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Neat Scanner
« on: Jul 24, 2008, 05:13 pm »
I just got a new scanner in May - NEAT Receipts for Mac. I've got a few "on the road" jobs this year and felt that this scanner/software bundle would be ideal for organizing my expenses, and indeed it is. But this is a multi-use tool which has almost paid for itself in gas savings already. My summer gig is an opera festival in New York state and our office and rehearsal venues are many miles apart. Rather than having to return to the office during lunch or dinner breaks to do copying work, I now scan in the document (for instance: music changes that are handwritten by the conductor) and print as many copies as are needed. I can also send electronic copies to cover performers (opera term for understudies) who may not be at the rehearsal. My assistant conductor even used it to scan and email a PDF of his passport and work visa overseas for a last minute contract.

I don't add gadgets with any sort of regularity: a MacBook Pro, Canon i90 printer, a USB cellular card for internet access, a small atomic clock and now this scanner - all taking up less table space than a 3-in-One Printer/Scanner/Fax and fitting into a single computer briefcase for easy transport.