You may know Adobe Acrobat as the program that opens your PDF files. Did you know it is bloated and far slower than other tools that do the same and more? We haven’t used Adobe Acrobat in years (what is a PDF anyway?).
We previously recommended FoxIt. It’s a bit faster, but doesn’t have all the features of PDF-XChange.
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Take a picture of things you need save. A receipt, a note, directions, another picture, etc. Snap it, then throw it away. Email the picture to yourself.
This might also work to reduce sentimental things you might collect. Taking a picture can still retain the visual memory, without the actual item. Use your camera to photograph the item, and then let it go. This is a great way to really clean house.
I heard about this cleaning method a while back but it wasn’t until recently I put it into practice. I don’t have my scanner (wow do I scan everything!) and my wallet was getting jammed with receipts and notes. I use my camera phone to snap (or “scan”) and then toss the paper. Easy!
Step 1 – Scanning
Fujitsu makes a fast, self feeding scanner I just love. While most scanners require several steps, this digitalizes documents into PDF with a single button. I started using this scanner about six months ago and can’t live without it. I scan everything: contracts, bank statements, letters, etc. Everything is scanned to PDF and then shredded.It really is as simple as this video shows:
We can order these or you can find them online pretty easy. I have the ScanSnap S500 that is about $440 but they also have a smaller one, the S300 for about $275. Both are double sided, self feeding, full color scanners.
I strongly suggest using this product. It is a great start to going paperless in your home or office.
More to come on this topic… It’s a favorite! 😉