Monday, February 22, 2010

Scan to Evernote

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Fans of Evernote will be thrilled to know that Lexmark has just introduced a new SmartSolution called 'Scan to Evernote' for use on our three new touchscreen printers - Interact S605, Prestige Pro805 and Platinum Pro905.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Evernote, it's a popular Web service designed to help you save your ideas, experiences and memories online and easily retrieve them later from any computer or online device you use - like your web-enabled mobile phone.

With 'Scan to Evernote', you can use your Lexmark All-In-One to convert hardcopy documents into digital format and effortlessly upload them to your Evernote account with the press of a button. It's great for uploading important documents, hand-written notes, photos and even that brilliant idea you sketched on the back of the napkin during dinner last night.

If you don't already have an Evernote account, register for one here - all you need is an e-mail address and password (there's a free and premium account). Then, setting up the app on your printer is a piece of cake - just remember that you'll need the 'upload' e-mail address that Evernote provides on the 'Settings' page of your account. You can choose to upload your documents in either a PDF or JPEG format - PDF is best for documents and JPEG is best for photos. Want to upload both PDF's and JPEG's...why not set up a solution for each?

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24 comments:

ssuvanto said...

That is fantastic! Wonder if I may configure printer to work with alternative service instead of evernote like google docs or tonido thots?

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats pretty cool!

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

Evernote has a great write-up about this solution posted on their blog at http://blog.evernote.com/. Check it out...and don't forget to sign up for Evernote while you're at it. The basic account is free and their premium account is only $5 a month or $45 a year.

Greg

Anonymous said...

Finally an app that makes the platform interesting. Where is Google Docs integration??? Where is the open API for developers???

Anonymous said...

When will we get a smartsolution able to scan to any NAS ? When I purchased my printer I thought, reading the ads, it would be possible. And then I finally discover you can scan over the network... only to systems where the specific drivers are installed - basically only some windows PCs. What about all the popular SANs ? is it really difficult to add a basic CIFS client on the printer, so that we could easily and quickly archive directly to a SAN volume ? I already asked directly the support they would never answer...

drw said...

Okday this is great! I will be getting one soon because of the Evernote integration!

Brian said...

One of the really handy things of using Evernote like this is that Evernote will attempt to make your handwritten notes searchable. That way when you are in Evernote and you are searching on 3Q Sales Results Evernote will bring up your hand written notes where you wrote down 3Q Sales Results. Very useful for making handwritten notes useful in the future. No more fumbling through your collection of notebooks.

Paul said...

Any chance of this capability being added to Pro200 printer through firmware upgrade?

Paul said...

Any chance of this feature being added to Pro200 printer through firmware upgrade?

Anonymous said...

Just bought the S605 specifically to get the Evernote integration. It works great and simplifies my workflow a lot. I like the quality of the scanner too. You guys really need to work on the setup/configuration part though. I learned a lot more about SMTP, TCP ports and TLS authentication than I ever wanted to know to get this thing working. You could easily automate the setup, especially for most people who have webmail from one of the popular services (gmail, yahoo, etc).

Anonymous said...

I also bought the S605 to have the Evernote integration. I have sent emails trying to find out the settings I need to set up the Evernote email account on the Lexmark. I know my Evernote email address, but I can't locate online, the manual, etc. what the other settings are. It sounds like others have the same issue- what are the settings and/or where can I find the settings? thanks

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

The main setting that is required for the 'Scan to Evernote' SmartSolution to work is your Evernote e-mail account must be entered during setup. This e-mail address can be found on the 'Settings' page of your Evernote account (I believe they all end in @m.evernote.com). You will also need to decide if you want your data sent as a PDF or JPEG.

A complete help file can be found by clicking the '?' at the top right of the customization screen you use when setting up the 'Scan to Evernote' solution in your online SmartSolutions account.

Shirley said...

How do we scan multiple pages? It keeps sending the first page only. Searching the manual gives not help.

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

Shirley - When setting up the Scan to Evernote SmartSolution, you have the option between PDF and JPEG as the format for your scan. The PDF option is best for documents and will prompt you for multiple pages on the touchscreen of the printer during the scan. The JPEG option is designed for photo scanning and only scans one page at a time.

Colin McCarthy said...

I was thinking of getting the Prestige Pro805 but it seems its discountinued now. Some online stores still have it, but I wonder if Lexmark will still release any SmartSolutions for Evernote updates for it. Is it a safe buy?

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

The Prestige Pro805 has been discontinued and replaced with the Pinnacle Pro901. However, all existing products will continue to work with our SmartSolution platform. That means that you will still be able to use the existing and new SmartSolutions on all of our touchscreen products (even after they are discontinued in stores).

Anonymous said...

Hello, I also find this app fantastic. Though I could not get it to scan multiple page documents (even in PDF mode).
What could be great is to be able to tag the documents with a preset list of keywords, so that repetitive scans (rent, taxes, etc.) can be easy to browse. I think that the filename could be something like __.pdf

That would make personal / SOHO online archiving very easy.

Anonymous said...

I would love the ability to scan from my pro208 directly to evernote, but if I have to buy new hardware to do it, I can't say for sure that I will buy from Lexmark. The fact that you didn't enable the solution for a model I purchased only a year ago is a strike against Lexmark. I think Fujitsu actually made evernote available retroactively.

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

I'm sorry for any confusion around the capabilities of the Pro208 printer but it does not have a touchscreen and, therefore, does not have the ability to run SmartSolutions. Your printer will scan to your computer and you can upload to Evernote but this does require more steps than the one button press option through SmartSolutions.

Anonymous said...

With my new s605 and Scan to Evernote, the sending email step seems to take several minutes, and sometimes it works and most times it doesn't; it ends up with a failed to email message. I've tried everything, wireless, router etc... What would explain inconsistent operation ? Not local wireless netwrok traffic, must be something else ?

Anonymous said...

RE inconsistent email performance: issue resolved: had been using gmail account as SMTP, changed to conventional ISP smtp and now it all works well. Using gmail smtp accounted for the flakey performance.

chris said...

At least in the current Lexmark Printer Home application for my Pro200 Series printer (no touchscreen), I can make it scan to Evernote. Go to Settings and find the Scan Destinations link/feature. You'll see an Add button below a list of default apps (Acrobat & MS Paint on MS Windows). Click the add button and find the "Evernote.exe" application in your Applications folder. Then on the printer, hit the scan button and select "OK"; it will download a list of applications from your PC that it will scan to. You should see Evernote now. Scane to Evernote and voila.

dvdmon said...

I'm considering the S605 due to it's ability to scan directly to Evernote. My main question which I haven't been able to get an answer to from researching online, is, is there a document feeder that lets you put multiple pages in and the scanner will suck them in and scan them? Or do you need to manually open the scanner, put the sheet in, scan it, remove it, and put the next sheet in - for every single page? Thanks!

Lexmark SmartSolutions said...

dvdmon - The Lexmark S605 does not have an automatic document feeder (ADF) so multi-page scans would need to be managed by manually moving the page on the scan bed. We do offer other models which include an ADF and are SmartSolution enabled such as the Lexmark Pro805, Pro901 or Pro905. These models allow you to set a stack of papers on the ADF and scan without manually changing out pages.

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