Recently a friend of mine passed away and his wife had me help clean out his office. While I was cleaning out his office I found this unopened box with the name Fujitsu on it. I showed it to his wife and we opened it and it was a brand new, never used Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 mobile scanner.
I explained to my deceased friend’s wife what it was and she told me to take it if I could use it because she would never use it. She knew I had a consulting business and that I could use it. I, at first didn’t want to take it because of the situation. But she insisted that I take it – so I did.
I am glad she let me have this mobile scanner. It is awesome. I can quickly scan in anything I want from documents, checks, restaurant receipts, business invoices, accounts payable and even business cards. This way nothing gets lost. Usually what would happen is I would leave a trade fair or a meeting with a bunch of business cards and more than half of them would end up getting lost.
Also what is great is that it is so easy to use. I just plug it into my Gateway laptop and it’s ready to go. I find this Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 to be almost an essential item for any business person. Especially anyone that self-employed it’s great for keeping track of all sorts of records fast and easily.
Every time I go and take a client out to lunch or dinner I take the receipt and in my hotel room or in my car I scan it right in. This way have a permanent record of that meeting and the expenses associated with it along with the exact date and amount so there’s no question for when I’m filing my taxes.
This mobile scanner helps me do away with literally boxes and boxes of receipts, documents, letters, etc… I love this thing. About a month after my friend passed away I took the mobile scanner back to my deceased friend’s wife and taught her how to use it. I told her that it would help her to keep track for her taxes, cooking recipes or she wouldn’t have had boxes and boxes of these things (she is a great cook), pictures, and whatever else she could want to digitally record.
I then gave the mobile scanner back to her because I knew she would get a lot of use out of it. I later bought my own. I didn’t feel right keeping something that was so useful that I knew could be of great benefit to my friend’s wife. If you want to record documents, receipts or anything else (especially business cards and letters) then you definitely need to get one of these Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 mobile scanners. They are just so useful I couldn’t envision life without one now.