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One common challenge to many modern workers is integrating digital workflows with good, old-fashioned piles of paper. For people like us, I think Brooks Duncan’s newsletter, ‘Paper Cuts’, is a fantastic resource that (quite literally) helps cut through the clutter and keep you appraised of the latest developments in digital paper management.

Brooks is a warm, engaging writer and his DocumentSnap blog offers timely, tightly-focused information about “paperless office” concepts. ‘Paper Cuts’ collects these on a bi-weekly basis and includes additional tips, along with some exclusive eBook content for subscribing.

I highly encourage you to check it out!

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Wrap-Up (And a hint of things to come!)

Scan the Winners List Below...

Now that I’ve contacted all the winners, it’s time to say thanks to all of you who made the Mac Users Giveaway a great success.

Your responses to the survey helped me to understand what it is that you like, want, and need from Veritrope.com — and I am taking it all to heart as I plunge head-first into a complete overhaul of this site.

Readers also shared some really useful AppleScripts, TextExpander snippets, and the like — I’ll be loading those into the library and highlighting these contributions very shortly.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

None of this would have been possible without the people and companies who donated prizes, and I appreciate their kind support of the Mac Users Giveaway.

But moreover, I appreciate their support of Mac Users everywhere by putting these great tools into the hands of people who genuinely appreciate them! As the Giveaway progressed, I heard from readers all over the world who were excited by the prospect of winning one of these prizes — and the ones who did win were thrilled.

My great thanks to all the readers and friends on Twitter and App.net who helped me to get the word out and, of course, to each of the fine companies and generous people listed below:

One More Thing…

I’m doing one more Giveaway next week and, if you liked the prizes in this one, you should definitely check back!


The Winners

PrizeWinner Name
ScanSnap S1100 Scanner / DocumentSnap.com BundleEugene G.
PDFpen Pro by Smile SoftwareKevin C.
TextExpander by Smile SoftwareJohn O.
Alfred Powerpack by Running with Crayons LtdAbhimat G.
Marked by Brett TerpstraDaniel L.
"Paperless" by David SparksMatteo C.
"Evernote Essentials" by Brett KellyOleksandr T.
$20 iTunes Gift CertificateKaren M.
$20 iTunes Gift CertificateBen J.
$20 iTunes Gift CertificateMelina D.
$20 iTunes Gift CertificateNick P.
$20 iTunes Gift CertificateSimone G.
"The Unofficial ScanSnap Guide" by DocumentSnap.comAnthony B.
"The Unofficial ScanSnap Guide" by DocumentSnap.comMark K.
"The Unofficial ScanSnap Guide" by DocumentSnap.comMarc A.
"Paperless Document Organization Guide" by DocumentSnap.comTony H.
"Paperless Document Organization Guide" by DocumentSnap.comJustin W.
"Paperless Document Organization Guide" by DocumentSnap.comIhab H.
"Automator for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guides" by Ben WaldieJason B.
"Automator for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guides" by Ben WaldieLuca B.
"Automator for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guides" by Ben WaldieDave D.
"Automator for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guides" by Ben WaldieMichael W.
"Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible" by Thomas MyerKaren G.
"Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X" by Hamish SandersonBence P.
"Apple Training Series: AppleScript 1-2-3" by Sal SoghoianJulia L.

Just added to the prize pool — A ScanSnap S1100 Portable Document Scanner and some great DocumentSnap.com guides that show you how to use it!

In case you missed yesterday’s launch of the Giveaway for Mac Users, here are a few new prizes which might catch your eye…

ScanSnap S1100 Portable USB Document Scanner

First up, a ScanSnap S1100. Thanks to the kind folks at Fujitsu / ScanSnap, I’ve just added a ScanSnap S1100 to the prize pool (MSRP of this scanner is USD$200!). The S1100 is light, portable, and cloud-savvy enough to send your documents directly to services like Evernote. Speaking of Evernote — A quick reminder: If you buy any ScanSnap between now and November 1st, you’ll get a year of Evernote Premium free (and if it’s the S1100, you can get a free carrying case as well!)

And to sweeten the deal even further, the lucky winner of the scanner will also receive a copy of “The Unofficial ScanSnap Setup Guide” written by Brooks Duncan, the expert on all things ScanSnap who runs DocumentSnap.com.

The DocumentSnap “Paperless Document Organization Guide”

Now that you have an awesome scanner and a great guide to set it up, the challenge becomes: “How do I organize my documents so that I can find them when I need them?”

Wouldn’t you know that Brooks wrote an eBook about this, too? The ScanSnap winner will also receive a copy of DocumentSnap’s “Paperless Document Organization Guide”. In it, Brooks lays out his strategies for using folders, tags, and various apps to organize your scanned documents.

But why should the ScanSnap winner be the only one to receive these guides, right? I couldn’t agree more — so I’m giving away 3 more copies of each guide.

Enter Now

To enter, just go to the main Giveaway page and complete a short survey (Seriously — it’s just six questions and your contact info). You’ll also find out ways to get extra entries to boost your chances of winning!

Thanks again to ScanSnap and DocumentSnap.com for generously donating these prizes… and keep your eyes open for more great additions to the prize pool in the days ahead!