Let's talk about Fujitsu Scansnap S1300

My true old companion by years even by decades is the Fujitsu Snapscan S1300. Will it still work with DTPO3?

Up to 10.14 it should definitely work, otherwise you might need a new scanner software (ScanSnap Manager isn’t compatible to Catalina and ScanSnap Home doesn’t support all old scanners).

Hi there, I wonder if this also applies to the SnapScan S1500M and DEVONthink3? Recently, I upgraded to DEVONthink3 in order to be compatible with MacOs Catalina in the future. You mentioned new scanner software, and that ScanSnap Manager is not compatible with Catalina. What kind of new scanner software is needed for Catalina in order to keep using the SnapScan S1500M under Catalina? According to this site: https://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/products/computing/peripheral/scanners/scansnap/faq/s1500-catalina.html Fujitsu will not provide an upgrade for this scanner.

You might try VueScan or ExactScan.

As far as I have heard, ExactScan is also not yet 64-bit ready and so might not be an option. VueScan is updated for macOS Catalina.

@cgrunenberg did you mean “up to and including 10.14”?

The “old” ScanSnap Manager isn’t compatible with Catalina but GO64 reports no problems for ScanSnap Home wrt the 64 bit requirement of Catalina and also works fine with the S1300i.

You could of course try ScanSnap Home or contact Fujitsu, they should know which scanners are still compatible to this software.

May be. But the little i makes the difference: S1300i isn’t the same as S1300.

apologies - I did not realise there were 2 different scanners (I thought the lack of an “I” was just a typo).

I just checked the Fujitsu website and this page shows the following will not be supported with a 64bit application:

  • ScanSnap S1500/S1500M
  • ScanSnap S1300
  • ScanSnap S510M
  • ScanSnap S500M
  • ScanSnap S300M
  • ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM

Boo, hiss to Fujitsu for abandoning so many scanners that were well-built and that continue to work just fine. Talk about forced obsolescence!

I am wondering who is really the crook in this game. Is it the manufacturer, who built a sturdy device which after ten years became incompatible with a modern operating system? Or is it the programmer of the operating system who has omitted to make the system backward compatible to ten years old devices? Or is it the user who wants on the one hand to use a ten years old device but on the other Hand a brand new operating system? I‘ll give Vuescan a trial.

Vatolin, I have an S1300 and use VueScan, without any issues.

I generally scan to my own capture folder for processing with Hazel rules, but when I get the time to play more extensively with DT3’s smart rules this will change.

There was discussion in another thread about scanning directly into DT3 and I have done this without
any problems. My test scans were not OCRed by VueScan. Bluefrog, and others, commented that if you scan into the DT3 inbox that is where the OCR should be initiated and occur. Heed their warning and you should have no problems.

As an aside, I’m a lost Fujitsu customer come replacement time.

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I also use the Scansnap S1300 with VueScan without issues. I scan directly into the my DT3 Inbox.

Are you using the VueScan standard edition or the professional edition?

Pro version as that is required to use the S1300 automatic document feed.

I am also using the S1300 and let DTPO3 do the OCR. I am on Mojave, no issues.

I’m using the standard edition.