Receipt Catcher Pro: Written & Video iPhone App Review
To quote late comedian Mitch Hedberg, “I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don’t need a receipt for the doughnut, I’ll just give you money and you give me the doughnut. End of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this.”
When we can’t avoid those ink and paper situations, there’s Receipt Catcher Pro. Developed by DNA Apps, this is a handy business app that’s perfect for those who are tired of dealing with a purse or wallet stuffed full of receipts.
Concept and Functionality:
If you’re like me, you tend to accumulate a lot of paper clutter. From grocery store shopping just stops at the gas pump, it always seems like it takes no time at all for my purse to be stuffed full of little reminders of where all my money went. As you can imagine, it’s also pretty easy to lose track of receipts. This is where Receipt Catcher Pro definitely comes in handy.
Using Receipt Catcher Pro is easy, which is a must for a task as tedious as entering receipt data. You don’t have to worry about setting up an account or anything of the like. Simply choose to create a new receipt, enter data such as the date of the transaction, what type of receipt it is (personal, work expense, etc.), the receipt category, vendor, the total amount of the receipt, as well as the amount of tax paid or tip given. You can even just take a picture of the receipt and enter all the information later when it’s more convenient.
Stored receipts can be viewed a number of ways. You can sort receipts by date, type, category, and even vendor. This is perfect for all-around users who plan on using the app for both business and personal expenses. I’m a firm believer in organization, and I’m very pleased to see that Receipt Catcher Pro makes it a priority.
One of the things I like the most about Receipt Catcher Pro is that it’s not just for one specific purpose. If you’re a business professional, it’s perfect for keeping track of expenses because you can easily log receipts and print them or export them as PDF files. This not only cuts down on the massive clutter pile of receipts, but I’m sure the folks in your company’s accounting department will be delivering cookies to you in no time.
Receipt Catcher Pro also allows you to insert special details on receipts like business logos and personal information, meaning the app can also function as a receipt creator. You can upload your logo either by importing it from your phone’s Camera Roll or by taking a picture of it within the app.
Lastly, Receipt Catcher Pro supports multiple currencies and even includes a currency converter. This feature makes the app darn near perfect for users all around the world. Plus the app syncs with iCloud, allowing you to keep track of expenses on multiple devices while creating a safe backup so you never lose your data. Two features I’d like to see added in future updates are receipt recognition (the app automatically fills in receipt data based on a photo, similar to a business card reader) and iPad support.
Receipt Catcher Pro can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99. While the price is a little steep, it’s usefulness definitely outweighs the price tag. There’s a $0.99 basic version of Receipt Catcher for those who aren’t looking to spend as much for the Pro version.
Receipt Catcher Pro is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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