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Enhancement request - document manager

Travel Forums System Talk Enhancement request - document manager

1. Posted by nzhamsta (Respected Member, 93 posts) 15 Jun '12 20:30

Hi,

Have you guys ever thought about having a simple document manager as part of the TP system?

For my last major trip I had about 50 bookings (flights, hotels, trains etc) and I had these all printed out in duplicate and stored in two folders that I carried with me for the entire trip. Whilst great, if I lost my bag etc, all my bookings would have been scattered around dozens of emails with various versions of bookings etc confusing things.

An idea came to me that it would be great to have a central point so that I can access all the documents (mostly PDFs) in a single place, and I thought that TP would be an ideal place for this.

It does not need to be very complicated. Create an itinerary (eg, trip to India). Within that itinerary, add dates, description and documents (eg, 01/07/2012, fly to Delhi, bookingABC123.pdf attached).

Your thoughts?

Regards,
Glynn

2. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5467 posts) 19 Jun '12 00:10

Hi Glynn,

We've tossed this idea around in the past as well. Although there's a definite use for travellers to have something like this, I think there's also already some very good options out there for document storage (Dropbox for example). There's some security issues involved in accepting uploads of all these different file formats that we're a little uncomfortable with.

That said, maybe an integration with another service that stores the documents while we just link them up and show the files inside an itinerary would be of use.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 24 Jun '12 21:48

Microsoft Skydrive and Google Docs allow you to upload/create/edit files such as documents, images (photos or scanned documents) and spreadsheets. You can use these services as an online back up for your important things in case of emergency.