For Christmas I got myself a Fujitsu 1500M scanner. All I can say is: “What an improvement” scanners have made in the last decade.
It’s fast, It’s easy, I went through one of my file drawers in an evening.
I used Paperless for Mac OS X to Scan, Convert, and Organize the resulting searchable PDFs.
Very few jams (it really won’t take a paper clip) and the accuracy rate of the text conversion was suburb. We talking about decade old paper with faded ink and it was able to handle it. I am impressed with both products.
If your like me with dozen boxes of old business paper; This is how to regain some valuable office space. I’m going to be spending most of my Holidays getting rid of paper!