NeatWorks for Mac

NeatWorks for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    19,288
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Update; $79.95 to buy

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2 stars

"Bought this but requesting a refund...full of..."

March 16, 2009  |  By fredfass

 |  Version: NeatWorks 2.0.4

Summary

...problems.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I read some reviews elsewhere and thought NeatWorks would offer a UI improvement over ReceiptWallet. What a mistake. NeatWorks 2.0.4 has some bugs and poorly implemented features. I'm sticking with ReceiptWallet from here on out. Here's what I've discovered after only 1/2 hour of use:

1) The software will erratically loose connection to my Fujitsu S300M scanner for no apparent reason, forcing me to go the "Fujitsu ScanSnap Settings" and then press that "Start ScanSnap Manager" button to get it working again. I never had this problem with my previous receipt program, ReceiptWallet. This is repeatable even after quitting and restarting the program a number of times.

2) The visible text fields to the right of the previewed image varies with each scanned item, forcing me to customize the field selections per item (!!). For instance, I have to manually add the "Category" field to every item scanned. This renders the software completely impractical and unusable.

3) I cannot uncheck any of the "Document Fields" items in that pop up list (to the upper right portion of the window); they'll are grayed-out and checked by default. Obviously I need to customize those visible fields to my own needs.

4) I can't find a way to apply specific parameters to a newly created Smart Folder. I used Smart Folders constantly in ReceiptWallet which, when double-clicked, allows for very specific parameters to be set for each Smart Folder (such as specific text in a specific custom field).

If you're not very fussy maybe this software will work for you, but it has some real faults.

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1 stars

"Neat is not Mac compliant post OSX Yosemite."

May 02, 2015  |  By MacOsxUserPro

 |  Version: Neat 4.1.0.187

Pros

None for Mac.

Cons

Scans are all grainy.
Scans only work some of the time.
Locks, and hangs based on NDSK3 Error.
Advertised as Mac compliant, but is not 100% working.
No updates reported for Mac, and Neat is focusing purely on Windows at this point.

Summary

Not compatible with a Mac on Yosemite ( which we are all running by now ). Works only some of the time. Neats NDSK3 Scanning Errors listed all over the web. This is a pure Mac problem. Does not exist on Windows. No updates planned. Better to go with the Fujitsu ScanSnap which is highly compliant with better support. For $400, you should expect your device to be 100% working. For Mac, the Neat scanner is just an experiment, or formerly supported anyway. The ScanSnap seems to have no issues at all either for Mac or Windows. The choice is easy.

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2 stars

"Decent Scanner | Terrible Company & Software"

April 30, 2015

 |  Version: Neat 4.1.0.187

Pros

Scanner works and mostly sorts

Cons

i don't want a membership or a cloud upload. I just want to scan my stuff. I don't want to have to login every time i need something. i don't want to store anything with you. i don't want to have to deal with your website when all I want is to file my documents on my computer and store them how I want them.

Summary

i'm certain there are other scanners that would make this easier. but now i've spent $400 on a tool i'm stuck with. too bad the company doesn't get that i only want the product not a relationship with them.

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1 stars

"Horrible product; absolutely no customer service!"

July 03, 2012  |  By Emileah1

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.5

Pros

I have receipts stored.

Cons

Crashes constantly. Despite doing the updates it constantly demands, it takes at least 1/2 an hour to load each time I use it. There is no live customer service. I called the 800 number and the man reluctantly told me he was "sales only". You have to email them, wait for them to answer and hope they can solve it that way. Naturally nothing they said helped... I wouldn't take this program if they were giving it away for free. I'm looking for another program now... I've backed all receipts to a pen drive because I don't trust this program at all. Don't waste your money!!!

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1 stars

"No trial version"

November 28, 2011  |  By kearney2

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.5

Pros

Scansnap compatibility.

Cons

No free trial

Summary

While they offer a 30-day return policy, it does not apply to the downloaded versions of their software. I won't buy any program that doesn't offer a trial period with full functionality so I can verify for myself if the product lives up to the company's advertising.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your money"

April 16, 2011  |  By macbeth30308

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.5

Pros

It was easy to install

Cons

It is not user friendly. It is not intuitive. The instruction guide is not clear.

Summary

I switched from the Windows version which was easy and worked beautifully to the Mac version because I bought a new Mac laptop. It is totally different with an awful interface and even worse instruction guide. Wow, what a disappointment!

Updated on Apr 16, 2011

and good luck creating a smart folder. Post a how-to please if you figure it out!

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1 stars

"God awful!"

April 11, 2011  |  By rgaufman

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.5

Pros

Looks fantastic in reviews and promotional materials

Cons

1) Unstable, unstable, unstable - keeps crashing constantly, impossible to use.
2) Very buggy, everything is jumpy, interface elements vanish, receipts disappear from under your cursor.
3) Requires their branded hardware.

Summary

Great idea, fantastic promotional materials but it's been years and NeatCo still can't release a stable Mac version. The Windows version is good but the Mac one is incredibly buggy and unstable.

Also, it doesn't help the Neat Receipt scanner broke after a year and their software will not work with anything else - avoid!

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4 stars

"Getting there"

March 24, 2011  |  By RayCon

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.5

Pros

Print to NeatWorks using the PDF button in the print dialogue.
Drag and drop info from the scanned image to the database fields (if it is not accomplished automatically).

Cons

Needs tags.
No graphical reports.
Creating smart folders is somewhat confusing and unintuitive. Also, the number of criteria used for creating them is limited.

Summary

Nice improvements with each update. I previously used Receipt Wallet (now called Paperless) v1.x, and there were frequent crashes. Also, I constantly needed to send files to the app twice, because it would never work the first time. NeatWorks has crashed on me only once, and the ability to drag data from the original to the database is a huge plus.

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1 stars

"What a Colossal and Pathetic Waste of Time and Money!"

February 16, 2011  |  By gary behr

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.0.7.31

Pros

If you DON'T buy it, You Can Save a LOT of Time and Money!

Cons

It's about as intuitive as a rock! - Can't read a simple receipt! - NOT compatible with the current of Quicken/Mac! (they say no plans to fix) - Can't import from Excel! - Can't export to OCR to any text program! - Will NOT preserve custom settings!

Summary

? First, the enclosed packaging Product Key didn't work!

? Their on-line system disabled my log-in account. In spite of notifying them of this, they did not help re-establish it, yet almost every support ticket I got, tells me I need to log into my account -WHICH I CAN'T DO!

? They keep referring me to a "Windows" possible solution, even though I kept stating to them I'm on a Mac!

? They do NOT have a manual or guide for their Mac software! (neither paper nor PDF) just their short sales video.

? Their "Neatworks for Mac Forum" (which is on their menu) is an unsupported 404 ERROR page!

? You can select & rearrange the columns displayed in their directory "Table", but they are NOT saved! - And they say there is there no way to preserve these settings!

? The NeatReceipts for Mac is NOT compatible for exporting to Quicken for Mac 2010/2011! They said they have NO plans for a compatible version!

? NeatReceipts will NOT import any existing Microsoft Excel spread sheets (i.e. with contact information)!

? If you OCR a document, NeatRecipts can NOT export the OCR text to a Word or any other text document!

? Every time a business card is scanned, it defaults to a "Receipt" format, requiring you to mouse around, re-designate and re-analyze every damn card into a business card format!

? NeatReceipts won't even recognize a basic receipt (sample available)

? It can take weeks for them to get back with any pertinent information!

Other than that, someone might be able to use it! (If they had patience and money to waste!)

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1 stars

"I try to open a back up 2009 IMpossible"

January 21, 2011  |  By Marcourriel

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.0.7.31

Pros

Used the pc version !!

Cons

Do not use the mac version

Summary

if you are patient and verry verry carfull maybe you will be happy with the mac vesion. me I am so desapointed.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time. Set up is horrible."

December 20, 2010  |  By roseydosey

 |  Version: NeatWorks 3.0.7.31

Pros

Nothing at this time.

Cons

Useless. Too many problems. Then it won't quit so you can't get out of it.

Summary

Poor support from company

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General
Publisher NeatReceipts
Publisher web site http://www.neatreceipts.com/
Release Date February 03, 2009
Date Added February 03, 2009
Version 2.0.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Accounting & Billing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
  • G4, G5 or any Intel processor
  • Compatible with the following scanners and all-in-one printers:

    • Neat Mobile scanner
    • Fujitsu S300M
    • Fujitsu S510M
    • HP Officjet J6480
    • Canon Pixma MP480
    • Canon Pixma MX410
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    File Size 121.32MB
    File Name sign_in
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    Total Downloads 19,288
    Downloads Last Week 24
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    Price $79.95

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