Leap for Mac

Leap for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    849
  • Date Added:
    March 26, 2008
  • File Size:
    6.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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1 stars

"Could there be a more worthless app?"

July 24, 2009  |  By dressed2kell

 |  Version: Leap 2.0.2

Summary

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9 out of 10 times I run into a roadblock when I try to accomplish any specific task. This is unbelievably ridiculous.

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5 stars

"You can teach me something new!"

June 30, 2009  |  By levinedr

 |  Version: Leap 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm one of those Mac users pathologically addicted to the Finder. Habit, I guess. It's part of my brain at this point. Had no interest in replacements; that is, ,until Leap. Leap was a great program, but Leap 2 is even better; more intuitive, nice GUI enhancements, faster. It really gives me a reason to spend a bit of extra time tagging important documents (which is very easy with Default Folder and Yep). Finding documents is so easy and, that serendipity stuff alluded to on Ironic's web stie actually is very useful. In looking for a specific document, you stumble across related items you had forgotten were there. In some cases you find something that works better than what you were looking for and, in the best case, something you find triggers a great idea, a new fork in the road or unsticks something that has bogged you thought process down for weeks. Anyway, I really like it. I had trouble downloading the file initially and emailed support which responded quickly with a new link.

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5 stars

"Especially good for specific projects"

August 28, 2008  |  By FloridaLaura

 |  Version: Leap 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It takes a while to wrap your head around this program and for my own purposes I see its greatest strength in finessing specific projects with user-created tags and other parameters. In that regard, it is far superior to Spotlight, which seems to me best suited for very fast, non-specific searches. Anyway, I made my purchase after using it for about 12 days of the one-month demo period. Part of my purchase was based on excellent technical support, which was very quickly responsive to some very lengthy e-mail exchanges that helped me understand how best to use this program.

Leap is not for everyone. But for those who really need powerful search capabilities, integration with Quick Look, and a variety of ways to quickly view results, Iâ??m not sure anything else comes as close, and I tried a few other competitive projects.

That said, I think Leap would do well to lower the price by about ten bucks.

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1 stars

"Flying Leap"

July 07, 2008  |  By helterskellter

 |  Version: Leap 1.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Leap is so ridiculous I'm actually laughing out loud as I type this. I honestly cannot believe that this things is for real, I mean you have GOT to be kidding me! Leap claims to be a superior solution to the Finder, yet Leap can't even run searches as powerfully as the Finder. No boolean, no refinement, this app makes absolutely ZERO sense. Leap allows me to use tags and save my searches to the sidebar-so what!? I can do all of this in the Finder using Spotlight comments for tagging and smart folders to save my searches in the sidebar. It's a tossup as to which is worse, the application designers or the marketing gurus who somehow calculate that Leap is worth the ludicrous price listed, after all, Leap would be a joke as freeware!

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5 stars

"The File Manager I've Been Waiting For"

April 09, 2008  |  By kkirksey

 |  Version: Leap 1.0.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been spoiled by Yojimbo and the ease with which it lets me tag, store, organize, and find documents. I've been wishing for something that would work with the rest of my files the way Yojimbo does, and the developers of Leap have made my wish come true. I can tag all of my files, and find by almost any criteria. The searches are much faster than plain old spotlight searches, and leap makes it easy for me to just search the documents I want.

Some reviewers here have complained that you can do what Leap does with the tools built into OS X. Possibly true, but you can also use an axe instead of a chainsaw to cut down a tree. Which tool does the job more quickly and easily?

I think complaints about the price are fair. It took me a long time to decide to cough up $59. If it had been $29, I would have bought Leap a long time ago. Judging by the number of downloads here, I think the price is scaring people away. That's too bad, because this is a great product. If the developers lowered the price, they'd sell many more copies.

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5 stars

"The File Manager I've Been Waiting For"

April 09, 2008  |  By kkirksey

 |  Version: Leap 1.0.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been spoiled by Yojimbo and the ease with which it lets me tag, store, organize, and find documents. I've been wishing for something that would work with the rest of my files the way Yojimbo does, and the developers of Leap have made my wish come true. I can tag all of my files, and find by almost any criteria. The searches are much faster than plain old spotlight searches, and leap makes it easy for me to just search the documents I want.

Some reviewers here have complained that you can do what Leap does with the tools built into OS X. Possibly true, but you can also use an axe instead of a chainsaw to cut down a tree. Which tool does the job more quickly and easily?

I think complaints about the price are fair. It took me a long time to decide to cough up $59. If it had been $29, I would have bought Leap a long time ago. Judging by the number of downloads here, I think the price is scaring people away. That's too bad, because this is a great product. If the developers lowered the price, they'd sell many more copies.

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4 stars

"Simply wonderful application"

March 26, 2008  |  By SJJ

 |  Version: Leap 1.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Personally I have always found Spotlight searches to be time-consuming and poor. Leap has literally changed the way I file and find things. Have dumped all my registered note-collecting apps (DevonThink, EagleFiler, Yojimbo, and the list goes on) and am running with Leap + tags + Finder. Absolutely wonderful application, well worth the money.
The lads are still polishing off the sharp edges and communicate really well.

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4 stars

"Simply wonderful application"

March 26, 2008  |  By SJJ

 |  Version: Leap 1.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Personally I have always found Spotlight searches to be time-consuming and poor. Leap has literally changed the way I file and find things. Have dumped all my registered note-collecting apps (DevonThink, EagleFiler, Yojimbo, and the list goes on) and am running with Leap + tags + Finder. Absolutely wonderful application, well worth the money.
The lads are still polishing off the sharp edges and communicate really well.

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4 stars

"Different File Management done the Mac Way"

January 11, 2008  |  By stardog2000

 |  Version: Leap 1.0b6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Leap and Yep (the PDF Organizer) for awhile now and continue to get more comfortable with them. The 1.0b6 ver changes the user interface (the Selection and Source columns on the left and the "Search Definition Bar" above these columns) to be much more user friendly than the previous versions. You will get much more out of Leap if you embrace the concept of tagging (keywords) your documents. If you take this step, Leap will leverage Spotlight to become a highly efficient way to locate just the files you need to find, right now. Once they are found, QuickLook technology makes it easy to check what you have found.

It is a little less structured and a different means of managing files as compared to the Finder but is a beautifully envisioned Mac application

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.3
  • Speed increases - faster 'Go Deep' searches
  • Less memory for some searches
  • Fixed a number of bugs, including some crashers
  • Added new MS Office 2008 file types
  • You can now create folders by right clicking in the Locations Panel
  • Open with... list improved
  • Fixed some warnings that showed up in the Console on Tiger
  • Fixed a number of bugs, including some crashers
  • Some minor UI changes - file totals are now in the crumb trail
  • Better syncing with upcoming Yep 1.7.8
  • Fixed problem on Tiger with Photoshop files
General
Publisher Ironic Software
Publisher web site http://www.ironicsoftware.com/
Release Date March 26, 2008
Date Added March 26, 2008
Version 1.0.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
  • Uses Leopard only features like Quick Look
  • G5 or faster
Download Information
File Size 6.63MB
File Name id406510909
Popularity
Total Downloads 849
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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