Receipt photo for transactions

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It would be wonderful if you could add a photo for each item for example if I don't have time to enter it right I could take a photo and then go back later and entering the information for the envelope or better yet it could scan it and take the relevant information and put it in for me. It could also be handy for returns tax reasons things like that... Anything you can do to help small-business owners take care of the receipts for taxes at the end of the year would be awesome as well... Maybe we can even have our separate account within the program of personal and business... Thanks!!!!
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Krissy Dawn Fulton

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Posted 5 years ago

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Becky Huang, Official Rep

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Hi Krissy,

Thanks for the idea and for sharing why it would be helpful for your situation. This is a feature we've thought a lot about. We haven't decided either way yet, but you can +1 and read the discussion in this thread so that we can keep track of how many requests this feature is getting: https://getsatisfaction.com/goodbudge...

We recommend creating a separate Household to track your business accounts and recording transfers from your business to personal account as an expense out of the first Household and an income into the second Household.
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John Vander Stel

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How about offering the single ability to take a picture of the receipt from within Goodbudget in the Android app and simply send it to the user's own optionally configurable cloud acct, such as Dropbox, and/or the phone's own sd card?

This would offer a whole world of future possibilities, and would offer an immediate solution to wallet receipt clutter. Later it would be incredibly simple to add a field in the transaction list to reference it's particular receipt photo.

It would require virtually no addition storage space on Goodbudget's own servers, whatsoever... and would require little thought at all, because it offers only advantages, and no disadvantages!

What are the chances of this simple getting a high priority?

Cheers!

John Vander Stel
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Hi John,

Sorry for the delay! Thanks for your idea, though I'm not sure that it would meet the requirement for most users in the main thread to link the photo to a specific transaction (https://getsatisfaction.com/goodbudge...). We'll keep the storage options in mind as we think about how to implement the feature.
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John Vander Stel

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By allowing the user to take the picture while in Goodbudget and sending it to their own optionally configured cloud account such as Dropbox, GoodBudget could easy capture that unique URL to that particular receipt in the user's own cloud account and place that particular url in the comment field of the transaction's line in Goodbudget. Thus matching a receipt picture to it's corresponding Goodbudget transaction record.

This could be done by Goodbudget's programmers in two easy steps:

Step 1. Allow the user to take a picture of a receipt and send it to their own cloud account from within Goodbudget. That will offer one half of what the users want, because now they will have a permanent record of the receipt in their own clould account, and it would take up no more space on the Goodbudget servers.

This would leave only one draw back. The user now knows where to look for the receipts, but they will have to search for it in their cloud account since the picture of the receipt isn't yet indexed to its specific transaction.

Step 2. Capture the particular url for the specific location of the picture in the user's cloud account and insert only that unique url in the transaction record's already existent comment field.

So the whole problem can be solved for the user in two simple separate steps, and the second step doesn't have to be implemented immediately after accomplishing the first step.
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Hi John,

We'll run the idea by our developers. Thanks for your enthusiasm and willingness to help! I'm going to close this thread and redirect others to the main thread so that we can keep all the comments together: https://getsatisfaction.com/goodbudge...

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