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ScanSnap Cloud – Scan to the Cloud


ScanSnap Cloud icon

A new service offered by ScanSnap allows you to now scan items directly to cloud services without a computer. You will need to have an IX500 or IX100 ScanSnap scanner to use this feature, have your scanner connected to a Wi-Fi network with internet access and set up a ScanSnap Cloud account.

The steps for this new process are found below on this video. You will need to download a separate app for your Mac and update your scanner via USB cable first. A firmware update will be needed to update your scanner. You will need to setup a ScanSnap Cloud account using the app.

Once this service is activated, you will not be able to use Scansnap Manager, the app currently used to save scanned files directly to your computer. However, by turning off the service and reactivating ScanSnap manager, you will be able to scan directly to your computer again.

[Update: Make sure to run the various updaters for ScanSnap manager first as well.]

You can check on the status of your scans via your iOS device using this app.

ScanSnap Cloud Services Screenshot

You can now scan directly to your Evernote, DropBox or Google cloud services. As part of the setup, you can designate where different types of scans will go. The app is supposed to automatically separate photos, receipts, and documents and send them to different cloud services selected by you.

According to the developer, the new service promises to automatically deliver “scans from your iX Series ScanSnap to your favorite cloud services without the need for a computer or mobile device. It intelligently sorts data into documents, receipts, business cards and photos, then sends it to the cloud services of your choice. Scan directly to the Cloud, and access your files anytime, anywhere through partner applications including Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive, Google Photos and OneDrive. This app allows you to easily configure the settings for ScanSnap Cloud and view your scans.”

If you want to skip a step in your normal scan process to speed up the process of getting your scans into the cloud, check out ScanSnap Cloud.

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