A Receipts Scanner needed with 'scan to email' functionality
May 18, 2012 3:06 PM   Subscribe

I have been asked to find a receipts scanner. It should be able to work preferably as a stand-alone device (so not attached to a PC) and email receipts to an email address ('scan to email' so digital copies of receipts can go into an expense system), cost a few hundred dollars and be easy to use. So far I am not having much luck - there is the Neat scanners (www.neat.com) but they seem to require a Mac.
posted by tahirh to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Perhaps look into an iOS app that takes snapshots of receipts and processes them. You could use an iPod Touch as a cheap standalone device unencumbered by Windows or Mac PC.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:34 PM on May 18, 2012

posted by DaveP at 3:38 PM on May 18, 2012

Ha. For the second time in ten minutes, I point an Asker to Doxie.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:47 PM on May 18, 2012 [4 favorites]

Seconding Doxie, especially with an Eye-Fi card, and Doxie + Evernote = crazy delicious.
posted by 4ster at 5:49 PM on May 18, 2012

Response by poster: Hi guys,

Doxie seems interesting. But can it send a scanned receipt to an email address?
It still seems to require a computer though but does it need a computer after it has been configured?

This is a very difficult solution to find it seems.
posted by tahirh at 1:18 AM on May 19, 2012

Multi-function printers can often "fax" to an email address. Put receipt on scanner glass. Select address destination press start button. This is the case for a variety of Samsung and Canon printers I have used recently.
posted by fief at 12:03 PM on May 22, 2012

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