Google’s new app could help you tackle that mountain of paperwork
Google’s Area 120 incubator has released a new app called Stack that takes unstructured content like receipts and bills and helps to organize it.
If you have an Android phone, you can install the app for free to help scan bills, receipts, and more into PDFs. The Stack app automatically crops and sharpens the documents. Using Google’s AI, it also promises to automatically name and organize documents into categories. The app can back up documents to Google Drive. The idea is to bring some order to the chaos of documents that can sting you if you miss them, like bills.
The app is similar to Microsoft’s Office Lens that launched initially on Windows Phone but was released for iOS and Android devices back in 2015.
Google’s Stack is only available for Android devices and is exclusively distributed through the Google Play Store, giving Android users an optical character recognition (OCR) tool that helps them organize receipts and invoices into categories. It arrives just in time for tax reporting season in the US. Stack takes some cues from Google’s Document AI platform, which organizes unstructured data from documents.