May 19, 2012

Father's Day Gift Guide :: NeatDesk (The Complete Digital Filing System)




Welcome to the Father's Day Gift Guide! We have some great ideas to help you find the perfect gift for dad! Don't miss our huge giveaway featuring all of the sponsors in the Father's Day Gift Guide! It starts June 1 and we will be giving away over $1210 in prizes. Our next featured sponsor is NeatDesk.


Finding the right gift for Dad can be tough. This year give him a sleek tech-tool that will help him manage and digitize important files at home, in the office, and on the road.

NeatDesk and NeatReceipts, two digital filing systems developed by The Neat Company, employ optical character recognition (OCR) and parsing technology to identify and extract the important information in documents. With Neat, Dad’s files are automatically archived and organized, giving him quick and easy access to any piece of information in his digital filing system.


I was in need of some office organization. I am so thankful that I was able to get a NeatDesk for myself. Photo (1) shows my receipts and documents that I stored until I felt like I didn't need them anymore. Photo (2) shows my box of old receipts and documents that I need to shred. As you can see, I really needed my own "office manager" that would create a complete digital filing system for me. Insert the NeatDesk!


From box to setup to installation, everything was ready to go in about 20 minutes. The installation CD that is included walks you through the setup process step by step. It was very simple. After the installation is complete, I suggest you watch some video tutorials that show you how to get started using your NeatDesk. 


After watching several very helpful videos like the one above, I felt confident enough to start scanning. It was so easy! You can scan documents, receipts, business cards, recipes and so much more! Scan anything that you want to save for later use, but don't want to have to save in paper form. Just think of how many times you LOST a piece of paper (receipt, warranty, bill) the list goes on and on! You don't have to worry about that anymore. Just scan it into NeatDesk and it is read and filed for you. You can always re-print it later if you need to!


You can scan by pressing the scan button right on the machine, or you can click it from your computer. More than just a scanner, NeatDesk also includes patented Neat software to identify and extract key information from your paper files, then automatically organizes it in the easy to use database. For example, after I scanned the receipt above, NeatDesk stored information from my receipt automatically including the store name, date, total and how I paid. It is absolutely amazing what the NeatDesk can do!


It really is as easy 1-2-3. Whether it’s medical bills or small business expenses, business cards or financial documents, even your collection of newspaper clippings, Neat frees the information that’s trapped on paper - so you can secure it, organize it, and use it. Because when your information is transformed, you are too from cluttered to confident, from overwhelmed to accomplished. This could not be more true. Think about this. What can you do with the information that is stored on paper? Not much more than file it. But when you transfer your information from the paper into a digital filing system, you can do just about anything with all of that important information! 

Scan in receipts to:
  • Save digital copies of receipts and records of vendors, dates and totals
  • Create expense reports and manage business and personal expenses
  • Keep track of expenses for tax time (records accepted by the IRS)
  • Export data to Excel®, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, TurboTax®

Scan in business cards to:
  • Keep digital images of cards and contact information
  • Capture name, address company, title, etc.
  • Create your own searchable contact database
  • Export data to Outlook® and more

Scan in documents to:
  • Create editable PDF files
  • Organize and store in your digital filing system



So now that you know how it all works, doesn't your dad NEED and DESERVE a NeatDesk?! 

Dad can use Neat to:
  • Manage a budget by scanning bills, receipts, and invoices – allowing Neat’s software to create monthly budget reports.  Information is classified by category and saved for tax returns where information can be exported directly to TurboTax. 
  • Track business travel expenses by scanning or importing receipts and quickly create expense and spending reports.
  • Archive car registration, insurance forms, and other important documents for safe keeping.
  • Scan business cards and sync contact information with Outlook, Plaxo, or Mac Address Book.
Additionally, in the spring of 2012, The Neat Company will add to their existing digital filing system with the release of NeatCloud and NeatMobile expanding user capabilities beyond the desktop, allowing Dad to access and archive information anywhere, anytime. You can't go wrong! NeatDesk is the perfect gift for any busy dad!


Connect :: You can find out more about NeatDesk on The Neat Company website. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: You can purchase a NeatDesk for $399.95 via The Neat Company Store.

Win It :: One {lucky} reader will win a NeatDesk (RV $399.99)!

How To Enter :: Come back on June 1 when the Father's Day Gift Guide Giveaway begins! We will have over $1210 in prizes!


Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter. See my full disclosure.

81 comments:

  1. I have seen the NeatDesk commercial a few times and it looks absolutely awesome; we could definitely use something to help organize all of the mail and my business cards and contacts for sure.

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  2. How wonderful! It would make anyone's life so much easier and for unorganized people like myself what a treasure! I know a few people that would luv one of these.
    Gladys Parker

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  3. I would love to have a NeatDesk for my husband, he always has bills and random things thrown around on his desk

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  4. I would love to have a NeatDesk. So much easier to file recipes, receipts and important papers.

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  5. The best piece of electronic for organizing all your papers

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  6. What a great product! I could use one for work and home! It also seems like very user friendly software!

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  7. Betsy Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    This machine is cool! I need one for recipes :)

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  8. I love that it creates PDF files that you can edit! Very cool!

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  9. This Neat Desk sounds AMAZING, and would eliminate an entire filing cabinet!

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  10. This Neat Desk sounds AMAZING, and would eliminate an entire filing cabinet!

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  11. That would be great to keep all my PartyLite and Relay for Life stuff straight!

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  12. Thank you for your review! I would love to have this product so that I could improve my organization and have less paper clutter!

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  13. this is a great way for my husbadn to organize when he becomes a lawyer or for home

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  14. The neat desk is awesome. I've been working at going paperless, and this is exactly the answer

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  15. We have been dreaming of this so bad! We have papers EVERYWHERE and nothing fits in the filing cabinet anymore! I showed it to my husband, he loves it but says we can't afford one :( Hope we win!
    http://eco-babyz.com

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  16. This looks amazing! We have such a junky, disorganized home office that we definitely need a NeatDesk to help us out!

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  17. What a genius idea. Compact size is nice. This would be a great gift for the clutterbug in your life.

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  18. I want a NeatDesk so badly! I really need to do something with all my papers!

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  19. One of the most brilliant ideas EVER for busy people like me!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  20. I love how it syncs your contacts!

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  21. I cannot believe how easy you make this look. I want one soooo bad!! and with your great review I think even I can do it :D

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  22. great idea: scanning warranties

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  23. I love that this keeps track of expenses for tax time and that the records are accepted by the IRS!
    jillcollins68@yahoo.com

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  24. Such a kwl product!!! I could really use one of these for receipts & other important papers.

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  25. This is pretty cool. Maybe there is hope for my desk yet!

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  26. I love that it organizes everything for you! Thanks for the chance!!

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  27. We have boxes of receipts and papers that need to be filed, but no motivation to go through it all. Then when we need a receipt or document, it takes hours to try to find it. The Neatdesk would be such a great tool for us.

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  28. We really need a Neat Desk! We have so much paper and it would be so nice to get rid of it all!

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  29. We need one of these at my house. Our kitchen is covered in mail and paperwork. This would finally solve that problem!

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  30. This would help so much for business.

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  31. This would be so much help in organizing all our paperwork. And it looks very easy to use.

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  32. This thing is awesome. My husband could really use it...he loses everything

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  33. I love the idea of being able to scan any paperwork and keep it electronically so it's easily available whenever it's needed. I also like that you can export the data. Seems like there is so much more paper nowadays. Great idea, NeatDesk!

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  34. This would be great for my husband to keep track of all his papers and keep his desk nice and neat, and takes very little space

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  35. This would be so great for organising all those little pieces of paper & to do lists!

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  36. I think this is the most useful genius product I've seen in a long time! I love how it automatically archives things AND we can generate reports or work on a budget based on what you scan. What an awesome addition to ANY household!

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  37. This sounds like something we can all use in my home!

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

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  38. thanks so much for this product, I would really like to have this

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  39. I love the fact that I will be able to scan business cards and sync that information with Outlook!
    heatherpooh [hotmail]

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  40. Maybe my husband would throw away all the envelope stuffed full of receipts we have all over the place. I knew there had to be a better way!

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  41. Oh my goodness, how awesome! We need to organize our office so badly. There are business cards and bills and receipts all over the place. This is exactly what we need!

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  42. This would save space, paper and time!!! I need it!

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  43. I have a huge stack of paperwork piling up on my kitchen island - everytime I look at it I think of the NeatDesk!

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  44. I WANT a NEAT DESK...awesome product

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  45. I could use the Neat Desk because I am so unorganized right now. I can use any help that I can get.

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  46. would save a lot of clutter around my desk and tax files

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  47. Chelsea SaulpaughJune 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    My mother could really use this. She just started a part time job after retiring that requires A LOT of paperwork. Her room looks like a paper tornado hit. I may just have to get this for her.

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  48. I love that you can scan in receipts! My dad is constantly losing his gas receipts so it makes it hard to claim his mileage (for his business) at tax time.

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  49. this would be such a great help in keeping my home organized, and clutter free!

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  50. I like the OCR feature.

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  51. This just makes me giddy, thinking of all the paper I could get rid of, starting with those donation receipts.

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  52. I so need one of these. I discovered a few years ago that the cheap receipts that print out now fade when stored and when you go to look back at the receipts they are BLANK~! Explain that to the IRS. Once I discovered that this was happening I had to then stop and photo copy each receipt then file them. It not only adds to cost and lots and lots of paper it also is a pain and time consuming. We now have a filing cabinet that is over filled and are running out of space. I don't have the room for another filing cabinet so the NeatDesk would be perfect for us. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review :)

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  53. I would love to be able to put all my tax stuff on the computer with this. We will not have to worry about if we have all of our receipts in order.
    Rebecca Parsons

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  54. I love that NeatDesk and NeatReceipts, two digital filing systems developed by The Neat Company, employ optical character recognition (OCR) and parsing technology to identify and extract the important information in documents.

    abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  55. this sure would get our desk organized its a big mess
    wcaligirl@gail.com

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  56. this is awesome. im ocd and hate clutter so this is sweet.

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  57. I would actually love to have one of these for myself! They would help me to keep our household organized so much more efficiently!

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  58. Neat Desk would be so nice to have to clean up these Receipts and stuff could you's the space for other stuff.and it would be cleaner around here.

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  59. One feature I noticed when the NeatDesk was initially introduced through the media, was that this "scanner" was actually capable of not only scanning, but recognizing and identifying they types of documents and thereby saving each document into appropriate files for each specific type of document. Thus I could save recipes and physician appointments for the kids while my husband could keep a safe and secure digital backup for all of his work related and tax income documents. How cool!

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  60. awesome idea! we are sooo unorganized right now it's not funny, and this would help us get all our important documents safely filed away digitally so we don't lose them

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  61. My husband is about to start his own genealogy and archiving business. This would be PERFECT!

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  62. This would be so nice to have at work. No more entering things by hand!

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  63. I would Love to have a Neat Desk,Awesome

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  64. It would save so much time using a digital filing system! Work would be organized and at your fingertips immediately.

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  65. Chelsea SaulpaughJune 14, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Our family definately needs help planning out our budget. This would be great!

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  66. Its awesome.A great way to organize all recipt stuff.

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  67. This would make my life sooo much easier. I could throw out boxes and boxes of papers and receipts and save so much time filing and looking for papers. This is going on my wish list for sure.

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  68. I really need the neat desk,think of all the paper it eliminates, and no filing. I need this!!!

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  69. My husband SO needs one of these! He's so disorganized!

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  70. SO cool my hubby and dad could use this!

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  71. I can't even imagine how happy one of these would make me. Scanning big-ticket item receipts and having them available at any time, scanning recipes and finding certain ones easily, etc. So happy this thing exists!

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  72. This would be great to scan and archive EMS articles, Paramedic information, I would love to have this on my desk. Love it! Woot!

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  73. Oh I can just picture me scanning away the piles of junk...er...paperwork.

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  74. This is the coolest thing ever! My husband and I have been talking about getting one forever. I mean that would mean no more files and boxes of receipts.

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  75. I love your Neat Desk. I think it far outweighs other scanners on the market. It is very sleek and does not take up much space. Anyone who wins this would be very lucky to have such a wonderful gift.

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  76. My husband definitely needs a Neat Desk. He hates organizing or doing anything tedious so that is always left up to me. This would save me a lot of work if he had it; he would do it.

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