I enjoy doing taxes about as much as I like having root canal ? It's horribly slow, and the more digging that's done, the more pain there seems to be.
But now, thanks to the new partnership of Shoeboxed and Evernote, the process has gotten ? well, easier for sure, but dare I even say fun?
If you've used Evernote (whether on your iPhone, online or on the desktop), you know that it's awesome for remote syncing/storing audio notes, text notes, and even searchable photo notes.
I use it on my phone to document wine labels. Sounds dorky, but I got tired of having a delicious bottle at dinner only to forget the name of it a week later at the wine store. Now if I want to remember one, I just snap the picture, and voila! Evernote ?reads? the text in the image, and I can find it by searching the keyword. Nice.
But what does all this have to do with taxes? Well, imagine if you could have some remote service to scan all your receipts, then have a partner service make all those image files searchable.
See where I?m going with this?
You snail mail slips to Shoeboxed, and then Evernote basically reads and catalogs them. All of a sudden, tax time starts looking a little less like a ticker tape parade in your living room and more like a clean, breezy walk through a digital memory lane.
To learn more, visit Shoeboxed's blog, or just click the vid below.
(And try not to be nervous about entrusting your tax documentation to a CEO who looks like a college drop-out. He might be one of those genius types. He?d have to be, to come up with this awesome idea.)