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Monday, July 16, 2012

Apps to Help You Go Paperless

Paper multiplies faster than rabbits! Do you have stacks of receipts for reimbursements or taxes? Business cards you need to be able to access?

Lisa Gerstner of Money Power offers a few suggestions for getting rid of paper clutter via your smartphone.

"If you have a smartphone, scanner and computer, you have all the tools you need to banish paper clutter from your life. The payoff: You can more easily organize your files, photos and miscellaneous pieces of paper, and you'll be able to access them with the click of a mouse or tap of an app. 

Scrap the small stuff. Get a handle on paper receipts with tools that save and categorize them. With the free Lemon app (available for Android phones, the iPhone and iPad, and Windows Phone), you just snap a photo of a receipt and add a label. You can view a breakdown of the information on the app and at Lemon.com.

Shoeboxed, which manages receipts as well as business cards, has applications for Android devices and the iPhone and iPad. Plus, it integrates with several outside accounts, such as Evernote and Google, so that you can export data into them.

Just looking to clear your desk of business cards? Get the free CamCard Lite app. Take a photo of a card and the app stores an image of the card and transfers the information to an address book (you can manually edit the info if the reader translates it incorrectly)." 

More apps to help you organize:

Wunderkit - An iPhone app for Collaborative Projects

Organize Your Christmas Shopping with New Gifts HD iPad App

Get Organized for Your Vacation with Trip Doc App