Two popular productivity websites have teamed up to help users organize their receipts, business cards and other data. Shoeboxed.com offers a service that automatically scans and manages receipts and other documents received through email or snail mail, moving these hard copies to a more functional digital home. Evernote.com is a universal note-taking service built for the world of hyperlinks. Using both services together, your receipts are now scanned and searchable.
Evernote is a free service, although it also offers a premium option. Its software allows users to capture pretty much everything they do on the Web for later use, from search results, tasks and to-do lists to notes, snapshots and research. The service can also detect characters in digital scans or photographs. Users can synchronize their information across all of their devices, so that the information is available anywhere.
Shoeboxed offers a free trial, after which you must pay a modest fee to continue using the service. The site accepts receipts, business cards and other physical documents and organizes them for you. It is particularly useful during tax season, or if you have to show a receipt for an insurance claim or store return.
With the partnership of the two services, Shoeboxed users can now export their entire archive of scanned receipts and business cards to Evernote, where they can be tagged, sorted, archived, and accessed from the Web or your mobile phone. Because of Evernote’s ability to detect characters in digital scans, your receipts are now searchable. The Evernote blog offered these additional suggestions:
- Dreading tax season? Use Shoeboxed to scan your receipts, then organize them in Evernote. Evernote Premium users can even keep their tax software’s export files in Evernote, for anytime access.
- Just got back from a long business trip? Rather than keeping your business cards in one place, receipts in another and meeting notes somewhere else, everything can be saved and organized in Evernote…all searchable and available whenever you need it.
- Taking a home inventory? Send your purchase receipts to Shoeboxed and import them into Evernote. Take snapshots of the things you own using your digital camera and add those to Evernote, along with notes on their condition. Voila, a perfectly organized inventory for insurance purposes. iBi