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So many projects, too many folders, can’t find that copy? Yikes!@#&*!

These will help and they are FREE.

No-cost document management resources to put you in control again.

I’ve had too many days where I’ve had to locate wandering or lost documents, figure out which version was the most recent or quickly find copy for a new form. At those times, I want to throw my computer off my balcony. Take a deep breath with me. Help is on the way.

1) FREE document repository. Like a YouTube for documents
Docstoc is building the world’s largest repository of high quality, legal, business and professional documents available for users to download at no charge. They are every small business owner’s dream partner.

Businesses/Consumers using Docstoc save money: As the economy worsens, more and more individuals are researching their own legal needs, expanding their businesses in new fields, or trying to create new business opportunities after being laid off. Docstoc has all of the high quality, professional documents needed to do these projects in our database, available for download at no charge.

Docstoc strongly encourages small business owners and individuals to upload their own self-created content into their system. Any documents uploaded into Docstoc can piggyback off Docstoc’s natural SEO to increase member’s visibility and to drive traffic and potential revenue back to member’s company and personal websites.

Cost: FREE

Oddpodz review: This is an amazing resource. They index more documents and forms than I’ve ever seen in one place. In fact, over 1.2 million professional documents are available for download. Their primary audience is the small business professional, web savvy researchers, individuals looking to handle legal/business issues on their own. The site is gaining ground fast, as they get over 2 million visitors per month. I accessed intern job descriptions examples, a non-disclosure form and a guide to being the best intern possible. This tool saved me time and money.

2) Get FREE, Quick and Easy Document Feedback
Getbackboard is brought to you by Increosolutions. This free find is targeted toward marketing and product professionals. It’s useful to a wide variety of people who create or review documents. Backboard basic is free. There are premium (for a fee) monthly plans with added features at the Individual and team levels.

Backboard makes it easy to securely collect feedback and approval on documents, presentations, graphics, and websites. Use it with your team in the office or around the world. There are no meetings to schedule and Backboard handles all of the coordination for you.

Cost: FREE

Oddpodz review: The free package gives you unlimited backboards, it just limits your file storage to 5MB. The next level up gives you 20MB for $9 a month. One of the coolest features is that you can mark up the document you are reviewing. To leave markup, just open the feedback form and then move your mouse over the document. You’ll see a red pen. Start marking away!


3) FREE Embedding documents into your web pages
Also from increosolutions, Embedit.in lets you add anything to a blog or website.

Cost: FREE

Oddpodz review: Since I avoid code like the plague, I can’t give you a solid opinion on this. I invite you to check it out and let other Oddpodz know what you think.


4) FREE Uploading and sharing files online
Box.net. Their FREE offer gives you get a small box for under 1 gig of data to share, access, and collaborate with files of any type from anywhere. Box.net is a provider of tools for managing and sharing data online. The service enables users the first web-native system for access and collaboration which allows a broad array of functionality. With over 2 million users, over 1 million files served every day, and more than 1,000 developers in the Box Enabled Network, the service is used by individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Cost: FREE

Oddpodz review: This is a very nice management and collaboration platform, and for me it’s miles better than google docs because of the formatting and file types it accepts. It allows you to store and share, all while having one place for updates. One draw back are the links from your stored photos, Flickr seems to still hold the crown here.


5) FREE Transporting of huge files
Need to send a big butt file? Here’s your FREE solution. Filephile. Create an account. (It’s free!) Transfer unlimited files of unlimited size securely, even when both users are behind firewalls.

Cost: FREE

Oddpodz review: Can’t say this is the sexiest free offer, but when you need to send something big, this is your answer. This is easy to use and free, can’t beat that.