NeatDesk Desktop Scanner and Digital Filing System- Macintosh
- Transform paper into information that works
- Automatically extracts key information from scanned receipts; can export to Quicken, Excel, and pdf
- Scans are IRS-accepted digital copies, making tax preparation a snap
- Scan up to 10 receipts, 10 business cards and 10 documents at once or a single, 50 page document
- Developed for OS X to look and feel like the applications you use every day
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The individual unit dimensions 10.8”W x 7.5”D x 7.3”H & Weight 4.4 lbs The package unit dimensions 12.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 inches & 7.2 lbs
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer NeatDesk for Mac is a desktop scanner and digital filing system that lets you scan and organize receipts, business cards and documents. Neat's patented technology identifies and extracts the important information and automatically organizes it for you. Transform receipts into expense reports, business cards into Address Book contacts, and create searchable PDF files from any document. You can even export information to PDF, Quicken, and Excel. NeatDesk for Mac lets you manage the paper at home, at work and on the go.
With NeatDesk, you get a digital filing cabinet that intelligently organizes and secures all your important information.
Transform your workspace into a space that works. At work or at home, NeatDesk de-clutters your workspace, providing a central "inbox" for all your papers-ready to scan when you are.
All-in-one scanning. Our removable input tray can scan both sides of up to 15 receipts, 15 business cards, and 15 documents at a time-or even a single, 50-page document.
The award-winning ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner provides a central "inbox" for all the paper that normally clutters your workspace. Its unique paper input tray allows you to insert up to 15 receipts, 15 business cards and 15 full-size documents, and scan them all in a single batch. Or remove the tray to scan up to 50 letter-size pages at once. You can even perform double-sided scanning in a single pass. With the push of a button, your paper documents are transformed into high-quality digital files.
Powered by NeatWorks for Mac Software
Once your paper is digitized, NeatWorks for Mac uses "Intelligent Text Recognition" technology to extract key data from your documents and populate key fields automatically in this robust digital filing system.
By eliminating much of the data entry, you can turn a pile of receipts into an expense report in mere minutes. Or turn that stack of business cards into digital contacts and import them directly to Address Book. You can even scan any kind of document to produce a fully-searchable PDF file.
A Natural on the Mac
NeatWorks for Mac was developed from the ground up to look and feel like the applications you use every day, and integrates seamlessly with the Mac OS. It features drag-and-drop functionality, Smart Collections, and is completely integrated with Spotlight - so you can find any file with a simple keyword search. You can even import electronic receipts or documents into NeatWorks simply by printing from any application.
Scan in Receipts
With NeatDesk you can save digital copies of receipts and records of vendors, dates and totals, create expense reports and manage business and personal expenses. The software also allows users to keep track of expenses for tax time (records accepted by the IRS) and easily export data to Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax.
Scan in Business Cards
Organize your Rolodex digitally by creating digital images of cards and contact information with NeatDesk. The software captures name, address, company, title, and more, creating your own searchable contact database and allows for export to Outlook and and other contact software.
Scan in Documents
NeatDesk also allows you to create searchable PDF files, editing text using copy/paste, and organize and store in a digital filing cabinet within the NeatWorks for Mac software.
What's in the Box
NeatDesk Scanner for Mac, USB cable, calibration paper, dry cleaning paper and alcohol cleaning paper, instruction manual, and installation CD.
- Neat ADF scanner
- Neatworks for Mac software installation CD
- USB cable
- Scanner calibration paper
- Scanner cleaning cloth
- Quick Start guide
- Power supply
- Mac OS X v10.6 or late
- Mac computer with an Intel processor
- 1 GB of RAM; 3 GB recommended
- 256MB of available disk space for installation,
1GB recommended for user data
- CD-ROM or DVD drive required for installation
- Available USB port
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased a NeatDesk scanner awhile ago to answer a growing need at home for more robust scanning. I'm one of those people that needs to have everything neatly filed away even though I will probably never see it again. I also religiously enter all my personal receipts and track my personal finances in detail. This seemed the perfect product to answer both needs.
I was used to the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 that I have at work, but in addition to an arm they also wanted a leg. The price of the NeatDesk is substantially less (about 40% for what I paid), and the promotional material for the scanning software was really sexy. So I clicked buy.
After a few days, my conclusion is that although it could be an outstanding product with a couple of tweaks, it's just not ready for primetime. This may be the case of a small company working on tight margins with a product that got too big too fast. It remains to be seen whether or not they can keep up with their new-found popularity.
Here's the dirt:
- Attractive design.
- You can click the hardware "Scan" button all day, but you don't have to file your scans until you want to.
- No adjustable paper guide. Unless you hold it as it's sucked in, every single document is crooked.
- Not enough paper support. Creased documents (like a bill) flop back and aren't grabbed properly.
- I found the slot for receipts and documents to not match any receipt or document I had... Nice slot for business cards though.Read more ›
When I first got this scanner in 2008, I thought it was great. It had a document feeder and scanned both sides, in color, decently quick. Back then I thought it was overpriced, but expected the price to come down quick.
Almost 8 years later, the scanner is virtually the same (there is a newer model out now that syncs with their cloud software) but the price has not gone down. I no longer think this is a great scanner. However, I still have one (not the original, as I sold it years ago, but recently repurchased a used one) and I use it regularly to scan bills, receipts, business cards, and other miscellaneous documents.
It gets the job done. I haven't spent enough time with software to be able to give a good opinion of it, but in the comments, people say that the company tries to push a subscription based software on you now (with recurring charges). If that is the case, I would not recommend this product. However, I am still able to scan and save my documents to PDF. I am still happy with this scanner, but please note, that this scanner came out over 8 years ago. I imagine there may be better products on the market now. Note to mention that you can now easily scan many documents with a free app on your smartphone.
Original Review from November 2008 below:
I went to the store looking for the Neat Receipts scanner, and I came across this new product. I could not be more happy for buying it! I had 4 years worth of credit card and bank statements piled up in boxes, and with this scanner system I was able to scan them and organize them on my computer in less than a day (I'm talking hundreds of pages).Read more ›
The main issue is that the manufacture's web site states that the scanner can scan grayscale and B/W documents in at a rate of 25 PPM. This is an outright lie on one level and a stretching of the truth on another level.
First let me start off with the truth stretching. The scanner is very fast while scanning in B/W images but it did not seam like it was 25 PPM fast so I timed it using a stop watch. I was able to scan in a page (two sides) in 6.4 seconds that's 10 PPM not 25! As Fujitsu rates their ScanSnap S1500M at 20 PPM whether you scan one or two sides, I assumed I would see the NeatDesk scanner do the same. Thinking that they (NeatCo) must have been playing with some slick marketing numbers when they came up with the 25 PPM rate I figured I would see the 10 PPM rate double to 20 if I only scanned one side of a page instead of two. I was very disappointed to see that the rate did not change between one or two sides. Normally I would think that 10 PPM is a very quick scan, which it is, but it is more than half as fast as advertised.
That was the truth stretching now onto the lie.
My main complaint is not the scan rate of B/W or grayscale scans. I would be very happy with a 10 PPM grayscale document scanner. The problem is that the scanner / software package does NOT scan in grayscale. The scanner DOES send the images to my iMac in GRAYSCALE and then the horrible software converts it to B/W.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked OK for a while with light use. Now does not work at all for scanning to pdf - won't even turn off; you have to use Task Manager to end the program, restart it, for about... Read morePublished 3 days ago by A. J. Lewis
The Neat Desk and software work well, when they work.
I am on my 4th Neat Desk in 6 years. Read more
Like it a lot, except the feature that processes receipts and reads them, allowing you to put together expense reports, etc. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pastor Steve
My experience with this Neat Scanner and with Neat as a company was awful. The Neat Scanner pulled paper into it incorrectly, resulting in torn documents. Read morePublished 9 days ago by l
This is the worst experience I have ever had! I purchased two years ago from Best Buy!! DO NOT BUY THIS!! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Bridget Thompson
I like the product. However they did something that will make me never purchase there products again. They no longer provide a link to the software on their website. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Christopher L.
I purchased the NeatDesk scanner to scan & file away all the documents that I've accumulated while attending university so that I can keep them for future reference without... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kirsten C.
The most horrible customer service. There is no way to contact them for help. This scanner had to be upgraded and it deleted 2015 and half of 2016 files!!!! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Read the fine print
I bought one in 2012 and wanted to use it for scanning paper to clean up the cluster in my home office. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer