Offline Receipt Capture and Storage for The Android

Zhenya Grinshteyn —  July 28, 2011 — 13 Comments

Poor signal where you are traveling? Data plan too expensive abroad? No worries! Get the latest update to our Android app which adds an outbox queue for all receipts uploaded when there is no data connection.

Expense reports that don't suck! for Android

If there is a data connection or wifi when the next receipt image is taken, all of the queued receipts will also be uploaded with it. Alternatively, if you just came back from a trip or are sitting in a place with free wifi, open up the outbox and click send to upload the entire queue to your account.

Give it a try – get the latest update!

13 responses to Offline Receipt Capture and Storage for The Android


    awesome, this also solves the use case of being sat bored on a plane!


    This is cool. But the latest version for Blackberry doesn’t work unfortunately (it always says I don’t have internet connection when all the other apps connect to the net just fine). Please help!! This used to be one of my most used apps for BB.


    I’m sorry to hear that! Can you upgrade to the latest BB version and try again, and if that doesn’t work write Thanks, sorry for the inconvenience!


    The “send” button never appears. It has been “sending…” since I updated. Need a solution asap. Thanks.


    Hi Trinh,

    I’m really sorry to hear it’s not working for you. Could you write a quick email to, and we’ll forward it to our mobile app team?
    Thanks for using Expensify and for your feedback!

    Ayumi Yu
    Software Engineer


    Any updates on the fix for the blackberry? I have 33 items in my outbox and I’ve tried wifi and cel data and neither one will work to push the expenses and receipts up to the server. I keep getting ‘Oops, temporarily unable to send, will try again soon.’ I just upgraded to 2.4.1 and it doesn’t seem to help.


    Hi Rob, sorry for the delay; can you write for the latest status? BB networking is notoriously tricky, especially for image uploads. But we’re steadily knocking down bugs and releasing rapidly — if it’s not solved yet, please let us know, as we’re working feverishly on it and can use all the testers we can get. Thanks, sorry for the inconvenience!


    Hi guys, just wanna let you know that it works perfect now! Super late feedback from me. Cheers.


    do you think you we will have an app for iPhone & BB in the future, or is this only for Android app

    Zhenya Grinshteyn September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    We have apps available on the BlackBerry, iPhone and even Palm WebOS. Just search for “expensify” in each of the respective app stores to find us.


    Whenever I try the outbox (off line mode selected) feature and want to log off I seem to lose my receipts , am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?

    About free scans? I never seem to havethe allotted qty. is it because its under the “premium” plan


    Daniel: Ah, yes, typically users only “sign out” of the application if they want to sign in as someone else. If you’re not switching users, there’s no need to sign out: just close the app and all the receipts will still be there the next time it opens. As for free scans, everything should be 100% unlimited now for all plans — no allotted quantity is needed. Thanks!

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