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Online Backup Security – Do You Know Your Provider’s Security Policies?

So you’ve decided that you want to have an offsite backup, and online backup is the way you want to go. Many people look at the different options out there and make their decision on price or how pretty the website/software looks. There is nothing wrong with that, but if you are entrusting your sensitive […]

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Do Better With Asana

Regular DocumentSnap readers know that I use a program called OmniFocus as my task manager, but what you may not know is that I use a different app when I am collaborating with others. For that, I use a web app called Asana. The only problem is I have no idea how to use it. […]

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Box Notifications And Updates – Be Informed About Your Cloud Files

I’m becoming more and more interested in Box as a cloud hosting provider for a variety of reasons including ease of use, accessibility, and security. If you’re a Box user, one area you may not have noticed is the Updates tab. You can see exactly what is happening with your files, and you can even […]

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Send Completed OmniFocus Tasks To Evernote

This is one of those posts that is only going to appeal to a narrow slice of DocumentSnap readers, but I’ve been using the heck out of this AppleScript lately. Import an OmniFocus Completed Task Report into Evernote via AppleScript. This OmniFocus AppleScript allows you to specify a time frame (e.g. Today, Yesterday, Last Week, […]

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Prizmo Is The iOS OCR App Champ

Recently I did an issue of the DocumentSnap Newsletter where I talked about scanning apps that perform OCR. In other words, an app that gives you the ability to take a picture of a document and make a searchable PDF right on your device. Afterwards, awesome DocumentSnap reader Chip Shanley made the case for Prizmo, […]

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The Top 10 Paperless Posts Of 2014

So I’m walking through my neighbourhood forest (this is Canada after all) home from dropping off my kids at school and I’m thinking to myself “I wonder which DocumentSnap posts from 2014 were the most popular?” Then I realized “I don’t need to wonder. I can just look this up.” Isn’t technology wonderful? I know […]

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PDFpen 7

When I am working with PDFs and doing something beyond just viewing and simple manipulation, the application I use on my Mac is PDFpen. I’ve been using it for years. Smile just came out with PDFpen 7, and it has some nice updates and a few cool new features. (By the way Windows folks: PDFpen […]

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Clean Computer Calendar

A Plan For Organizing Your Computer

So apparently January is “Clean Your Computer Month”. I don’t know about that, but the new year is as good of a time as any to get your digital files sorted out. I don’t normally share this sort of thing, but the folks at SingleHop sent me their “Clean Computer Calendar” which is a 3 […]

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Reader Story: 25 Bags Of Shredded Paper

One of my favourite things is hearing from you about your going paperless projects. Awesome DocumentSnap reader Jay in Phoenix went above and beyond the call of duty and shared pictures of the aftermath of his. Here’s what he wrote: So I’m trying to scan all of my boxed up papers from WAY back. One […]

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The 2014 Survey Results Are In

At the end of each year I do a survey of DocumentSnap readers just like you. Actually I do two surveys: one for the blog (which you are reading now) and one for readers of the DocumentSnap newsletter. In the surveys, I ask four main questions: What is the biggest problem that you have right […]

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