Review: Apparent Doxie

Doxie was very easy to set up: You just need to download a smallish file and it installs quickly and easily.

It was the only model we tested that could natively scan directly to Flickr, Picasa, Google Docs, and other services right out of the box, there’s no fuss about setup: Just enter your credentials for the account of your choice, and it’s ready to receive your scans.

Doxie’s neat, too, and won’t leave PDFs or TIFF files littered around your hard drive like other scanners. Once files are uploaded to the cloud, they’re gone from your desk (unless you want to save files locally).

Powered by a single USB connection and about the size and weight of a curling iron, it’s eminently portable too.

It scans only one side of one page at a time, but can create multi-page documents with ease. One drawback: Since the scanner is so small and there’s no paper-feed tray, it’s easy for pages to go askew. You’ll need to devote time to carefully feeding pages into Doxie to ensure they get scanned straight.  Also, we wish it were a little faster: at 20 or more seconds per page, it could take you all night to digitize those financial documents you “found” on the CEO’s desk.

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