13 Mar Exporting emails from Gmail

We get this question a lot. Probably because there isn’t an explicit “export” option within the Gmail web interface. It’s gotten much easier to export emails from Gmail. Until recently, there wasn’t even a way to export email out of Gmail. In the early days we had to tell clients all kinds of convoluted methods to export their email, including connecting to an Outlook email box and exporting to PST. Thankfully, you can now export directly to mbox, a format that GoldFynch supports. Exporting emails from Google is linked to your Google account. If email is the only Google product you use,...

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01 Mar Big Data

You’ve heard the term over and over, but until now you’ve been crossing your fingers that it doesn’t apply to you, right? Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but big data relates to us all. If you’ve ever made a purchase with a credit card, signed up for newsletter, voted, answered a survey, or received an email you can assume that somewhere out there you are but a data point in an endless ocean of information. But how does Big Data relate to the legal industry? How does one manage big data in the context of a...

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29 Feb GoldFynch updates 02/29/2016

UPLOAD Improved drag and drop allows you to upload files and folders of any size Upload zipped files Drastically reduce data organization/assembly time with Automatic Exact Duplicate Detection, which applies to previously uploaded documents as well.  Continue working in the GoldFynch app while uploads are processing in the background. (Warning: navigating away from the app, at this time, halts uploads. This will be corrected in the next round of updates.)  Improved error reporting for unsuccessful uploads.  As always, enjoy Automatic OCR and detection of Dates, Names, Places and other material Entities within each file. (Includes Email Metadata.)    SEARCH The beauty of a Google-type search isn’t just that it...

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29 Feb Exact Duplicate Detection a.k.a Identical File Detection

If you're worried about uploading a file that's already in your case in GoldFynch, have no fear: Exact Duplicate Detection is here. Regardless of where the file is in your case, if you try to upload the same file more than once GoldFynch will give you a warning. For now, this feature works best when you try to upload a file thats already in GoldFynch. We are working on other duplicate detection systems to scan for duplicate files that might have been within zip files as well as intelligent duplicate detection that scans the content of files. Eventually our smart duplicate algorithms...

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22 Feb Search Within Search Results

Google is awesome at search. GoldFynch is awesome at search. Google searches the entire Internet. GoldFynch searches a finite amount of documents. Your documents, to be specific. While it doesn't really make much sense to compare Google directly to GoldFynch, it does, however, make sense to compare the search experience. Before Google, Internet search was a chore. It was slow and difficult to find what you were looking for. You had to get creative with your search terms and use complex search queries to get what you wanted. Enter: Google. All of a sudden, you can use simple English to find what you want. It made the entirety...

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21 Feb Uploading Zip or Compressed Files in GoldFynch

We have added support for zip files. If you have a .zip file you need to send to GoldFynch, you can just drag and drop into the files view. GoldFynch will automatically unzip the file, expand the contents and process all the files. This is a really handy feature, especially if you don't want to be bothered with recreating your file and folder directory structure from your computer on GoldFynch. You can even zip folders within folders. The advantages of zip files are You only need to upload one file The uploads go faster because files are compressed and you are uploading a...

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15 Feb Tagging Files

Think of a tag as a stamp or a sticky note on a file. It provides an additional method to categorize or call attention to individual documents or groups of files, but it doesn't affect the way the file is used in the GoldFynch app at all. You have the freedom to name your tags whatever you want, and there is no limit to the number of tags you can apply. You can tag an individual file when viewing it in Doc View and clicking +Add underneath the document title, as shown in the example below. Or, you can apply tags to groups...

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07 Feb Refine Your Search Using “Snippets”

You can now refine your search based on “snippets” of each result. "Snippets" are brief excerpts of a file that show up below the search results. The purpose is to provide context for your results within each document. When you select a file based on a “snippet”, GoldFynch opens that file and automatically navigates to the location of that particular “snippet” within the file. As you can see in the example below, all other search results are also highlighted within the selected document....

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29 Jan Uploading Folders

You can now upload whole folders directly to GoldFynch. Just drag and drop the folder from your Windows explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window directly onto the files view in GoldFynch. Remember you can only upload when you have the files view selected. If you drag and drop a folder onto GoldFynch, it automatically detects its a folder and creates the identical folder view in GoldFynch. As illustrated in the below example, when you drag and drop a folder to GoldFynch, it automatically detects a folder and creates the identical folder view. Don't worry, you can still upload files by dragging them directly...

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22 Jan e-Discovery and Document Review: An Introduction

Buzzwords and acronyms. They’re everywhere, and they’re probably here to stay. The words and acronyms themselves may fade away into obsolescence, but the fact is that it’s getting harder to know a lot about a lot. Most of us are relegated to knowing a lot about a few things. Here at GoldFynch, we know a lot about e-Discovery/Document Review. “e-Discovery” (short-hand for “electronic discovery”) or “document review”, are broad terms used to describe the collection of documents in an electronic format (such as .pdf, or .docx) followed by a search for information within those documents. One example most can relate to is the...

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