Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M on macOS Ventura 13.4

  • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M
  • macOS Ventura 13.4
  • Mac mini 2023

This post is more of a statement than a question because I was having trouble with it. Hope that’s ok.

I had problems getting the correct drivers for Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M on macOS Ventura 13.4. Here is the simple solution with my results.


  1. There is a page “[ScanSnap Compatibility Status With macOS Ventura 13]” (In this forum I am not allowed to insert links) with a link to
  2. Software Downloads: “[ScanSnap Manager V7.2L60]” (no link allowed) where you can download
  3. [ScanSnap Manager V7.2L60 Setup Program]” (no link allowed)

Information about the downloaded file MacManagerV72L60WW.dmg

  • size 1’299’311’261 Bytes
  • sha1 f8204c94a71dd949916413f421fd0760f1563002
  • sha256 3bc4328c5228e008ee19ff5f031e4801343591030485d1d79c82ee12b1db35c7
  • date 27. Dezember 2022 um 15:34
  • installs Rosetta (Intel applications on Apple CPU)
  • installs 2.2 GB on disk. Why?

I did a complete factory reset of my Mac mini to make sure there were no other dependencies.
After installation, ScanSnap works immediately including OCR.


There is OCR option in ScanSnap driver (already works now), but it is slow and rather inaccurate.

If you install DEVONthink 3 now, and “Scan To DEVONthink”, then you should not enable the OCR option of the ScanSnap driver. OCR inside DEVONthink is lightning fast (on a Mac mini 2023), very accurate and even recognizes handwriting sufficiently well.

There is one thing I don’t understand at the moment.
In DEVONthink I rightclick OCR, convert to searchable PDF. DEVONthink asks to install ABBYY FineReader text recognition. Why? How did it recognize the text before (Scan to DEVONthink) and why doesn’t it do it the same way?

Actually DEVONthink’s OCR requires the installation first, otherwise no OCR is performed at all by DEVONthink.

Thanks for providing that information regarding installing drivers for the ScanSnap S1500M to work with the MacOS Ventura13 operating system. I could find the ScanSnap Manager V7.2L60 program drivers online, but I called Fujitsu tech support:

  1. Phone for Tech Support: 800-626-4686 and ask for the program drivers to be emailed to you. They will give you a hard time and say they may not work, but they WILL.
  2. Open the emailed link and follow the instructions.
  3. Prior to downloading the software, it will ask you if the ScanSnap icon is grey or blue. Say blue and it will start the download. If you say it is grey, it will give you some ScanSnap models and the S1500M will NOT be there.
  4. Once the program is downloaded, it works perfectly. When the ScanSnap is grey, it means your computer is not connected to the ScanSnap, but once your are connected the ScanSnap icon changes to blue.