Gift Guide: Doxie Go Scanner

Short Version

The Doxie Go is a portable scanner with a built-in battery and 512 MB of internal memory. You can bring it anywhere with you and scan all your documents before throwing them away. But the best part is the application that comes with it. It integrates with cloud services, such as Dropbox, Evernote or CloudApp. You can open scanned documents with any local app, as well, or just save it as a PDF with OCR.

Long Version


  • Scan in color or black and white up to 600 dpi
  • Use built-in memory, an SD card or a USB stick
  • Sync your scanned documents with your computer or iPad
  • Built-in battery
  • Supports all sizes of paper
  • OCR powered by ABBYY


The Doxie Go is…

… a small scanner that won’t clutter your desk. It does the job and can easily become part of your workflow. You should consider a Doxie scanner over other brands for the syncing application. You can basically throw anything at it and transfer the scanned documents to many services or applications.

For example, you can make a multi-page PDF document by selecting your pages and clicking the “Staple” button. You don’t have to think about it when scanning – just review every page before adding a new one. In other words, it feels like a current application, not an application that has been developed for the past 10 years and has become cluttered.

Buy Doxie Go for…

… people who want to go paperless easily. Even though it’s a bit expensive for a scanner, its software component and autonomous design make it a very versatile scanner.

If you need to scan books, you won’t be able to do it with the Doxie Go. But for everyday use cases, such as scanning a receipt or printed documents, it’s very easy. You turn it on and introduce the document. It will swallow it in seconds.


… the Doxie Go isn’t made by your traditional scanner manufacturer and isn’t the feature that made your scanner/printer so big. If you need a scanner that is really well designed from hardware to software, the Doxie Go is a good choice.