Yojimbo for Mac

Yojimbo for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0.3
File Size:
7.86MB
Date Added:
May 22, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $30.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
3,316
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Yojimbo for Mac is an uncomplicated organizational application that allows you to collect and manage files using its well-designed tagging system. A small number of performance issues may discourage you from using this application, but rest assured that Yojimbo will ease your usual workflow.

Pros

Straightforward interface: Thanks to the ever-present Drop Dock, using this program could not be easier. Yojimbo presents all files in a neat manner, organizing photos, bookmarks, and more into separate locations, and we enjoyed the helpful preview screen that allows you to see the contents of a file without opening it.

Intelligent features: Yojimbo for Mac boasts a powerful tagging and search system that allows you to find files with exact precision. We were impressed that Yojimbo was usually able to identify what type of data we had added, such as a URL, and placed it in the most relevant location without any input from us.

Affordable, efficient synchronization: The latest update added more stability to the synchronization tool offered by Yojimbo. The sync tool performed flawlessly during tests, making data easy to download to another device. At a $3/month subscription price, this tool is completely optional and costs less than some competing programs.

Cons

Inconsistent processing: The overall performance of Yojimbo for Mac varied greatly during tests. For example, files were always easily found after completing searches, but the search process itself sometimes had sluggish feel and took longer than desired to generate results.

Bottom Line

Yojimbo for Mac is likely to improve your work efficiency with its useful toolkit and affordable pricing plan, and despite the mixed performance, we believe this program is the best choice for those only needing a small amount of organization to those needing a massive amount.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Yojimbo for Mac 4.0.3.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best I have tried"

    March 17, 2011   |   By mail841

    Version: Yojimbo 3.0.2

    Pros

    Easy to earn
    Easy to use
    Flexible
    Stable
    Now has a list of tags for consistency
    Easy to add selected content from any application without leaving that application

    Cons

    A bit expensive, but I'd buy it again.

    Summary

    The best application I have tried for storing and finding all sorts of information. I was so frustrated with Circus ponies, that I dumped it after 1 day with Yojimbo.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not really necessary"

    October 27, 2010   |   By sicntired

    Version: Yojimbo 3.0

    Pros

    I didn't find the products features useful for my purposes.

    Cons

    Just another way of taking money from people for a service that is easily covered by freeware.

    Summary

    I took one look at the features and saw that it offered nothing that I wanted to pay additional money for a convenience I would probably never use.

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  • 5 stars

    "The BEST Application for Archiving!"

    October 06, 2010   |   By ctshop

    Version: Yojimbo 2.2.1

    Pros

    It is elegant and simple to use. Very stable and reliable. Well thought out. I used it for ALL my archives. The best is the search function, it returns results as I typed on a library of couple of thousand of documents.

    Cons

    I just hope the developer will produce more frequent updates to the program. For a program of such quality, it is a bit underdeveloped.

    Summary

    I have being using this everyday for a few years
    With 6 GB of datas, the app is still very snappy! Never crashed on me.

    I have tested many archiving applications, this is the best!

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  • 4 stars

    "Forget it..."

    July 06, 2010   |   By tersonodesign

    Version: Yojimbo 2.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    DevonThink leaves this for dead. I bought version 1 but this upgrade is feeble in the extreme.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good place to store and organize your mscl. data."

    December 02, 2009   |   By jimcobber

    Version: Yojimbo 2.1

    Pros

    Very easy to use, stable and fast. It consolidates all the mscl. stuff I had scattered all over my computers into one nice interface. Combine with Webjimbo and you have your own personal "cloud" solution. Love it.

    Cons

    How to back up your stuff is not very clear. I use Time Machine so it's covered, but there should be some sort of backup protocol outlined somewhere.

    Summary

    I've been looking for a solution like this for a long time to keep text snippets, pdfs, and other sorts of files in one place that could be indexed and searched. Also I wanted to access this data remotely in a secure fashion. With Yojimbo and Webjimbo I am a very happy guy.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent start to a difficult challenge"

    July 12, 2009   |   By Michael Stringer

    Version: Yojimbo 1.5.1

    Pros

    Intuitive tool through following patterns of other Mac OS X applications. Well-designed functionality for input of information.

    Cons

    Missing an easy list of tag words to aid consistent tagging. Could do with some outlining and basic spreadsheet functionality.

    Summary

    All those with active digital lives find themselves with lots of bits of information that do not have an easy home. Bookmarks in web browsers are not easily catalogued; PDF files from receipts or statements can get lost in a mass of folders; some images just grate when put in iPhoto; it is hard to organise fragments of notes. What Yojimbo supports is the organising of these fragments of information that do not fit easily into a larger 'bucket' or 'project'.

    It does a good job of this. Its combination of folders, tags and Finder-like labels provides sufficient flexibility to organise information in ways that are easy to find.

    I have only few wishes: it could do with an easy to view list of tag words so that I can use them consistently; it could do with simple spreadsheet functionality so that I could add in small amounts of numerical information, such as a price list of items, or a simple analysis of some statistics.

    Being a heavy user of personal organiser tools and outliner functionality I was initially sceptical about the benefits of Yojimbo. However just a couple of weeks use I have committed to the product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very useful for disorganized people"

    June 17, 2009   |   By tfrohl

    Version: Yojimbo 1.5.1

    Pros

    I am a loyal user for quite some time. I just "throw" all my miscellaneous stuff into Yojimbo to keep me organized. And the service is great. When I had sync problems, they were there quickly to offer solutions.

    Cons

    Sometimes confused as to when a web page shows up or just a link to the page.

    Summary

    Worth every penny and then some - for organized people AND disorganized people.

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