Windows/Mac: ScanDrop, a scan-and-send solution previously available on Windows only, directly connects your Mac and scanner to Evernote, Google Docs, or its own service for quick filing. If you need to de-clutter, grab it now, while it’s free through this link.
As with the Windows software, ScanDrop is a kind of Freemium service. If all you want is to drop paper in your scanner and send it along to Google Docs or Evernote, you can do that to your heart’s content. There are, however, advantages to using ScanDrop’s own cloud storage service, as they’ve laid out in a setup screen:
Beyond making your text documents searchable, and offering iOS apps and multi-service syncing, you get a large amount of storage, multi-user abilities, and even pre-stamped envelopes to mail in documents for scanning with a premium ScanDrop account, as detailed in their pricing.
But for the individual user, ScanDrop might simply be a really simple way of automatically flinging paper documents into cloud services you already know and love. It works with nearly any scanner that your Mac can recognise, and minimises the options and buttons, with some smart defaults set.
ScanDrop will eventually charge for this software, likely around the time it hits the Mac App Store. Until then, ScanDrop’s team leader has offered a free Mac download for Lifehacker readers at the link below.
ScanDrop for Mac [ScanDrop/OfficeDrop]