capturengo: Scan receipts with your phone, organize expense reports on the web


If you travel a lot for business, you know what a headache it can be to save and file all of your receipts and then enter all the data onto expense reports. A new smartphone app called capturengo is designed to make the process a lot simpler.

Here’s how it works. You pull out your BlackBerry or iPhone, snap a photo of your receipt and upload it to capturengo’s web service.The site will save the images in an IRS-approved format.

Then you can login to the capturengo web site from any computer to review and manage your receipts and add the data to an expense report which you can download or print.

You can also forward receipts from web sites or email. The service also lets you snap screenshots of business cards and manage the data online.

The basic service is free, and lets you submit up to 50 receipts or business cards per month. Unlimited service runs $99 per year.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to really test the service because while I was able to download and install the capturengo app on my iPod touch, the app wasn’t able to detect my camera.

Capturengo is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and BlackBerry App World.

via Business Insider

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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