When I was at Macworld|iWorld this year, I wandered the exhibition floor looking for anything that might be interesting in the paperless space.
I dropped by the always-busy Neat booth to see what was going on, and aside from demoing the Mac versions of NeatDesk and NeatReceipts, they were giving a sneak peak of their upcoming offerings: NeatCloud and NeatMobile.
I received a quick demo at the booth, and it looked pretty cool. NeatCloud is (not surprisingly) their cloud-based service where you can upload documents from your NeatWorks library, and access them either on the web or from a mobile device.
NeatMobile is an iPhone, iPad, or Android app that you can use to access your library, or capture information and upload it NeatCloud.
Once you do that, it will automatically download the newly-captured document to your NeatWorks library on your computer.
There service launches in the Spring sometime, and there is a bit more information in this press release.
There is a forum on their site where at one point were accepting Beta testers. I am not sure if they are still accepting people, but if you want to get in early, it is worth a try.
This service won’t be for everyone: many people don’t want their information online in any form, but for those that want their documents on the go, it could be a good option, especially if you were wanting to use NeatWorks for its’ receipt OCR and export functionality.
It’ll be interesting to see how this all works when it is live, and how much it will cost. I’ll let you know when more information comes out.