The Best Scanner With a Feeder for Macs
By Andrew Tennyson
Document scanners with a feeder enable your business to automatically scan receipts, reports and other paper materials, outputting them directly to your computer. While there are a number of document feeder scanners on the market, not all of them are created equal. Nor are they all compatible with your company's Mac computers. However, a handful of Mac-compatible document feeder scanners consistently receive top marks from reputable publications.
Visioneer Strobe 500
The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a multiple duplex color scanner with automatic document feeder. The PC Mag website awarded the Strobe 500 an Editor's Choice award and named it one of the top five best scanners for Macs. Features of the Strobe 500 include a 600-pixel maximum optical resolution, 24-bit color output, USB 2.0 connectivity and a 500-page per day duty cycle. It scans 200dpi monochrome pages at rates up to 15 pages per minute. The Strobe 500 is compatible with both Macs and PCs.
The Neat NeatDesk is an automatic document feeder scanner that scans in color and monochrome. The Lifehacker website named the NeatDesk one of the best document scanners on the market in 2013 to help your business go paperless. The NeatDesk is one of the fastest scanners on this list, boasting scan speeds of up to 24 pages per minute in both monochrome and color. Additional features include Mac and PC compatibility, duplex scanning support, 600dpi maximum scan resolution and text recognition.
Canon ImageFORMULA DR-C125
Canon's ImageFORMULA DR-C125 is a high-speed document scanner with a unique upright configuration designed to help save desk space. As with the Visioneer Strobe 500, the PC Mag website awarded the DR-C125 an Editor's Choice award and named it one of the top five best scanners for Macs. Features of the DR-C125 include single-click image adjustments, PC and Mac compatibility, scan speeds of up to 25 pages per minute, folio scanning, automatic color detection and background smoothing.
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i is a Mac- and PC-compatible duplex color scanner with an automatic document feeder. Lifehacker named it one of the best document scanners on the market in 2013. Features of the ScanSnap S1300i include an optical scanning resolution of 600-by-600 dots per inch, 10-sheet paper capacity, USB bus power and scan speeds of up to 12 pages per minute.
Andrew Tennyson has been writing about culture, technology, health and a variety of other subjects since 2003. He has been published in The Gazette, DTR and ZCom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.