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Yojimbo for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2010
  • 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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User Reviews

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5 stars

"The BEST Application for Archiving!"

October 06, 2010  |  By ctshop

 |  Version: Yojimbo 2.2.1


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.


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


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


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.1
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the use of iDisk and certain other volumes as export locations for Sidekick pages.
  • Fixed a bug which would sometimes cause crashes when preparing to view decrypted items.
Publisher Bare Bones Software
Publisher web site http://www.barebones.com/
Release Date July 06, 2010
Date Added July 06, 2010
Version 2.2.1
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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