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There’s one major problem with going paperless: everyone keeps sending you paper, and you can’t just tap a “Save to Dropbox” button on paper. You’ve still got to take it digital. Scanners are nothing new, but they’re typically synonymous with bulky all-in-one printers that are clunky and frustrating to use. Unless you’re really dedicated, odds are you’ll never digitalize all the paper you keep around with a traditional scanner.

The Doxie team recently sent me a Doxie One, their newest and simplest scanner, to try out. I’d recently purchased an HP printer+scanner, one that’s nice enough to have built-in wireless AirPrint. It’s no match for the Doxie, though, but then, the Doxie’s still no match for it either.

Here’s why.


We just closed our giveaway, and want to say a quick Congrats to our winners: Glendson, Jon, Richard, gustao, and Matt!

If you’ve been looking for the best way to go paperless with your Mac, Prizmo 2 is the app you need in your arsenal. We gave it a 9 in our recent review, and found that it was one of the best OCR apps for the Mac that we’d tried out. With a modern UI and a speedy text deception engine, plus extras like curvature correction and translation, it’s the companion your scanner has been needing.

We’ve got 5 copies of Prizmo to giveaway to our readers, and all you’ll need to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment below and let us know what scanner you use to get your documents saved on your Mac. You can also share the contest on Twitter, Facebook, or, and share a link to your post here for an extra entry.

We’ll be closing the giveaway on February 6th, so hurry and get your entry in!

Envato staff or those who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Thanks for all the entertaining entries to the Prizmo giveaway. I have great fun reading through a bunch of the crazy plans you had in store for the app!

It was difficult, but I’ve chosen three comments which stood out from the rest:

  • John Davis – Because your first experience with a Mac does indeed need to be priceless.
  • Pieter – Because scanners really shouldn’t eat people’s fingers…
  • Turtle – Because you outlined an epic blockbuster movie, complete with a closing montage!

Congratulations! You should find a license code sitting in your inbox. A big thank you goes out to Prizmo for sponsoring the competition.

For those who missed out, I do have some form of consolation. Next week we shall be giving away not one, not five, but ten copies of a popular Mac FTP app (a total value of $400!). Get subscribed via Twitter or RSS to ensure you don’t miss out.

This week we’re giving away three copies of Prizmo, a tool for “scanning via a digital camera” and altering the perspective of photographs. We were impressed with the application in our review, and the software does a great job (providing you have a decent camera!)

To be in with a chance of winning one of the three licenses, simply leave a comment on this post letting us know what you’d like to use Prizmo for. The more creative the better!

Three of the most interesting responses will be selected on Wednesday 20th May. Best of luck, and as with all competitions, there’s just one legal point to make – you aren’t eligible to take part if you work for Envato.

Until recently purchasing a scanner, I commonly found myself taking a digital photo of a document to import it into my Mac. Results were rarely perfect, and I was never completely satisfied with the result. Prizmo is a new application which caught me eye, allowing you to adjust the perspective of a digital photo.

Completely altering the perspective of a photograph is a technically impressive operation, and uses the latest technology in OS X Leopard. This review will outline the features which make Prizmo such an interesting photo manipulation tool.