Nowadays going paperless is a good thing, not only you’ll have an office less clutter, but you will also be saving some trees in the process. What is not a “good thing” is that going digital with your documents tends to be a big mess too, because piling digital files means that tracking them becomes an impossible chore. In which folder are my medical bills? Where is that important receipt? Where did I save last year’s tax return information? This is when doo comes to the rescue.
doo is a free (with premium options) service/app that allows users to organize and find all their files from one central location (online or offline), using tags and smart text recognition for scanned documents — bills, receipts, certifications, tickets, legal documents, you name it.
The app can connect to various sources: PC or Mac, email account, Google Drive or Dropbox. It also uses auto-tagging, smart categories, full-text search, that makes it really fast to organize, filter and search for a specific document.
What’s unique about doo is that indexes all the files information (tags, descriptions, categories, etc.) and stores them into a database, but the actual files aren’t modified or uploaded to the service. This means that if a receipt has always been in your Dropbox, the app will open the document from this location. However, the service has the option to sync (or backup) your documents from your computer and different services previously mentioned.
There is the Windows 8 app and there is also a OS X application. In the near future there will be an Android, iPad, and iPhone app as well. Now there is one question remaining: Would you trust doo with your private information? Whether your answer is yes or no, doo still a pretty useful solution to go paperless.
- Automatically connects to different sources (local computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, and email accounts) and access all documents from one location.
- Auto-tagging, smart categories and the option to manually edit information to your documents.
- Full-text search
- Offline and online capabilities
- Category: Productivity
- Languages: English (US) and German
- Permission: This app can access the Internet
- Price: Free
- Publisher: doo GmbH
- Download: Get it from the Windows Store
- x86/x64 (Windows 8)
- ARM (Windows RT)