NeatDesk for Mac is the high-speed desktop scanner and digital filing system that will quickly turn all the paper on your desk into organized, digital files. More than just a great scanner, NeatDesk also includes patented NeatWorks for Mac software to identify and extract key information from your paper files, then automatically organize it in the easy-to-use database.
The award-winning ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner provides a central "inbox" for all the paper that normally clutters your workspace. Its unique paper input tray allows you to insert up to 10 receipts, 10 business cards and 10 full-size documents, and scan them all in a single batch. Or remove the tray to scan up to 50 letter-size pages at once. You can even perform double-sided scanning in a single pass.
NeatWorks for Mac software
Once your paper is digitized, NeatWorks for Mac uses "Intelligent Text Recognition" technology to extract key data from your documents and populate key fields automatically in this robust digital filing system.
Capture and retrieve details quickly
NeatWorks software uses OCR and patented parsing technology to identify and save key information. On receipts, it looks for the date, vendor, amount and sales tax. On business cards, it collects all of the contact information. And on documents, it saves the printed text in searchable PDF format.
- Lightning-fast scanning
- Powered by NeatWorks for Mac software
- Save digital copies of all sorts of documents
- Easily create expense reports
- Automatically import business cards to Address Book
- Save printed text in searchable PDF format
- Perform keyword searches on any scanned item
Did you notice?You can insert up to 10 receipts, 10 business cards and 10 full-size documents in the unique input paper tray and scan them all in a single batch. Or you can remove the tray to scan up to 50 letter-size pages at a time.
Apple Recommends ForCreating a digital filing cabinet on your Mac for an organized and paper-free life.
What's in the Box?
- NeatDesk for Mac scanner
- NeatWorks for Mac 2.0 software
- USB cable
- Scanner power adapter and power cable
- Quick start guide
- Other Features: Automatic Document Feeder, Automatic Document Recognition, OCR Software Included
- Connections: USB 2.0
- Height: 7.0 in./17.78 cm
- Width: 10.8 in./27.43 cm
- Weight: 4.4 lb./2 kg
- Length: 7.5 in./19.05 cm
- Scanner resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
- Mac OS X v.10.5 or later
- 1 GB free hard drive space
- 1 GB RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive
- Mfr. Part Number: 00698
- UPC or EAN No.: 899061000810
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit www.neatco.com/support/warranty-information.)
Ratings & Reviews
Don't bother with this one
I was really looking forward to this product, and then I got it...
The software is way behind the windows version, one side of I was really looking forward to this product, and then I got it...
The software is way behind the windows version, one side of the duplex scanning is 50% quality of the other, post-processing of the image is not acceptable (grainy, no anti-aliasing), and the software is deadly slow. …
- Written by James M from Calgary
323 of 352 people found this useful
This is a terrible product regarding hardware and also a horrible piece of accompanying software. The scanner had to be replaced u This is a terrible product regarding hardware and also a horrible piece of accompanying software. The scanner had to be replaced under warranty in less than 6 months because it inexplicably snatched up to 25 pages of paper at a time when scanning.The software constantly crashes for no explicable reason. This same thing has happened though several revisions of their software. Their only offered solution is to create new libraries and start over! This is of course entirely unacceptable because they never update the software to correct the problem.
Product support never responds appropriately and never explains why the software crashes. Moreover, the company has now discontinued phone support completely and the only way to communicate with them is through e-mail that is also terrible as far as quick, responsive problem resolution.
Do not buy this scanner or software if you expect good customer service, reliability or functionality. …
- Written by David M. G from Hattiesburg
290 of 305 people found this useful
What a disappointment.
I thought this would finally take me to a paperless office. Big mistake.
If you have all day to scan and organize your papers go I thought this would finally take me to a paperless office. Big mistake.
If you have all day to scan and organize your papers go ahead, buy it. I don t have time to waste.
Got a Kodak scanner to handle my papers now. …
- Written by Eugene H from Kirkland
263 of 306 people found this useful
no I cloud support
I am shocked at neat, you buy their product then they want to get into the cloud business. They should have had I cloud and dropb I am shocked at neat, you buy their product then they want to get into the cloud business. They should have had I cloud and dropbox integration as that seems to be the standard. unfortunately this does not seem to be fair and cost effective for everyone. People are not stupid, i wish I would have purchased a different scanner. …
- Written by Alan M from Kelowna
After one day of having this scanner it broke. Scanner makes loud clicking sound and does not pass through the paper. I emailed After one day of having this scanner it broke. Scanner makes loud clicking sound and does not pass through the paper. I emailed support and still waiting with no response on the 4th day. Should have known better from buying a product that runs infomercials. …
- Written by Garett W from MADISONVILLE
1 of 1 people found this useful
Our Neat scanner stopped working about 1 day out of the time period to return it. It no longer feeds the paper at all no matter w Our Neat scanner stopped working about 1 day out of the time period to return it. It no longer feeds the paper at all no matter what.
Also, I might add to the warnings out there about avoiding the use of the sexy software that comes with that scanner which creates a "Library" of searchable documents. That software is going to limit what you can do with your files. It will be a sad day if upgrades to it ever become unavailable. Your files will be unreadable unless you have the Neat software. It is better to tell the scanner to just scan to PDF. That way you will have a file that is not locked up into some proprietorial bit of software which may or may not be around 10 years from now. I would like to just say that we have several Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners in our office and they work really, really well. They cost about the same as the Neat, but way more reliable on both Mac and PC.
As to the searchable part of archiving, a good copy of Adobe Acrobat will do the same type of OCR recognition. And the Fujitsu can be set to do the same at the time of the scan. Either works well. I would avoid the Neat scanner. At this point, ours is just a paper weight. …
- Written by SHARON M from Berkeley
6 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you edit pages documents after they are scanned?
- Asked by Anne D from Great Falls
It will depend, of course, on what you wish to do... To say this software's documentation is lacking It will depend, of course, on what you wish to do... To say this software's documentation is lacking would be an understatement... However, you can combine documents and I know it can reverse page order but i am frustrated with figuring out HOW! I found one answer and do not believe I can do it on the MAC version...at least not the option they describe... The scanning process itself is very efficient.. it is how to manipulate them after you have them.. You truly do not have a lot of convenience in that respect.. Hopefully this helps.... …
- Answered by Melody M from Vancouver
I need to scan appointment cards and have the appointments automatically entered into the calendar. Does this do that?
- Asked by Alice D from Bethesda
- Answered by Melody M from Vancouver
How can I install the NeatDesk software on my MacBook Air
- Asked by Russell Q from Dunedin
Download the software directly from the website. I had to do this as the CD that was supplied was un Download the software directly from the website. I had to do this as the CD that was supplied was unreadable. …
- Answered by David B
Can the NeatDesk scanner be hooked up via airport express, instead of USB directly to my Mac?
- Asked by Eric T from Sioux Lookout
- Answered by Theresa M from Saint Petersburg
is it able to scann both side color documents?
- Asked by Thadeu S from Belém
According to the "Neat" site, it can scan both sides in one pass and if you watch the video, it see According to the "Neat" site, it can scan both sides in one pass and if you watch the video, it seems to scan "pretty fast" although the real scanning speed always depends, on all scanners, about the amount and complexitiy of data on your page. Multi-tone photos will scan a lot slower than straight text documents …
- Answered by Jean-marc B from Vaudreuil-dorion