There’s an untapped gold mine of cost-effective, quick, and informative desk research just waiting to be analyzed. Before, you couldn’t do this without inefficiently and manually reformatting your documents.
Now, with Dovetail for documents, all the features you know and love in Dovetail are applicable to anything in a PDF format and more. It’s a first-of-its-kind feature that allows you to bring your valuable desk research into the mix and analyze everything in one place. Strengthen your research with more types of data to create powerful, multi-layered insights.
We know that manually copying, pasting, and formatting documents to analyze is a painful process. So, now you can seamlessly upload your files, highlight, tag, synthesize and add findings from documents to insights. Learn more about how to analyze your documents at the help center.
With no limit on highlights for documents, you can bring in as much supporting data as you’d like. Beyond PDF (.pdf), we also support Microsoft Word documents (.docx), Powerpoint (.pptx), Keynote presentations (.key), and Apple Pages (.pages).
Here are some examples of what you can bring in:
Powerpoint / Canva / Keynote presentations
Market and competitor reports
Venture capital pitch decks
Legal contracts or documents
News articles, internet searches, and white papers
You won’t get lost across all this new data you’ve brought in. We’ve improved the search experience to make it easier to surface the information you’re looking for and pinpoint exactly what you need. Now you can filter your search by data type and find keywords deep within files—we’ll even take you to the page of the document that the text or highlight appears on.
We know that there’s no one way of doing research, that’s why Dovetail is a mixed-method platform that can flex to your way of working. With all these different sources of information, you can form powerful multi-layered insights that paint a full picture.
Desk research is utilized to understand and narrow down the problem space in research projects. Now you can tie this context into your insights and show your end-to-end process, have all your research and supporting evidence together, and be able to trace it back to the source.