I try to always share truly useful technology and apps when I find, test, and discover they help save me time or solve a problem.
In doing my taxes this past year, I was able to NOT have to pull my gas receipts out of a shoebox and was easily able to tally up my expenses for my accountant faster than I ever have before.
Time Saved: Approximately 2-3 hours
As an experiment, I started taking pictures of my gas receipts with an app called OneReceipt. Which allowed me to tag the picture “GAS” and after each fill up simply throw away my receipt and forget about it. It also works on any other receipts as well. Their technology actually pulls the #’s off the receipt and stores them securely in the cloud. It also can analyze your spending and a few other things I haven’t tried yet
When it came time to do my taxes this spring. I logged in to their site clicked on the tag ‘GAS’ and voilà… done! All my gas expenditures exported as a PDF with a TOTAL. No calculator or eye straining required!!!
- They have an iPhone APP here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/onereceipt/id512999447
- You also get an email address @ onereceipt.com to give to retailers if you would like your receipt mailed to you.
- They are still in BETA, but I would highly recommend you check them out.
Here is their website: www.onereceipt.com
( FYI I’m not associated in anyway with this service… just think it will save you time and money like it did for me!)