July 29, 2011

Doxo – A Cabinet in the Clouds

Doxo is an online filing cabinet that people can use to store all kinds of digital files in the clouds. What separates Doxo from other online data storage systems like Dropbox and Evernote is the types of files it helps people store. Although Doxo will archive all different types of XLS, DOC, TXT, and PDF files, its real goal is to help people save their bills and statements in a secure environment online, while also helping them connect with select providers to receive bills automatically through the Doxo system.

Signing up for Doxo is free, so you really have no reason not to join. The system itself works just like a filing cabinet, encouraging you to organize bills by provider and create separate folders for all your individual accounts. Documents are separated into four different color-coded “types” for sorting: Pay Documents, Review Documents, Receipt Documents, and Generic Documents. This method of organizing makes life easy when it comes time to reference a bill that’s been paid and archived, since finding a previous bill or statement involves nothing more than clicking on the name of the provider and finding the month in question. With its drag and drop uploading system, Doxo makes it incredible easy for people to file away their statements and documents online in mere seconds. And even more importantly, the backup tool lets you save secondary copies of your most important statements on your computer hard drive.

Unlike a traditional filing cabinet, Doxo is accessible from anywhere. People who use iPhones can even take snapshots of important receipts and bills to add directly to Doxo when they’re not at home. By connecting with select providers, Doxo makes it possible for people to receive and pay bills directly through the system without having to clog up their mailboxes with paper bills or email statements.

Practical Uses:

  • Compare your electricity bills on a month-to-month basis
  • Improve the odds of paying your cell phone bill on time each month
  • Access your bank statements when you’re not in front of a computer
  • Archive past mortgage statements to use as evidence if a payment dispute occurs

Insider Tips:

  • iPhone users can take snapshots of receipts to import them into the system
  • The “Quick PIN” sign-in feature helps safeguard accounts for mobile users
  • Doxo can also be used for storing work and personal files
  • Connect to specific providers in Doxo to make payments through the system

What we liked:

  • Doxo users can get access to all of their important files at any time
  • Drag and drop functionality makes uploading new statements a breeze
  • Backup tools help safeguard users in case the Doxo cloud ever goes down
  • Providers that use Doxo can bill clients without using paper statements or email

What we didn’t like:

  • Few providers are using the Doxo system at the current time, although that will likely improve as time goes by


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
  • Founded by: Roger Parks, Steven Shivers, and Mark Goris
  • Web site:


  • Free


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