Instead of keeping a record of all the receipts, why not store all your receipts to the cloud? The problem with keeping receipts is that most receipts these days are printed on thermal paper, which means that the information printed will soon disappear. This can create problems if you want to claim a warranty or need to refer to the receipt for other purposes.

So instead of keeping a collection of receipts in your file, why not move all of them to the cloud. If you’ve got a smartphone, there’s even an app that will help you do just that.

Google Drive app lets you scan any documents and store online

Enter Google Drive Android app, which is a cloud storage service app that allows you to store files and then access them later. The app has a scan feature which allows you to scan any document or photo and then store it online. After installing the app, launch it and then navigate to the location where you want to store your receipts.

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Once there, tap on the Scan button to scan your receipt using your smartphone’s camera. Once the scan is complete, you can choose to scan another page by clicking on the +icon, crop the image, change settings or tap on the checkmark icon to finish the scan.

If you want to organize your invoices, just long tap on a scanned file and then rename it. For example, you can name the receipt such as “Walmart 25 April 14”, which means this receipt is from your shopping on Walmart on 25th April 14. The next time you want to find a receipt, you simply have to open your Google Drive and find the receipt with a search by name and date.

Of course, there are many other apps that allows you to store your receipts online, but Google Drive storage app is especially easy to use. In many cases, many people are already using Google Drive app, and can get more out of their Google Drive app by scanning receipts.