EagleFiler for Mac

EagleFiler for Mac

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  • Version:
    1.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,106
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30 days); $40.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    19.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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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 1.6.3
  • Added an EagleFiler Import command in the system Share menu for importing URLs to EagleFiler (requires Mac OS X 10.10). You can hold down the Option key to have EagleFiler bring up its options window before importing.
  • Modernized lots of code and removed old code that's no longer needed for compatibility with legacy OS versions.
  • Made lots of optimizations to improve EagleFiler's performance and reduce its memory use. Some highlights are:
    - Indexing e-mail messages is faster, particularly for messages containing attached files of common types.
    - Indexing e-mail HTML messages is much less I/O intensive, which should make EagleFiler more responsive on Macs with spinning disks.
    - Syncing tags with the Finder is faster.
    - Optimized the date formatter to work around a performance regression in Mac OS X 10.10.
  • EagleFiler now reports to Notification Center when it finishes an import.
  • If you are importing a URL and specify a title in the options window, the title is now used for the filename as well.
  • The Command-Tab switcher will now change you to the space containing the current main window, rather than staying on the current space if the Drop Pad was already visible there.
  • Improved compatibility with MailTags.
  • Improved compatibility with BitTorrent Sync.
  • The Backup Metadata command now backs up the creation date, modification date, and file label. EagleFiler does not restore these, since they might be older than the values in the filesystem, but they are now in the backup to enable possible restores in the future when files are passed through a lossy cloud.
  • EagleFiler is better able to import and merge malformed mbox files that have leading whitespace.
  • EagleFiler is better able to recover from a variety of file ownership and permissions problems.
  • If EagleFiler encounters empty messages when capturing from Outlook, there is now an option to skip all of them so that you don't have to click a button for each message.
  • It is now possible to disable tag syncing on a global or per-library basis. This is described in the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual.
  • Added the Copy Notes to Spotlight Comments script.
  • The How does indexing in EagleFiler work? section of the manual now describes some new logging options that you can use to isolate the source of the problem if searching or indexing is slow.
  • Added the following sections to section to the manual:
    - How can I rebuild a library?
    - Importing Mail from Airmail
    - Save PDF to EagleFiler
  • Updated and improved the following sections of the manual:
    - How can I access my library from multiple Macs?
    - Importing Mail
    - Importing Mail From PowerMail
    - Importing Web Pages and URLs
    - The To Import Folder
    - Updating From a Previous Version
  • Added EnableJavaScriptForWebTool to the esoteric preferences.
  • Esoteric preferences links are now directly clickable in the Apple Help and PDF manual.
  • Re-rendered the library document icon so that it looks sharper and to work around a display bug on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Common types of tag syncing errors are now reported more concisely.
  • Adjusted some of the toolbar icons for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Updated the disk image icon for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Updated Gatekeeper signature format.
  • Adjusted the way the Purchase... window displays the remaining demo time to try to make it clearer.
  • The Purchase... window now accepts serial numbers copied and pasted from a PDF of an order confirmation, after the browser has transliterated the dashes.
  • Improved handling of localized strings when the application is damaged.
  • Improved error reporting when EagleFiler can't connect to the update server.
  • The Software Update... feature is better at explaining what you can do if installation fails.
  • Improved the crash reporter's error reporting.
  • Fixed a bug where the release notes in the Software Update... window were shown in the wrong font.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause crashes when indexing HTML e-mail messages.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could prevent changing the hotkeys.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that prevented the creation of encrypted libraries.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause EagleFiler to freeze at launch.
  • Worked around an Xcode bug that caused EagleFiler to complain in Console about missing images.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from Vienna 3 didn't work.
  • Fixed a regression where the Info window didn't update if you edited a cell in the records list.
  • Fixed a possible cause of an error when checking the locations of files in the library.
  • Fixed a regression where the Info window didn't look right if no browser window was open.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could crash or be very slow when there were a lot of icon thumbnails to load.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would try to import invisible Dropbox support files.
  • Fixed a bug where smart folders could incorrectly include the containing folder in the list.
  • Fixed a bug where the NonTextExtensions default didn't work.
  • Fixed several typos when capturing from Outlook.
  • Updated the localizations.
General
Publisher C-Command Software
Publisher web site http://c-command.com
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 1.6.3
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.12MB
File Name EagleFiler-1.6.3.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,106
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 days
Price $40

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