Finally started using my Canon scanner/printer/faxer combo unit thingy the other night. I had dug it out a year ago and it has sat rather forlornly under the table next to my laptop seat in the front room with previous total useage amounting to about 2 minutes. I really wanted to start using the scanner function as I have a stack of photos from early 90’s up to 2001/02 which have been just lying in a drawer, rarely looked at. I just thought it would be nice to get them onto my laptop via iPhoto and at the same time get rid of a horde of paper receipts & stuff by importing them into Paperless, which I acquired via one of those cheap Mac software bundles a while back and which I have also barely used. As it transpires, it was easy to scan photos into Paperless but I can’t unfortunately at the moment find a way to get them out to iPhoto, looks like I need to do that via the Canon Mac app itself which is a pity as it is horribly clunky.

Anyway, Paperless is good for storing paper receipts and documents and whatever. A good thing about it is that you can access your scanner straight from the software itself. Just put the document in the scanner, open Paperless and hit the “add scan” button. You can then preview the document, crop it, choose what dpi you want it import it in at and then choose the type of document it is. There are plenty of options for categorizing stuff too.

Paperless has the ability to keep up and maintain the task of not only reducing your need for paper but managing the paper you use. Simply scan your receipts, warranty cards, deposit slips and other paperwork and Paperless will recognize and help to categorize them for you. Already have your documents as PDFs or other file formats? No problem. Simply drag and drop them into Paperless. By taking your paper receipts, product manuals and other documents and creating an electronic record you’ve already reduced your need for paper.


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