I am "trying" to get my office in some sort of sorted chaos of late. One of my issues is tracking my in/outgoing mail. Yea, yea and those pesky monthly reminders I now own a home.
With that, while I was attending this years "what more crap can I bring home" show I sought out a vendor I have been eyeing for YEARS. This would be the NEAT company.
I don't know if many of you are familiar with their products. They basically have 2 different types of scanners.
The NEAT Receipt. This unit is self powered (USB) and highly portable. However only does simplex scanning (one sided).
The other is the NEAT Desk. This is the one I bought. See that tray there with the different sizes. It's setup for letter, receipts and business cards. It does duplex scanning at 24 pages a minute. The tray comes out to scan up to 50 pages at a time.
The real kicker though is the software that comes with it. I could have bought the software separately, but it only works with a few high end scanners and this was a more economical solution. The software reads ALL of the data on a page and organizes the documents for you.
Now one of the MAIN reasons I bought this thing is I can now scan all of my mail. In and out to keep track of conversations AND be able to read them on my iPad when I'm out so I'm not carrying all of the mail I'm responding to in my bag. I am always afraid of loosing something (nothing yet and I don't want there to be a first time).
This thing will also handle card stock :) I can even scan my postcards!
So it arrives tomorrow. I have 30 days to run it through it's paces and believe me I will..
Let you know how the first weekend goes.. Can't wait to get rid of the other paper in my life. I need the space to store my letters :)
Now on to fun stuff. You remember that little thing I wrote about last week? Crapfest? Well I have a chance to get back to San Francisco next weekend for another trade show. IF (big if), I manage to be able to go and gather more crap, I will be adding it to the pile for distribution. The show is the San Francisco International Gift and Decor Show. So keep hoping I can afford to get out of town next weekend..