Montreal startup TagMyDoc has unveiled a set of new features this week that makes its cloud-based document tagging service handier than ever. TagMyDoc allows users to embed a QR code onto a physical document, enabling anyone who would like a digital copy to retrieve it on a mobile device without having to ask to have it sent to them. With its latest update users can now tag documents stored in both Dropbox and Box cloud services, and even put a retrieval QR code directly onto documents within applications in the Microsoft Office suite.
Mobile users can grab a document simply by downloading the free ScanMyDoc app on both iOS and Android devices and setting up a basic account. Once the QR code has been scanned, users will be able to download their very own digital copy of the document and share it via email or Facebook.
The benefits of document tagging are two-fold: presenters don’t have to waste paper printing out a document when everyone already has a tablet or smartphone sitting in front of them anyway, and it allows everyone to avoid the confusing email roundup following the presentation for those who want a copy. Users additionally have the freedom to send the document wherever they need it most once they’ve scanned the initial QR code.
Even when the author makes changes to the original document, the same QR code will bring an end-user to the updated version of the doc so they never miss any changes. Additionally users can follow a document to get updates about changes made by the author and view or add to comments other users have left.
TagMyDoc offers free accounts with a 100 document limit and 2 mb maximum size per file. While still in its beta, TagMyDoc is offering premium accounts at $3 and $5 per month, the latter of which will give users space for up to 1,000 documents with an unlimited number of possible versions of each. All accounts have access to password protection, analytics, and follower features.
Head over to TagMyDoc.com to find out more about the easy-to-use service. And be sure to sign up for a free account of your own while you’re there; it may one day save you from the inner circles of email roundup hell.