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Snap a photo of a paper receipt with Wave’s receipt scanner app and watch it magically appear in your accounting records for effortless expense tracking (free Wave account required).

Featured in: Forbes, Mashable, CNBC, Inc.

Features on the Receipts by Wave app include:

*Fully rebuilt with improved functionality and new features in July 2017
*Digital expense tracking with a free, easy-to-use receipt scanner
*Add notes to your receipts so you’ll have detailed records at tax time
*Syncs with Wave’s free accounting software so business expenses are updated automatically when you use the app
*Scan multiple receipts at once to save time
*Robust search function so you can find past receipts quickly
*Over 2 million people around the world use Wave for accounting, invoicing and payments, expense tracking, payroll and more.
*Featured in: The New York Times, Forbes, Mashable, CNBC, Inc.

Designed with busy freelancers and small businesses in mind, Receipts by Wave helps you save time, stay organized and keep a digital record of your business expenses so you’re prepared at tax time.

It’s easy to use—just snap a photo of your paper receipt with your phone whenever you have time, even when you’re offline. The app saves the information and syncs to your Wave account next time you’re connected to the internet.

Wave’s app imports the information from your scanned receipts into your Wave account using industry-leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Receipts are stored in the cloud, so you can view them in the app whenever you want. You can even add notes for future reference and easily search your past expenses.

Wave’s free accounting software is perfect for entrepreneurs, small businesses and freelancers. It’s easy and intuitive, so you don’t need any accounting knowledge to use it. It’s also real, double-entry software, so your accountant will enjoy the comprehensive functionality and reports. Use it with Receipts by Wave and you get free, professional accounting and effortless expense tracking from anywhere.

For security reasons, do not take an image of personal identification (such as a passport) or credit cards.


Loving @WaveHQ. They make accounting simple and that’s a good thing. I need my brain cells for the hard stuff.
- @barbnewman

Started using @WaveHQ to take care of my account - it’s a dream!
- @ofkirindesign

Doing my initial month of small business accounting. Whee!!!! So glad I discovered Wave. Makes this part a breeze.
- Jonathon Grubbs, JonathonGrubbs.com

We love hearing from you and your ideas for making Wave better! Email us any time support@waveapps.com.

By using this app, you're agreeing to these terms: https://my.waveapps.com/terms/receipts.

What's New

Version 2.2

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Good tool!


With an existing OCR, now higher quality receipt images, and the accounting software associated with this app, it is a great app to keep track of your receipts.



Constantly syncing, buggy

Not bad, notification badge glitch


The recent updates made uploading receipts much easier, so that process is much more streamlined, but there’s a glitch in the notifications that makes the badges stick forever. I’ve had a red 3 on the icon for weeks and there doesn’t seem to be any way to clear them.


Wave Accounting Inc.
28.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Wave Accounting Inc.


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