Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Scanning On the Go With Apparent's Doxie Go
Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Apparent has been making smart devices and software since 1998. With a range of award-winning products and brands for individuals and organizations, Apparent is the company behind Doxie Go, “a new kind of scanner” that you can bring anywhere with you. Featuring a built-in rechargeable battery and 512 MB of internal memory, Doxie Go is an ideal solution for people who are always on the go or those who don't want a cluttered desk. You can use it to scan virtually anything, including bills, receipts, drawings, notes, photos, reports, and business cards. Just insert your paper into the tiny powerhouse and it will scan a full color page at up to 600 dpi in seconds. Books are obviously out of the question, but Doxie Go is a must-have if you're looking for a portable scanner.
Speaking of portable, Doxie Go doesn't require a computer to work. It stores everything in its built-in memory, which can be expanded with an SD card or USB flash drive. You can transfer your scans to your computer via USB, just like a digital camera. Additionally, the included Doxie 2.0 software lets you save your documents in PDF, JPEG, and lossless PNG formats; you can even create searchable, multi-page PDFs simply by clicking the “staple” button. Then, when you're ready to back up your files, another click sends them straight to Evernote, Dropbox, or other cloud services. Doxie Go retails for $199 and was recently featured on TechCrunch's Holiday Gift Guide.
Apparent also created Barcode Producer, an award-winning barcode app for designers that has become the standard in PC and Mac barcode software; IntelliScanner, a barcode reader that organizes homes, businesses, and classrooms; and IntelliScanner Comic Edition, a barcode scanner and comic management software that organizes and inventories comic collections.