GoldFynch Blog

The 'Slop Search': How to Get Better Search Results When You're Looking for Specific Phrases

14 March 2018 by Anith Mathai
Searching your eDiscovery files for a specific phrase is tricky. GoldFynch's 'sloppy search' feature lets you loosen (and broaden) your search to get better results.

How to Find Files You've Mistakenly Forgotten to Tag: GoldFynch's New eDiscovery 'Tag Propagation'

01 March 2018 by Anith Mathai
Forgot to tag email attachments and ZIP files? They're easy to miss. Now, GoldFynch catches those misses with its new 'tag propagation' feature.

How to Move Files and Folders in Your GoldFynch Case

27 February 2018 by Anith Mathai
It's simple to move files and folders around in your GoldFynch case. Here's how in 5 simple steps.

Which Type of eDiscovery Pricing Will Save Money for My Small Law Firm?

17 February 2018 by Anith Mathai
Most eDiscovery providers use 'per GB' pricing to charge for their software. Because it seems more flexible. But 'fixed volume' pricing is actually simpler, more transparent, and (with a little tweaking) just as flexible. This post explores what these pricing strategies are, and which one is better for your small law firm.

How to Search Your eDiscovery Case. Pro Tips Every Small Law Firm Needs to Know

15 February 2018 by Anith Mathai
Your eDiscovery app's 'search' feature is a powerful tool. You can find documents that have a keyword you're after, and you can combine keywords for a more thorough search. Here's what you need to know to make the best searches.

How to Export and Share eDiscovery Emails: The 3-Step Guide for Your Small Law Firm

15 February 2018 by Anith Mathai
Need to share eDiscovery emails? Here's how: (1) Export and put them into your eDiscovery app. (2) Find and tag relevant emails. (3) Produce and share the emails.

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Handle Email eDiscovery for Your Small Law Firm

08 February 2018 by Anith Mathai
Traditional email apps make email eDiscovery clunky (and in some cases, impossible). The simple solution? Get a powerful-but-affordable eDiscovery app. Here's why.

Why Using Outlook for Email eDiscovery is Losing Your Small Law Firm Precious Billable Hours

29 January 2018 by Anith Mathai
Using an email app (like Outlook) for email eDiscovery? Oops. You'll need an eDiscovery app, instead. Let's see why, using the simple example of bulk-tagging emails.

Is Your Small Law Firm Overlooking this Simple Rule for Cutting eDiscovery Costs?

13 January 2018 by Anith Mathai
Want to cut eDiscovery costs? Upload (and 'produce') fewer files. Use these simple tricks to save money, work faster, and get more billable hours.

Looking Forward to 2018

01 January 2018 by Anith Mathai
GoldFynch 2018

3 Quick Tips to Find the Lowest eDiscovery Pricing for your Small Law Firm

29 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
To control eDiscovery pricing: Find (1) Cloud-based software, (2) With only the essential features you'll need, (3) With transparent and up-front pricing.

The Mystery of the Cloud: Why Small Law Firms Are Moving to Cloud-Based eDiscovery

28 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
What is the Cloud? How does it cut eDiscovery costs? Is it safe? And where can you get Cloud-based eDiscovery?

eDiscovery Ethics: The One Checklist Every Small Law Firm Needs

16 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
eDiscovery creates a new set of ethical standards. And small law firms need to rise to the challenge. Here's a checklist for collecting, using and protecting your eDiscovery data.

Is Ediscovery Preventing Your Small Law Firm from Growing?

15 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
If your small law firm doesn't have specialized software, you're wasting precious billable hours. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

The ‘Flow ‘of eDiscovery: What Your Small Law Firm Needs to Know Before Choosing eDiscovery Software.

10 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
There are many eDiscovery apps to choose from. But what matters is the strategy you use to build your case. Tap into the ‘flow’ of eDiscovery, and it’ll lead you to the right app for your firm.

5 Simple Tips to Keep eDiscovery Cheap for Small Law Firms

03 December 2017 by Anith Mathai
When done right, eDiscovery can save you money. Here are 5 tips for keeping eDiscovery cheap.

The Secret to Choosing the Best Low-Cost eDiscovery Software for Your Small Law Firm

28 November 2017 by Anith Mathai
There are a lot of eDiscovery apps out there. Many are unnecessarily complicated. And even fewer are affordable. So, here are 4 things to keep in mind when choosing your software.

Low-Cost eDiscovery For Small Law Firms: Why It’s Possible, and How to Get it

27 November 2017 by Anith Mathai
eDiscovery is complicated and (usually) expensive. But there's a new generation of cheaper, faster apps, for small law firms. Here's how to get one . . .

eDiscovery Pricing: What Is My Small Law Firm Paying For? And Can It Pay Less?

09 November 2017 by Anith Mathai
Excerpt for SEO: Need affordable eDiscovery? Get an app that processes files for free and hosts them on the Cloud. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying too much

What Is ‘Metadata’? And How Does eDiscovery Software Use It to Win Cases for Small Law Firms like Yours?

25 October 2017 by Anith Mathai
Metadata is 'data about data,' and all computer files have it. But what does that mean? Why is it such a big deal? And how is it relevant to an attorney like you? This post explains all.

Production Log and Converting Tags To 'Quick Codings'

28 September 2017 by Anith Mathai
A Production Log is an itemized record of the produced documents. This article details this new feature, in addition to the ability to convert tags to 'quick codings'.

How to Find Emails When You’ve Forgotten the Date They Were Sent.

16 August 2017 by Anith Mathai
That’s two separate searches. One search to find emails from that client. And the other to narrow down those emails to the ones from last month. GoldFynch’s *Intelligent Search* feature helps combine these two searches and save time. Here’s how:

Ediscovery 101: The Basics of Ediscovery for Small Law Firms

15 August 2017 by Anith Mathai
Ediscovery (i.e. ‘electronic’ discovery) is the process of collecting, sharing, and searching electronically stored information (ESI).

Ediscovery Basics: Has Your Small Law Firm Been Making This Mistake When Sharing ‘Productions’?

08 August 2017 by Anith Mathai
Most small law firms download and mail/email their finished ‘productions.’ But this isn’t the best (or safest) way to do things. Here’s why you need to find an ediscovery app that lets you share productions from within the app itself.

The Magic of Advanced Searches: Useful eDiscovery Tips for Small Law Firms

01 August 2017 by Anith Mathai
One of the most powerful features of electronic discovery (e-discovery or eDiscovery) is the ‘advanced search.’ Here, we explore how advanced searches work and how you can make the most of them.

How to Share Productions in GoldFynch

26 July 2017 by Anith Mathai
When you finish working on a case and produce it, GoldFynch creates a zip file of that production. And now it’s super easy to share this file, right from the GoldFynch interface. No need to waste time downloading and emailing it.

What Are PST Files? As a Small Law Firm’s What do I need to do to Be Able to Handle Them?

24 July 2017 by Anith Mathai
Businesses today talk to each other through email. So, your clients are bound to come to you with PST files. What are they? And what do you do with them? Read on to find out.

Ferrari vs Corvette Ediscovery: Fast Cars Teach Small Law Firms a Valuable Lesson

19 July 2017 by Anith Mathai
How much should your small law firm be spending on ediscovery? In this article, we look at the the difference between the Ferrari and the Chevrolet Corvette, and what it can teach us about choosing ediscovery software.

4 Essential Advanced Search Features Your Small Law Firm Needs for Email eDiscovery

01 July 2017 by Anith Mathai
Advanced’ searching is about making a highly specific search. So, is your eDiscovery software's search engine 1) Able to handle complex searches, 2) Easy to use, 3) Fast, 4) Able to save/share searches

Searching for File Types (with Extensions and MIME Types)

27 June 2017 by John Ding
With our most recent update to GoldFynch, the ability to search by file extension has been added! In addition, improvements have been made to filetype searching.

What Ediscovery Software Should I Buy? Ask These 4 Questions to Save Your Small Law Firm Time and Money.

07 June 2017 by Anith Mathai
Ediscovery is becoming affordable. But deciding which software to use is still tough. Ask yourself these 4 questions and save your small law firm time and money

Is Your Clients’ Data Safe? Cloud Computing to the Rescue for Small Law Firms.

06 June 2017 by Anith Mathai
Is your firm using cloud-computing? If not, here’s why it’s the safest way to store your clients’ data.

Can Ediscovery Tools Make You a Better Lawyer?

30 May 2017 by Anith Mathai
As a lawyer in a small firm, ediscovery can give you tools to improve your performance in 4 key ways.

Ediscovery: How it Works, and Why It Will Help Keep Your Small Law Firm Relevant

26 May 2017 by Anith Mathai
Don’t know about ediscovery? It’s the next big thing for small law firms. Here’s how it works and why you need it.

Announcing New Case Plans! Here’s What That Means and How It Will Save You Money.

25 May 2017 by Anith Mathai
Perfect for small law firms: Get flexible ediscovery and still know exactly how much you’ll be paying every month.

How to Land a Big Case as a Small Law Firm

16 May 2017 by Anith Mathai
Landing big cases is a challenge for small and solo law firms. Here are some useful tips on how to get your next big client.

GoldFynch moves to Google Cloud

10 April 2017 by Anith Mathai
We’ve switched over to Google Cloud Storage. Performance benefits improve uploading, downloading and file processing speeds. Google Cloud Storage provides us more security and auditing capabilities.

Codings' and Our Improved Tagging System

24 February 2017 by Anith Mathai
Tags and codings are user defined labels to help organize files. This article explains how to use tags and codes in GoldFynch for review.

How to Change Your GoldFynch Case Plan

17 January 2017 by Anith Mathai
If you don't need all the storage your plan provides. GoldFynch, billing is prorated, so pay only what you use by upgrading and downgrading your case.

Why Your Small Firm Needs E-Discovery, and Where to Get It

17 January 2017 by Anith Mathai
Unlike other ediscovery software, GoldFynch scales for large and small firms. Your firm can now use affordable ediscovery software for any case.

Why Your E-Discovery Software Needs To Have OCR

20 December 2016 by John Ding
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is software that converts scanned documents into text files for searching. GoldFynch has OCR built in, unlimited and included in all plans.

What Is Ediscovery (Or E-Discovery)?

06 December 2016 by John Ding
Ediscovery (electronic discovery) is collecting, sharing, and searching electronically stored information (ESI) – e.g. Word files, PDFs, emails, etc.

New Upload Status Bar: Track Your Uploads Easily

11 October 2016 by Ross Johnson
GoldFynch handles a large range of file types; the uploads progress window shows the upload status of files sent to GoldFynch.

Document Production In GoldFynch

20 September 2016 by Ross Johnson
Ediscovery production of files in GoldFynch is designed to be simple. It is handled by a production wizard that will walk you through all the steps.

New Issues Page for Error Alerts

09 September 2016 by John Ding
We’ve created an Issues page to show error alerts.

Calendar Items (.Ical) And Contact Information (.Vcf) In Goldfynch

24 August 2016 by John Ding
iCalendar files (iCALs) and Virtual Contact Files (VCFs): now supported by GoldFynch.

Use a Password List to Save Time

18 August 2016 by Anith Mathai
Use our password list to enter passwords for restricted files and GoldFynch will automatically find and use the right one when needed.

How to Pay Your GoldFynch Invoice

20 July 2016 by Anith Mathai
Learn how to pay your monthly GoldFynch invoice in 3 easy steps.

Should I Use Cloud-Based Services? A Quick Guide

13 July 2016 by Anith Mathai
Many firms are shifting towards the cloud. Follow security best practices when using the Cloud.

Search by Email Properties

13 July 2016 by John Ding
Learn more about how Goldfynch lets you search for emails using the ‘subject’, ‘to’, ‘cc’ or ‘bcc’ email fields (email meta data).

Case Sharing Across Multiple Accounts in GoldFynch

25 June 2016 by Ross Johnson
With Case Sharing, you now have the ability to open a case in one account and share it with another user in a different account.

Search By Date Range

01 May 2016 by John Ding
Take advantage of GoldFynch's date identification capabilities to search for documents via date ranges. It can identify many different date formats.

Next / Previous files in Files View and Search View for Quick Document Review

19 April 2016 by Anith Mathai
Documents can be reviewed quickly by clicking Next Document or Previous Document while in Doc View.

Redaction in GoldFynch

13 April 2016 by John Ding
Redaction in GoldFynch refers to the process of removing sensitive information from a document prior to production. GoldFynch has multiple ways to redact.

File Support Updates - HTML, TXT

06 April 2016 by Anith Mathai
We’ve added HTML and TXT file formats to our existing arsenal of supported file formats.

Paying Bills and Viewing Invoices

01 April 2016 by Anith Mathai
Pay for your GoldFynch cases securely with our Stripe credit card payment integration. Calculation of case billing is prorated on an hourly basis.

Load files: What are they? And do we still need them?

29 March 2016 by Ross Johnson
Simply put, a load file is a really well organized text file. Load files are used by older software that still utilize legacy relational databases.

Exporting emails from Gmail

13 March 2016 by Ross Johnson
This article shows you how to export email from GMail.

Big Data

01 March 2016 by Anith Mathai
Structured Data is what we imagine big data is: rows of columns filled with values in a spreadsheet. Big data is also unstructured like in PDFs, Word, blogs, emails etc.

Exact Duplicate Detection a.k.a Identical File Detection

29 February 2016 by Anith Mathai
Our duplicate file detection system detects exact file duplicates already uploaded.

GoldFynch Updates

29 February 2016 by Anith Mathai
Latest updates to GoldFynch. Including duplicate detection, upload improvements and bulk tagging.

Search Within Search Results

22 February 2016 by John Ding
Compare the GoldFynch search experience to Google. When you search in GoldFynch, you can search within results.

Uploading Zip or Compressed Files in GoldFynch

21 February 2016 by John Ding
If you have a .zip file you need to send to GoldFynch, drag and drop your .zip file into GoldFynch. It will unzip the file, and process all the files.

Tagging Files

15 February 2016 by John Ding
Tags are short labels for files. Tags are useful for file review and production in GoldFynch.

Refine Your Search Using 'Snippets'

07 February 2016 by Ross Johnson
“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.

Uploading Folders

29 January 2016 by John Ding
To upload whole folders to GoldFynch, drag ‘n drop the folder from your Windows explorer or Finder (Mac) window onto the files view in GoldFynch.

e-Discovery and Document Review: An Introduction

22 January 2016 by Anith Mathai
E-Discovery or document review , are broad terms used to describe the collection of documents in an electronic format followed by a search for information within those documents.