If you’re anything like me, you’ve got tons of paper sitting around that would be better served being scanned into your computer and kept in some sort of document management system, rather than in piles around the house or on your desk. A couple of weeks ago, we got the NeatDesk for Mac Desktop Scanner system in for review. The NeatDesk (available on Amazon) is really more than just a scanner, since it also includes the NeatWorks document management software, which in and of itself claims to do a lot, and works with a bunco of other scanners as well (you can buy NeatWorks software on its own.) When the scanner arrived, we were excited to give it a try…but that feeling soon turned to impending doom. If this thing was anything like the NeatReceipts scanner we’ve been using for the past couple of years, it meant that we’d be in for a day full of long, slow scans. You know what? We couldn’t have been more wrong.
Tidy up all those loose papers with NeatDesk. It is a high-speed desktop scanner and filing system that was obviously meant for businesses and those with way too much paper on their desk. The digital “inbox” can scan both sides of up to 10 business cards or receipts at a time or an entire 50 page document at once and convert to PDF. Available for both PC and Mac, you must really have the need for neat at a price of $449.95.
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The iTie is a unique idea that combines the formal apparel with a hidden pocket in the back. Store business cards, credit cards, honey do lists, pens, Certs or your MP3 player, although there is no way to disguise those earplugs. A larger version is being developed for iPhones, BlackBerrys and other larger handhelds. Because they are individually homemade the cost will vary, so you need to contact them to order one.The scary thing about this clothing is that they think they need Billy Mays to hock it (check out the product page.)
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We are forever getting business cards that somehow get lost in the shuffle. Penpower’s Worldcard Ultra helps organize them in this palm-sized scanner. Practically dust-free, you simply scan the cards and it will save the information. If you have a Mac, the device will input directly into your Address Book. At a size of 4.13 × 1.2 × 3.66-inches and a weight of 5.4 oz, the scanner recognizes multiple languages and can link to map directions. Equipped with software and a USB cable, the WorldCard Ultra retails for $199.95.
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There are some things that even the most advanced cell phone or laptop can’t replace. Tops on that list is the business card - it’s one of the easiest ways to represent yourself or your company while meeting someone new. Trying to find a card that will represent yourself or your company can be a huge challenge - the clip art and fonts available at your neighborhood office supply store or print shop don’t necessarily have the best reputation for being contemporary.
Enter BeLightSoft’s Business Card Composer. The software publishing house that brought the Mac community publication-driven titles like Art Text, Swift Publisher and Printfolio has supplied a fantastic alternative to chain store business cards.
At an event like CES, business cards flow like water rushing from the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and managing them can be a challenge. Rubbermaid has brought to market an improvement to their CardScan line, a portable business card scanner that makes importing the contact information from business cards a snap. Heck, it even prints labels and postage. Check the video for the full scoop.