What is best bulk scanner for large decluttering project. (CompatibleLabtop Mac OS 10.9.5?

I have boxes and boxes of paper. I need to scan in bulk. Some papers are double side. Some type written some hand written . Some items receipts some business cards .the quantity is enormous . I am decluttering all paper from my house and as student & with my current job I have accumulated a lot of stuff that I would like to scan can you recommend what would be a great work horse scanner that is intuitive. I Have a Mac IS X version 10.9.5.Thanks for your time
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with any model of scanner - it will still give you a lot of work
is going to a shop not an option?
Bill BachPresident and Btrieve GuruCommented:
The first large-scale project we did was completed with a multi-function printer that supported duplex scanning.  While this certainly worked, it was cumbersome at best.  We ended up having to write some batch files to rename files and move them into the correct folders -- ugh.

After learning what NOT to do, I broke down and bought a dedicated scanner, a Kodak ScanStation 500, for nearly $2K.  This unit is extremely fast, handles many different paper sizes with ease, scans both sides of the page at the same time, can drop PDF files directly onto a NAS device, and supports a plug-in keyboard which makes it far easier to enter filenames quickly.  In fact, just today, I scanned all of my personal and business documents for 2017 -- in about 3 hours total!

While the SS500 is no longer available (though a refurb might be good enough), Kodak/Alaris has a number of other scanner models.  Note that some of the less-expensive models require that they work directly with a PC to handle the image processing, and this can save you a TON over the ones that process on the device, but the process is slower overall.  Without a budget listed, though, you'll have to do some more research.

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ask a shop for their price to do the work for you; for 2K they may do a lot of work...
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