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  1. Gazumped, as I understand the problem report, server-side OCR SHOULD be done and COULD be done but IS NOT being done (again, emphasis not shouting). It's possible I'm misunderstanding the report. And it's possible the report is wrong, though there are several such reports. The only way to find out is to give it a try, which I will do when I have some spare cycles. Again, thanks for pointing out the solution. Even if it doesn't yet work it may work sooner rather than later. But, this was all advertised as working two years ago when I bought the scanner. And that was clearly a truth stretch. JohnLongley's analogy of miles-per-gallon is apt. On one forum we customarily ended our posts with "YMMV" (your mileage may vary).
  2. Gazumped, I appreciate your effort on my behalf. But you've really got to adopt a more skeptical attitude toward these hyped up announcements by Fujitsu and Evernote. Yes, it does appear that SnapScan Cloud can scan docs directly into Evernote without a PC and possibly even without a mobile device. So what's not to like, right? One word, three letters: OCR. When you upload a doc via SnapScan Cloud nothing on the local side performs OCR and the way SnapScan Cloud was designed, nothing on the cloud side performs OCR either. So, OCR doesn't get done. OCR, who needs it, right? Well, we pretty much all do. Without OCR our docs are not searchable. And what's the point of loading stuff into the cloud if you can't search it? NADA! As in, nothing. So, SnapScan Cloud is not really a viable solution--at least, not at this time. Will it ever be? Who knows? But I've pretty much lost patience at having the wool pulled over my eyes. I doubt that I will ever believe anything Fujitsu or Evernote says--'cause now I've been burned TWICE. But, I really do appreciate the time you spent. It's not your fault the vendors have such a supply of wool at the ready.
  3. Thanks for your reply but I don't think you've investigated thoroughly enough. The second paragraph at the link you offered says, "Before you start, make sure that the scanner is connected to the computer via USB. . . ." This approach necessitates use of a PC, which is specifically what I want to avoid. The write-up makes it look like the PC is used only for configuration. But that's not what I've found, time after time. As another example, the Evernote page that talks about wireless scanning directly into Evernote says, "You can pair the scanner with one computer at a time or connect other computers with a USB cable." Again, the scanner must be connected to a PC in order to scan "directly" into Evernote. As I understand the word "direct" this isn't direct. It's scanning into Evernote BY WAY OF one PC application or another. Not that you're to blame for sharing wrong information. Every such link promising "direct" communication that I have chased, and I've chased MANY such links, eventually involves installing a program, such as Scannable, on a PC in order to communicate with the scanner, which is connected TO THE PC via USB or WiFi. What I want, which is apparently not possible, is to connect to an Evernote server in the cloud. Thinking about the problem, if the scanner can truly communicate DIRECTLY (by the caps I simply intend emphasis, not shouting) with Evernote there must be a menu item on the scanner that sets up the necessary communication. I find no such menu item. And the destination of the scan should NOT be a host or service on my personal network but a cloud destination, either Evernote itself or--less acceptably--a service that will automatically forward to Evernote. Most often, all that can be done is to upload a batch of scanned documents to the PC. These can then be selected in some application program and sent to Evernote. Step 1 of a process for communicating directly with Evernote says, "Buy a scanner that communicates directly with Evernote." That's what I thought I'd done. But, apparently, not.
  4. I read that the Snapscan ix500 (NOT the special Evernote edition) lets you scan directly into Evernote without using a PC or a tablet. A year or so ago I tried and failed to figure out how to do this. Can someone point me to instructions? If, contrary to what I read, you must have a tablet or PC in order to scan directly to Evernote, what iPad application should I use to scan to Evernote as conveniently as possible? I want to set this up for use by my wife, who's not highly skilled in using PCs or tablets. Finally, if I had 20-20 hindsight, would buying some other scanner have allowed me to scan directly to Evernote, without a PC or tablet? There's always the chance that I might be able to work out a trade. Thanks oodles for the help! Cheeers,
  5. I had trouble posting my reply. The all-wise forum software supposes that my message, which includes no attachment and no URLs, is suspected of containing spam. Really, this is too much. How could anyone present unwelcome commercial e-mail without any attachment or even one link to click? And what am I supposed to do in order that my message might look less like suspected spam? After my troubles with TFA my respect for Evernote is waning today. . . . tfa.txt
  6. I purchased an ix500 but it's becoming progressively clearer to me that I should have purchased the SSEE. Given that I am now stuck with the ix500 and have absolutely no prospect of an upgrade or crossgrade, is there any way that I can initiate a scan direct to Evernote by using only an iPad? I have no PC in my use case, just the iPad. I've tried several applications. So far, they either scan using the iPhone's camera rather than the ix500 or they require the SSEE rather than my plain old ix500. Thanks for any hint of progress. Cheers,
  7. I see. Thanks so much for the information! I really wish that I'd understood the difference between the plain old ix500 and the SSEE before buying the ix500. It seems that I really need the SSEE. But, having paid for an ix500 there's no way I can justify the additional cost of an SSEE. And although the ix500 hasn't scanned as many as 50 pages I'd take a major hit trying to sell it as used equipment. In my use case I don't have a PC mated with the scanner, just an iPad. Initiating a scan to Evernote using only an iPad appears not to be possible using the plain old ix500. At least, I haven't yet figured out how to accomplish it. I've had more trouble with this technology/product than anything I've purchased in dozens of years.
  8. wbmccarty

    Find Scanner

    Using my iPhone, SnapScan can find, and trigger a scan on, my iX500 using WiFi (USB disconnected). However, Scannable times out looking for the scanner, though I can see that it's scanning the correct WiFi network. Can someone suggest a troubleshooting procedure, please? I can't find any settable options so I'm at a loss how to proceed. Thanks! Cheers,
  9. Yes, this lack of functionality is long standing. And, I don't know of a convenient workaround when an EN note includes a PDF attachment for which the user wants to print only selected pages. I typically spend several minutes fussing over a single note when I run into this situation. I can't understand why it would be all that difficult to implement the functionality necessary to render only selected pages. I suspect the issue has simply been overlooked in the context of other, apparently more useful or important improvements. I wish the EN team would take a second look at this and bump the priority of addressing this missing feature.
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