If you are on the road a lot for business or itemize your taxes, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a mountain of receipts that need to be organized. The NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner can streamline this process for you so you can get rid of the paper clutter.
The NeatReceipts Scanner is ideal for anyone who has the need to create an organized receipt filing system. Since it is portable, you can take it with you on the road, digitally file your receipts the moment you get them, and not have to worry about paper copies becoming damaged or lost.
NeatReceipts Simplifies Reimbursements and Taxes
This nifty little receipt scanner can quickly create an itemized list of your business expenses to turn in to your employer for reimbursements. Files created with the NeatReceipts scanner and software are also IRS approved which can be a huge timesaver when it comes time to file taxes.
NeatReceipts does include its own organizing software which recognizes total amounts and even categories to automatically file your receipts in their appropriate places. Some users have pointed out, however, that it has a hard time recognizing handwritten numbers such as restaurant tips and does occasionally misfile information. Even so, you can still manually add the data to the program and move misfiled receipts to their appropriate places.
NeatReceipts mobile scanner and software are compatible with several operating systems and software such as TurboTax and Quicken. It isn’t compatible with everything, however, so you should check the specifications carefully to make sure it will work with your system. Some have had problems with the program crashing, though this is mostly due to incompatibility issues and not the software or scanner itself.
NeatReceipts is Convenient
The NeatReceipts mobile scanner is powered by a USB cable so you can plug it straight into your laptop or desktop computer for power. It weighs less than a pound and is about 14 inches long, so it can fit into your briefcase with no problem. If you will be using the scanner with a Mac be sure to purchase the Mac version of the scanner.
In addition to receipts you can also scan business cards and documents with the scanner and create your own personal contact list without having to shuffle through hundreds of bulky business cards. The included software will recognize the difference in receipts, business cards, and documents and file them appropriately in the designated areas.
Overall the customer reviews available indicate that this is a product you either love or hate. Some have used the scanner and software with no problems while others seem to have problems every time they want to use it. It is worth mentioning again, however, that the majority of negative reviews seem to be related in one form or another to operating system and software compatibility issues.
So the general consensus seems to be that if you have the appropriate software installed on your computer you will love the NeatReceipts mobile scanner. If your software is incompatible, however, you will hate it. So, as with any new electronic device, always double check your system for any compatibility issues before you make the purchase. Finally, you may also want to check out the NeatDesk scanner, also made by the Neat company, which is a larger-sized document and receipt scanner for the desktop.