Document Scanner Buyers Guide

A document scanner is no longer optional equipment for lawyers. Here are the ones you should consider.


Brother Compact Document Scanners (ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w) Review

The Brother ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w are good scanners with a few flaws, and they would be a smart buy for budget-minded mobile lawyers.


Fujitsu’s New ScanSnap SV600 Can Scan Books and Other 3-D Objects

The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is an attractively-priced overhead scanner for someone who regularly needs to scan books, notepads, delicate documents, and small objects.


Epson Workforce GT-S50, A Viable Alternative to the ScanSnap

OK, there, I said it. I no longer use a ScanSnap. I’ve used an Epson Workforce GT-S50 for over a year now, and it is a very good desktop scanner. Whew, it felt good to get that off my chest. This must be what its like to admit you are a Cubs fan. Empowering. I’m […]


Panasonic KV-S1026C Desktop Document Scanner Review

The Panasonic KV-S1026C is unremarkable in every way. For less money, you would be much better off with a ScanSnap.


Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Desktop Document Scanner Review

The ScanSnap iX500 is absolutely the desktop document scanner you should buy — and as a bonus: it goes mobile.


Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 Desktop Document Scanner Sort-Of Review

The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S55 is nearly identical to its predecessor, with one important difference: ultrasonic double-feed detection.

Kodak ScanMate i940 Portable Document Scanner Review

The Kodak ScanMate i940 is an easy-to-use portable document scanner powerful enough to serve as a light-duty desktop scanner, too.

Brother ImageCenter ADS-2000 Desktop Document Scanner Review

The Brother ADS-2000 had good looks, speed, and value — and a USB port for remote scanning, which you won't find on any other desktop document scanner.

Canon P-215: The New Best Portable Scanner?

According to the Wirecutter — which advice I generally follow — the Canon ImageFormula P-215 is the best portable scanner. Among its attributes: a 20-page document feeder, embedded software, duplexing, and speed. The Wirecutter called it close between the P-215 and the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i, but gave the edge to the Canon. I got a […]

Brother DSMobile 700D Compact Duplex Scanner Review

The Brother DSMobile 700D isn't especially cheap, and it isn't very good. You will be better off with a ScanSnap S1300i or Xerox Mobile Scanner.

Doxie Go Gets Upgraded

If you were on the fence about the Doxie Go until now, you may want to wait just a little longer get it now. Doxie just announced an upgrade to its portable document scanner, which it will unveil at CES next week. The scanner itself will accept larger documents, including legal-size pages. The Doxie software […]

Xerox Mobile Scanner Review

If you are looking for a portable scanner, the Xerox Mobile Scanner is the best value and the best option.

Canon imageFormula DR-C125 Document Scanner Review

The Canon imageFormula DR-C125 is a quick, space-saving desktop document scanner that is bogged-down by awful software. Get a ScanSnap S1500 instead.

Ambir ImageScan Pro 820i Document Scanner Review

While there are things to like about the Ambir ImageScan Pro 820i, it didn't deliver the performance I expected.