Epson Workforce ES-500W Multi-System Compatibility Scanner

Last updated: January 6, 2022

Although it's easy to install, you'll need to put Epson Workforce ES-500W's software on each device in order to scan to it. The software is only compatible with certain Windows and Mac operating systems, so make sure to confirm that it will work with your devices. You can, however, easily scan to your cloud storage accounts using the scanner.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: With intuitive ScanSmart software and an included cloud storage account, this scanner is perfect for techie users.

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Epson Workforce Multi-System Compatibility Scanner placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Wireless, fast and easy to use, the WorkForce ES-500W duplex document scanner cuts down on clutter. Wirelessly scan documents to a PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or cloud storage account (1). The powerful ES-500W makes it all simple. Featuring speeds up to 35 ppm/70 ipm (2) and a 50-page Auto Document Feeder, this compact, reliable performer breezes through stacks of documents — from business and ID cards to receipts, extra-long pages, and more. Easily scan to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files with included Epson ScanSmart Software (1). For added value, the scanner includes a TWAIN driver for compatibility with virtually all document management software.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Easily send scanned pages to online storage and easy to install software.
The ES-500W is fast for its class, and it saves to image and searchable PDF at a good clip for the price.

What reviewers didn't like

Requires extra work to rename and relocate scanned PDFs.
Were it not for the ES-500W's somewhat mediocre OCR accuracy, it would have easily walked away with an Editors' Choice nod.
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