September 10, 2012

doo – Secure Document Storage

If you’ve got private documents strewn across your desktop screen, then you could learn a thing or two about document security. Doo is a product that anyone can use to secure and organize their private files in the cloud, where they’re accessible from any device and safe from prying eyes.

Whether you’re organizing your personal paperwork or your business files, doo can make the process easier. Once you’ve signed up for an account, you can import your most important documents from wherever they’re currently saved. Doo supports automatic importing from desktops and email accounts, as well as Google Docs and Dropbox, and also makes it easy to file scanned documents like bills and receipts. When your documents are imported, doo will automatically extract all relevant keywords and add those keywords as tags, such as Invoice, Date, Sender, Place, or PDF. Tagged documents will all be stored in one central location, where they can be accessed from any computer and most mobile devices, whether you’re at home or at work.

Once your documents are stored in the cloud, they’re easy to share with friends, family, and business associates. To access a document you saved last week or last year, just open your doo account and enter one or more relevant tags. Doo filters documents by tags, and you can add multiple tags to zoom in on a document you need access to right away.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep copies of all your paid medical bills
  • Access the screenplay you’re writing from your desktop or mobile phone
  • Share important files with colleagues at work
  • Save all your receipts in one place

Insider Tips:

  • Doo integrates with Google Docs and Dropbox
  • Documents are collected from users’ email accounts with IMAP integration
  • People can download doo for Mac and Windows 8
  • Users with free plans can store up to 2,000 documents

What we liked:

  • Doo can read scanned documents using optical character recognition technology
  • Documents are instantly tagged, so users don’t have to manually add tags
  • All files are backed up with OAuth 2.0 authentication
  • Doo is planning to release apps for all mobile platforms in the future

What we didn’t like:

  • Upgraded plans with additional storage are not available while doo is still in beta


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2012 (Open Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Germany
  • Founded by: Frank Thelen and Marc Sieberger
  • Web site:


  • Free


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