This very versatile document scanner comes with a lot of scanning software that will make your scanning tasks easier and faster. This includes the Canon CaptureOnTouch, and the OCR software, Readiris PDF, which allows you to edit your PDF files, convert other files to PDF files, and much more.
Along with Readiris PDF, you also get Cardiris. Cardiris is a business card scanning software that allows you to scan business cards, export them, and also improve data recognition. However, Mac users will not be happy to hear that Cardiris is only available for Windows users.
If you wish to save your documents in a cloud service like OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive, Canon imageFORMULA R40 has got you covered. This can save you memory on your device and safely store your documents.
Canon imageFORMULA R40 has a 60-sheet Automatic Document Feeder, Auto Page Size Detection, Auto Color Detection, and many other similar features that are expected to be found on a document scanner at this price point.
However, where imageFORMULA R40 excels is the ease of use, straight out of the box. The setup is simple; connect the scanner to your device via a USB cable (it’s included in the box) and you are good to go.
The major downside to the Canon imageFORMULA R40 is the lack of Wi-Fi, NFC, or Bluetooth connectivity. The only connectivity option is via USB 2.0, and if that doesn’t work for you, our recommendation is to check out other options, like the Brother ADS-1700W or the Canon imageFORMULA R50.