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73 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2010
I decided to go fully digital with my receipts, leases, statements, etc. I initially bought a Fujitsu ScanSnap, which took me 30 minutes to realize it simply wasn't working (DOA I suppose). I then discovered Doxie, which costs a third of the ScanSnap, plus it's lighter, smaller, portable, and much more pleasant to look at while it sits on my desk.

Their software is a little funky, with the hearts and all, but it's also very lightweight and effective software. It hooks into many great applications and web services, and the company seems to be adding more every few months. If you use Evernote for your personal information control, then Doxie is great.

Overall, if you want to digitize your documents, this thing kicks ass. It's fast and small and very pretty.
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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2011
First of all, I bought the Doxie from Amazon refurbished, although I don't think it made a difference from a new product, other than having to clean it a bit more during the setup process.

It's a really great concept, being able to scan and have the result automatically pushed to other apps and to the cloud. I find it really convenient. Doxie has helped me go mostly paperless, although scanning bulky things like instruction manuals is impossible unless you tear the pages out first.

It's great that I can scan a document and get it into EverNote, which syncs with the EverNote server automatically, to get a piece of paper into the cloud in under a minute.

Now on to the issues:

There's an issue between Doxie and EverNote where the title used for the document gets cut off after 8 characters. When you finish scanning a document it asks for a title, so I'll put something like "groceries receipt 9/12/2011". Then I always have to copy the title, hit the "Send" button to send it to EverNote as a PDF, but in EverNote the filename will get cut off to GROCER~1.PDF, and the same for the note title. Here I'll select the title in EverNote and paste what I copied from Doxie. It's a minor annoyance.

Another thing is where it's very easy to forget to change the scan settings for future scans. Say I'm scanning a photo in color with high dpi, and then a few minutes later dig up a black and white receipt to scan. I'll more often than not, put in the receipt and hit the physical scan button on the Doxie, forgetting to change to Grayscale with lower dpi--resulting in an unnecessarily huge file. Again a minor annoyance with the UI. It happens because after scanning the first photo, EverNote pops up on the screen, usually obscuring the Doxie window. Once I finish the copy & paste dance (the previous issue I mentioned), I forget that the Doxie window is there. At least with different dpi, the actual scan is noticeably slower, so I know to cancel and try again. But between Color and Grayscale it takes the same amount of time, the only difference being the file size, so I won't know until afterwards that I unnecessarily scanned in color.

An issue with the scan itself, which is a bit more annoying, is that the paper will often slide around and become crooked as it scans. So pretty much every time I scan something that's more than 1 page thickness (i.e. I folded the paper in half) I'll have to guide the paper through with both hands, in an attempt to minimize the sliding. There have been a number of times when I had to rescan a document because it slid and became crooked and unreadable.

My last issue is that Doxie has trouble scanning long documents. For example, I tried scanning a brochure pamphlet thing I got at Mount Rushmore, but Doxie automatically stops before the last few inches. Same thing with this folded terms and conditions from a car rental company, I just couldn't scan the entire thing in one go. Same with a long grocery receipt.

So, would I recommend Doxie? I'm on the edge on this one. If I had to replace my Doxie, I'd probably first look at other brands and compare.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2010
Easy set up and super simple to use. Works perfectly with our Mac network. Great scanner for personal use. We are scanning the mountain of paperwork everyone keeps because they think they might need it someday, and shredding the hard copies. It's safer not having those account numbers lying around and much easier to actually find what you are looking for when you scan and file with the Doxie.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2010
I got a Doxie because it's so portable.

It powers entirely though the USB, so if you have a laptop you could basically use it anywhere. I used it once in a hotel once, and once in my university library, both for sending documentation that needed to be rushed. But mostly I scan receipts and goofy stuff like forms from my insurance company.

It's been reliable, but the one time it was acting up, the support people were quick and efficient.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2010
I love this scanner! It was a breeze to set up and has been so easy to use that my two year old has been 'helping' me scan in his preschool papers! It's been working perfectly for me. I've had no trouble with the automatic paper feed and I've scanned in about 50+ pages so far today and it's been working like a dream. I liked the fact that it didn't come with software or a seperate storage/organization system for the uploads since the whole reason for me getting a document scanner was to be able to pare-down and de-clutter! I've been quickly and easily uploading to Google Docs and Evernote; that way I'll always have access to these precious papers wherever I am but they won't be taking up valuable storage space in my house. Great product!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2011
I already owned a flatbed scanner, but it is such a hassle to scan, edit, and save. Doxie is clearly directed to a female population, which I don't mind, and is ridiculously easy to use. One button is all you need. Editing and saving is also effortless, and you can send your documents straight to programs like Evernote. I use it for everything from tax documents, receipts, and medical records to magazine articles and recipes.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
Clients were beginning to complain about the quality of our faxes so I needed a scanning solution--fast. Given that I already have a laptop, printer, copier, fax machine, phone and all the other kinds of stuff you jam into your space I wanted something that wouldn't take up much room.

Enter the Doxie. It's like the size of a ruler. And you just plug into your puder so no need to find yet another outlet (my power cords are full up already.)

It took me about four seconds to get going--it's like an Apple product in terms of how easy they make it. And the price is killer too.

I highly recommend this product!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2012
The Doxie is a great little scanner, and if you're trying to go paperless (you're like I used to be with a wallet full of old receipts and notes), it's the best way to do so. I keep my Doxie in my office desk drawer and pull it out from time to time when I get a stack of receipts in my wallet or I have some business cards to catalog. I also the fastest way I've seen to scan in a large stack of legal-sized files. I love how it can scan sizes larger than 8.5x11, something my flatbed scanner can't. I just scan everything now and send them to Evernote so I have them on all my computers and iOS devices.

A helpful hint: you should scan receipts as soon as possible because after a few weeks in my wallet, the ink gets very hard to read. Also, if your receipt (or whatever your scanning) has large creases in it, when the crease enters the Doxie and forms a little tent as it passes into the scanner, it will cause a little switch to pop up for a second. This causes the Doxie to think it has scanned the trailing edge of your document and whatever is behind the crease won't get scanned. This was my only reason for not giving it 5 stars (that and the flimsy carrying case; a hard case would've been so much nicer). A quick fix is to flip the receipt over and place a strip of clear Scotch tape over the creases. This flattens them and keeps them flat when going through the scanner. Just make sure there's no sticky edges hanging off the receipt!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2011
This is a great little scanner. It's tiny, which I appreciate. I don't have a desk, and since it's tiny it's that much easier to store and to set up on my living room side table. I love that it's USB powered, as that means there's just the one cord. It seems to me it's much faster to scan multi-page documents than on my old flatbed scanner, and the quality is great. Every once in a while the feeder won't quite grab onto something, but usually within a couple of tries it'll get the page, and then sucks it right through. This is extremely portable so if you need to travel with a document scanner, this might be the one for you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2012
At first I wasn't going to buy this scanner because it was too "cute" for my taste, but I am glad I did. It scans very quickly and works perfectly with my Mac. I also wanted to buy one that was cross platform in the event I needed to use it on a PC. This one works on PC's also. The software is great and despite being a single sheet scanner it allows you to virtually staple the pages into one PDF file. The scans are also fast for a small inexpensive scanner.

If OCR is an issue then you can send your document to Google Docs, Evernote, Adobe Acrobat or any other software with OCR. This wasn't an issue for me because mainly I needed the scanner for emailing documents and using it for online faxing.
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