each boasting their own array of features and benefits. In our ScanSnap review, we’ll explore how the ScanSnap line works for one specific audience: law firms.

Law firms, perhaps more than any other industry, are constantly needing to convert hardcopy documents to digital versions, to be stored in electronic files or within their document management system. And the ScanSnap line of scanners is favored by many attorneys and law firms.

The question becomes: which model is right for you? In this SnapScan review, we’re going to provide you with a breakdown of the options your law firm has from ScanSnap, each model’s associated features, how your law firm could benefit, pricing, and which law firms would truly benefit from using ScanSnap.

Let’s get started!

Overview of ScanSnap Options

To make this ScanSnap review as helpful as possible for you, we’re going to start by telling you about the options offered by Fujitsu. As of January 2019, Fujitsu’s website lists five ScanSnap options:

  • ScanSnap iX500. The ScanSnap iX500 is a larger document scanner. It can fit on a desk or workstation, has an automatic document feeder, and is capable of scanning both sides of a document. It can also scan in color or grayscale. This model comes with an automatic color detection feature. It also supports multiple document sizes.
  • ScanSnap iX1500. The ScanSnap iX1500 is also a larger document scanner, but it boasts a sleeker design. This model provides a touch screen for easy navigation. This particular ScanSnap model also provides Streak Reduction. Smart devices can also connect to this model for wireless use.
  • ScanSnap iX100. The ScanSnap iX100 is a battery powered portable scanner. It has the ability to scan documents as well as create searchable PDFs. It can also integrate to ScanSnap Cloud as well as with several cloud-based providers such as Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive, an Google Drive. It can scan up to 260 documents when the battery is fully charged.
  • ScanSnap S1300i. The ScanSnap S1300i is a smaller document scanner. It can be set up for office use or used as a portable device. It comes with auto color detection, auto rotation, and blank page removal. It can be integrated to deliver documents to DropBox, google Drive, or OneDrive.
  • ScanSnap SV600. The ScanSnap SV600 is an overhead document scanner best suited for a desktop or workstation. It’s different from other ScanSnap models because it can be used to scan books, magazines, and delicate documents you wouldn’t want to send through a traditional document scanner. It scans most documents in less than three seconds and has intelligent image correction features. Completed scans can be sent to different cloud apps (as well as kept on a physical hard drive or flash drive).

About the Author: Robin Bull
Robin Bull holds a BS in Paralegal Studies. She graduated from Kaplan University in 2008, Summa Cum Laude. Robin is the former Program Director of Paralegal Studies for Vatterott College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has more than 15 total years of experience in bankruptcy, family law, personal injury law, and real estate law. Robin is a full time legal writer, editor, and social media manager. She resides in Oklahoma City with her husband, Danny, three dogs, and one cat.

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