Forget the Fancy Scanner and Save Your Receipts in Evernote


Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

Keeping track of expenses is a hassle, plain and simple. You can buy special scanners or box them up and ship them off to different services to scan. Or, you can just sign up for Evernote.

For each business receipt I receive, I use Evernote’s mobile app on either my iOS or Android device to snap a photo of the receipt and dump it into an Evernote notebook marked by year say, “2016 Expenses.” Sometimes I tag the photo, too, but mostly, I just snap the photo and upload.

Image Courtesy of Evernote

The photo tool within the Evernote mobile app recognizes the item and lets you choose to save it as a document versus a photo. If you have the premium level version of Evernote, it then does some OCR (optical character recognition) magic on the image which enables you to search for specific receipt text later.

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