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Find scanners and scanner software to help you transform your receipts, documents and business cards into information that works for you.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
Avg rating of 1.5 (2)| 3 comments

What is Neat?

Neat is a Digital Filing System that helps you transform, organize, and access your important information across all the devices you use.

With the Neat app, you can manage your important files anywhere, anytime. You can even use the camera on device to scan in receipts, business cards, and other documents.

Key Features: • Scan receipts, business cards, and any other document using camera • Intelligent Text Recognition reads and extracts key information, such as names and addresses from business cards and tax and totals from receipts • Edit data on any Neat file – even those you scanned at home • Create expense reports right from your phone or tablet • Sync your Neat files across all of your devices and manage them anywhere – it’s like having your filing cabinet in your pocket • Share files and folders with others, and comment back and forth on shared items • Receive notifications when your mobile scans have been processed and are ready to view – on your desktop, via the web, or right on your device • Use keyword search to find anything – fast • One tap to call or email your Neat contacts

Key Features of the Neat Digital Filing System: • Transform receipts, business cards, and other documents into organized digital information you can use • Easily import e-receipts, PDFs, and images directly from your email or computer • Intelligent Text Recognition technology reads and extracts key information from business cards and receipts, and makes every word of every document keyword searchable • Share files and folders with whomever you choose • Quickly create expense reports and tax reports, file FSA claims, and track expenses • Sync contacts to your Mac Address Book or Outlook • Export data to Excel, Quicken, Quickbooks, CSV, and more

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Neat Features

  1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.

Neat information

  • Developed byThe Neat Company
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 1.5
  • Alternatives17 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about Neat, and it has gotten 0 likes

Neat was added to AlternativeTo by bopperjr346 on and this page was last updated . Neat is sometimes referred to as NeatDesk, NeatReceipts, NeatCloud.

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The concept is sound, i.e., create a software package that will help you scan and organize all of your documents so that you can get rid of the paper clutter in your life. But, the execution is horrible. This program crashes constantly (in the last three hours I have had it crash 13 times and require 2 reboots!). It has a horrible memory leak which it has had since at least very early version 4 and it really doesn't play well with 64-bit Windows. Every update they release I hope will be the one that actually fixes the problem, but after having used it for close to 4 years, no dice.

This was supposed to be a time saving device, but the constant crashes really don't save me any time and have me searching around for better/more stable alternatives. If you haven't purchased this product yet, I would stay clear of it until they get their act together.

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The concept is fantastic. The product is not. Their legacy software, no longer supported, was really great years ago, rich with valuable features. The ability to personalize the display, reorganize, search, manage folders, create reports - All fantastic and incredibly useful. Unfortunately, they were not able to improve with the times, and as operating systems changed, their product got worse and worse. They chose to attempt to create a product that works across multiple platforms and generates monthly income. Fine, but without a dependable product and decent support (theirs is horrible) it's not going to make much money. Their new product is missing most of the features that made the original so flexible and useful, and it does not work consistently. Their online and phone support is practically non-existent, and if you are fortunate enough, or patient enough, to speak to a real person, their knowledge of the product is seldom good enough to successfully solve the problem.

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Hello folks,

I am looking for a program that can act as a generic alternative to neatReceipts. Essentially, I would like to scan all my receipts and store them in this application. I would like this application to OCR the receipts and recognize the fields in the receipts, along with the amount spent. My goal is to check my spending on items on regular level and further streamline purchases so as to save some money.

There are tons of money management application but looks like no one thought of adding this functionality to the application.

I do not need the application to be IRS compliant (in the US).

Many have suggested me use of EverNote but it does not do the job I want it to do (as said above).

Many thanks for all suggestions in advance.

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I use a fantastic alternative to neat receipts called Paperless icon Paperless . We used neat at my law firm and got totally disgusted with their support and overwhelming amount of bugs.


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  • hardware-scanners
  • receipts-scanning
  • read-receipt
  • text-recognition

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