September 2, 2013

docTrackr – Securely Send Important Documents

DocTrackr is a web-based tool that businesses and individuals can use to securely send private documents to clients. Whereas files that are sent as email attachments can be downloaded and shared with anyone, files sent through docTrackr remain completely private. Recipients can only view the files they’ve been sent under the parameters that the sender has set up, eliminating uncontrolled sharing once and for all.

Make sure your company’s price lists, revenue reports, presentations, and other important files are protected by uploading those files to docTrackr rather than sending them as unsecured email attachments. Once you upload a file to docTrackr, you’ll be asked to select the recipients and set privileges for those recipients. Place restrictions on who can access, read, edit, print, or share the documents you’re sending, knowing that you can update these settings to give a recipient more or less freedom even after a document has been sent.

Document recipients — who are typically clients, but could also be vendors or contractors — can open the files you’ve sent with no software required. DocTrackr tracks every time your files have been opened and keeps tabs on exactly what your clients are doing with those files. You’ll know who has read the documents you sent, how long each person spent reading those files, whether the files were shared or printed. For people who are concerned about what their clients are doing with their most sensitive documents, docTrackr is a fantastic security solution.

Practical Uses:

  • Ensure your client doesn’t share the proposal you created for his company
  • Securely send a price sheet to a potential client
  • Find out how long vendors are looking at the files you sent
  • Restrict access to sensitive files if you find out they’ve been shared

Insider Tips:

  • Users can restrict recipients from printing their files
  • DocTrackr integrates with the Box app
  • Files are stored encrypted in docTrackr servers or using third party storage
  • DocTrackr supports most common file types

What we liked:

  • People can destroy their files remotely
  • Analytics tools show the complete history of any document
  • Businesses can find out when the files they’ve sent have been reviewed
  • Recipients don’t have to download or install any software to access the documents they’ve been sent

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Founded by: Clement Cazalot and Alex Negrea
  • Web site:


  • Standard plan is free
  • Business plan is $15 per month
  • Enterprise plan with custom pricing


  1. Hello and thanks for the review! I just recently came across your post and thought you might be interested in our recently released browser based product. docTrackr for Gmail is a very cool Chrome extension that integrates seamlessly with Gmail so you can secure, set access permissions and send protected documents right in Gmail. The Extension is free and users can secure & track an unlimited number of PDF files..

    For more info you can find us in the Chrome store or via our website:


  2. It was recently announced that docTrackr is being shut down now that Intralinks has acquired the product. If you’re looking for a (free) alternative, give DocSend a try. Here’s the overview:

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