Dotument overview

For marketing purposes, we thought of describing Dotument as a computer program for importing, organizing, versioning and browsing your digital life.

Using plain English this means, for example, that using Dotument you should have no problems if you have overwritten invoice for your important customer without havingan extra copy of it. This means also that you are able with just few mouse clicks to import your complete e-books library, and let the Dotument collect e-books data (incuding covers!) from Amazon. This also means that you are able to search for each single document using Google-like full-text search. Finally, this also means that you are able to organize and keep your documents using interface you are probably already familiar with.

Although Dotument was built with "digital prints" in mind, you can store virtually any file of any type and full-text search documents that are searchable.

 

Dotument overview

 

Key features

Documents importing and exporting
With just a few mouse clicks you can import and export either whole folders, or a single documents. If it is easier for you - drag and drop your documents to Dotument folder, and that's it!  
Documents exchanging
If you want to exchange the stored documents with other Dotument users, you will be happy to learn that Dotument provides you with easy-to-use exchanging of the stored documents - including the documents properties (descriptions, covers, etc.) and versions!
Documents versioning
Every time new document "arrives" to Dotument, initial version is created for it. If you need to make changes on that document, you can do it in your editor and then with simple Check-in function place new version in Dotument. This way you will keep history of all versions of your documents making also previous versions searchable!  
E-Books support

If you love e-books, it is most likely that you already have huge library of the e-books. You know how paintful it is to look for particular title. Use Dotument's built-in features for importing your collection, and then let Dotument import also books data from selected service provider (Amazon, ISBNDB,...).
Additionally, you can browse your books using Bookshelf, card or grid view.

Documents organization
Dotument uses structure that is similar to the Windows Explorer. On the left side you can spot the folders tree, and main part of the screen occupies grid or card view of the documents and their versions.  
Full-text search
Having a huge number of documents, it is often very hard to find particular one that we are looking for. This is where the full-text search can be very handy. Dotument not only provides you full-text search, but also uses the Google syntax that we are all, probably, already very familiar with. Please, note that in order to use full-text search you will have to install SQL Server 2005+ (Express version is free of charge).
Multiple libraries
Dotument supports multiple "libraries" (or "storages" in Dotument terminology) that you can switch between on the fly. Create with ease of use "Janes photos", "Marks music", "Janos's books" and even exchange files between them!  
Scanner support
If you own Twain-compatible scanner, you'll be happy to hear that with a single mouse click you can scan your documents directly into your Dotument library.

 

What Dotument can not do?

Dotument can not edit or preview your files! This means that, for example, if you store Microsoft Word document in the Dotument, you will have to open it in Microsoft Word if you want to make changes on it.However, Dotument helps you in a way that if you click on the Open document button, it will automatically open associated application (in this case Microsoft Word). Moreover, if you make some changes on that document, save them and close the Word, Dotument will recognize this, and offer you to save the new version!

 

Dotument editions

Dotument is Windows application, compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and comes in two editions: Personal and Professional.

 

Examples of the documents that can be managed by Dotument

To give you an idea of what you could do with the Dotument, here is a short list of possible scenarions where Dotument can help with:

  • Quotes
  • Materials Purchase Invoices
  • 2D and 3D Drawings
  • Design Requirements
  • Design Schematics
  • Test Specifications
  • Test Results and Test Reports
  • Operating Manuals
  • Schedules
  • Problem Reports
  • Inspection Reports
  • Statutory Reports
  • Manufacturing Plans
  • Assembly Plans,
  • and many more...

 

Important notice

If you are not the owner of a document you are exchanging with third parties, you have to be sure that you are authorized and you own the rights to exchange them and you are not breaking the potential license agreement.