Slipscan – Capture Receipts App

Have you ever wanted to return a product because it is faulty / not something you wanted, but lost the slip? Don’t lie, everyone has.

But no more! Now you can take a picture of the receipt on your phone, add a description, and store it safely on your phone!

Other use cases are:

  • You work for a company, and you need to claim back fuel costs. Just take a slip of the receipt and mark it as re-imbursable
  • Buy clothes you want to try on, its too tight. Return it because you have the backup slip!

Install it now: 


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Development comments:

  • Open Source! :
  • This is a hybrid app, not native
  • The app is supposed to be cross platform, but I have not created a windows / apple developer account yet (It costs a few bucks), so it only works for Android for now.
  • The app is a bit buggy, but its my first app so dont be too harsh. The code really needs to be refactored, but dont have the time now. //todo
  • I will move the source code to Github shortly! (currently on visual studio code git)


Created with the following tools / languages

  • Angular (1),
  • Ionic Framework (1)
  • JQuery
  • Javascript
  • ngCordova


Here is the blurp from the android store:

The app was designed to replace storing physical receipts. You can do it in three easy steps:
1. Open the Slipscan App
2. Capture the receipt via device camera or upload from your gallery
2.5 Add optional detail like description, company, reimbursable, mileage
3. Save, and throw away the receipt

Functionality include:
- Offline safe storage of receipts
- Capture receipt from camera
- Capture receipt via gallery
- Allows entering of receipt description like cost, mileage etc
- Search previously indexed receipts
- Conveniently stores images locally on your phone in a separate folder. The filename will contain all receipt descriptions you enter, so you will have everything you need even if you decide to use a different application in the future.

This is just simple application, no bells and whistles
- The app does not connect to the internet
- The app does not automatically scan and read image text
- The app does not backup your device on the internet (unless you already have a backup solution for your images)

The application will require two permissions:
Camera – To take the photos of the receipt
Storage – To save the photos on your device




  1. Steven October 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Thanks for a great app, but how do edit or remove previous slips?

    • David Smit October 28, 2016 at 6:24 am #

      Hi Steven

      Wow I am just glad someone tried it out! I thought it was just me.

      Unfortunately there is no edit mode (yet), and you will have to manually delete the photo from your photo gallery (there is a directory called slipscan). Then the slip will dissappear from slipscan as well.

      I will add the functionality to my todo list.
      (the project is open source, so if you/someone else perhaps have development experience it can be changed to be something awesome)


  2. dave February 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Hi Dave.
    Nice, almost exactly what i was looking for.
    Except: Is there any way to move the SLIPSCAN folder to the SD card while retaining app linkages. With cheapie phones having so little device memory, using the default storage space will soon be an issue with even modest amounts of receipts.
    In the meantime, Cheers.

    • David Smit March 1, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      Hi Dave
      Unfortunately there is no functionality to move the folder.
      I have however added this as a new feature request, for when I do get time in updating the app (although it might not be soon).

      If you do have some programming knowledge, feel free to do update the source code!


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