I want to start scanning all my paper documents into a software filing system so that every item can be tagged and easily retrieved.
Can anyone recommend any?
Needs to have the following features
- OCR so scanned text is searchable
- Windows and Mac support.
- Can be easily backed up.
Also can anyone recommend a portable/small sized scanner?
You can try eDoc Organizer , it is free to use, nice and fast application. Scanitto Pro is an other scanning software you can try.
I have a slim Cannon with is the size of an A4 page and very slim, but I wouldn’t say that it is portable. Although if you’re going to scan large amounts of documents, you may want something that may have a tray.
For software, if you buy a scanner, it will be included. Cannon software is quite decent.
As for the format, I tend to file everything in pdf. I find it convenient and platform independent. The list of documents is in a database I created. But that’s just me.
Ok thanks. Actually portable probably isn’t the right word as I won’t be carrying it around, just wanted something small and not to take too much space.
I thought about just storing them as PDFs in folders, but I would prefer to have some kind of document management features for search and retrieval.