Doxie (http://www.getdoxie.com), a paper scanner that scans directly to the cloud, is launching at this week's Macworld Expo. Designed for home and small businesses, the US$129 portable scanner is for scanning, sharing, and organizing paper and photos.
It weighs 10.9 ounces and is built for travel. It's compatible with any Mac (OX 10.5 or 10.6) or PC and has USB connectivity. Doxie integrates directly with desktop and web apps like Google Docs, Flickr, iPhoto, Tumblr, Picnik, Evernote, Picasa, and Backpack. A single button, Doxie's Heart Button, implements sharing.
Doxie's features include: color scanning at up to 600 dpi with automatic page detection; included software for simple scanning and direct cloud sharing; integration with the free Doxie's Cloud service for turning paper into URLs for instant sharing; automatic cropping, rotation, and image clean-up; photo editing with direct support for the Picnik online photo editing suite; and the ability to save as PDF, JPEG, or lossless PNG.
It comes with an USB cable, guide, leatherette case, photo scanning sleeves, and a pack of six designer skins. The Doxie is available now for pre-order.
The first Doxie software release will support these web apps: Backpack, Evernote, Flickr, Google Docs, Picasa, Picnik, Scribd, Tumblr, Twitter, and the free Doxie's Cloud service. Local app support includes iPhoto, Acrobat, Preview, Photoshop, and iChat on Mac OS X; Acrobat and Windows Photo Viewer on PCs; or direct save as PDF, JPEG, or lossless PNG.