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Doccaster

Paperless Document Sharing Local


Tiny
Published 10/12/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Dorothy Distefano
What can you use the app for?

The application may be used to share information via mobile device at meetings, events, conferences, and more. It may be shared with networks after events. Analytics are also available for presenters to view how many people have viewed their documents.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Doccaster was founded by Kyle Christian Steele and Himanshu Pagey in May 2012 from their company, Gotootie (founded in January 2010), based in Orlando, Florida. There is no traffic data available for this application.

What are the differences to other apps?

Documents may be shared over a large radius in any format. It is easily shared and discussed. There is no need for login to view the document, they simply enter the Doccaster ID of a document for review.

Location is key to the experience, especially at conferences. Attendees can easily access the information to the targeted audience.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

During review, the first impression was a lack of information on the home page. A video provided all of the information needed, but it would be helpful to have some bullets or notes regarding features, or a simple explanation in writing for those who wish to scan what the app is prior to watching the video.

Users are advised to begin by completing a profile with first and last name, website, and a short bio.

Users may then go to the briefcase tab to add new documents. To add a document, a user must simply choose the file and upload it from their computer. File types supported are: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, JPG. The application is compatible with IE9, Chrome, Firefox, Android, and iOS. A description must be provided and a password for access is optional. For a Word document and JPG, the upload speed was seconds. Larger files may take longer to upload.

To deploy a document, simply check and click Deploy selected. Once deployed, the user may view how many times it has been read, how many views and downloads the document has prompted. Each View or Download will offer analytics regarding the action.

To share, the user simply broadcasts the document within a 15 mile radius of the location by entering the user's Doccaster handle. Those not at the event, but within the radius, can view the information as well by logging into Doccaster.com.

Users could even use this in the event of technical difficulties at a conference by sharing the presentation slides via Doccaster.

It's simple to add value to any presentation and save time and effort in emailing information later by simply starting a presentation (as suggested by the Doccaster blog) with "I've dropped a copy of the slides I'm presenting today in this room, so go to www.doccaster.com on your mobile device to download or discuss with other people in the audience. My Doccaster handle is _________"

How does the registration process work?

Users must create a Doccaster handle, provide an email address, and create a password to sign up. An email with activation code is sent to the address provided. Activation detects location and provides information on any documents doccasted in the user's location.

What does it cost to use the application?

Doccaster is completely free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This application will be especially useful for event/conference/convention presenters who wish to attain certain goals: Information will be paperless and less likely to wind up recycled and unread; audience will be able to submit comments and questions via the information provided; analytics are provided for the number of people accessing the information; Doccaster can act as a backup in the event of technical failure; This is a green solution to over-printing documents; Audiences can download the information rather than request it via email - saving time and effort for the user.

  • Location based document sharing
  • Instant download
  • No device-to-device connection needed
  • Paperless information sharing
  • No account needed to search, download, or view documents
  • Analytics of number of downloads, bookmarks
  • Others may leave comments or ask questions


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Email: support@doccaster.com
Telephone: 1 (650) 440-5092
Postal address:
625 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801

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