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EagleFiler for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,144
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30 days); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    19.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Probably the best notes/archive program"

April 21, 2009  |  By CauseyPike

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.4.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tend to take contemporanous notes from many regular meetings (i.e. my personal minutes of meetings), and I also like a program I can drop various pdfs and documents onto and easily catalogue them for later reference. I've worked through most of the mac notes-taking programs. I used to use DevonThink Pro Office, and there wasn't much wrong with it, though the versions aren't particularly pretty in terms of design. Yojimbo also worked well. In the end, though, I've settled with EagleFiler. It archives emails easily, handles multiple libraries well, you can store private libraries in encrypted disk images (e.g. managed via Knox, or EagleFiler can do this itself). The encrypted library feature is the thing I that really sold EagleFiler to me. In the end, DevonThink and Yojimbo aren't bad programs, but having multiple libraries, including some kept privately, has been very handy.
I'd love it if it sync'd easily to the iPhone, but at least there are good instructions for getting files from EagleFiler to the iPhone via Airsharing or equivalent. Sadly no syncing, at least not yet.
Anyway: EagleFiler is robust, reliable, well-developed and with a responsive developer, can work with encryption and multiple libraries, searches quickly, and is easy to use. I can't see me changing anytime soon.

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5 stars

"This is the one with the most going for it"

January 11, 2008  |  By MarkSealey

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.2.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Yes, I agree: I have tried or looked very closely at all the others. EagleFiler really is the fullest, most robust and best supported.

The implications of the latter are that it can only go from strength to strength and develop what is now a very special tool into a world beater.

Stable, very well thought-out, easy to use, responsive developer and utterly in tune with the way many Mac users work.

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5 stars

"Needs real .mac synching"

June 21, 2007  |  By Mark Moline

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I really like this app sooo much more than Yojimbo, but Yojimbo let's me keep everything synched automatically between my work machine, my laptop, and my home desktop. That painless synching from Yojimbo makes the slowness tolerable.

Eagle Filer is fast. It's far more pleasing to work with an EF library than the same library in Yojimbo. But without .mac synching I just can't use it...and I really want to!

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5 stars

"Great Stuff"

February 25, 2007  |  By jboyzh

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.1.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using EagleFiler for some months now and must say that it develops to one of the best notetaking, email and data storing apps. I like the fact that all data is stored in native formats, so I can backup and retrieve all data the way I like. It can do nested folders. It has great search capabilities. It imports all my mail and I can search it. And much more.

This relatively new application is updated very often, and most bugs that I ever encountered are gone by now.

Comparing various notetaking apps, this one seems to develop into the creme de la creme of them all, it's just really really great, and of course I do recommend it to anyone who's looking for this kind of application!

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5 stars

"Fantastic for capturing and organizing information..."

January 20, 2007  |  By sumnerg

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.1.2

Summary

...- and email
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Select text in Safari, drag it onto Eaglefiler's drop pad, and Eaglefiler saves the text. Quite a few competitors' programs do this or similar. But Eaglefiler also appends the source URL to the text. In addition to unusual touches like this, Eaglefiler makes it a snap to tag items with text and icons of your choice (and/or put stuff in nesting folders if you like.) Or archive your email. And so much more. The developer is amazingly responsive.

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4 stars

"Great Program with One Caveat"

December 17, 2006  |  By robbnashville

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is indeed a great program; and I do plan to pay the registration fee and continue using it. I've not seen a better nor simpler program for keeping an orderly and easy to use archive of files, web pages, etc. that you know you may want again someday. The developer is also responsive to emails and obviously knows his stuff and plans to continue developing and improving EagleFiler. He assures me it is quite fast on an Intel Mac; and he plans to make it faster for those of us who still use Power PC Macs in the near future. Now for my caveat; and remember I have not used the program very long. However, I don't think this is the program for archiving email. The developer tells me he is planning some additional features for archiving email and email boxes; but right now, I find it cumbersome for that purpose. You can't delete individual emails once they are imported. (This differs from importing files, web pages, etc. You can delete those when you no longer want them.) Also, when you import additional email, it seems that you have to import and then merge email boxes instead of just adding to an existing email box. (I could be wrong on this. I admit that once I learned I couldn't throw emails away from the archive, I set about putting what I had exported back into Mail to look for a better solution and didn't explore that aspect of EagleFiler to it's fullest, I'm sure.) So yes, do buy the program to use as a storage closet for files and folders; but I'm buying MailSteward for archiving my email.

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5 stars

"Another winner from Michael Tsai"

November 28, 2006  |  By EAB01

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm a researcher/writer who has been using DevonThink Pro as my primary information repository for several years. I store everything from audio files of interviews to websites, images to emails, and drafts and manuscripts to notes. And while DTP is far and away one of the best Mac apps around, I've always been concerned about the fate of the data if the developer disappeared (unlikely, but you never know).

Given that I've had colleagues burned by orphaned software (rendering their data inaccessible) I've always either used links to files or kept duplicates of key files I've imported into DTP. In contrast, EagleFiler simply copies the original files to a sophisticated but straightforward managed library. In other words, if the app is orphaned one day (or if I just change to a different app) my files will still be there in their original formats. No third-party conversion software would be needed to "extract" them.

I'm sure there are other apps out there that do the same sort of thing, but Mr. Tsai has put a lot of thought into the UI and into using core data facilities to manage the library. As with his well-known (and loved by many!) SpamSieve program, he has developed an excellent application. I look forward to its continued evolution.

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5 stars

"Perfect file manager."

October 15, 2006  |  By donperreault

 |  Version: EagleFiler 1.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been switching between StickyBrain (SOHONotes) and Yojimbo as my primary file manager for months. Neither of them completely capable of my needs. Yesterday I noticed a mention of EagleFiler on John Gruber's website Daring Fireball. I installed EagleFiler and imported my saved files from SOHO and Yojimbo, spent some time tagging the files and I have to say EagleFiler performs flawlessly. The ability to tag the files with Keywords is necessary for a great File Manager. Both StickyBrain and Yojimbo force the user to use categories for filing which is very limiting.

EagleFiler is awesome, give it a try u won't be disappointed

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.5
General
  • Made various optimizations so that EagleFiler is faster at viewing and searching large numbers of records.
  • The Add Link.../Edit Link... command in The Format Menu now has a keyboard shortcut of Command-K.
  • On Mac OS X 10.10, Helvetica Neue is now the default font for the source list. This can be overridden in the preferences.
  • Improved the fonts in the About and Software Update windows.
  • The secondary sort in the records list is now always the date, which should be more useful and predictable.
  • Added accessibility label in the Software Update new News windows.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 removed support for the Share toolbar button, so now EagleFiler only displays it on Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9.
Importing
  • Improved importing of old Apple Mail mailboxes.
  • EagleFiler no longer tries to import Libre Office lock files or NSData temporary files.
  • TouchDraw files are no longer imported as text files.
  • When capturing from Outlook, EagleFiler is better able to handle delays or failures of Outlook to return a message's headers.
  • When capturing from Preview, EagleFiler now reports a better error if the capture failed because the document had not yet been saved.
  • When importing selected Web text via Services, if the source URL is a nonsensical value EagleFiler no longer sets it as the source URL or appends it to the RTF text.
AppleScript
  • It is now possible to import from the clipboard via AppleScript.
  • You can now get and set the current library (e.g. for capturing purposes) via AppleScript.
  • Updated the sample AppleScripts to use universal type identifier instead of kind.
  • The Import Examples script now shows how to create a PDF service.
  • The Import From Outlook script now preserves flags and categories from Outlook as tags in EagleFiler.
  • Added the Date From Filename script.
  • Added the Delete Empty Folders script.
  • Added the Tag PDFs that Need OCR script.
Error Handling
  • If the system fails to save the list of files to be opened, EagleFiler will now retry. This should fix a problem where you would tell EagleFiler to open a library and nothing would happen.
  • If EagleFiler detects that one of its files is missing, i.e. that the application is damaged, it now presents a better error message.
  • Improved the error reporting when a temporary folder cannot be created.
  • Improved the error reporting when a metadata backup fails.
  • EagleFiler will now automatically recreate the Trash folder if it is missing.
  • If The To Import Folder gets deleted after the library is already open, EagleFiler will now automatically recreate it.
  • Improved the error handling when the system doesn't provide the proper data for drag and drop.
  • Better handling of memory errors when backing up metadata.
  • Added logging to track down the source of an error when indexing files.
  • EagleFiler now shows a better error message if you enter an invalid name when creating a new library.
  • EagleFiler will now clear a library's temporary items folders when opening the library, so that unneeded files don't build up if the library was not cleanly closed.
  • Reworded the "Forget" alert.
  • Added esoteric preference to disable Growl in case of crashes.
Bug Fixes
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause the name of the selected source to be unreadable when the source list didn't have focus. (The name may still be unreadable if you toggle the Reduce transparency setting in the Accessibility preferences pane while your library window is open.)
  • Worked around a toolbar button validation bug on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Fixed a bug where logged timings were inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug where some user interface text was shown in the wrong font on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft PowerPoint files (and some other files that did not have 64-bit Spotlight importers) were not indexed.
  • Fixed a bug where importing via AppleScript and asking for options did not return the imported record when using the text, plain text, or stationery parameter.
  • Fixed a bug on Mac OS X 10.10 importing selected text from Apple Mail via Services where importing took a long time, the Web archive was not directly viewable, and the filename was a UUID.
  • Fixed a bug where some Markdown files were imported as mailboxes instead of as text files.
  • Fixed a regression that could cause an error when emptying the trash.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would incorrectly think that files with upside-down Unicode characters were missing.
  • Fixed a bug checking volume case sensitivity.
  • Fixed a bug redirecting text editing key commands to the record viewer.
  • Date formatters now use the POSIX local where appropriate.
General
Publisher C-Command Software
Publisher web site http://c-command.com
Release Date June 03, 2015
Date Added June 03, 2015
Version 1.6.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.18MB
File Name EagleFiler-1.6.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,144
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 days
Price $40

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