OfficeDrop Continues Quest to Make Paper Obsolete
The original idea of OfficeDrop was a good one: to allow users to scan paper documents and then manage, organize and store them in the cloud.
After raising an impressive amount of funding, the company has decided to take its product to the next level. The first big development? A set of mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad that turn a user's mobile device into a document scanner.
Now on-the-go users can do things such as scanning a receipt and sending it to an expense folder in the cloud, thanks to OfficeDrop's virtual "filing cabinet." Users can also go back and search for documents on their mobile devices, pulling up items scanned in the past for reference.
The company is also bolstering its ScanDrop Mac and ScanDrop Lite (which is free) desktop apps. These applications allow Mac users to integrate scanned papers with digital screenshots, which creates searchable PDFs. The improvement includes a new feature that lets users share scanned documents on social networks or store them in cloud services Evernote, Dropbox, OfficeDrop and Google Docs.
This allows OfficeDrop users to share text-searchable PDF files with unique links to a variety of places on the Web, including recipients' email addresses, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Amazon Wish Lists, among others.
The real appeal of ScanDrop is that it's not just tied to OfficeDrop cloud services. Instead, it's compatibile with a variety of cloud providers, meaning that you can share your scanned documents with anyone using any of these services, as well as with your connections on all of the major social networks.