Going paperless…

April 20, 2011
I got an opportunity to review the Neat Receipts scanner and Im totally hooked!  I never thought I could toss most of the papers that I did, but it felt liberating getting rid of the paper clutter.  Im OCD about organization and this little machine made my day. I’m now more organized than ever. 

NeatReceipts Scanner

NeatReceipts is a mobile scanner and digital filing system that helps you manage all of your paperwork on the computer. It includes the NeatWorks software that identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards and documents and automatically organizes it for you. All scanned documents can be searched by keyword so you can find exactly what you need.

The patented NeatWorks software gives you an easy-to-use, intuitive application to manage all of your business and personal paperwork.

Key Features:
Scan in receipts to:• Save digital copies of receipts and records of vendors, dates, and totals
• Create expense reports and manage business and personal expenses
• Keep track of expenses for tax time (records accepted by the IRS)
• Export data to PDF, Excel®, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, TurboTax®

Scan in business cards to:• Keep digital images of cards and contact information
• Capture name, address, company title, etc.
• Create your own searchable contact database
• Export data to Outlook and more

Scan in documents to: • Create searchable PDF files
• Edit text using copy/paste
• Organize and store in your digital filing system

New in Version 4.0:• The Quick Scan Center lets you scan documents from a system tray application
• The Inbox organizes all of your scanned items and lets you verify and then file the information
• The application interface has been redesigned to be faster and easier to navigate

It works where you work.
At less than one pound, NeatReceipts is perfect for the road, home, or office.

How does it work?

The scanner & software are so simple to use.  All you have to do is load the software onto your computer and plug the scanner into the computer and an outlet. 

After the software is loaded, just insert your document… 

…and hit scan.

Once scanned, the document will pop up on your computer screen, where you will have a chance to name it and place it in your designated folder. You can create as many folders as you need. I created one for each of the following:

Home Repairs
Auto receipts
Insurance (life, auto, health, dental, vision)
Medical records
Vital Records
Business receipts
Kids art
*Im still adding folders as I add documents.

Here is what the software looks like when you start.

Adding a folder is simple.

This is what the software looks like after a few receipts are added.  Its very user friendly.

Look at this awesome perk for ordering a Neat Scanner this week:

Earth Week is here. And there’s no better way to give back to Mother Nature than by using less paper.With Neat, you can scan your receipts, business cards and documents and then store them on your computer in a digital filing cabinet. No more excess paper clogging up your file cabinets and cluttering your workspace. This Earth Week, Neat is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to make Earth a little neater. With our More Trees, Less Paper partnership, we’ll reward you with a free tree just for purchasing any NeatReceipts or NeatDesk. It’s our way of saying “Thanks” for helping our planet.
Gift with purchase valid from April 18th, 2011 through April 25th, 2011

I was not paid to advertise this scanner. The Neat company simply sent me the scanner to review my honest opinion of it. 

26 comments on “Going paperless…

  1. Becky B. says:

    I am SOOOO ready to get one!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  2. Tiffany says:

    I almost bought one of these a year ago, but instead I went with an all-in-one wireless printer. I think they’re very cool. Lucky you to get to review it! =]

    Tiffany @ The Nest Effect


  3. Mom to One says:

    I think they should send one for you to give-away to a lucky reader. 🙂

  4. Megan says:

    Are they only for mac computers?

  5. chuch says:

    The only issue I have with it, is not being able to return things with a scanned receipt!

  6. Beth's Blog says:

    Ok, that thing is really, really awesome!!!!!!

  7. caramelchica says:

    Um, I think I very much need that ;D

  8. Neisey says:

    that is awesome!

  9. Cool product! I would love to try that. I definitely think it would keep me more organized.

  10. Toni says:

    Oh how I wish they would have given me one to giveaway. 🙁 I tried. Next time maybe they will.

  11. Tiffany says:

    my life seriously needs one of those 🙂
    super cool!


  12. countrykix says:

    Wow! Amazed!! I have to get one of those! It would change my life LOL!!

  13. Just when I thought I didn’t need anything electronic anymore after my digital photo converter….That would definitely require me to learn how to use my external hard drive…All the photos and documents on my computer…Yikes!!

    Now I want one!!

  14. I keep reading about these. Looks like a great idea!

  15. Karen says:

    This would help me declutter!!!

  16. this looks great! my husband works from home and is forever using our printer to scan in receipts and this would be so much easier and more organized!

  17. That’s a cool device! Definitely would cut back on paper clutter. The only thing I would still have to keep are the receipts for warranties, etc. So many of them are sticklers for the original receipt. I don’t know if they’d take a scan. But it is definitely something to show my husband. Would be good for scanning in all those Goodwill & other donation receipts that always seem to get lost before tax time.

    K. Anne

  18. SMM says:

    I really like this. . . but this would require me keeping up with all of my receipts. 🙂

  19. robin says:

    What an awesome product – I think we need one.

  20. Huddyma says:

    That is really cool! Kind of a virtual fire safe!

  21. Maribel says:

    I’m super jealous!!! I’ve been wanting one of these for about 2 years now. I just can’t bring myself to pay so much for it. Wish I could review it. LOL!

  22. How do you get these companies to send you stuff to review? I would love to try out some products and do reviews!

  23. This “Neat Receipts scanner” is really cool! I wouldn’t mind having one myself, so that we could get of the extra papers around the house.

  24. Jen says:

    We got one of those for our Mac. We tried it out, but had problems with it either not being able to read any hand written receipts (from local businesses) or it would copy too much including the warranty info, etc. located on the back of the receipt, so it made the scan very messy. Sad to say, we’ve haven’t really used it since, which is really sad because I LOOOVE the concept of it and really hate paper clutter! Have you experienced this too?

  25. Amanda says:

    I married an accountant- I SOOOOO need this!

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