How To Hack Bookkeeping
A guide started by Paul Brown on how to make bookkeeping suck less.
Making It Easier To Find Receipts
Buy an almost regrettably expensive receipt scanner.
- Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 ($420)
Acquire a copy of Adobe Acrobat X Pro (at least).
Copy all of the receipts with the scanner, use Adobe to split the giant PDF into individual receipts (Tools -> Pages -> Split Document), then use Adobe's OCR on all of the files (Tools -> Recognize Text -> In Multiple Files).
Use Adobe's "Advanced Search" (Shift + CTRL + F) to search the folder of OCR'ed receipts.
- Use AutoScriptWriter to record macros: http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey.zip
- Play them back using Autohotkey