Was considering pulling the trigger, but then I read the user reviews. Besides the included software apparently crashing frequently, it seems that scans are stored in a proprietary DB format and forces such data to be stored in the cloud (although you can apparently export to PDF and save locally, but then you apparently lose a lot of the functionality the software provides via OCR). Also, to maintain the OCR functionality, after the included premium service is up (perhaps 1 year), it apparently costs $5.99/mo for the cheapest option.

At least that's what I got out of the first page of user reviews @ BB.

Yes, Neat is a super proprietary company. Not only is their hardware average at best, but it's tied to their software and they do everything possible to lock you in ($profit$).

I'd suggest looking for a Fujitsu ScanSnap. I've had one for 6 years and it's fantastic. Just works.

Go to a medical office. Look around. Do you see Neat scanners or Fujitsu scanners? There's your answer as to what's best.

$150, while a low price, has strings.

coolbreeze said:   Yes, Neat is a super proprietary company. Not only is their hardware average at best, but it's tied to their software and they do everything possible to lock you in ($profit$).

I'd suggest looking for a Fujitsu ScanSnap. I've had one for 6 years and it's fantastic. Just works.

Go to a medical office. Look around. Do you see Neat scanners or Fujitsu scanners? There's your answer as to what's best.

$150, while a low price, has strings.

  
I saw a Neat Scanner. lol



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