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  1. It's not just documents with contact info that get turned into business cards. In my experience it turns all kinds of small documents into business cards. One very common problem I'm having is that I often use a 3x5 blank index card to work out short math problems related to my business or finances. These are drawn with a pen, and I make a few horizontal lines to organize the page. Then a few rows of figures and a title at the top. I like to save these for future reference. When I try scan them with Scannable, it almost always treats them like a business card, and I don't see how to stop it in the app, or convert to a regular note after they've synced to the desktop app. Same for many receipts. Hope this is fixed soon, because other than this issue, Scannable is Evernote's best design/UX work to date. I love it.
  2. I have a ScanSnap S510M, and the major frustration with it is that the bundled version of Abbyy FineReader can only OCR one document at a time...even though the scanner can work much faster. So even though the scanner's ready for a second document, if I feed it before the OCR is done on the first, the second never gets OCRed. FineReader doesn't even know the second document exists. What I'm trying to do is setup a paperless workflow that renames my scans and categorizes them based on keywords in the PDF, and then files them appropriately in Evernote. I know Evernote will OCR them after import, but I don't think there's a way to create rules or smart sorting based on keyboard (please correct me if I'm wrong!) I know if they're OCRed prior to Evernote, then I can use Hazel (http://www.noodlesoft.com/hazel.php) to automatically rename and sort them, and hopefully send them to the correct Evernote notebooks. But getting them OCRed is a pain with FineReader, and the other OCR solutions I've found require too much hands-on intervention. I'd really like a solution where I press the button on the scanner for each document, and have searchable PDFs a few minutes later, with no additional input. Can anyone recommend an OCR app like that, or suggest other workflows that I haven't thought of? Thanks in advance. (ps: I did find this applescript which aims to fix my exact problem...but a current bug in OS X's folder actions support breaks it on my system: http://paperjammed.com/2010/01/04/automate-scansnap-ocr-process-on-your-mac-with-applescript-snow-leopard-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-183245 )
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