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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?


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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.

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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.

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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.

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