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Mythbusting ScanSnap Cloud!

ScanSnap Cloud has been out for about a year, and our customers have been telling us how much they enjoy the convenience and ease. But maybe you haven’t tried it yet, and I wanted to revisit what it can do for you to make your life easier. It can help you work toward your goals in the New Year – or at least free up more time for them!

Myth: I’ll have to move my stuff into a new cloud.

It’s not another cloud service! ScanSnap Cloud is a simple, set-it-and-forget-it app that connects your iX Series ScanSnap to the cloud provider you already use! Love your Google Drive? Keep your life in Evernote? Now your ScanSnap tightly integrates! Ditto for Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more.

Myth: I like my documents in Box, but prefer to keep my photos in Google Drive. That’s bound to be too much hassle to set up.

I want to save you some time here! It’s dead simple to set up your ScanSnap Cloud account. Walk through a few simple steps after installing the software on your computer or mobile device, and then you can tell your ScanSnap to send all your docs to Box and your photos to Google Drive. Or any combination you prefer! Each document type has its own quick selection, or send everything to the same place. It’s always your choice. The key is that your ScanSnap will identify the document type and route it appropriately – without your intervention!

Myth: It’s too hard to figure all this stuff out!

Just complete a simple, one-time setup process, and you never have to think about it again. Seriously! Need to make a quick scan? No need for your computer — just turn on your ScanSnap, wait for the blue Scan button to glow purple, and you’re connected to ScanSnap Cloud. It just works, dependably, like you expect from us.

Myth: It’ll make a mess of my storage – how will I find my scans?

ScanSnap Cloud works a lot like the ScanSnap Manager you’re used to, by creating a ScanSnap folder in your cloud service. (You can customize a lot of options here, but I’m keeping it simple for this explainer!) Here’s a use case: I use it to quickly scan my bills, insurance paperwork, and other important mail before shredding it. When I open my OneDrive – from any phone or computer – my scans are in the ScanSnap folder, named intelligently by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). It “reads” the first line or two of the document and uses it to create a name. From that filename, I can easily find the document I’m looking for. Rename it (if you want) to suit your needs!

If you own an iX100 or iX500, you can start using ScanSnap Cloud today! Visit to download and learn more.