Monday, August 3, 2009

Neat, compact, efficient and handy

NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner and Digital Filing System

First became aware of the NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner and Digital Filing System a number of months ago when a colleague showed me his newNeatReceipts Neat Business Cards Mobile Full Color Card Reader/Scanner. He was intrigued with his new gadget and how well it scanned and organized business cards into Outlook and ACT!, and did so without any third party application needed.

Was impressed, but felt that a business card scanner, though handy, was too limiting for my personal needs, NeatWorksso I took a further look that the products from The Neat Company, and the NeatReceipts Mobile Scanner is one of the models that I found. Like my colleague's new tech gadget, I can scan business cards, but with this model I can scan receipts and documents. Have found that this mobile scanner does a good job scanning even wrinkled receipts that can be exported into Excel and Quicken, and scanning documents that can be exported into searchable PDF files is easy with the supplied NeatWorks 4.0 software.


  • Lightweight and compact, weighs less than a pound.
  • Fits easily into a notebook or laptop computer case.
  • Scans and exports documents into searchable PDF files.
  • No external power needed, powered by USB cable (included).
  • Performs its scans quickly.


  • No cons found so far.

As an added bonus, found that images can be saved in JPG format, which is a handy plus point for this reviewer, especially when going through old family photos. It also does a good job scanning old magazine advertisements into PDF and JPG formats.

Also available for as an option for this scanner is a well-made Travel Case for NeatCo Mobile Scanners in black. It's worth considering if you want to keep your scanner and USB cable in a convenient place in about any notebook computer case.

Have barely scratched the surface regarding the capabilities of this very handy mobile scanner, and am impressed so far by the capabilities of the NeatWorks 4.0 software, which is available for both the PC and the Mac. This product isn't one that might appeal to all, but if you're looking for a functional and highly versatile computer accessory that's a time-saving device when it comes to dealing with getting loose receipts scanned into Excel, TurboTax, Quicken or QuickBooks, then this is well worth considering.

Highly recommended.