Microsoft's OneNote and Neat, a leader in Smart Organization Systems for the small business and consumer markets, have announced a partnership that integrates OneNote into NeatConnect (a cloud scanner and digital filing system) allowing users to scan documents directly to OneNote without the need for a computer. This partnership will allow consumers to easily transform paper into digital documents, thanks to Neat's direct-to-cloud capabilities and Microsoft's OneNote note-taking application.
"With today’s announcement, NeatConnect sends your physical information to the cloud and helps you get your paper where it belongs–the nearest recycling bin! Using a touchscreen display, NeatConnect lets you scan and organize without ever needing a computer. When all your information is where it belongs and digitalized you can spend more time being productive with OneNote and less time searching for what you need," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
The process is simple. Power on a NeatConnect scanning machine and you will be launched into Neat's cloud service called NeatCloud. From there, you can easily scan to OneNote heading over to the Settings menu and selecting OneNote as your destination. Once you are done, hit the big orange Scan button.
"This is a world where information you care about is expected to be as close as your fingertips and just as easy to instantly share," said James Lau, principal program manager for OneNote. "Our partnership with Neat further enhances OneNote's ability to deliver all your notes and documents - in one place and with you, anywhere."
NeatConnect scanners are able to handle various items in all shapes and sizes, such as receipts, business cards, and documents, all at one time! This allows you to clean out your files and send everything to the cloud.
"Neat's ability to transform paper documents into useable digital information makes it the perfect complement for the OneNote user," said Evan Kramer, chief marketing officer of Neat. "Digitally organizing your important information regardless of its original format, simplifies and speeds everyday tasks giving users time for more important matters."