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Professional Document Management Tool

Published 04/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

GroupDocs is a document management tool that helps professionals work more efficiently. Users receive access to a dashboard that provides access to all common file actions, such as move, delete, copy and folders. Users can drag and drop files to organize them. A built in search tool lets users quickly access files they need by name. The GroupDocs viewer supports DOCX, DOC, PPT, PPTX, PDF, XLS and other file types. A clipboard is included so users can copy whole documents. Signature features are included and allow users to sign and encrypt documents for greater protection. Users can also upload their signature which can be dragged and dropped directly onto documents. Additional features include a visual questionnaire builder, import options and drag and drop question layouts.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

GroupDocs was founded in December of 2011. The application has made a positive impression with most users. Some media website have also discussed its benefits, including The main appeal is the modern interface and user friendly features that let users easily save, manage and access documents online. The signature features are especially appealing for professional users and businesses. The application provides an appealing list of features that continues to attract users.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a few popular applications that offer many of the same features as GroupDocs. GroupDocs manages to outshine many by providing a user friendly drag and drop interface that lets anyone easily manage, organize and make changes to documents and folders. The signature features are another appealing extra that many professionals can benefit from. Rather than waiting for a fax or mailed document, users can sign online and protect their signature with encryption.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

GroupDocs favors smooth transitions and modern designs, which is apparent through its interface. A few colors are used subtly without taking away from the professional nature of the application. Users can glide through each function, many of which favor a drag and drop system that gives the user total freedom. Even a novice user can quickly learn how to use GroupDocs in a matter of minutes. The system is based around user convenience, starting with the interface.

How does the registration process work?

New users can try GroupDocs by clicking the white “Sign Up for Free” button found near the bottom, center of the homepage. The page scrolls by, dropping the user off at the registration form. The form asks for an email address and password. After submitting the completed form, the user is greeted by a thank you message and automatically taken to their new account. GroupDocs has streamlined the registration process to be as pain-free as possible. Users are asked to verify their account by email within 30 days, but this does not have to be done prior to signing in.

What does it cost to use the application?

GroupDocs invites all users to sign up for free. There are no subscription fees and the application doesn’t note any limitations placed on free accounts. The FAQ page does mention that the application is free while it is in beta. New features and service options will be added later, which may come with a fee. The site doesn’t mention what those upgrades will be or how much they will cost, but only that there is the possibility those changes may be made later.

Who would you recommend the application to?

GroupDocs is a helpful tool for anyone who uses documents regularly. The application is very user friendly so even novice computer users feel comfortable. There are many features already included, with the promise of additional features coming later on. The service maintains a professional focus without losing touch with its friendly personality. GroupDocs is intended primarily for small to medium size businesses.

  • Upload and store documents in one convenient place
  • Built in search lets users browse for documents by name
  • Signatures can be uploaded and dropped directly onto documents
  • Encryption features let users protect signed documents
  • Many popular file types are supported by GroupDocs

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