Over the weekend at the St. George Family History Expo I was able to purchase a couple of Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners for my aunt and sister-in-law. Yes, they did give me money to purchase them... I had a couple people say to me at the conference that they wished they were family so I would buy them on too!
As many of you already know, the Flip-Pal is such a great new product enabling you to take a scanner anywhere you go. Because the scanner is so small it makes it so easy to take it to your family's home and scan photo after photo without having to worry about unplugging it from your computer, power outlet and size.
One of the things that impresses me most about the company that manufactures the Flip-Pal is their customer service and customer satisfaction. The Flip-Pal has only been available since the end of November, and since then they have had many Mac users ask them if their EasyStitch software worked on their Mac. At the time it was only available to Windows users, like many other software programs out there. However, they must have had so many Mac users request to have their software work on their computers that they have developed EasyStitch to work now for both Windows and Mac. This impresses me a lot! Most often, software developers do not think that there are that many Mac users to make it worth developing their software for Mac as well as Windows. Now, I agree that there are many software programs that would not have a big Mac user-base, but I believe that Mac users are growing very rapidly and especially in the genealogy community. I want to say "Thank you" to the Flip-Pal team for showing us Mac users that you listen and care enough to make your amazing software available to all of us!
At the conference I was able to play with the Flip-Pal and use the EasyStitch software on my Mac. The software works very similar to the Windows software. It is VERY simple and easy to use. All you have to do is open the software, select which images you want to "stitch" and let it do its magic. Below is a video I put together to show how easy and simple it is to use. Even for you Windows users, this video shows a great demonstration of the Flip-Pal.
If you already own a Flip-Pal you can still download and use the Mac software free of charge! All you have to do is follow the simple steps found here. This new software for Mac only includes the EasyStitch and not the color correction software like on Windows. I am sure the Flip-Pal team have this on their to-do list though.