Friday, August 21, 2009

Productivity and archiving with your scanner

David Pogue has found a useful tool for his workflow and his recent column, A Better Way to Manage Receipts for Business Travel, is all about how he makes use of the NeatReceipts scanner and NeatWorks software.

I have no experience with that particular scanner but the NeatWorks software looks tempting. I have the ScanSnap S300M, which is a wonderful scanner with duplexing capabilities. It too can handle the small receipts up to legal sized paper. I was pleasantly surprised to see the NeatWorks is listed as compatible with my scanner.

So, if you have a scanner already, check it against their list to see if the software is compatible before sinking the cash into another scanner just to get the capabilities demonstrated by their software.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Mac App Bundles continue with three to choose from

I'm late to the game with this one. The Mac Sale has been going on for a bit apparently but I just heard about it when I checked my MacZot emails. The Zot for 5% off the $49.99 price runs, as I type this, for 3 more hours.

10 apps included:

You have a little more time to decide on TheMacBundles current offer. This one has 6 days to go.

9 apps (plus 1 bonus) included:
The remaining available bonus app is CosmoPod

And there's also the MacBundleBox with 12 apps:
If, like me, you've bought a fare number of previous bundles you may have some of these already. If you don't have the pricier apps it might be worth a jump for a bundle and then see if any other apps find their way into your regular stable.

Otherwise, perhaps you will find something you didn't know was out there and, if the price for one app directly from the dev is reasonable their marketing has succeeded in getting the word out for the devs involved. 

Happy shopping.