So I’ve got a problem. Every year I have to gather together a set of paper based forms and put them in a folder to hand to someone for QA processing. Most of these forms start off in some word-processing package, but by the time that they require review by a colleague and multiple signatures they end up on paper – it’s simply easier. But I’m not too good with paper and I’m even worse with uncodified processes that I follow once a year. Surely there’s a way to codify a process of handling documents? Yeah, there are plenty of tools that do it. And here’s another…
FOlder gives you a web based methods of creating, and writing documents. It’s based on the amazing Aloha-Editor and the fantastic Happstack. So the technical plumbing is thoroughbred, using a (soon-to-be) distributed (guaranteed) ACID data store. It’s missing three major features
- Authentication (coming in version 0.1),
- Collating the created files in a folder (simple fix in version 0.2),
- Digital signatures (straightforward to implement, hard to devise a good UI).
and one minor feature
- upload PDFs which are viewable using PDF.js.
You can find the source code here. I’m happy to accept patches!
A quick hacked video on YouTube (uploaded in WebM so it shouldn’t require flash)