Doo May Be Awkwardly Named, But It Should Make Your Paperless Life Just A Bit Easier

Did they have to name it the "doo Cloud?"

Did they have to name it the “doo Cloud?”

Going paperless is a goal of mine. I’d love to be able to keep all my important documents, like banking paperwork and medical records, all safely and cleanly tucked away into the digital ether. And, while productivity apps are fairly common in the Mac App store, when Apple made document-organizing app, doo, an Editor’s Choice app this week, well, it certainly piqued my interest.

When you download this free, yet plausibly-scatalogical, app onto your Mac, it asks you to connect all the documents folders on your Mac, along with online document services like Dropbox and email accounts. When you do so, doo automatically generates tags to describe said documents, thereby creating a searchable, browsable database of all your stuff in a short amount of time, with seriously little effort on your part. And I don’t know about you, but less effort is something I can get behind. You can also back up this document database to the doo Cloud (again with the name) and sync it across devices. Your stuff stays where it’s at, too; there’s no moving or modifying of files involved here.

You can set up watch folders so that when you add a new document to them, they’ll go right to the doo app for processing, and doo includes optical character recognition (OCR) to let you keep even scanned documents organized. There’s even a duplicate document finder, which will let you figure out which of the duplicates should be removed.

As it’s a native Mac OS X app, you can work with doo offline when you’re not near Wifi, and then sync up later to the optional, secure doo Cloud service, even going so far as to specify which document folders you want to sync or not.

What this means, then, is that you can scan all your stuff into doo, keep it tagged and organized on your Mac, sync across documents, and have your stuff with you wherever you go. That sounds pretty good to me, for sure.

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  • Derek Schlicker

    This is pretty sweet. I used to use Hazel for most of these rules and while Hazel was easy to use, the functionality such as tagging and indexing made it a bit harder to use than it needed to be. This tool is much more specialized. I dig it, Doo.

  • Benw

    Thanks for the article, Rob. @Derek glad you dig the app!

    Check out our blog: you’re not the only ones taking notice! Our W8 app was recognized today at CeBIT! http://bit.ly/12qLrJQ

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