Doxie Scanner Does iBooks


Portable scanners can be the perfect tool for mobile workers looking to go paperless. A small, light scanner makes it possible to capture documents on the fly and convert them into a digital version, thus eliminating the need for paper. The 10.9-ounce Doxie scanner is as small as most scanners, and it can now scan documents directly into iBooks for the iPhone and iPad.

The little scanner handles 600 DPI resolution, and connects to Macs or Windows PCs via a USB cable. The included software provides a full suite of tools to handle captured images. One button-push on the Doxie scans documents into PDF format and ready for syncing (through iTunes) to any iOS device running the latest version of the iBooks app from Apple. This is a simple solution for those wanting to capture information for later reference on an iPhone or iPad.

The Doxie software will also scan documents to other cloud services — Evernote, Picasa, Flickr and others. The entire setup will fit in any gear bag. The scanner is $129 directly from Doxie.

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