Together for Mac creates a library of your favorite Finder files, lets you organize them, and provides easy access through an always-present sidebar. Noteworthy features include drag-and-drop functionality for adding files to the library and outputting them via the shelf sidebar, extensive cataloging options, and reliable file encryption.
When started for the first time, Together prompts you to create a new library or import an existing one. The app's interface is clean and usable, combining a category, item, and preview column with a toolbar. One nice touch: You can open supported documents in new tabs. Add files though the menu, or drop them into the main window. Together supports many file types -- we were able to add text documents, media and Web archives, and even whole folders. Organize files via custom folders, groups, labels, keywords, and Mavericks tags.
Together provides more features than OS X's tagging system. The app's interface is a joy to use, and additional features like file encryption bring even more value to the product. If you like cataloging your files and feel that OS X's tagging is insufficient for your needs, this app is for you -- provided you're willing to pay for it once the trial version expires.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Together for Mac 3.1.7.
Together (formerly KIT - Keep It Together) is an application for storing, organizing, editing and previewing all kinds of files and can find them again quickly. Just about anything can be dragged to Together's main window or Shelf for safe keeping. The Shelf is a system-wide window that appears as a tab on the side of the screen, which can also be used to browse and search the library, access favorites items and make quick notes.
Items can be organized into groups and folders. Folders work just like in the Finder, while groups can collect files from different places together, much like iTunes playlists. Items can be color-coded with labels and tagged. Smart Groups do the work of staying organized for you. Together uses Spotlight to search the contents of all kinds of files as you type. Together can also encrypt documents, imports files in the background to ensure the library is always available and supports multiple libraries. Together can also sync with .Mac.
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