The Brand New Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker for iPhone and iPad Has Arrived!

Today we announce the release of the new Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker for iPhone and iPad! It is available now as a free download in the App Store. The new 6.0 version of the app has been optimized for iOS 9 and includes a brand new interface along with an entire new suite of features and updates.

Today we announce the release of the new Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker for iPhone and iPad! It is available now as a free download in the App Store.

The new 6.0 version of the app has been optimized for iOS 9 and includes a brand new interface along with an entire new suite of features and updates. Users can submit receipts, track expenses and create expense reports faster and more effortlessly than ever right from their mobile device.

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Here’s what’s new:

  • Advanced Receipt Filters
    The old receipt filter tab has been replaced with sliding category tags, allowing you to filter by one or multiple categories at a time while still being able to scroll through receipts. 
  • Select Categories at Point of Capture
    You no longer have to wait until a receipt is processed to categorize an expense. Simply snap a photo of a receipt, select the desired categories, then click save.
  • Expense Report Overhaul
    Email receipt tables are now optimized for Apple mail and Gmail mobile with a sleeker look. The expense reporting process has also been polished, making it even easier to get reimbursed!
  • Simplified Interface and Navigation
    Say goodbye to the dashboard and hello to our new navigation bar! Easily get to wherever you need to go within the app by clicking any of the tabs in the new bottom navigation bar. We’ve also made it easier to manually edit DIY receipts, and you will also notice that all of your receipts are now neatly organized by date!
  • 6s 3D Touch Shortcuts
    With the addition of Quick Actions, iPhone 6s users can start tracking a trip, scan a receipt, and create an expense report directly from their home screen with a single press of the app icon. We also introduced Peek and Pop – a neat feature that allows you to edit receipt details and instantly get reimbursed for an expense in seconds by hard pressing a document inside the app.

We’re very excited about this release – but we couldn’t have done it without our awesome Beta testers and user feedback. A huge thanks to Shoeboxed users for helping us make this our best app yet!

Head on over to the App Store now to download the brand new Shoeboxed Receipt & Mileage Tracker!

How I’m Using Shoeboxed to Travel the World

Rebekah Voss is using Shoeboxed to track her expenses and do her taxes from the other side of the globe. Here’s her story about how to travel the world using Shoeboxed.

I’m sitting in an open-air café overlooking the river in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This has become my office for the month, since the option to use air conditioning at my hotbox of a hotel room costs more than the room itself.

The restaurant staff gathers around my laptop in stoic silence. Everyone holds their breath as I click the “send” button. An email rushes through the ether, journeying some 7,000 miles around the globe to land in my accountant’s inbox.

I have officially finished my taxes.

A cheer goes up from the staff, and we celebrate the happy event with pitcher (after pitcher) of Angkor beer (hey, when it’s 100+ degrees at night and the beer costs $1/pint, what else are you gonna do?)

I completed my taxes from the other side of the world without making a single phone call to my tax guy, and without a single moment of stress. How did I do it?

With Shoeboxed, that’s how.

Rebekah VossWhen I left the U.S. in November of 2013, I never imagined I’d become a digital nomad, writing and working from 16 different cities (and counting) in just five months’ time.

The world has truly become my office, and as I travel, there are only three things I need to keep my business going: a sense of humor, a strong WiFi signal, and my Shoeboxed account.

Because I’m running a business abroad but still paying taxes back home, I’m able to claim just about everything – from the cost of hotels to airfare – as a business deduction.

I’d never be able to do this without the Shoeboxed app on my phone, especially because in Asia, almost every transaction is completed in cash. I get handwritten receipts most of the time, which I immediately scan and send to my Shoeboxed account.

In the past, I’ve relied on bank statements to figure out what I’ve spent and when, but that technique doesn’t work when you’re paying in Nepalese rupees!

When it came time to do my taxes, Shoeboxed was a total life saver.

At first I was a little nervous, because I’ve always relied heavily on the Magic Envelope – I love throwing everything into the envelope and not thinking about it again until I check my account and see it’s been magically updated. It’s sort of like Shoeboxed rewards you for being lazy, which I can totally get behind.

Rebekah with hat_Vietnam_editedBut in places like Nepal and Cambodia, the mail system isn’t exactly what you’d call reliable. If I mailed a Magic Envelope full of receipts and bank statements, they might arrive, they might not. And I’d rather not play dice when it comes to my finances, y’know?

Without Shoeboxed, I would’ve had no way to give my accountant access to all of my documents in such a fast, secure way.

Since I’ve been traveling the world with Shoeboxed in my corner, I’ve launched a new travel website and published my first book.

I’m confident that I’ll continue to be able to grow my business from the other side of the planet using the Shoeboxed app to scan my receipts.

And even though I have to scan my receipts myself, I actually still carry a Magic Envelope in my backpack, sort like a good luck charm.  So far, it seems to be working.

linkedin pictureRebekah Voss is a narrative travel writer and the creator of TheHappyPassport.com, an inspiration website for solo female travelers.  She is also the author of 175 Ways to Travel Today: How to make you dream of world travel a reality right now.

Shoeboxed Team Spotlight: Dan Morgan

In this Team Spotlight, you’ll get to know the team member who’s responsible for the Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker for iOS and Android– a fan favorite feature! His name is Dan Morgan, and we’re lucky to have him on board. Read on to learn a bit about Dan and how he helps our users track receipts on the go.

It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly feature: The Shoeboxed Team Spotlight! Each month we interview a member of our team so you can get to know the people helping you get organized.

In this month’s spotlight, we’re thrilled to introduce another member of the Shoeboxed team:

dan morganDan Morgan, our rockstar mobile developer! Dan came on board in May 2012, and he’s made considerable progress with the Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker since then. If you know and love our mobile apps, read on to learn more about Dan and how he’s making receipt tracking easier for iPhone and Android users everywhere.

Shoeboxed: Hey, Dan! Let’s start with you sharing a little background on yourself up until joining the team.

Dan Morgan: Sure! I’m from Albany, NY and moved down here when I was very young. I spent seven years living in Holly Springs and the rest in Raleigh, and I absolutely love North Carolina!  I can’t imagine a better place to live. I decided to stick around Raleigh for college and graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Development this past May. Their program is in the top 15 in the nation for their Game Development undergrad programs, as ranked by Princeton Review, so it was a great fit for me.  From the moment I got my hands on a mobile device, I thought it would be awesome to make a mobile game.  It’s a big goal of mine to make a mobile game, and hopefully I’ll get a game or two out to market soon!

SBX: That’s awesome! We can’t wait to play them. So how did you come to join Shoeboxed?

DM: After getting a few offers from local companies, I interviewed at Shoeboxed and knew almost immediately that I wanted to work here. The work environment is what really sold me– I felt welcomed from the get-go.

SBX: We’re so glad to have you! It is a pretty awesome place to work, right? :) Anyway, tell everyone a bit about what you do here.

shoeboxed tagging tax deductible receiptsDM: I work on the mobile apps for iOS and Android. I add new features, test them, submit new apps for approval, fix bugs– everything related to mobile! This year I hope to start working on other parts of the Shoeboxed technology as well.

SBX: A lot of our customers rely almost completely on using the mobile apps for their receipt tracking needs, so that’s no small task! So since you work on a fan favorite aspect of Shoeboxed, tell us what your favorite part of working here is.

DM: I get to work on what I love, working with mobile apps!  Ever since I got my hand on an iPhone 3G in high school I knew that I wanted to make apps for it.  Here’s a funny story – I originally wanted an iPhone for one feature only: the Shazam app! I thought it was so awesome that it would just listen to a song for 5-10 seconds and tell you exactly what the song is.  But after I got the phone and downloaded some other apps, I saw this little device’s true potential.  Also think it’s really cool when people ask me what I do for a living, I just take my phone out of my pocket and show them exactly what I do.

SBX: That is awesome! Sidenote: I love Shazam too. Anyway, we all know Shoeboxed is a great place to work, but what specifically makes you happy to come to work?

dan morganDM: I play office chair hockey, I get bombarded with Nerf guns, I can play darts and table tennis, I get free pizza delivered to me every Friday, I participate in Movember my opinion matters, my voice has some power over what I do and don’t do with mobile, but best of all, I make a difference.  Not too many people in the world can confidently say all those things about their job.

SBX: That may just be the best answer to this question that I’ve seen so far. :) So let’s try one that’s a little more challenging: describe yourself in three words.

DM: Dan the man.

SBX: Haha! So what do you do when you’re not working?

DM: My second passion is cooking food.  I always told myself that, if computer science didn’t work out, I would just own my own restaurant.  Also enjoy playing ice hockey or hanging with friends, occasionally play some video games when I’m not making them.

SBX: Well, we all know whose house we’re going to for dinner tonight. Just kidding! So give us your best organization tip.

DM: I have way too many wires at my apartment in storage bins, so I take old toilet paper rolls and place them vertically in a storage bin to section all the wires out.  That way when I need a crossover cable I don’t have to untangle it with all the other wires in the bin I get it out of.

SBX: That’s pretty smart! To change the subject again, what’s your favorite part about our hometown of Durham?

DM: My interview at Shoeboxed was my second time in Durham, and since I live in Raleigh I haven’t explored much of Durham yet!  From what I’ve seen so far, I really like the downtown convenience of restaurants, and in particular, I’m so happy they have The Pit over here now.  My internship I had the summer before working here was a block away from The Pit in Raleigh and it was one of favorite place to eat there!

SBX: I haven’t tried it yet but am definitely adding it to my list of awesome Durham restaurants to try! Here’s another tough question: what’s your best purchase so far in life?

DM: My iPhone :) always with me, even when I sleep it’s either next to my head or in my hand (weird right?).

SBX: Not too weird; I think a lot of us have that habit. :) So to wrap this up, give us your six word memoir.

DM: Life’s too short to not live.

SBX: I like it! Well, Dan, thanks for taking the time to chat and let our readers get to know you better!

Stay tuned next month for an interview with another awesome Shoeboxed team member, and in the meantime, stay organized out there!