Import of Receipts

Screenshot Receipts features various ways to import a receipt. The imported files appear in the "Recent Imports" list. It is possible to reset the list, otherwise the imports of 24 hours before the last import are shown.

Duplicates are recognized and will get marked.

"Drag and Drop" on window or dock icon

Drag and drop one or more receipts in the form of pictures, scans, PDFs, Apple Mail, webpages or folders onto the open window of the app or the icon in dock easily.

"Import" in main menu or toolbar

A file dialog opening after selecting "import" from main menu or toolbar offers the opportunity to choose files or folders to be imported.

"Save PDF in Receipts" in print dialog

Press the "PDF" button on the bottom left in the print dialog and select "Save PDF to Receipts" in order to import the document into receipts.


In programs offering a share menu, such as Safari or Preview, select "Receipts" and press "post" in the following dialog.


After selecting your scanner from "Importing " in the main menu, a dialog will open to operate your scanner. A resolution of at least 300 DPI, better 600 DPI and PNG as file format are recommended.

The integration of the popular ScanSnap document scanner is also easy to do.

Folder tracking

Receipts searches for new receipts through already imported folders and imports them automatically.

After importing a folder, it is asked if this folder should be tracked. In addition, the "Tracked folders" can also be selected later from "Preferences" (⌘,), and thus receipts can be filed as usual without opening receipts.

Smart phone or tablet

The feature "folder tracking" can be used on the road using camera or scanner apps, such as Scannable, ScanBot, DropBox or others creating a scan and filing in a "tracked folder" with Dropbox, iCloud Drive or any other.

Rules in Apple Mail

Apple Mail Rule Sample "Rules" can be added in Apple Mail via preferences, e.g. searching for "your bill from Apple" in the subject. As an "action" "Run Apple Script" and "Send to Receipts" have to be selected.

Any e-mail fulfilling the rule, will be imported into Receipts automatically. If the e-mail does not contain a PDF as attachment, the content of the e-mail is converted into a PDF and filed in receipts, what's very useful with e.g. iTunes and Google Play invoices.

See also: Duplicates, Tracked Folders, ScanSnap, OCR, API