About

Whether you are struggling under a mountain of paper, want to take control of your digital files, or just want some tips to be a bit more efficient and effective, I created DocumentSnap for you.

The fact is, paper is great for a lot of things and is not going anywhere anytime soon. The question is, how do we manage it? Instead of being totally “paperless” (which lets face it is probably not going to happen), how do we use and store less paper?

Who Runs This Thing?

Brooks DuncanMy name is Brooks Duncan. Yes, I know that I have a last name for a first name and a first name for a last name. What can I say.

I have a pretty diverse background. I’ve been an accountant (in fact, I am a Certified Management Accountant), a computer programmer in a small startup, and a client services director in a $13 billion global corporation.

Ever since I was a kid hacking away on an Apple ][+, I've been a pretty massive computer geek, but have always had a knack for translating technical mumbo-jumbo into stuff that "normal people" can understand.

I love connecting with DocumentSnap readers so you can find me on Twitter as @documentsnap, or my personal account is @brooksduncan.

Where Is DocumentSnap?

I'm based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Since most DocumentSnap readers are from the USA, I do my best to use American spelling. If I accidentally drop in an extra "u" here or there, please don't hold it against me. (You can tell I'm Canadian because I just said 'please').

What are you imagining that I might do for you?

I make this site for you. I do my best to provide helpful content on the blog, but if you want to get a head start, I would be honored to develop a customized paperless workflow for you. I can help you set up just what you need and won't waste time with what you don't.

Why DocumentSnap?

Good question. Long story short, my lovely wife and I were going through a simplification and uncluttering phase in our lives, and decided to sell our 3000 square foot 100 year-old house and move into a 1500 square foot townhouse. In the process of getting ready to move, I looked at my bulging file cabinet and paper all over the place and realized I had to do something about it.

I did some research and found that people on Amazon were going crazy over the Fujitsu ScanSnap, so I decided to pick one up. At the time they weren't even available in Canada. I had to have it shipped to the US border and drove over to bring it back myself.

I loved the process of "going paperless" so much, I decided to start a website to share my adventures. The feedback I received from readers was so encouraging, and I loved helping people so much, it just kept growing into the site you see now and my private consulting practice. Thank you!

I am always looking for your feedback so feel free to contact me anytime.

Small Note

If you buy any products through the links on this web site, (for example, from Amazon), I stand to make a (usually very small) commission. I bring this up so that you are aware, but also because if you like the free information I provide, it's a great way to support the site.

That being said, my primary purpose of starting this site is to help you go paperless. I would never (ever) post about something if I didn't think it would be useful for you in your quest to unclutter and de-stress.

Thanks for supporting the site!

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