About DocumentSnap

About DocumentSnap

Hi there, I’m Brooks.

I started DocumentSnap in 2008 as I was going through the process of going paperless, and since then I’ve been helping people just like you go paperless too.

Wondering what this paperless stuff is all about? Start here.

Maybe you are buried under a mountain of paper. Maybe you want to take control of your digital files. Or maybe you just want some tips to be a more productive. 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 Is DocumentSnap?

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 Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CMA) here in Canada), a computer programmer in a small startup, and a client services director in a $13 billion global corporation.

I’ve loved technology ever since I was a kid hacking away on an Apple ][+, but I’ve 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.

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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.

Of course, being me, I couldn’t just go to Best Buy and buy a scanner. I had to figure out how to go paperless in the most awesome, automated, and efficient way possible.

There was no one place that had all the information I wanted, so I decided to start it myself in 2008. DocumentSnap was born.

Since then, I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned and implemented on the DocumentSnap Blog and on the very popular DocumentSnap Newsletter.

I love helping individuals and small businesses go paperless.

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.

I also have created guides and products to help you to paperless:

Click here to see the DocumentSnap guides.

Thanks for supporting the site!