Editors' reviewThis program basically offers an alternative way to manage documents, but it doesn't really blow Windows Explorer away. DocSS Personal Edition is based on a three-level storage structure, where you create cabinets, drawers, and folders. The program's most useful feature is its ability to protect any cabinet, drawer, or folder with a password, though you won't find an encryption utility or a file shredder for even more safety. Although the program mimics Explorer's structure, it is a bit prettier than Windows default design scheme, with more color and polished icons. We appreciated the inclusion of a tool that imports scans directly into the program, and we found the search utility powerful, accurate, and quick. Still, the demo only lets you create a certain number of cabinets and folders, which may limit its usefulness. Those who can't stand dealing with Windows Explorer will benefit from DocSS Personal Edition, but others may not find it worth the time.
DocSS Personal Edition allows you to secure any cabinet, drawer, folder, or document. You also have the ability to unlock any or all padlocks simultaneously. DocSS was designed to accept single and multiple page scans. The application will consolidate multipage documents into a single document, saving time and disk space, and provides the ability to view the document via a thumbnail sketch. Importing and exporting images, e-mails, and documents is also easy through DocSS. There are some basic templates to assist you in the design of your personal filing system.
You have the option to use these templates and also have the option to modify them. Your ability to sort any column within the grid will help assist you in locating and organizing your system. DocSS features a powerful search function that will help you locate files. The download will remember your settings when closing and reset to that location upon start-up.