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Pixily Wants to Eat Your Paper

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ScreenshotAh, the dream of the paperless office. Pixily wants to help you make that dream a reality – by offering online document storage combined with a scanning service. Here’s the deal: in addition to letting you upload, store, and organize (via tags) existing PDF documents, if you pay for a Pixily account they’ll send you prepaid envelopes. Stuff the envelopes full of paper, send them back, and your documents will get scanned and added to your account.

Once they’re in Pixily, all of your documents become searchable PDFs. You can use their web interface to print, download, or view the documents in your account. You can also share them with others, on a limited-time basis (and those viewing a shared document don’t need a Pixily account). Pricing starts at $4.95 per month for 1000 pages stored, though you need to move up to the $14.95 per month to get the scanning service (50 pages per month; you can buy more). This may seem pricy, but they’re hoping you view it as a good tradeoff against the time it would take to do the scanning yourself.