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Create Encrypted Disk Image On Windows With BitLocker

In a recent issue of the DocumentSnap newsletter I wrote about the options for encrypting your electronic documents on Mac and Windows. Encryption can take multiple forms. You can encrypt your entire drive (something I do), but you can also create what is called an encrypted disk image – a special folder (sort of) that […]

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Use Breevy On Windows To Supercharge Paperless File Naming

Having to go through and name each document is one of the less fun aspects of going paperless. There are tools that can help make this easier, and Breevy, a Windows text expansion application, is one of them. If you aren’t familiar with text expansion tools, they’re awesome for anywhere on your computer that you […]

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How To Fix PDF Search In Windows 7 and Windows 8 64-Bit

One of the best things about modern operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows 7 and 8 is that search, particularly PDF search, is built right in. You don’t need to have a third party tool to search the contents of a searchable PDF – the OS will do it for you. That is, […]

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Best Practices For Paperless Productivity Webinar

One of the best programs for working with PDFs on Windows is Nitro Pro, and they have a pretty great cloud service as well. I’m happy to announce that on Wednesday, September 17 I will be doing a free webinar with Nitro called Best Practices for Paperless Productivity. The webinar is not about Nitro specifically, […]

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Create Fillable PDF Forms With Nitro

This past weekend, I finally implemented Mike Vardy’s excellent 1Password Emergency Kit so that if I get hit by a bus, my wife will know how to get into all our stuff. Mike’s kit is a helpful PDF form, but since I have the handwriting of a four year old, I prefer to type it. […]

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Cool OneNote and Surface Pro 3 Video

I haven’t used a Microsoft Surface myself, but I know it has its fans, as does Microsoft OneNote. Windows users have used OneNote on a tablet for years and years. I remember someone demoing it to me at Gnomedex 2005. The new Surface Pro 3 looks like a pretty cool device, and I came across […]

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ABBYY PDF Transformer+ Review

I’ve long been a fan of ABBYY’s OCR software, so I was interested when I saw they’ve released a more fully-featured PDF editing suite. It’s called ABBYY PDF Transformer+, and the company threw me a review copy to check out. It is Windows only, so Mac readers are going to have to sit this one […]

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Search For Documents In Lucion FileCenter

When Windows users ask me about document management software, I almost always point them to FileCenter by Lucion. I can’t think of one person who hasn’t liked it. It can be simple to use and it can be extremely powerful, and searching for files in FileCenter is a perfect example. I get questions from time […]

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Nitro Pro 9 Review – Windows PDF Productivity

There are many good things about Microsoft Windows, but the ability to work with PDF documents is not one of them. You can view documents easily enough, but you need to look elsewhere if you want to actually do something useful with them. A while ago, awesome DocumentSnap reader Sherri-Lee Mathers from Balsam Way Bookkeeping […]

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File Juggler: “Hazel For Windows”?

If there is one tool that I can’t seem to shut up about, it is Hazel. It makes it really easy and efficient to process paperless documents[1]. The only problem is that Hazel is a Mac app, and I have struggled to find a Windows equivalent. There are many Windows apps out there that will […]

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