What's your favorite travel expense app?
February 9, 2011 8:56 PM   Subscribe

What's a good solution for tracking travel expenses while on the road?

I have a Mac and an iPhone. I need to be able to track travel expenses. I don't so much want to buy one of the nifty receipt scanners because I don't want to carry it around with me. I would like to be able to compile everything into a nice handy invoice or report or something to turn in for reimbursement.

If all else fails, I'll just stuff receipts into a manila envelope (I'll probably do that anyway), but there's got to be an excellent app/application combo out there that people adore.
posted by Addlepated to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
JotNot -- takes photos of receipts, automatically makes them in PDFs.
posted by mikeand1 at 9:07 PM on February 9, 2011

Plendi lets you take a photo of the receipt, and then real people process the info for you.
posted by pineapple at 9:21 PM on February 9, 2011

Full disclosure, the founder of this company is a friend of mine. That said, he started this company specifically to solve the problem you're having: Expensify.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 9:35 PM on February 9, 2011

This reminded me of a previous question from mathowie: "What's the perfect app to track expenses?" It's few years old but still relevant.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:49 PM on February 9, 2011

We've started using Expensify at my office recently - it's ultra-simple and looks to be working out quite well. I wish it handled mileage a bit better - I'd love to be able to quickly jot my odometer readings down right in the iPhone app - but for receipts it's golden.
posted by polymath at 12:01 AM on February 10, 2011

I've used Ixpenseit for a while now. Allows you to take photos of Receipts, create reports.
posted by backwards guitar at 4:08 AM on February 10, 2011

Thanks, all - I've downloaded Expensify and will report back on how I liked it when I return!
posted by Addlepated at 10:14 AM on February 11, 2011

And here's a follow-up: I used Expensify throughout my trip. It takes handy pics of receipts with the iPhone camera and uploads them to the cloud as PDFs. You can create an entirely-PDF report with all expenses broken down by category and copies of the receipts attached. Very handy! Thanks for the suggestions.
posted by Addlepated at 10:17 AM on February 26, 2011

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