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It's Tax Time, which means paperwork, unless you go paperless with Doxie

If you're like me, the tax paperwork is trickling in, and you're compiling an envelope (or box!) full of receipts, payments, tax forms, etc., in preparation of tax day. Now might be the perfect time to make a New Year's resolution to scan and archive such paperwork.


Doxie, offers several handy compact portable scanners that can simplify your life. Documents are scanned and saved on an included SD card. You can connect the scanner to your computer via USB to transfer for those files. The included software lets you organize your scans, create searchable PDFs and send the scans to apps and services like Dropbox, Google Docs, Evernote, iPhoto, and Adobe Acrobat. The software works on a PC or Mac, and the SD card can be read using Apple's SD card reader for use with an iPad!


It's not just for work. The Doxie can scan old photos and kids' artwork to preserve them for posterity!


For true portability, they offer the Doxie Go, which is battery powered and they also have a WiFi model that can wirelessly transmit your scans to your iOS device! This is accomplished by using an Eye-Fi wireless SD card.


I like that the Doxie is fast and portable. Instead of bringing your receipts to a traditional scanner connected to your desktop computer, you can bring the Doxie anywhere it's convenient and scan away. The Doxie is fast, too, and does the unthinkable, by making paperwork a joy!
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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.