Need an excuse to buy a scanner? This section contains more than a dozen cool things you can do with a scanner, ranging from the practical (safeguarding documents in electronic form) to the peripheral (sending out a family newsletter).

For ease of reference, the suggestions here have been divided into four categories:

  • Home or Office
    These projects are designed to make you a bit more productive or better organized, whether you're working on your own business or someone else's.

  • Record Keeping
    These suggestions aim to give you the edge in managing your money and your important documents.

  • Recreational
    These ideas put a scanner to use to help you enhance an existing hobby or develop a new one.

  • Family
    These projects are great ways to get everyone involved in something fun and productive, and may be educational to boot.