@temtexdent - Yes, there are certainly issues, and I am not aware that Katie and David have mentioned these on the MPU podcasts. I contacted Katie by email regarding these problems in January 2017. She was kind enough to reply, stating that she was aware of the issue with Preview corrupting the OCR layer, subsequently resolved. She mentioned further that she used PDFPen for OCR functionality, thereby resolving the issue for her.
I’m not ready to commit to PDFPen just for the purpose of adding OCR functionality, since I already use and like PDF Expert (that lacks OCR capability) for my limited needs to fill in or sign forms or to make annotations. Most of my workflow involves simply filing forms while scanning, with no further steps required. If the basic ScanSnap functionality “breaks” with new releases of macOS, then the ScanSnap is effectively useless for my workflow. I’m worried …
@OogieM - Thank you, helpful information about VueScan.
My nearly-paperless document system is set up to work on a “stock” iMac. The PDF files are stored simply in the macOS file-and-folder organization, with no additional software or databases (e.g., Evernote, Devonthink, etc) required.
Is anyone aware of another scanner that has the robust paper-handling features of the ScanSnap, but has better software/driver support for macOS? I’m willing to cast about for alternative OCR solutions, but rock-solid stability with macOS is an absolute requirement for my scanning needs.