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Have you tried Google Docs? They have version tracking and also live editing. The interface is dead simple and it allows for a ton of storage. Also, it will make it über easy to share it with other people. It does convert files to Doc, PDF, RTF, and OpenOffice formats for extremely easy attachments and downloads. Another alternative would be to use the new ...


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Mendeley is excellent: I use it to manage a collection of several hundred PDFs. Favorite features include its automatic renaming of files, in-line highlighting and note-taking, automatic lookup of paper metadata via Google Scholar, and great support for OpenOffice, Word, and BibTex. Its search capability is also very good. And, it's well-integrated with ...


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There is a solution here; http://www.ampercent.com/create-desktop-shortcuts-of-google-docs-documents/6710/ Open the document or spreadsheet in your Google docs account and copy the full URL of the document. Create a new desktop shortcut and type the URL of he document in the shortcuts location. All done, now you have a new shortcut in your ...


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According to the Official GMail Blog you should be able to do this already: Just click the "View" link at the bottom of a Gmail message and the viewer will take it from there. If you decide you want to edit the file, clicking "Edit online" will open it in Google Docs, or you can download it to your desktop from there. This is in a post dated June 25, ...


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I have not used any of those. Have you looked into http://www.Evernote.com? I don't know if it will do what you want but it will allow you to save and index many documents. It even OCRs text. So for example you can take a picture of a menu or a specimen and upload it and it will automatically OCR whatever text is in the image. You can then search for ...


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If you are currently viewing the document in Google Docs, but can't edit it, go to File → Open With → Google Docs. This then converts the file for editing. Or, if you're viewing it in the Gmail viewer, click the Open With button at the bottom and do the same thing. This is a quick-and-easy option if you just want to do it for an individual file that was ...


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Although NOT a web app, I use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) for my nook. It can manage eBooks and PDF docs. Additionally, it can download and convert RSS feeds. I use it like iTunes. It's open source and there is a version that runs on Windows, Apple and Linux.


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What kind of documentation do you need it for? Internal as in an intranet? External as in help docs? I've never heard of knowledgetree, but I'd have to agree with paintturtle. We used their free open source core product for our intranet at my old company and we're just starting to use their TCS "social knowledge base" for our help documentation where I am ...


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Take a look at a product called FileThis. It fetches your documents and delivers them to the destination of your choice, including Dropbox and Evernote. For full disclosure, I work at FileThis. Sounds like we do exactly what you are looking for.


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I don't believe it is possible to "unconvert" and retrieve the original version in Google Docs. You can download the Google Docs file as PowerPoint but this will cause another conversion from Google Docs back to PowerPoint.


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Not sure if this helps you or not since like knowledge-tree, MindTouch TCS is a cloud-based business solution. It is an extremely flexible knowledge base created with keeping teams of business professionals in mind with it's WYSIWYG editor. The desktop connector helps you manage and import your Microsoft Office documents --- so no new tools to learn. :) If ...


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There would be plenty of options, it's just a matter of seeking them out and trying a few to see what works for you. A Google search and a bit of digging leads me to OpenDocMan, which looks like it ticks most of your boxes.


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I am also seeking for easy ways to provide quick and encrypted file sharing for third parties, like customers sending sensitive data. besides varies cloud alternative sync solutions, other than dropbox. I was looking for a server daemon which offers easy encrypted upload solutions: Nephthys seems to have manage an easy WebDav-configuration which can be ...


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Google Drive now lets you "Share" your documents. You can use this to copy the direct URL to your file. Right-click on the document you want to point to and select Share. Copy the URL provided Right-click on your desktop and select 'New' > 'Shortcut' and paste in the copied URL.


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Try Microsoft's SkyDrive. It allows versioning, sharing, and editing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. And the nice thing - you don't even have to have Office anymore - you can now edit the documents online.


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You should look into using MindTouch. They have content moderation, version tracking and are in the cloud. Even attachments like pdfs have version control. You may also enjoy reading the STC article "The Future of Technical Communication Is Socially Enabled".


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There are free editions of SharePoint - Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SharePoint 2010). Microsoft (SharePoint Online) as well as other companies (e.g. Rackspace) offer cloud-hosted SharePoint environments.


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Following worked for me: Settings (Gear icon) Upload settings Convert uploaded files to Google Docs format


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I like Skydrive at http://skydrive.live.com it has 25GB, Office docs can be viewed and edited online, photos can be presented in slideshow, and folders with many files can be downloaded at once in one zip file. Also, you can have folders shared privately with as many people you like, delimitted by the email. All you need is a WindowsLiveID, wich you have if ...


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Yahoo! Groups seems like it would fit your requirements.


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Dropbox as mentioned is great for file sharing. For other communication and project management, we're using Comindwork. It has some basic file sharing as well.


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I know this area very well, Evernote is not the answer. The three examples that you've listed: Papers, Zotero and Mendeley are much more appropriate. My tool of choice is Papers on the Mac and I use Dropbox for online access and back-up. Some other options that you haven't mentioned are: CiteULike Connotea For online content and webpages (not PDFs), ...


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Bibdex is a webapp worth checking out. It seems to be aimed at collaborative research. I have not used it myself.


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Papers is great, although I think the (upcoming?) next version will include a lot of features that makes it more of a topic-agnostic research article organizer. One thing that it (and Zotero) do that Evernote doesn't is pull in bibliographic information automatically, and then allows you to search/sort based on metadata fields.



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