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.: 899061000698
- 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
293 of 321 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
263 of 278 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
237 of 280 people found this useful
NeatDesk for Mac Is Worthless
Well, it looks nice. It doesn't work. Gets worse every time I try it again. I am going to send it back. No phone number for help. Well, it looks nice. It doesn't work. Gets worse every time I try it again. I am going to send it back. No phone number for help. Sent email message--they will get back to me. I knew better. My wife wanted the blasted scanner. …
- Written by James H from Marshall
BEST THING I EVER DID!
I purchased my NeatDesk about 6/years ago. 18 months later, I started having problems when Apple changed my Mac's OS... Neat exch I purchased my NeatDesk about 6/years ago. 18 months later, I started having problems when Apple changed my Mac's OS... Neat exchanged my NeatDesk for a new one at absolutely no cost.
My current NeatDesk is in constant use for my small business. After scanning in the receipts, I export directly to iBank (previously I exported to Quicken). All data transfers beautifully. There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about this product, except that I do not have the newest Wi-Fi NeatDesk!
Going paperless was one of the best decisions I've made. I can't imagine it any other way. …
- Written by Celeste V from CAYUCOS
If You Own One - Get Out Now
If you own a Neat Scanner - you should export your library to PDF files because in order to have useable data when Neat goes out o If you own a Neat Scanner - you should export your library to PDF files because in order to have useable data when Neat goes out of business. You should also stop using the Neat Scanner (yes, a bummer to have wasted the money) and get a SnapScan.
As you can see from the other reviews, the Neat Scanner just doesn't work. My experience over the past year with a MacMini - it takes a good 5 minutes of opening and closing the Neat application while unplugging and plugging in the scanner before it will do a scan. The Neat application takes a long time to open - which is frustrating to workflow.
If you don't own a Neat Scanner DON'T BUY ONE!!
PS: It gets one star because I couldn't figure out how to do negative stars. …
- Written by B. Lane H from LIBERTYVILLE
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
- Jul 6, 2012
- Answered by Melody M from Vancouver
- Jan 12, 2014
Can you edit pages documents after they are scanned?
- Asked by Anne D from Great Falls
- Dec 12, 2012
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
- Jan 12, 2014
How can I install the NeatDesk software on my MacBook Air
- Asked by Russell Q from Dunedin
- Feb 22, 2013
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
- Apr 4, 2013
Can the NeatDesk scanner be hooked up via airport express, instead of USB directly to my Mac?
- Asked by Eric T from Sioux Lookout
- Jan 8, 2012
- Answered by Theresa M from Saint Petersburg
- Dec 26, 2012
is it able to scann both side color documents?
- Asked by Thadeu S from Belém
- Jul 9, 2011
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
- Sep 22, 2011
can you scan old photos
- Asked by Laurel C from North Hampton
- Dec 7, 2010
No, it only works for documents and business cards.
- Answered by Matthew S from Odenton
- Apr 5, 2012