NeatConnect Wifi Scanner and App Help You Organize Your Life

NeatConnect Wifi Scanner is a cloud-based scanner that works with your computer or phone (that's right; no computer is needed!) to store and organize your receipts, documents, and even business cards. After scanning your document, your files are safely stored in one of eight cloud storage locations.

The NeatConnect Wi-Fi Scanner and Smart Organization System ($499.95) is exactly what I needed to succeed at my New Year's resolution this year: to get organized without adding paper to my filing cabinet. The NeatConnect Wi-fi Scanner will quickly scan your documents, receipts, business cards, emails–whatever you'd like to file away–and send them to the cloud of your choice. As of right now, NeatConnect Scanner can upload to the Neat Cloud, Evernote, OneDrive, DropBox, OneNote, box, Google Drive, Email, or FTP. The NeatConnect includes three months of free Neat Cloud Service (plans begin at $59.88/year) to start you off.

I love that I don't have to file away my paper and pull it out to organize or take it to the tax man when the time comes. I was very impressed that the NeatScanner not only scans my documents, but files them away for me with the touch of a button.

To use, choose the location where you'd like the document to upload to. You can always move files later with the Neat website or app. Place your document in the correct opening (there's one for documents, receipts, and business cards) and tap Scan. The NeatConnect scans your document in less than 10 seconds.

Wifi Scanner

After it's scanned, you'll have the opportunity to check the digital document and then press the Send button to send it to the cloud.

Neat Wifi Scanner

To view your documents, open the Neat app or other cloud service that you uploaded your document to.

NeatScanner App

Your files are set up in folders and cabinets. Navigate to your documents easily with a tap of a finger.

Cloud Scanner

The Neat app also turns your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner. Open the app and tap the camera to upload a picture of a document on the go.

Pros:

  • Quick setup process
  • Easy to use, even for those not very comfortable with technology and cloud services
  • Small unit doesn't take up precious desk space
  • The app is a perfect companion; it helps to navigate, organize, and save documents and receipts on the go

Cons:

  • Pretty hefty price tag. If you're in love with the NeatConnect but need something with a lower price tag, the NeatReceipts portable scanner is for you.

Final Verdict:

I love this scanner. If you're the owner of a small business or manage a lot of paperwork, the NeatConnect Wi-Fi scanner is definitely worth the cost. If you're on the fence about the price tag, look into the NeatReceipts portable that I linked to above.

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Becca is a blogger, freelance writer, and iDevice addict. She lives in the middle of the Arizona desert with her husband and two boys, and can't imagine life getting any better. Read about her crazy life at MyCrazyGoodLife.com, or connect with her on twitter @BeccaLudlum