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Say goodbye to that wallet, purse, or shoebox full of receipts with this companion app that syncs with your online Wave account for free. Expense tracking has never been easier for the busy entrepreneur, small business owner, or freelancer on-the-go!

***Don’t already have a Wave account? Go to our website to get started with free accounting, invoicing, and more. Then, return here to scan receipts on the go.***

The Receipts by Wave mobile app is a key member of Wave’s family of products, and syncs magically with your online Wave account to bring expense tracking straight to your phone.

Used together, Wave’s web and mobile applications unlock Wave’s full potential to get your receipts tracked and bookkept so you’re ready to go at tax time!

Come join a global community of over 3.5 million people who have used Wave for accounting, invoicing, payments, expense tracking, payroll and more.

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Features on the Receipts by Wave app include:

• Digital expense tracking with a free, easy-to-use receipt scanner
• Syncs with Wave’s free accounting software so business expenses are updated automatically
• Scan up to 10 receipts at once to save time
• Scan receipts anytime, even offline!
• Add notes to your receipts so you’ll have detailed records at tax time
• Robust search function so you can find past receipts quickly
• Optical Character Recognition (OCR) imports information from your receipts into your Wave account

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


Wave is creating a single place for entrepreneurs to manage all their business finances. From bookkeeping and running payroll, to invoicing and collecting payments, our data driven-insights and radical focus on optimizing cash flow provide the financial sophistication entrepreneurs need to command their destinies. Log in online to get started!


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

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

What’s New

Version 3.8.3

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

Snoskidrew ,

Really good app, has one flaw IMO

I have enjoyed using this app and the online software it pairs with. I do have one problem though. On the online software you can download transactions from your bank. Whenever you upload a receipt for one of these transactions, the app and software treat it like an additional transaction. There is no option to pair the receipt with one of the transactions that has been downloaded from the bank. To work around this you have to login online and delete the downloaded transaction from the bank, which kind of adds back the time that the receipt scanning saved.

All in all I enjoy the app but if there was a way to pair the scanned receipt with an existing downloaded transaction it would be worthy of 5 stars.

SharpellTech ,

First use impression

I've been using Wave for about 1 month, and the online version has been wonderful to use. I thought this app would make receipt uploads easier; however, I noticed that when I uploaded the receipts via this app (and moved them into the approved category) they did not show up under the transactions category on accounting when I logged in online.

Also, I noticed that the receipts would not process for a long time, so I had to manually process the receipts in order to approve them (input all the data into the fields that are supposed to automatically fill in).

My final note is that when I was manually filling in the receipt data and clicked on the receipt picture to view it, I saw nothing but a blank screen (not due to slow internet). The receipt image would not load, which means I still needed the paper receipt in order to input the correct data. Not bad if you still have the receipt in your hand, but it's a pain if you don't have the receipt easily accessible.

carthd ,

Some tips

The limitation of this app is twofold. First it only lets use take pictures. I have so many electronic receipts and wish there was a screenshot feature. Secondly, this creates an entirely new line in Wave, which you later have to Merge with the bank transaction. This can be time consuming to manually merge (wish it were smarter) and also make you lose data as you end up categorizing two times essentially. I actually quit using this after awhile because I find it too tedious, and now I just have a huge scanned folder of receipts for backup if needed and only use the Wave Transactions.


Wave Financial Inc
22.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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