Top 8 Tools to Go Paperless


Going paperless has never been easier thanks to the help of these innovative tech tools, which allow you to send faxes, complete your payroll, organize your receipts and digitize your documents, all without printing a single scrap!

Read on to find your favorite new tool!

Google Drive

Gone are the days of marked up memos and multiple printouts. When your team has to collaborate, they can do so via Google Drive, an interactive word processing application that lets multiple viewers make changes to documents in real time. See edits from coworkers, revert to previous versions of the document, and chat live with everyone involved in the project.


Shoeboxed scans and digitizes paper receipts and hard copy documents, making it easy to keep your office clutter-free. You can scan receipts on the go with the Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker, a free download for iOS and. You can also create easy expense reports and create custom categories for your receipts for easy reporting come tax time.

No time for scanning? No worries! The folks at Shoeboxed will scan everything for you. Just dump your receipts and other paper documents into one of their Magic Envelopes, and drop the envelope into the mail. In a few days, everything will be scanned and digitized in your Shoeboxed account.


Just because a document requires signatures doesn’t mean you have to print it out. HelloSign lets you sign important documents and obtain the signatures you require without printing, faxing or emailing. Simply upload the document in question to your free HelloSign account. You’ll be able to e-sign, send the document to others for e-signatures, and receive notifications when everyone has signed.

Fujitsu ScanSnap

Scan large stacks of paper with the Fujitsu ScanSnap, a powerful receipt and document scanner that allows you to scan to any wireless device. Create high resolution, editable PDFs of your files, scan up to 50 pages at a time and enjoy high-speed scanning at 25 pages per minute.


Being able to edit PDF files used to be impossible. With Nitro, you can easily convert files back and forth from PDFs to Word or Excel documents, saving time and preventing the need for multiple printouts.


Do you find yourself taking notes during marketing meetings on a notepad, or even writing individual to-dos on Post-Its that you frequently lose? Ditch the paper and sign into BoostSuite, a leading website optimization tool for small businesses.

BoostSuite keeps you organized by providing you with a prioritized to-do list of items that you can easily change on your website that will get you the most results. No need to keep that notepad or print off a spreadsheet of your site analytics. Everything is kept in perfect order automatically so you can easily improve your site even if you have just five minutes.


Send and receive faxes without a fax machine with HelloFax. This application allows you to send, sign and receive faxes online, enjoy email to fax capability, and sync your account with Gmail, SkyDrive, and Dropbox.

Lemon Wallet

Lemon Wallet is a digital wallet that stores your credit cards and banking information, making it easy to pay for goods and services with your smartphone. In addition to being totally secure and preventing theft of your physical wallet, Lemon Wallet lets you view account balances and sync multiple payment platforms within a single account.

Using these tools, you’ll have no reason to keep the paper clutter. What’s your favorite way to go paperless? Let us know in the comments!

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