For starters, it offers an auto-shoot mode that saves you the extra step of tapping a capture/scan button. Once the app has focused on the receipt, it instantly snaps a photo. A small time-saver, sure, but a nice little perk.
An even better one: Piikki uses geo-location to automatically assign a name to the receipt based on the nearest street address.
The app also integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote, meaning you can easily archive receipts to the cloud service of your choice, then share them with accounts payable or your tax guy.
A print option would be nice for folks who need to submit hard-copy records, but for the moment your only option is to email receipts to yourself and print them manually.
I can’t say Piikki is the single best receipt scanner/manager in the App Store, but it can definitely get the job done—and for today, at least, you can’t beat the price. (Tomorrow, when it goes back to $1.99, it’ll still be a pretty darn good deal.)
If you’ve found a similar expense-wrangling app you like better, tell me about it in the comments.
For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.