Looking into the ‘Paperless Office’ – or, How to organise all your documents

This all started with an archive deleting session at my father’s business. Currently under Australian law most documents need be kept for around five years. Since he’s been in business for over 15 now, there’s an annual culling of old documents. Until now that has meant a couple of weeks of shredding documents in the quiet times in the business.

There just might be a better and cost effective way to do this. Enter (drumroll please) the Paperless Office!

Yes, IT people have been on about this for a very long time. In fact I remember this coming up when I was at Uni, which was longer ago than I care to remember :-)

Without further ado, here are some of today’s tools of the paperless office trade.

EagleFiler: Collect, Organize, and Search Your Information – For Mac OS X

Organize, search, and archive mail, Web pages, PDFs, RTFs, and more.

Organize your life · ReceiptWallet · GGT Enterprises, LLC

ReceiptWallet is a Mac OS X program that allows you to scan in and manage your receipts and documents. When you scan in each receipt or document, you enter a few pieces of information about it and then you can quickly and easily locate your receipts and documents.

What is Evernote? | Evernote Corporation

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.

Software to get my house organized – MacTalk Forums

I was wondering how others set themselves up to manage all their electronic/paper bills, council documents, contracts and agreements (ie. for utilities), even manuals for whitegoods or a new tele

Vox Pop: Workflow for the Fujitsu ScanSnap? | 43 Folders

I know at least a few of you are ScanSnap studs who have come up with workflows that are really happening for you (hint: looking at you for a blog post here, Mr. Norbauer). In the absence of a more detailed report from me, I’m hoping a few of you can chime in here.

So that’s a few references for you so far … any thoughts from you lot?

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