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doo 2.7.1
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doo is the one app for documents. It lets users access all their documents, wherever they keep them, and automatically generates intelligent tags to help users find any document in seconds.

The cloud-based solution with native apps is currently available for OS X and Windows 8. Apps for Android and iOS are coming soon. Further Windows versions are planned.

Users can connect their local document folders on their devices as well as online services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and their email accounts. doo will automatically generate intelligent tags. The
What's New
Version 2.7.1:
  • Updated OCR Engine.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later





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doo User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Rob.h commented on 14 Feb 2014
Just had an email from the company saying...

"It is with a heavy heart we have to announce that “doo – the document app” will be shutting down on Monday, March 17, 2014."
[Version 2.7.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 16 Feb 2014
Full story here: https://doo.net/story.htm
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Prince_Isaac replied on 19 Feb 2014
Although not a user I'm still sad to hear popular and useful apps going under. I wish the Doo team future successes.
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+57

Robertcoogan reviewed on 23 Dec 2013
Although this only failed me with respect to one problem, Mindplay hit the nail on the head. Do you really need a collector that links to a collector? I already have Evernote.

The one thing I had an issue with was I was not able to change, add, or otherwise modify my local folder. Irritating.
[Version 2.6.3]


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+1

+13

Mindplay reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
So you want me to collect Evernote notes inside doo?!? Why should one do that? To collect a collector? It’s funny, Evernote’s icon is the only one grayed out on their website. Doo? Doh!! http://t.co/f2MdbI0lH4
[Version 2.6.1]


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+4

burkanov reviewed on 18 Nov 2013
The latest versions are hard to rate due to their extrem instability. Actually, I don't even manage to get this app running - though being downloaded and installed from the App Store to the 10.9 on a very capable machine. The app is so broken, that it even doesn't manage to send crash reports (as this feature is also totally broken). There is nothing to rate, the software doesn't exist.
[Version 2.5]


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+4

burkanov reviewed on 17 Sep 2013
Overall quite stable, but it's sorting is very hard to use (when possible at all) - a traditional spread-sheet like columns sorting would help much more. And the tagging is, similar to the first version, complicated and over-authomated. Generally, "doo" is an interesting experiment, but not really useful.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+100

Llongley reviewed on 06 Sep 2013
Ok I am really liking this program. Adding documents has been a breeze, syncing has worked well (only used twice) and the UI is nice. I have not had one crash and all is relatively easy to figure out…some documentation or a forum would be helpful. Just got it set up on my iPad as well and syncs went very well. I have a couple questions/concerns dev if you happen to be monitoring.

1. Is there a way to create a hierarical organization (folders) on the IOS version like the desktop version. Or at least link to each folder via tag? Here is what I mean. I connect my folders and bring files I have sorted on my drive indexed by doo. However, once I link the folders (3 or 4) I can open docs by folder so when I search within doo I am searching within a specific folder when on the desktop . On the IOS I just get a bunch of files regurgitated which requires me to sort through unrelated documents to find the file I need. I am aware of tags etc, but am not ready to review and verify tagging on each document prior to use.

2. Please create a forum on your site so users can share and learn without having to submit a formal request to support with each question.

I have dealt with the phone home issues using Little Snitch without any problems so far. I have been a long time Devonthink user and as good as Devonthink is doo is just easier to use and the interface is so much better. Not sure i will not use Devonthink going forward but doo has taken it's place for right now.
[Version 2.0.2]


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+48

Cookie08 reviewed on 27 Jul 2013
The bring problem is it is sloooow indexing, time line areas good leap is much faster does not create huge index file reloads much faster can search for any file the system can see also has time based sections etc.
[Version 1.3.2]


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+18

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Derekcurrie commented on 03 Jun 2013
Doo phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny Doo access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.
[Version 1.2]


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+3

+44

Shiny22 reviewed on 04 May 2013
I downloaded this and ran it for about 10 days. Yes, I'm looking for an alternative to DevonThink that's easier on the eyes - doesn't have to match all the features, but come close would be good. Well this is certainly a better looking app, no doubt about it.

I threw a folder with some 500 pdfs in it and a DevonThink db, as it happens, and left it overnight. I came back and all the indexing etc was done. But it was still hammering the processor. Removed the DevonThink db and that problem was solved. The good news: the searching includes find by content. So, stick in your terms and it'll show you which of the 500 pdfs have that terms. Downside, it won't show you where in the pdfs the term occurs, so then you need to open each one and search within it, in turn. DevonThink will show you the instances, and also rate them by relevance. So, if you're in a research or academic setting this doesn't really come close. However, if you're not, then you might have a winner here. And the price is certainly right.

One thing I didn't like were the built-in categories - companies and so on. It also writes keywords to the pdfs and doesn't tell you it's doing that - which means if you import the document to another app they all show up, and frankly, not useful.

So, you get what you pay for. If your usage is light, then this is a good looking app that will index your files and offer limited search results. If not, then you can hope that one day Devon hire an interface designer… At least that's what I'm back to hoping for. It really is a very powerful very ugly beast...

BTW. Had a couple of interactions with tech support during my trial and they were prompt and courteous.
[Version 1.2]


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+100

Llongley reviewed on 23 Apr 2013
This is a qualified review as the iOS version is not available yet. But if this continues to improve it will replace programs like Devonthink for me because of it's ease of use and quick setup. I am not saying that Devonthink is not a great program although a little long in the tooth with a UI that is in desperate need of update but this program is up and running in a flash.

My observations may not apply to all but I usually keep a very neat file system (part of my compulsive personality i'm sure) but once things are in the correct folders that is as far as it gets. I am aware of spotlight but I find it a bit cumbersome when I want something now. And since I am pretty good at getting things to the folder level Doo just takes it from there. It is so easy to just link my database to a folder and have visual copies of all the docs in the folder synced and updated without any work on my part.

I am currently the administrator of an estate for someone who died recently and keeping track of all the court docs, deposits, checks etc is a pain. But now they all go into a folder that is backed up daily via my regular backup routine and is accessible via Doo whenever I have to produce a copy for one of the many attorneys, banks or family members.

With Devonthink I had to add the doc to the data base/inbox sorter and then file in the folder and because I am busy one or the other just doesn't always happen. No longer a problem. I tried to do this in Devonthink but it was to much work and why bother when Doo will do the trick. I admit I am not the best when it comes to scripting so this works well for me. Not so sure I will ever move to the on line part of things, personal data on someone else's server makes me very nervous but keep up the good work developers and lets get on with the iOS version. I wonder if the iOS version will sync with the desktop version without going through their servers??
[Version 1.1]


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+1
Wchnlcc had trouble on 04 May 2013
Won't start, keeps crashing, now I can't even get it to erset anymore... iMac 2010, ML 10.8.3
[Version 1.2]



+4

burkanov rated on 06 Mar 2014

[Version 2.7.1]



Decimate555 rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 2.5]



EdwardGöbbel2785 rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 1.3.2]



-39

Surfspirit rated on 04 May 2013

[Version 1.2]



+14

Edeerly rated on 23 Feb 2013

[Version 1.0.2]



+78

::mile:: rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 0.10.6]



+3

Wickedkitten rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 0.10.6]


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Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:10 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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doo is the one app for documents. It lets users access all their documents, wherever they keep them, and automatically generates intelligent tags to help users find any document in seconds.

The cloud-based solution with native apps is currently available for OS X and Windows 8. Apps for Android and iOS are coming soon. Further Windows versions are planned.

Users can connect their local document folders on their devices as well as online services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and their email accounts. doo will automatically generate intelligent tags. The selective sync allows users to define which of their documents to manage locally, and which to back up and sync to other devices via the optional doo Cloud.

The seamless integration with scanners of leading manufacturers, as well as with smartphones and cameras, lets users scan documents and import pictures of documents straight into the app: a quick and effective start into a paperless life.

doo organizes every document in a user’s life, private or business.


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