First time, long time here. Recently had my 1.5yr old Epson ES-200 stop working properly. After troubleshooting with Epson support, they said I could take it in for support (300+ miles away) or buy a new one.
I’m looking for new scanner options as I need one to keep my paperless workflow going. Ideally it would be < $200 but I’ve always had my eye on the iX500. However recently I’ve seen people stating it doesn’t work with Catalina (is that true?). Wire cutter suggest a Brother scanner but I haven’t heard of anyone using it.
Any and all suggestions or thoughts are welcomed! Ideally picking one up or ordering today. Thanks!
Some users did not buy anything and bought software that enables them to keep on using their old scanner like ExactScan or VueScan.
Others switched to scanning using their iPhone and use apps like Prizmo or Scanner Pro.
I do not think that there is a definitive answer for everybody to buy or not buy a particular scanner/app!
The threads @bowline has linked to contain a lot of suggestions, doubts, opinions… There are even more threads and opinions all over the place. “We MPUs” definitely are engaged in the topic of scanning and scanners…
Note: Several edits due to mistakes and language mishaps. Sorry!
As I suggested, use the search bar. You’ll find in other threads that more than a few landed on Brother, following the suggestions of the NYTimes-owned Wirecutter site. It might be a bit too much to expect overwhelming support for one model or workflow. But there are a few good options and discussions here (and places like Reddit) which might help you make an informed decision. Best of luck.
But watch out! I’ve got a ScanSnap but also a Brother AIO, DCP-L2540DW. I just got a new one for my wife, the newest model DCP-L2550DW. I was shocked to find it doesn’t work as a scanner except using Brother software. See the thread Scanner incompatibilities with Catalina, and, no, not ScanSnap! The stand-alone Brother scanners don’t suffer from this feature omission.
https://theoatmeal.com/comics/printers - scroll down to the “Purchase” where the deficits of all in ones are discussed unforgettably. My HP “nothing to” Envy all in one refuses to print on photo paper for example.