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Every year around tax time, I always remind myself that I need to start to go paperless. So in the last year or so, I have started to make the move and Doxo has definitely played a part in that venture.

Doxo is kind of like your digital file cabinet, so to speak. It’s the place where you can keep all of your monthly bills, statements or other files that you know that you will never look at, but you should keep just in case. The big difference is that you are not taking up storage in your house or your computer to do this, it is all in the cloud.

As technology progresses, the concept of cash, or physical money, seems less and less relevant with each passing day. With the advent of bank cards, and mobile computing, it’s no longer necessary to carry a wallet filled with bills. It’s not uncommon to see cash registers at stores that don’t accept cash. Every system available now is tailored to businesses, making it easier for consumers to make purchases. But the bank card has a major limitation when dealing with money transfers between two individuals; enter Square.

Square is an iPhone application which serves many purposes. It works for small businesses, and it works for individuals. A free application, that comes with a free Square Reader. This reader plugs into the headphone jack on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and now Andriod device, and requires nothing more than a WiFi or 3G internet connection to work. Empowering anyone and everyone to accept money transfers through the use of credit and debit cards.

In this article, I plan to explain the full gamut of features Square offers, but later I’m going to share a little story that I think perfectly demonstrates why Square is such a powerful concept. As I mentioned above, Square now offers their app on the Andriod platform as well. But in this article we’re only going to be covering the iOS version.