I have still been working on my paperless experiment, but most of my planning has revolved around trying to figure out how to keep from wasting money on something only to discover I have to buy something else.
I’ve also been working on the workflow side of things in trying to keep my documents digital and not simply revert to printing them out whenever I need to fax or sign them. I have had pretty good luck with some online faxing services that I hope to write more about in another post.
Also I’ve had a chance to really challenge the ScanSnap scanner. While it doesn’t compete with a $10,000 sheet fed scanner, I’ve been very impressed. The other day my grandmother had about 450 photos in a box that I offered to scan for her. There were all different sizes, some had sticky tape on the back, etc. The scanner handled them very well. It worked best with 10 to 20 at a time, but I was able to scan the entire box in about 20 minutes of reloading the scanner and then waiting for it to run. She has another 4 boxes for me to scan now. :)
Another part of being paperless that I’ve been working with a lot is the backup process. I’ve been looking at Apple’s Backup program, Mozy, and Jungle Disk. Apple’s Backup program is ok, but you are very limited on the amount of storage space. I haven’t been able to get Mozy to work. I’ve been working with their tech support for over a month now and I’m just about to throw in the towel. So far JungleDisk seems to be working well and I’ve been happy with it–once I got use to a few odd quirks. I plan on doing a more detailed review of each of these a little later–hopefully after I get Mozy working.
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