In the physical world, when you share a record or a book with a friend, it’s still technically yours. But in the digital world, where documents aren’t so much shared as they are copied, it’s difficult for content creators to maintain control.
Sharing a Word document chock-full of sensitive information isn’t like lending out your beloved old copy of Paul’s Boutique, after all. You can forward that document to multiple people, edit its contents, and print out as many copies as you want. And in most cases, the content creator is likely none the wiser. Clement Cazalot believed there had to be a better way to keep such crucial documents in check.
Described as “a tool made for paranoid people by paranoid people,” DocTrackr was created by Cazalot and his cofounder Alex Negrea. The service tracks how and where documents are being viewed and shared—and offers a handy kill switch to revoke access altogether if needed.