We did an informal survey among some of our new Arkkeo users where we posed the question, ‘What are the things you’re putting into your Arkkeo account?’ Here are just a few of the responses that we found quite enlightening (published here with their consent).  We hope they serve as some inspiration for our readers.

  1. Everything related to our recent wedding
    “I Just got married so into Arkkeo went scanned copies of our marriage certificate and my name change papers. I’m now adding our wedding photos, our catering receipt and menu, our guest list, a photo of our invitation, the receipt for my dress, the insurance docs for our rings. I’m sure there will be lots more.”
  2. Backup for my prescription
    “I used the app to take photos of all my different allergy medication prescriptions so I’ll remember the drug, the date when it was prescribed, and the dosage, and the doctor who prescribed it.”
  3. Long overdue organizing of the kids’ health reports and birth document
    “Last year our son had minor surgery and I used the app to take photos of his different doctor reports and test result papers. I’m also starting to use Arkkeo to store copies of the all the kids’ birth records and the reports from their annual health checks. They’re all under 4 so I figured I should start now.”
  4. Organizing my business expenses, receipts and invoices
    “I just started using the app to shoot photos of all my business receipts. Btw, Arkkeo, thanks for the suggestion.”
  5. Archiving all the documents needed by the tax man
    “As soon as I opened my Arkkeo account I immediately uploaded the digital copies of my tax returns for the past few years and all the accompanying documentation.”
  6. Storing all my important address/phone numbers/friends’ birthdays and kids’ birthdays plus all my various user names, passwords, account numbers
  7. Backup for documents needed when traveling
    “It was a no brainer.  Into Arkkeo went copies of my travel insurance card, my frequent flyer and hotel loyalty cards, my driver’s license and my Hertz Gold card.”
  8. All things related to my obsessive cycling hobby
    “It’s kind of a work-in-progress at the moment but I’m going start with all the paperwork for my bikes (bike specs from the manufacturers, receipts, warranty info, insurance docs), results from the fitness tests that I get every six months, photos and travel itineraries from some of my epic rides, contact info for my racing club.”
  9. Kitchen renovation paperwork
    “I’m just starting to use it for the receipts we’re collecting from our regular visits to Home Depot, the digital floor plan and renderings, contractor estimates, the lists of materials and suppliers.”
  10. Car and boat registration, insurance and maintenance records
    “The basic stuff you need to keep record of.”

Of course, as expected we did get some responses saying that they’ve not put anything into their accounts yet but we hope that this will be just the motivation they need.