Take the Headache Out of Organizing Receipts

Software and Apps that Help Manage Your Receipts

Have a ton of receipts to organize and tired of keeping up with the flurry of slips of paper in shoeboxes or overstuffed file folders? Is the print on your paper receipts fading away? Storing and finding all of your receipts, as well as processing them into expense reports, is much easier if you turn them into digital files.

You can go paperless by using receipt organizing software to make pictures or scans of your receipts. Even better, you can find easily find those receipt documents when you need them by searching based on keywords you recognize—groceries, hotels, gas, car maintenance, you name it.

These software and mobile app options will help you get expense reports done faster, document tax-deductible expenses, keep insurance records or manage receipts for any reason. The online and mobile apps generally use bank-level security.

Cloud Services to Organize Receipts Online

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Store your receipts in the cloud with an online service and you can organize and access receipts anywhere you have internet access. Save receipt images online and create expense reports quickly, when and where you need them.

Here are my picks for online apps that organize receipts. These applications offer a variety of ways to capture your receipts, including email, SMS texting, your smartphone's camera and others. Some of these applications have built-in expense reporting tools and options for exporting to software such as Quicken, Quickbooks, Freshbooks or Excel as well.

Mobile Apps to Organize Receipts and Expense Reports

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Looking for a fast way to organize receipts and complete expense reports? With the constant improvements in mobile technology and cameras on iPhones, tablets and Android mobile devices, using a mobile app to organize receipts and expense reports makes short work of the task compared to desktop or online software. 

Mobile apps can store expense report data in the cloud to save space on your mobile device, and some work with an online app. Some offer fully automated processing by importing details directly from credit cards or mobile phone scans, and generate expense reports that include cost categorization, date, vendor other relevant information, all filled in for you. Here are four receipt organizing mobile apps that I like.

Receipt Scanning Software

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Have a ton of receipts to organize to get expenses reimbursed, document tax-related expenses or back up insurance claims? Need a faster way to complete expense reports? There are good desktop software options for Mac and Windows that can be used with your current scanner, and there are small mobile scanners that easily pack away for time away from the office. You start up the software and run receipts through the scanner that's powered by a USB connection to your computer. Data is pulled from the receipt into the software while a copy of the receipt is saved, and most of the time, you don't have to enter or correct any of the information.

If this sounds like the solution for you, check out 5 Scanner and Software Bundles for Managing Receipts and Expense Reports.