In my quest to go paperless in my home, I have switched for a little over a year to Evernote + Filterize. I am now looking for a physical scanner to up my game because scanning letters using my phone can take forever, since I generally let it accumulate for a few weeks before processing it.
I recently found this rather old video demonstrating scanning to evernote with the brother ADS-2600W and it left me scared:
it takes a total of 8 touches, and 1 full minute of processing time for a 3 page document. Scanning is quick, but it's a fraction of the 1m30s that each document takes.
This is a far cry from what I'm looking for. Realistically, counting the times where I start doing something else or phase out, it would take me 45 minutes to scan 20 documents. Way too slow. sitting next to my scanner for 1 hour every two weeks, with long off times, and constant repetitive manual work is very frustrating and boring.
If a single touch scan could be programmed, and the processing was done in the background, scanning itself would take 10 seconds for a 3 page document. This is the type of performance I'm looking for, since 20 documents could realistically be processed in 5 minutes, before letting the scanner, filterize and evernote do the sorting work in the following hours.
Is this something that exists? How do you manage to scan multiple documents quickly, simply and efficiently? What is the fastest way to scan and add documents to evernote?
A few more notes on what I'm looking for:
I would much prefer to avoid turning on my computer before scanning things.
Ideally I'd prefer if the scanner uploaded it directly to evernote, but I can survive with a onedrive/dropbox/google drive integration, since I can then use auto-import folders in evernote to add them next time I use evernote on my computer.
Thanks a lot for reading.