Darwin: I keep getting the come ons from Nuance about PaperPort and can never quite understand why I would need such an application.
I honestly don't think you do need it. I once used its forerunner (nearly 10 years back) and it was useful then because electronic filing of documents as images was relatively new for home users. My own view is that, now, for someone without a blizzard of documentation to handle it's just irrelevant (as long as that someone has a system of some
kind and doesn't just drop files with random names into the root of C:).
This probably is one of those subjects (like favourite editors) where proponents, pro and con, have quite strong views. I'd never condemn using a document manager if that's what you like...it's just not something I need. I guess I file about 1000-1500 documents in the course of a year and I've had no trouble locating one yet.
Had I hundreds of pages a day, on closely similar topics, I certainly could see the use for a more sophisticated system.
(FWIW what I
need is something that can read and convert tens of thousands of handwritten pages [from many different hands, in many different layouts] into editable and searchable text.)