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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome application, best of it's kind."

    February 23, 2011  |   By donperreault

    Pros

    I love that Paperless has 1000's of merchants it can match up your receipts with and accepts numerous document types. Very stable application, I spent several hours adding, editing, deleting and scanning documents without one crash.

    Cons

    I honestly haven't found any cons yet.

    Summary

    I've been using iDocument for several months. It helped keep my documents in order but did not support many document types, it also crashed frequently when scanning. I have Cf and had a lung transplant on 12/12/09 and desperately needed something to keep my documents organized where I could find them easily without searching through drawers of medical bills, medical history and lastly my collection notices from the hospital.

    Yesterday, I received an email from Mariner Software announcing the new version of Paperless 2.0. I never new Paperless existed, even though I am on their mailing list. I downloaded Paperless to give it a try. I was very surprised at how many document types it supported, as a matter of fact it accepted every document I threw at it. It even supports Safari webarchives, PDF and HTML from directly within Safari. For me this is very handy when viewing credit card statements and my online banking.

    With Paperless 2.0 you can track any data with the ability to customize the fields. Hundreds of merchants are included to save time when adding receipts because Paperless is already set up for the included merchants.

    I spent all afternoon transferring my documents from iDocument to Paperless 2.0, adding, deleting, editing and scanning. Not once did Paperless crash, document was crashing about every other scan. I am amazed at how it takes each document an analyzes the content using text recognition and fills in the fields with the amount due and the date due. You can scan a multi-page bill/document and combine it into one document.

    For organizing you can add tags, categories and even sub-categories for easy finding. Paperless 2.0 also supports collections and smart folders that allow you to mix and match your criteria for easy finding of your documents.

    After using iDocument I really am amazed at the detail and features found in Paperless 2. I did not use Paperless 1 but for me Paperless 2.0 is a no brainer. And for those using version 1.0, I think $25.00 is a steal for Paperless 2.0. I hate to criticize iDocument like I just have but for the same price Paperless 2.0 is so far ahead of iDocument that it would be foolish not to go with Paperless 2.0 and with a 30 day money back guarantee how can you go wrong?

    I am giving it 5 stars right down the line because I can't find a single feature I need that it doesn't have and after iDocument crashing so much, it is a pleasure to work with an application that doesn't crash.

    BTW: I am not affiliated with Mariner Software in any way. When I love an application I like to spread the word to other Mac enthusiasts like myself. Give iBank 4.0 a try, it is the best financial application for the Mac.

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  • Reply by spadloGrimes on February 5, 2013

    Hmmm -I am dubious about this experience.
    Paperless is a crashy, freezing, non-starter for us. We've tried to love it but it is a time sucker.
    Every time we try for real support we are met with the same *tiring* request for info about our machine, OS, set-up, naval lint.
    It is a sick software getting sicker with each update.
    AVOID

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