Dropbox File Requests

Dropbox File Requests – Request A File From Anyone

Cloud services like Dropbox are great for sharing documents, but what happens when you want someone to send you a file? I’ve long wished there was an easy way to request a file from someone, especially if the file is too large to email. There have been third-party services that have done this for quite […]

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Change Mac Default To Search The Current Folder

There are different ways to search for files on the Mac. Usually I am searching my entire computer for a document, and for that I use Spotlight[1]. Occasionally I am in a Finder window and want to filter the displayed files, and for that I use the Search box in the top-right corner of the […]

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Nitro Pro 10 Review

When I need to do something with a PDF on Windows, more often than not I use Nitro Pro. It has the power of something like Adobe Acrobat, but is nicer to use. It doesn’t hurt that it’s much less expensive as well. They just released Nitro Pro 10, and I downloaded a review copy […]

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TextExpander 5 – Suggestions Reminders and More

I recently bought a new Mac, and instead of migrating my files and settings I decided to start fresh and install things as I needed them.[1] Let me tell you, that 10 minutes without TextExpander was painful. TextExpander is one of my absolute favorite applications. In fact, friend-of-DocumentSnap Deron Bos captured my thoughts from a […]

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Have Hazel Help With Your Document Destruction Policy

Do you keep your electronic documents forever? Or do you delete them when they’re no longer needed? Awesome DocumentSnap reader Bill from Minneapolis asked me this interesting question, and I couldn’t resist digging into it: [How do you] clean out your paperless files when the information is no longer needed? I have been using TextExpander […]

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Solving The Paperless Puzzle

A while ago, Steve Dotto and I did a webinar called Going Paperless With Evernote (you can watch that here). It was so well received, people have been asking us ever since to do another one. Well, Steve has finally talked me into it. We’re getting the band back together and doing another webinar called […]

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Beyond Productivity Workshop

Mike Vardy from Productivityist is doing a live workshop called Beyond Productivity. If you’re local in Victoria you can attend in person, but it will be streamed live via a Virtual Ticket (which you can watch later if you aren’t able to make it live). Full Disclosure: I just returned from spending the long weekend […]

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Scannable Business Card Scanning

When Evernote first released Scannable, their standalone scanning app for iOS, I have to admit I didn’t get it. After all, their iOS (and Android for that matter) apps do a good job of scanning documents and business cards. Why create a totally separate app? I still don’t know the answer to that question, but […]

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Photos Video Field Guide

My recent post about family photo scanning was great timing, because David Sparks (creator of many awesome Field Guides – I’m a big fan) has created a new Video screencast called the Photos Video Field Guide. It covers the new Apple Photos application and syncing your photos between your Apple Devices using iCloud Photo Storage. […]

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Reader Story: Reading Paperless Books

There’s an active Facebook group called Embracing a Paper-free Lifestyle (I should contribute there more), and a post by awesome DocumentSnap reader David Whitehead that intrigued me: A consequence of avoiding paper – when I moved to Switzerland I had 3,793 books (I had to have an audit list). Used Kindle for many years and […]

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