How to Share Any Word, PPT, PDF Documents or Image Files Using QR Codes

Saikat Basu

The two dimensional bar codes called QR (Quick Response) Codes are finding new uses. Thanks to the omnipresence of smartphones and QR apps in them, you don’t have to look far for novel uses of these alpha-numeric codes.

Tag My Doc (Beta) is a time-saving web service that uses QR Codes to share documents. Tag My Doc has a basic free service (and a few paid plans) that enables you to share your documents in real time with anyone and everyone who is interested in it. It is a huge time-saver because it saves you from emailing people individually.

The concept is simple. Tag My Doc takes your uploaded document and embeds a QR Code on your document. You can share the document (i.e. the virtual copy) with your intended recipients either through the website, your own smartphone, or even via a link. The recipient scans the QR Code with his mobile phone and receives a digital copy of the document on his device.

This video tour illustrates the process.

The advantages of Tag My Doc are threefold:

1. You can carry around a virtual copy of the document on your mobile device. There’s no need to keep a hard copy or even a local soft copy of the document.

2. You do not need to individually email any interested parties. You can show them the QR Code to download the document to their devices.

3. Even the free Basic plan allows you document management features with the help of a document manager. The Document Manager enables you to delete documents, make changes and store them all in one secure folder for easier management. You can even password protect a sensitive document.

The Basic plan is free and it allows you secure cloud storage of 1 GB and unlimited distribution. File size cannot exceed 1 GB per document and supported file types are – jpg, tiff, png, bmp, doc, docx, ppt, pptx and pdf. Read more about the features of the different plans.

Try out Tag My Doc. Do you think it’s a simple idea packaged in a novel application?

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