Used all mac and Fujitsu scanners, 1300i, s1500m, now ix1500. The later because mac is going all 64 bit SOON. Fujitsu in the meantime is dropping support for newer operating systems in the 64 bit world, i.e. ALL older fujitsu scanners sans ix1500 will be useless in a 64 bit world, plus fujitsu barely supports the older scanners. What to do,? the ix1500comes with scansnap software to use generally for all types of scanning. Nonetheless, I'm using the ix1500 with scansnap Home. I needs to be noted I also use Hazel, it reads, ocr'd docs then imposes rules on them making changes and putting them where they belong As time moves on I'm without software for a perfectly good s1500m and a new ix1500 that NOW comes in second place for ocring documents that hazel doesn't like to read for some reason, and they don't care.
In comes Exactscan Pro. OCR three times faster, easy to run, operate, i.e. infallible AND it runs the on 64 bit and works with my old s1500m. Yes, the ix1500 was a waste of money, all I needed was Exactscan Pro to run my s1500m and I would be very happy. Yes, with price conversion (to Euro) it's a little over $100. But what a piece of engineering, simple, and like a Mac, Just Works. The ix1500 works the same as before, but the presets are in Exactscan Pro. This software has saved me so many hassles I would have paid more. When Mac Fujitsu Scanner users find out how well this software works with the ix1500 and works in the 64 bit world to reenergize the Fujitsu unsupported Fujitsu Mac scanners, they'll drop the Fujitsu software and buy the Exactscan Pro company.