Receipt hoarders, the time to reform has come. Some of us like to hold on to every receipt “just in case,” or perhaps to balance our bank accounts at the end of the month. Certify Wallet is a website with accompanying iPhone app that allows users to capture receipts with their iPhone camera and manually enter expenses on the go.
On the main page of this app by Circle Point Solutions, Inc. you can track both the receipts and expenses that have been entered on your iPhone and the items that are being stored on your account at certify.com. An account is created for you the first time you open the app if you don’t have one already.
If you’re out for lunch and you want to track what you’ve spent, simply take out your iPhone, open Certify Wallet, and click on the camera icon next to “Receipts” under the “Items on Device” section. The camera function on your phone will open, and you can take a picture of the receipt and manually enter other details such as if the expense will be reimbursed by your employer.
There is also a dollar sign icon in the “Items on Device” section. Tapping on it will bring up a form where you can enter data about an expense if you don’t have a receipt or would rather not take a picture of one.
After you’ve taken a picture of a receipt, you will need to sync the data into your main certify.com account. This is is accomplished by tapping the “Sync” from the main page. After the data has been synced, you will be able to access your expenses on certify.com to build expense reports, etc.
This is a great app for people who want to get financially organized. Receipts can get lost easily, and sometimes splitting the bill at a restaurant means that you won’t even get your own copy. Certify Wallet seems like an excellent solution for business owners, freelancers, and shop-a-holics alike. The only downside is that while the app is free for 90 days, a monthly charge will be required thereafter. Depending on the number of expenses you incur, however, it may just be worth it.
Certify Wallet is compatible with iPhone only and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.