Liechtenstein-based entrepreneur Philipp Luder has launched Docomondo, an app to scan, save, and organize documents such as invoices, mailings, or contracts. Since launch in August, Docomondo has already been downloaded about 4,000 times.
Docomondo promises the end of the paper stack, that paper stack that we all know, the one at home or in the office. Invoices, mailings, to-do lists, advertisements, all that stuff we still have to do but haven’t gotten to it yet. Docomondo is an app that promises to bring structure and ensure that you never miss a deadline or lose an important document or letter.
The app was Philipp Luder’s idea, a Liechtenstein resident. He studied business and entrepreneurship at Liechtenstein University and started the company behind Docomondo. As he is not a developer himself, he teamed up with developers from Berlin.
Before even starting his company, Luder surveyed 1,500 potential customers. He figured that there was a market for his app and that his primary customers will be private individuals, not B2B customers. “The market is huge,” says Luder in an interview with the local news page Vaterland Liechtenstein. “70 percent of surveyed customers said they were fed up with their paperwork.”
The team then launched the app in August 2020, after months of testing by more than 300 people all over the DACH region. There is also a desktop version for MAC-OS. A Windows application is currently being worked on. Luder says data protection will be paramount to success. “Data protection is a key priority,” he says. The app provider has no access to personal documents or data saved by app users.
Docomondo is financed without external investors or venture capital. “We are not dependent on investors,” says Luder. As it is cost-intensive to operate and develop the software, users will pay for the use. “Everyone can test the app for free for 30 days,” explains Luder.” That enables customers to find out if Docomondo fits their needs without any hidden cost.”
How does it work?
Users can scan documents with their smartphone camera, and the app then converts it into a PDF. Alternatively, users can also upload an already existing PDF. When scanning documents, an integrated OCR tool will automatically convert the text into a machine-readable format. The app also improves the quality of the scan by changing contrast or correcting for scanning errors.
The app supports all kinds of documents, such as invoices, passports, insurance documents, contracts, and more. After scanning, the app will save and archive the documents in the respective folders. Users can then quickly search the document in their app, send it to someone else, or print it.
Docomondo has been available since August and has already been downloaded more than 4,000 times. It’s definitely a compelling use case that could make life easier.