The Sweet Setup Interview and More on PDFPen Scan+

This week I had the pleasure of being interviewed for The Sweet Setup about my iPhone home screen. You can find the post here.

I’ve already received a few questions about one of the Apps on my home screen, PDFpen Scan+ and how I use it. I use Scan+ for capturing all those little bits of paper “everywhere else” in my life. Mainly receipts, but also occasionally I’ll use it to snap photos of documents, forms, etc. The power of PDFpen Scan+ is it’s OCR capability built in the App. I can upload documents scanned to Dropbox or other cloud services and when they sync with my Mac back home, I have a series of Hazel rules that will automatically activate and take action accordingly.

For example, if I take a photo of a receipt at Home Depot, then it will automatically give it a date and time stamp and file it in my “Home” notebook in Evernote. (More on how that works here). If I take a photo of the receipt from the Pharmacy, it will give it a date stamp and tag it for my taxes as it may be deductible as a medical expense.

To work, this requires I setup some rules in advance using Hazel back on my home Mac, but since I tend to take the same type of photos repeatedly, setting up a rule once usually pays off big time later.