What is IFTTT? IFTTT is a service that lets you create connections between different apps. For example if you get tagged on Facebook, it could trigger an email to you in Gmail. One particularly useful trick is to use IFTTT to record all receipts. All you need to do is to use the word "receipt" in the subject line and send yourself an email. It also works if someone send you an a Gmail email with the word "Receipt" in the subject line. Here is it how it works:
- Access this link: https://ifttt.com/recipes/55686-add-incoming-receipts-to-a-receipt-spreadsheet-w-first-attachment
- Create an account on IFTTT
- Activate the Gmail channel by logging into Gmail
- Activate the Google Drive channel by logging into Gmail
- Click on "Use Recipe"
- Click on "update"
Next time this recipe runs, it will create a new directory called IFTTT and within that, Receipts. And that is it! Every time you get an email with the word "receipt" in the subject line, this recipe will be triggered and a new row will be added to your spreadsheet. You will now have a nice record of all your receipts on a spreadsheet on your Google Drive. Check out the video for more detailed instructions