The doxo Desktop Application: Bulk Uploader and File Backup all in one!

By | February 14, 2012

Today, I’m writing to let you know about a lovely update to our doxo Desktop application. If you already have the application, you should be prompted to update it the next time you launch it. If you’ve never used it and want to give it a whirl, visit our doxo Desktop application download page.

Image of the doxo Desktop application

At it’s simplest level, doxo Desktop is two things:

  1. A drag-and-drop bulk document uploader – the fastest way to add batches of up to 25 documents to your doxo digital file cabinet at a time
  2. A backup application – ensures that all the documents you’ve added to doxo, also get backed up to a folder on your own computer

The update we’ve posted today improves on both features, while also resolving some defects.

Improvements in the latest version:

  • Better session handling – the application will remain open indefinitely if you choose “remember me.” Keep the app open all the time and drag files to upload into it without having to sign back in. If you have chosen not to have the application remember you, it will automatically sign you out at the end of your session.
  • More intelligent backup file naming – Files that get backed up using doxoBackup now have the upload date pre-pended to the file name and utilize the subject field from doxo rather than the root filename. Your files are now automatically organized by your file system whether on Windows or Mac.
  • Duplicate folder creation – if you have multiple accounts with the same service Provider on doxo, we used to back up all those files to a single folder. Now, we recognize each unique account or folder on doxo as a separate folder within backup.

Note: If you have issues installing our application, please visit the Adobe AIR install page to get the most recent version of the Adobe AIR framework for your machine.

Comments (4)

  • Mike Neal
    April 30, 2012

    I have about 150G of documents to upload to a digital
    document system. With that much data is it still free.
    How do I upload.

    • Eric Franklin
      April 30, 2012

      Any amount of data is free although there are monthly limits that will impact the practicality of that. We have a 500MB monthly upload cap. We also limit the max size of any individual file to 10MB. The system is optimized for personal documents and not other sorts of media. Within those restriction, use doxo to your heart’s content!

  • Sean
    February 20, 2013

    I love your service, but found an issue. I am trying to use doxo Desktop to create a backup of all the files I have online. It does a great job of backing up all files from “providers” – putting them into local directories named after the provider. For all of the files that I have in many separate “folders” it is backing ALL of them up into one directory on my local system. Basically if I have folders in doxo named a, b, c, d, and e – it is backing all of the files inside those folders into one directory on my local system called c. All the files are backed up, but the folder structure is flattened. Can you help?

    • Erik Myhre
      February 20, 2013

      Hi Sean,

      Thanks for reporting this issue. We’ve identified the problem and will have a fixed version of the doxo Desktop application available soon.

      Thanks for using doxo!


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