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Yojimbo for Mac

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out of 7 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.00 to buy
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Editors' Review


Bare Bones Software's Yojimbo provides a fast, intuitive way to collect and store all kinds of information--from text and images to bookmarks, software serial numbers, passwords, and complete Web page archives that you can read offline. Yojimbo also lets you sync up with your iPad.

Yojimbo makes it extremely easy to add new bits of info: You can scan something directly using TWAIN plug-ins, you can drag and drop almost anything onto Yojimbo's Drop Dock (a tab that sits at the edge of the screen and holds all your "Collections"), or you can hit F8 to add the current contents of your clipboard through Yojimbo's Quick Input Panel, which also lets you quickly add comments, tags, and labels. You can print PDFs directly into Yojimbo (perfect for sales receipts), and the app comes with optional encryption for some items, which is ideal for saving passwords, credit card numbers, and other confidential data.

Yojimbo has a flexible tagging system and a Tag Explorer, which can help you sort and search through all those disparate pieces of data later--although note that Yojimbo doesn't support nested folders inside its Collections, so you're almost required to use tags if you hope to navigate any sizable sets of data. Yojimbo also has recently added a helpful Sidekick feature, which lets you easily export data as standalone Web pages for access from any computer, phone, or device with a Web browser. Overall, Yojimbo excels at helping you input items very quickly and by supporting so many different kinds of data.

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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


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.


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1
Adds Speech and Transforms commands to the edit menu and text view contextual menus for text-based notes. This version also supports the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopardâ?¢ text system features, including automatic spelling correction, text substitution and data detectors. In addition, the Expose 'Show Desktop' view now exposes the Yojimbo Drop Dock. Yojimbo 2.1 now supports .vncloc clipping files. Enhancements to scripting support allow opening the Quick Input Panel via AppleScript and accessing a collection's icon property from the scripting interface. Yojimbo 2.1 also includes fixes to reported issues and other refinements to this popular, easy-to-use information organizer.
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date November 10, 2009
Date Added November 10, 2009
Version 2.1
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.78MB
File Name Yojimbo_4.0.4.dmg
Total Downloads 3,343
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39

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