Office & Productivity Software forum

General discussion

Home document management software

by Greg200 / July 23, 2009 1:38 PM PDT

Is there a free easy to use document management software?
Something that I can add tags to documents, and the software provides an interface to finding the documents?


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Home document management software
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Home document management software
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2009 9:53 PM PDT

I have yet to find something that beats a filing cabinet but here's what I use today.

I use a directory (folder) for where these things go and then folders in that directory.

This centralizes where these files go and armed with Google Desktop Search I can find my Word or PDF files with ease.

For photos I decided to file by date taken. Some folders in the Photo category have names of significant events plus the date.

NO ADDED SOFTWARE is required for my filing system.
Backup and restore is as simple as drag and drop from one place to another.

Collapse -
Vista can do this
by psaulm119 / July 24, 2009 12:34 AM PDT

Just right-click on a document (or select a group by using the Shft--for consecutive--or Ctrl--for scattered docs). The properties option will let you add tags. Now according to this document, Vista's search can find docs with this tag, as well as Explorer:

Looks like you can arrange Explorer to display files by tag as well.

I second GDS. I have used it as well as Windows Search 4.0, Copernic, and a few others that most have never heard of and I always go back to GDS within a few weeks.

Collapse -
by marymiller2009 / October 20, 2009 8:58 PM PDT

Try the Sohodox Document Management System. It ain't free but its well worth the money.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Enter for your chance to win* a game hardware bundle

One lucky winner will walk away with a gaming monitor, keyboard and mouse. Two lucky runners-up will score a gaming headset.