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gDoc Binder - The Software Version Of A Physical Ring Binder

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A strikingly simple means of collating notes into virtual folders, but it's bogged down by performance glitches

For all its strengths, many people find Microsoft’s OneNote over-complicated: its taxonomy of notebooks, sections and pages can leave newcomers bewildered. There’s no danger of that with gDoc Binder, which brings an almost Apple-like level of skeuomorphic design to note-taking applications.

GDoc Binder’s library view shows all your binders displayed on shelves, much the way newspapers and magazines are displayed in the iOS Newsstand.

GDoc Binder’s library view shows all your binders displayed on shelves, much the way newspapers and magazines are displayed in the iOS Newsstand.

The software is presented as a virtual ring binder, in which it’s easy to collate documents from a project, such as a contract pitch or a house move. Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs and images can be dragged and dropped into the folder, and then flicked through like sheets of paper. Items can be filed under different tabs, and reordered, with the software automatically creating a detailed table of contents that’s updated when documents or tabs are shuffled around.

In GDoc Binder’s document view you can add comments, bookmarks, hyperlinks and highlights (shown above) to documents in a binder but they won’t appear on the originals.

In GDoc Binder’s document view you can add comments, bookmarks, hyperlinks and highlights (shown above) to documents in a binder but they won’t appear on the originals.

Copies of web pages can also be saved into binders, simply by entering the URL, from which an offline copy of the page is stored. Irritatingly, emails can’t be dragged and dropped into gDoc Binder, although it does include a basic text editor into which the text of emails can be pasted.

For all its simplicity, gDoc Binder is held back by a few fundamental flaws. Performance is labored: the animated flicking was juddery on our test 1.7GHz Core i5 laptop with 4 GB of RAM; importing a ten-slide presentation dragged the PC to its knees and took more than two minutes. The orientation of binders is also fixed, meaning landscape images filed inside a portrait binder are rotated by 90 degrees. The lack of auto save is disappointing, too.

GDoc Binder creates a table of contents based on a binder’s tabs, and you can see it both within the binder and as a slide-out menu in the Binder view.

GDoc Binder creates a table of contents based on a binder’s tabs, and you can see it both within the binder and as a slide-out menu in the Binder view.

While the initial price of $10 seems like a bona fide bargain, it buys you only ten virtual binders; each additional set of ten costs another $10, which grates slightly given there’s no incremental cost to the company. What’s more, deleting unwanted folders doesn’t return a binder to your allocation each new binder created cuts your quota by one.

As a simple, low-maintenance means of organizing notes and documents, gDoc Binder has plenty going for it but there are too many kinks to iron out before it can earn our full recommendation

As a simple, low-maintenance means of organizing notes and documents, gDoc Binder has plenty going for it but there are too many kinks to iron out before it can earn our full recommendation.

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