Best 8 Scanners for Mac

When it comes to scanners for your Mac, it can prove to be tricky. If you end up buying the wrong scanner, you will have to deal with a lot of problems, like compatibility issues for instance. At the same time, you don’t want to overspend either.

There is no point in buying an expensive scanner when you can get the same quality from a cheaper brand. Remember, cheap is not always a bad thing. However, you will need to do your homework beforehand in order to make an informed decision. If you are still unable to decide, or are simply confused because you are new to Apple, here are a couple of the best scanners for you to choose from for your Mac.

imageFormula DR-C225 by Canon (Price: $336.90 (Non Wifi) or $413.05 (WiFi))

When it comes to Canon’s imageFormula DR-C255 you can expect fast scans with unmatchable text recognition accuracy. The scanner also comes with a top-tier collection of useful apps that will make scanning simple, easy and an experience like never before.

Perfection V800 Photo by Epson (Price: $724.93 )

With the Epson Perfection V800 Photo you will get top quality prints for photographs. The very same quality can be expected for films too, i.e. negative or positive, which can be as large as 8 x 10 inches. The scanner may be pricey, but its features justify the cost.

ScanSnap iX500 by Fujitsu (Price: $419.99 (Basic Model) or $419.99 (Premium + Evernote) or $419.99 (Premium)

To keep it simple, the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is all about reliability. It is durable and reliable when it comes to fast scanning documents. It serves just as well for searchable PDF and does surprisingly well for business-card scanning. As for the text recognition, it is spot-on to say the least.

i3250 Scanner by Kodak (Price: $3,371.37 )

The price tag will keep you wondering what is so special about the Kodak i3250 scanner, and there is nothing wrong with that. The fact that it is an all-rounder and manages to deliver input capacity, speed and is specifically made to suit offices and workplace environments, should make you understand why it is being offered at such a price point. Moreover, it is one of the best flatbeds out there, which means it can scan books easily.

Perfection V39 BY Epson (Price: $79.99)

One of the most affordable scanners out there, Epson’s Perfection V39 is more specifically suited for those that have to scan photographic prints. But there is much more to it than meets the eye. The Perfection V39 is just as good at scanning searchable PDFs to short documents as it is at photographic prints.

i2420 by Kodak (Price: $711.48 )

With Kodak’s i2420 you get plenty of features that will keep you singing praises for it. It is a worthy investment in terms of the features being offered. You get two-side and fast speed scanning with a capacity of 75 pages. Additionally, you get top-tier programs as part of the package for better document management and optical-character recognition.

Workforce DS-510 by Epson (Price: $532.87)

If you are not willing to invest too much for a scanner for your workplace or office, then the Epson Workforce DS-510 will definitely draw your attention. The document scanner fast scans, has a capacity of 50 pages with an automatic document feeder. It also supports two side scanning AKA Duplex, and comes with a very handy scan utility.

imageFormula P-215II Scan-tini by Canon (Price: $299.00)

If you are looking for a portable scanner, you are in luck. The imageFormular P-215II by Canon is just what you need for those times when you wish you could carry your scanner wherever you go. This will appeal to travelers in particular, for good reason. Apart from being portable, it is built to serve just as well as any other desktop scanner.

It is safe to say there is no formula to finding the best scanner for your Mac. Just like any other tech purchase, you will need to look for the best possible combination of features and performance based on your needs and requirements keeping your budget in mind.

For a document scanner, you will need to look no further from a product that is able to scan different formats and is speedy at the same time. But for a photographic scanner, you will need to look for a product with high resolution and the ability to scan film and slides and so on. The examples should illustrate how the process of buying a scanner for your Mac should go about taking place, and thus make it easier for you to make an informed decision without breaking a sweat.


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Anas Dilshad is a Digital Marketing Expert and works with MacAppers. I love to share everything related to Mac. Feel free to ask any query about Mac at my Twitter Profile @anasdilshad1


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