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BlindScanner Standard Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — BlindScanner Standard

Share and access a scanner remotely.
$24 EXPIRED
User rating: 127 (55%) 102 (45%) 89 comments

BlindScanner Standard was available as a giveaway on November 4, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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Open and read barcodes from image files.

The BlindScanner software will share and open access to a scanner on the local area network that is not directly connected to your computer, but installed on a computer located in the neighboring room, for example. Easiness of use, saving to various formats, compressing images, scanning pages automatically, scanning multiple pages, supporting an automatic feeder - these are not all program features.

Features:

  • Allows to scan, using the remote scanner and to save images in folders (it is possible automatically by the timer).
  • There is an opportunity to save scanned images in formats BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG
  • The server part should be installed and started on a computer which is connected to the scanner. The client part - on other computers where it is required to allow scanning, should be started as the separate application.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Twain-scanner

Publisher:

Masters ITC Software

Homepage:

http://www.masterslabs.com/en/content/view/12/54/

File Size:

1.56 MB

Price:

$24

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#89

I have a laptop and the office owns a PC based SCSI scanner. This app is an ideal situation I have on mind for it. Rather than interrupt the user of the PC, I can just put docs into scanner and scan directly to laptop and no one sees a confidential document I scanned! Finally a shared scanner.
Good scanners need lots of desktop and I don't want to spend the extra money or waste the space for infrequent use to justify my own hardware. Besides scanners dont fit in laptop bags!
Scanning a fax across a network is another use, just get your admin asst. to put thereceive the fax, then put it onto the scanner and away you go!

Reply   |   Comment by MONTYW  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Installed server on xp machine and client on vista one and it did not work ,it sees the scanner but does not connect it.

I am an advance user imagine a regualar one...
message something like "Conection Closed gracefully".

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Only usefull for those who have a scanner. I don’t have one so it’s useless for me.

yes! and all of this goatd is useful only for people who have computers, so...

Reply   |   Comment by DDSCentralEvilTWin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

thanks joe72#85. My beliefs have nothing to do with software.
I wrote to the company about this software, asking about licenses and so forth. Firstly they said they don't know how GOTD does the licensing but that you should only get one server and one client out of your GOTD activation in any case, so those folks who could only register one client computer, that's why.
This, it seems to me, is a fatal flaw in this software. I would need to spend twice as much if I have more than 2 computers. They ought to allow SOHO networks of half a dozen or fewer computers to use this on all machines for one low price. This software is just not comprehensive enough to be charging so much *per* computer, nor is it sophisticated enough to appeal to companies large enough to see savings in the unlimited user license. If anything, they're likely to attract piracy instead. There are far too few features to expect us to pay as much as they require for a SOHO operation beyond two computers. I'm giving it a thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by yolanda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

@48 Belgian dude, you said:

"I don’t know why exactly but I think you are most likely a devout Christian, it always seem to be them that are full of hate, anger and feel the need to wish their fellow man harm."

First, Yolanda NEVER said anything whatsoever about being a Christian. It is very interesting that you take such an opportunity to generalise your obvious hatred for one religion in such a way. Maybe you are really looking deep inside yourself. It is very dark in there.

Reply   |   Comment by joe72  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

#80, Banshai, normally I don't respond to post like yours, but in this case, I can't resist. "My networked duplex bi-directional Sharp all in one is as big as a house, costs a fortune ($2800), and weighs a ton." Yeah, and it's so impressive, it *requires* a low-functionality $24 program to function. It's arrogance on your part to assume that my comments were directed at someone like you who has such an uncommon setup. If your behemoth is so useless, why did you pay so much for it, and why are you letting it take up so much space? The one part of my post that was directed at people like you, was that your comments #74 and #80 show no indication that you ever tried BlindScanner, and yet you're giving it the big thumbs-up. At least I explained what the true costs and limitations of BlindScanner are, and provided a much cheaper and more versatile option for some users (I never claimed my suggestion applied to all users). A few commenters actually tried BlindScanner and were happy with the results in their environment--but again, they actually tried the software before recommending it.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

#39, no the game isn't there for me anymore, Hoss and tried both IE and FireFox, very strange.

#67 Ron, the address you provided will probably get me there........Thanks, man.

Reply   |   Comment by Kenny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Maybe there are not too much people who needs this software, but the idea is great. I have installed it and tried it, it works!!!

Many thanks, GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Thin Lizzy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

This sucks!it hardly does what the thing says it can do.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Sigh...they just don't get it . SCSI went the way of the dodo..sigh

All decent scanners use usb 2.0 sigh

multi-port usb switch....sigh

scanners are cheap...ancient scanner....astonished by cheap new scanner.....double sigh :)

Not everybody uses home level equipment bought at walmart :)...my sharp networked all in one retails for $2800, and weighs several hundred pounds, is somewhat less than ancient (6 months old model) and will blow the doors off your"cheap scanner"..but I should replace it rather than use a $24 program to extend its capabilities...youre absolutely right..I just havent thought it through LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Banshai  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

I have a home office network of 5 PC's, with a Canon MF8170c. Only feature of the equip that can not be networked is the scanning feature, so this might come in handy. Most importantly, I have been keeping our land line just for faxing. We completely converted all of our lines to VOIP and I would love to not only get rid of our phone line and make room in our file cabinets but subscribe to an internet fax provider and use an app like this for workers to scan in the occasional hard copied docs to fax. Anyone have use for this faxing purposes??

Reply   |   Comment by gwhite  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

I always ran activate first then installed the software. I installed server and client on the computer which has the scanner connected. It looks like it installed and activated fine. On another computer I ran activate first and then setup and installed client on the networked computer. I get the nag screen about registering. I selected "trial" and it did connect and scan to remote scanner; but it is a big DISAPPOINTMENT that the software didn't register. Please let me know how I can register this software. I am running WINXP on both computers. I will try on a second client that is running Vista. TIA

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

I really don't think most of you who are claiming this is useful have actually tried this or thought this through. Yes, you get the giveaway free for one day, but normally you have to buy it, such as for business use, after you upgrade to a new computer or new version of Windows, if you want to upgrade the product, etc., so the price is relevant. Even without trying the software, you can read the documentation on the website and see that, as #53, West group, also mentioned, the client is its own very simple application, and doesn't allow other applications to access the scanner or its TWAIN interface. For me, that would be a show-stopper. My scanner's TWAIN interface has endless manual settings, all sorts of auto-settings, auto-aligning, and auto-cropping, and all of my scanning is done with programs which do all sorts of processing of the scanned image directly from the scanner, so this software would be useless to me. SCSI went out with the Dodo; all decent scanners, even ultra high-speed document scanners, use USB 2.0. If you have all of your computers in one room, for the price of a single-user license (you did take into account that the price is *single" user/client computer, didn't you?) you can buy a multi-port USB switch. Scanners are so cheap, if you have a computer in another room, you'd be better off to put the price of this software toward another scanner, which would solve the walking back-and-forth problem, and allow full use of all software. And if you have an ancient scanner, I think you'll be astonished by just how much better a cheap new scanner is.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

I have no idea, yet, whether this program works well. I hope it does, because I will find it useful if it does.

There are a number of immature people who hang out on this comment board and who make comments that display their ignorance. Of course, if you only have one computer and do not have a local area network, programs are of no use to YOU. In fact a great deal of technology that is used in advanced systems would be of no use to YOU, and if you had it, you probably would not know what to do with it.

There are many work environments or home environments where several people share resources. In this case, sharing a $99 scanner saves other people on a network having to devote space to their own scanner, which they may rarely use, but who do have an occasional need for one. In addition, there are a number of high end scanners that able to perform functions that cannot be performed by low end scanners, including high speed, sheet feeder scanning, large document scanning, etc. Even more reason to want to share such a scanner rather than purchase another expensive, bulky machine for everyone.

Some of the comments on this comment board are very helpful and valuable. People who are out of their depth ought try to learn a bit before broadcasting their ignorance. The personal computer became what it is because of many thousands of hackers who solved small problems that made the pc such a useful and adaptable machine. All the while, people who thought they knew it all and people who thought they did not need to know anything jeered and joked about the pc being nothing more than a toy. The joke has been on the critics. It looks like the joking continues. Too bad for those who do not know any better.

HJB

Reply   |   Comment by HJB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

If I hadn't of already purchased a program that does this i'd download it and test it out, but either way the IDEA IS GREAT. Not useless at all.

I have two PC's in the same room, one for me and one for my partner, if she happens to be on the PC with the scanner connected and I need to scan something, I just open up this little program and can do it, rather then kicking her off whatever she is doing to scan.

My dad also uses it but for his laptop, as sometimes he wants to scan something in while using his laptop [main PC and Laptop have differen't software installed], and instead of disconnecting the scanner and plugging it into the laptop, he just uses RemoteScan.

I use "RemoteScan" works great. Install the server part of the program on the pc the scanner is connected to, and then you install the app on any other pc's on the network. You can scan as if you were on the main PC, [ie. through photoshop or acrobat]

Troz

Reply   |   Comment by Troz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Don't find the need to criticize other's postings or opinions, but anybody truly interested in evaluating this program might do a little research. Google it if nothing else. First, there is a significant need for this type of software, mostly for networked printers on tcp/ip networks with print servers. Second, you CANNOT share scanners across a Windows network as has been described previously..not only won't it work, it will not let you do it. Thirdly, any research for a program to accomplish this invariably finds 2 programs recommended..this one, and Remotescan, which is licensed for $270 and $7 a client. Fourth, not everybody runs your 2 computer peer tp peer netwoorks, and $30 USB scanners. My networked duplex bi-directional Sharp all in one is as big as a house, costs a fortune, and weighs a ton. I ain't buying another one or hauling this one anyplace. Took two men and a lot of luck to get it through the doorway and down the stairs in the first place.

Reply   |   Comment by Banshai  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Amazing magnet of negativity this page is. Must be because it attracts a whole lot of people who want something for nothing and are pouting because the particular product offered isn't useful to them.
You are all a bunch of lame idiots!!
I usually don't speak in such terms but sheeesh! Wake up! Get a life or something!
I have five computers. I have one scanner.
When I am working in PhotoShop or another program that allows image import direct from a scanner, a program like this is what I need. And no - sending a scanned file from another computer is not the same thing at all.
'nuff said!
Go whine to your mama. Maybe she'll listen.

Reply   |   Comment by RationalRabbit  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

For the most part, I don't see the overall usefulness of this program. Sure, it will work great when you can't directly use the computer that the scanner is attached to or if you want to bypass that one completely. But for what this program does, I can't see it as anything but freeware.

For its limited functions and the fact that the window isn't resizable (which isn't terribly hard to program in), I can't see this selling for $24. It's great for free, but I can't see it actually selling in the open market.

Reply   |   Comment by Endemoni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Works great,my vista pc wouldent load drivers for the scanner.
So I put it on wifes pc that runs xp Installed server,and client on mine now I can scan on vista pc.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Not having been to this site in a while, and unsure about today's offer, I thought I'd check the comments for some guidance. About half-way through I gave up in disgust. It's scary to realize the majority of people who come here actually have access to a computer. Are these people too stupid to be embarrassed?
I'm not even interested in the software now, or the site, for that matter. This has got to be the most poorly moderated meeting place for retards on the web. You really need to get out and interact with the real world, you sad, lonely fools. You know who you are.
Having said that, good luck and enjoy yourselves.

Reply   |   Comment by Bay Jing  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

#14 I have never seen a "Share" option on any Scanner i have had the task to install on operating systems ranging from windows 3.1 to windows Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate. Whilst it is technically possible some OEMs might offer a server/client twain arrangment it is far from the norm' in my experience. The only Scanner related explorer item that could generically be set Share'able would be the default output folder that might be installed into the user specific documents tree of folders. If that is what you mean then you would still need to take over the scanner PC's desktop to perform the scan, with this you don't.

This program is not saying it is adding TWAIN interface to windows but that it is compliant with the TWAIN inteface and so can be used by any TWAIN compliant software and scanner.

BTW... I really like the realtime comment preview GAOTD has added I find myself reading the preview as I type rather than the edit box!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

First off for those of you that are complaining. Just because you don't have any use for this program doesn't mean that someone else doesn't. Any search engine will show that there is a use for a program like this. Windows users have been wanting this feature built in for a long time to use the scanners that do not support network scanning. And if there is no need for a "Network Scanner" then why do newer scanners support such a feature?? Just come back tomorrow.

As for why you would need this: I actually use a program similar to access a scanner over my LAN. It is called "USB Over Network". It allows me to share my non-network capable USB scanner over my home network.

Now why wouldn't I just use the computer that the scanner is plugged into and transfer the file???

Considering that I have in my home network 7 Windows PC's, 1 headless File Server, and 1 "Headless" Print/Scanner Server which is the one my scanner is connected to. How can I scan at the PC connected to the scanner without software like this??

I couldn't without the remote PC anyway since the Print/Scanner Server has No keyboard, No mouse and No Monitor!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention it saves directly where I need the file anyway!!

And I agree with post #25 & #27, "these are not all program features" as possibly meaning that maybe all the features are not listed. Since the developer is in Russia, I wouldn't expect "perfect" English from someone that may not use it fluently. If you want to know, write the developer!! And if your not going to use it anyway what's it matter?? This is a way for developers to make their software known to users that may not know about their products.

Thank GAOTD!! And to all the developers who continue to work hard writing the programs that most of us take for granted since we couldn't write them ourselves!!!

And to the one looking for the game site:
game.giveawayoftheday.com

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

here we go:

You have a scanner/multifunction machine- usb connection
software wont work on network.
computers are close by but in order to access the mfc/scanner you have to add an A/B switch. It seem this software would enable you to access the mfc without needing to switch. also moving an mfc is akward. shorage of space/funds prevent you from buying a scanner for each computer.

many Brother mfc's are network capable. many canon's are not.

i use a brother on the network. have full functionality over wireless. in another office they preferred the canon - good printer but requires an A/B switch

I recently had a problem with a canon camera - still under warranty - it had an error code - sent it to canon - they didnt honor warranty- wanted to charge $99 plus tax. So no more canon product reccomendations.

Reply   |   Comment by william  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I just can't get over the number of people that are still using scanners! The computer stores must love you tightwads. Are you still using dot matrix printers, too? Or should I ask are you still sharing a dot matrix on your network?

The only thing funnier than today's program is the inane commenting about it.

Thumb down for the program (yes, I tested it, that's why I come here). And thumb down to all the dolts writing useless critiques. The program is poorly executed and performs as if it was written by an amateur or junior programmer trying to start a business. (Who else would even come up with such an archaic platform utility?)

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

I have a hardware alternative: an OvisLink Samba Server. It connects to your router via Ethernet and has two USB-2 ports. To one port you can connect your USB scanner. All your computers in your network then can connect to your scanner as if they were directly connected. Such a hardware Linux server costs about €80. You do not need to switch on any other computer then your own. And the scanner, of course.
If you buy two powered four port USB hubs, you can add seven USB hard disks as network disks, apart from your scanner.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

This is someting I have been needing for a long time.
In our office the scanner is connected to one computer on the network and my workstation is just a few feet from the other computer. I have to scan from the first computer and then move it over to my side.

That being said I am out of town typing this on a hotel computer and cannot get this great app ;<( It seems they have some of the good stuff when you are out of town.

Maybe I can catch it when it comes around again...hopefully.
Simeon

Reply   |   Comment by Simeon Amburgey  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Ran the activation program before the setup and if you go into register in order to validate the program did register, the only options you have are to enter your name/key or continue with trial. Looking at Help/About shows no registered user either. Running on windows xp sp2 as admin.

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THE "REGISTRATION" WORKED?

Reply   |   Comment by Madhatter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

This will be usefull for ADF scanners

Reply   |   Comment by Constantable  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

This is for all the people who can't figure out the usefullness of this program.

My wife and I have our computers in the same room with the printer/copier/scanner unit in between us. The unit is connected directly to my computer and my wife is on our network. She has never been able to use the scanner portion, but has had no problem with the copier and printer functions.

So you see, the scanner doesn't always have to be in another room. I have not downloaded the program yet, so I can't say how good the program really is or isn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Don Rausch  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

In response to people who don't understand the usefulness of having different computers, this app makes a lot of sense in many settings. At work, I have my scanner hooked up to my secretary's computer. If I want to scan something myself and her computer is not available, I'm out of luck or I have to kick her off. Even at home, I often have to kick my kids off the computer when I need to scan. Finally, sharing with included drivers does not always work. I have a Dell All-in-one that allows for sharing of its printing function across a network but NOT it's scanning function. This has been a big source of irritation to me that I hope this software can solve.

Reply   |   Comment by John LeBlanc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

#54 Hi, OK, a scenario!

Person 1 is on one computer trying to work for an imminent deadline. Person 2 is on another and needs to scan a document that needs emailing. Person 2 goes into Person 1's computer room where the scanner resides. ****BUT!!!**** Rather than Person 1 having to get off the computer, lose his train of thought, have his programs minimised (Hell's bells, nightmare scenario, accidentally shut down??) and waste time whilst Person 2 starts scanning, Person 2 uses the scanner and can keep everything on their own computer. Person 2 also does not have to start unplugging scanners, messing around with wires etc..

(And, no,I don't work for the scanner company!)

Reply   |   Comment by Mel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I'm downloading and installing this just for the Timer, a stack of 1000 documents to my right and the scanner on auto pilot will make the process pass much more quickly! Got to agree tho, trying to use a remote scanner just doesnt make since, my solution to sharing a scanner is to attach the scanner to an old computer on the network and make that computer available to everyone, you'ld still have to get up and wander over to the scanner but only one trip... do your scan on this computer and send it to your shared folder on your main workstation...go back to you desk and theres your scaned document.

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by JonC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

The program looks helpful here at my home office. I have a half dozen computers that I use, but only one with the scsi port that my scanner needs. The ability to perform the scan on the actual computer where I need the scanned image on looks to be handy.

This said, I had mixed results with the activation process. I ran the activate.exe file first, then performed the setup of the client. One computer ran great and works without any "nag" screens, but two other computers each come up with a "nag" screen wanting me to register the software. One one of the machines that gives me the nag, I uninstalled the software, manually removed the entries from the registry, and then performed the steps once again. It still insists that the software is not registered. Any light that someone could shed on this would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Today´s comments stupidity is remarkable...

What I do HAVE to admit is: such constellation might be rare in private/ non comercial sourrounding; BUT

If one could not use such a program: ok
If one could not imagine the use of such a program in certain surroundings: ok
But to comment without understanding and the ability of imagintion...: ?#!

2 People working in the same room and only having 1 scanner attached, or even working in different rooms - but not having the need for USB flash drives - it could be very useful to scan via network, rather than to use other data transportation (disturbing the other...).

I downloaded, installed an got registered without problems; 1. test went fine... but had no time for further testing.
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(german)werwölfchen

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Well if it was a all-in-one printer/scanner/copier then sure no problem, but just a scanner its not going to send diddly to it magically...

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#40 - do you work for the scanner company cause you made about as much sense as they did...HUH? What were you trying to say? Move the scanner from computer to computer to scan? The point by most is if you are going to walk into another room to feed the pages into the scanner then just scan them while at that station instead of walking back and then accessing them from a remote location. Every way you look at this problem you must travel to another location and that takes away any advantage you might gain.

Reply   |   Comment by tom tone  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

The concept is simple for those that aren't grumpy.

Small local network, only one scanner. As it is, I have to scan everything, then save it to a shared disk or to someone's other computer. At which point, they have to go back to their computer, find the folder, find the file, open it and do whatever they wanted to with it.
Despite running 5 computers in the house, I use the scanner maybe once or twice a month, and it usually is my wife asking me to scan something to fax it. This way she can do it herself, from her computer rather than going through the above steps. As our computers /offices are in the same room, I can just use a USB extension cable and put the scanner between our desks, and we can then both use it as if it were attached to the scanner.
Good concept for this situation.

THE PROBLEM with this particular implementation is that it apparently will only scan and save the document, rather than letting you use TWAIN to open it directly in an application. For this, you have to buy their PRO version. As you would have to do this anyway if you were scanning the doc for someone else on the network, it really isn't a shortcoming.

If you can live with this, then it may save you some time, and let your wife or kids use the scanner without using your computer.

Not all scanners can be shared, and I'm not about to go spend the extra $ to get a networked one when I use it once a month.

And yes, “these are not all program features” should be “these are not all OF THE program features”. Obviously not a native English speaker, and comments that this program is "horrible" because of a grammatical error are thinly veiled bigotry and hatred. Lord forbid that some foreigner write a software program! We all know that only Americans can use computers! Those Indians and Asians surely couldn't figure out these newfangled 20th century gadgets and gizmos!

Reply   |   Comment by West group  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

We've installed this software and used it and we're very happy with it's execution, although it lacks a lot of features, such as comprehensible help files and even an "about" box to tell us the version. I cannot quite figure out why all the options on the server side are greyed out though I presume that's the difference between the standard given here free, and the pro that costs a pretty small amount of money. If it continues to work well we may very well purchase it. We have two computers on one workstation and one across the room. Not having to move the scanner around is a big convenience, especially as the old thing often gets "lost" by it's driver when it's been unplugged and returned. When using the other computer on the workstation, the scanner is just has handy as the one on which it's installed, but without this we had to move the usb cable around at the very least. For the station across the room, we also had to dig out the power cable from it's nest and untangle it to move the scanner.
So to you fools who dis what you don't understand, if you cant' say something good, shutup.

Reply   |   Comment by yolanda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Like others above, I am in a room with several different computers. I am on a laptop and we have wireless internet. Only one of the computers is hooked up to the scanner and happens to be the kids computer. I HATE getting on that computer because the junk they have on it has made is soooo slooooowwww. The thought of having to unplug and install software on my laptop just to use the scanner is not an attractive idea, since I spend most of my time in an area which certainly doesn't make it convenient to place a scanner. Although I'm not sure this abilities of this program are as good as they should be.

Thanks GOATD!

Reply   |   Comment by Julie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

This would be very useful for me, having 2 networked computers close to each other with a scanner connected to one. It is inconvenient to ask the person connected to the scanner to stop what they are doing so the other person can run a scan. Unfortunately, this program does not work. It recognizes the scanner, but throws errors ("Twain device name not recognized.") when I hit scan. Fortunately it was free.

Reply   |   Comment by graham  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Completely useless. I could maybe see if for a printer, but unless you're planning on running back and forth just for using the program, it's completely impractical. Although the "these are not all program features" made me laugh, thats about all this program can do.

Reply   |   Comment by Deadseraph  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

@43 yolanda,

You are such a sweet and loving person, aren't you. Unlike those that dare to mention the faults and errors of the program offered. You are above that. How did you put it again ?

"I also hope all those whiners ... to be ... plagued with digital corruption and have to reinstall everything! Selfish people"

I don't know why exactly but I think you are most likely a devout Christian, it always seem to be them that are full of hate, anger and feel the need to wish their fellow man harm.

If you can't make it so that your scanner is shared then instead of messing up your computers with the program offered you would do well by getting someone to configure your network and computers properly. I would suggest trying to find some 10 year old, she (or he) will have it sorted out in half a day. If all of your computers are pretty much in the same room (I guess you don't really know if they are or aren't) might I suggest to get up and move to the other computer to scan it, after which you could transfer the scan over the network.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian Dude  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Totally crap idea. Why?

Scenario 1
You have a network with computers all over the place and one scanner
This program will provide no benefit at all because one still has to put page by page into the scanner. So what if you can control the software from a distance, it just means that instead of walking over their once, do what needs to be done and walk back you instead could rely on this program and therefor keep walking back and forth for each page that you want to scan.

Scenario 2
Network with computers in one room and one scanner. One could just as well do a sharing of the scanner and using the software of the scanner, which didn't cost anything and which will not cause conflicts. Or just any of the myriad other programs out there that are freeware or opensource and are on a pro level.

On top of that you have the clear indication of how professional that company is by just looking at how much effort they take in writing English. English is not my native language either and I make many errors in punctuation and grammar but still....

http://www.masterslabs.com/en/content/view/16/59/
Sentences as :"At de energizing a computer it is possible to not care of de energizing the server - it will be closed independently." really don't bode well. Nor does the fact that their website is very slow.

In short, overpriced unneeded software that no self respecting sys-admin will install under any situation even if it would work properly.

@thomas

Grow up and smell the roses or in this case the manure. The developers aren't doing us any favours. For them it's free advertising as well as free product testing. You could argue that it is't free for them because they 'give away' licenses to their product but then again... you can install upgrades, you can't use it in companies and it isn't rare to suddenly, after a couple of weeks or months, see the program no longer running properly.

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Reply   |   Comment by Belgian Dude  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

A business is likely to need more than a single license, and the site licenses are expensive. Most businesses need document scanners, not graphics scanners. Most document scanners already support networking. Further, many are designed to be very compact and portable; most either come with or have carrying cases available.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

How do I change the stuff that I will scan? Make a call? Isn't easier I call the dude to scan, compress and send to me than I call to ask the dude to change the pages/stuff? Seriously, it is useless, senseless and needless.

It remember the Coding Horror dude that wants to start a PC what is 6 feets near him...

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

like many I do agree. HOwever, it might be helpful only in a networked setting where there is a single scanner... but still, you can do this manually, this is quite irrelevant and far to being that useful really. Plus, screen reader accessibility is quite an issue with this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Juan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Thank you GOTD! We have a scanner that won't share and 4 networked computers in our house, all in pretty much the same room. Unplugging and moving the scanner is a real nuisance when I want to grab stuff with another computer. All the darn cords. I hope this software doesn't go to trial in 30 days like several past giveaways. I also hope all those whiners who want every giveaway to be their heart's desire discover they're plagued with digital corruption and have to reinstall everything! Selfish people. Thank you for giving away a lovely variety so we all can find a nifty thing every few days or weeks.

Reply   |   Comment by yolanda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

OK, here's a new angle. The manual / help file is so poorly written that I have to say to the author, "Find someone, ANYONE who knows the English language and ask them to spend 15 minutes reading your sentences. The instructions are downright embarrassing.

Also, I installed the software server version and it just brought my graphics Windows XP machine to a crawl until I took it back off. I'm not sure what it was interacting with but my computer surely didn't appreciate it.

There are a number of reasons to have such a piece of software. For example, I work in a room full of computers but a scanner is on only one of them. I don't have to walk more than 3 feet to a different computer but sometimes in web work we use several computers for a variety of tasks on the same project. This software might have made sense for that but it is just too poorly done. Nice idea, bad rendition. Try a different idea and get a proofreader. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Computer Friend  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

This might be useful for me. We have one scanned which is on my wife's computer downstairs. My computer is upstairs. On the other hand, how much effort would it take to unplug it and bring it upstairs when I need it? (She shares real good...).

#23 - The pen drive is a good idea in most cases, but where I work, where lots of confidential medical data and financial information is on the computer, anyone connecting a pen drive to the computer is subject to immediate termination.

Reply   |   Comment by Captain Ozone  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Hi, to all those saying "you still have to go to the next room to put your document in the scanner" whilst this is true I think that the software's use is being overlooked - sure you have to go into the room and use the scanner BUT you DON'T have to, as you would ordinarily, disconnect it from the computer in the next room and the wall, possibly have to go hunting for set-up disks etc etc - you can use the scanner without having to move it about and THAT is the beauty of this application.

Reply   |   Comment by Mel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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