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EagleFiler makes managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a standard three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

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What's New

Version 1.6.2:
  • It is now possible to import via drag and drop when multiple tags are selected. EagleFiler will assign all of the selected tags to the imported files.
  • EagleFiler now displays animated GIF files as videos, instead of showing the first frame as a static image.
  • More image/photo metadata is now indexed and, thus, searchable.
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OS X 10.6.8 or later

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For document management, flexibility, searching, tagging, organization, etc., EagleFiler is my first choice.

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Version 1.6
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Dejmac Member IconReview+62
Dejmac
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Not good. Too much complications: open one window, open another, open library, drag-and-drop... All of it has to be done with one click, not with 5 clicks! Too pricey as well! Use Yojimbo or DevonThink instead, they do the same trick, but they are handy, hidden and they use one click!

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Version 1.6.1
burkanov
+2

DevonThink is handy? DT is a nightmare in terms of usability and logic. EagleFiler is simple, but very straightforward and predictable software - it does what it promises. Fast, reliable and simple.

C-Command Software (Developer)
+0

At launch, EagleFiler automatically reopens the library you were using, so you don't have to open any windows. You can import with a single keypress using the capture or service hotkey, or with a single click by dragging and dropping to the Dock icon or window or clicking a bookmarklet.

Apple-Boy Member IconReview+212
Apple-Boy
+5

For document management, flexibility, searching, tagging, organization, etc., EagleFiler is my first choice.

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Version 1.6
Penguirl Member IconReview+1057
Penguirl
+2

I am looking for a document manager to manage the 1,600 or so PDFs and 500 or so text documents that I have but do not utilize because my Documents folder is such a mess.

At first EagleFiler seemed to be the answer, but the deeper I dug the more issues I found.

Pros:

1. Drop pad and print dialog for easy document import.
2. Can edit created, added & modified dates, from field, label, tags, and notes.
3. Able to open PDFs natively or in default PDF app rather than just Preview.
4. Search anywhere, name, from, notes, tags, title, to/cc field or search everything, partial words, syntax reference.
5. Notes can be written or edited in EagleFiler or in TextEdit.
6. Fast, easy import with duplicate notification.
7. Non-propritary library in proprietary location.

Cons:

1. No File → Import in menu bar.
2. Imports folders of documents rather than contents of folders, not all that different from using Finder to organize documents.
3. Limited to seven non-editable labels, no Label button on toolbar.
4. No categories or subcategories.
5. Interface a little drab.
6. Cannot add or remove columns displayed.
7. Tags added to document show up in status bar but do not show up in Tags column.
8. Only displays Date Modified column, does not show Date Created or Date Added columns.
9. Only one view option (old 3 pane Mail.app like), developer plans to add more.

EagleFiler shows promise, but it doesn't quite yet fit my needs.

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Version 1.5.10
C-Command Software (Developer)
+6

Hi,

Some of the needs that you list as Cons are already met:

1. The File menu contains commands for "Import Files", "Import URLs", and "Import Bookmarks."
2. I'm not sure what you mean here, since EagleFiler does import all the files (and subfolders) in a folder. Are you wanting to create a link to a folder rather than importing the folder and its contents?
3. Which other fields would you like to see? I do plan to add a Label menu in the toolbar. For now, you may prefer to use the contextual menu or to assign keyboard shortcuts.
4. I'm not sure what this means.
6. You can add and remove columns by clicking the triangle to the right of the column headers or by Control-clicking on a column header.
7. The Tags column shows the abbreviation symbols for the tags, e.g. a blue bullet for "unread". Nothing will show up if you haven't given your tag an abbreviation. To see the full tag names, you can make the Tag Names column visible (see #6).
8. These columns are already available (see #6).

Ben_p_Williams
+1

@Penguirl, have you given doo a shot? EagleFiler's a great program, no doubt, but maybe your needs would be better met by doo. From what you've written, it seems like doo's tag-based search and friendly UX might be right up your alley. It also allows a little more user input regarding editable labels and view options, which you seem to be looking for.

Give it a go, and let us know what you think!

-https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/45860/doo
-http://doo.net

Prince_Isaac
+0

@Penguirl - You might give DevonThink a spin. it comes in three versions depending on your needs. Free demos. I switched from a couple of other files a few years ago and haven't looked back. The products are solid and the support is second to none (though I'm impressed that Eagle Filer's dev peeks in here to address concerns -that's a real positive in my book!). I believe that DT addresses all your "cons" while satisfying all your "pros."

Bdikkat Member IconComment+205
Bdikkat
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EagleFiler's pretty handy-looking, but I think it would be a lot better if it had (1) a choice of views (instead of just the list pane at the top and the content pane below it), and (2) split windows.

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Version 1.5.10
C-Command Software (Developer)
+0

Thanks for the feedback. I do plan to add a choice of views. Could you explain what you mean by "split windows"?

Reegor
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I am a long-time user, and I sometimes open multiple windows into the same database, and arranging them differently. There is even a way to have a 2-pane window, and probably even a 1-pane window, although I have never needed them.
The various windows are well synchronized, so in essence this is even better than split windows (more flexible).

Bdikkat
+0

By 'split windows' I mean one pane containing two columns (of text, images, whatever - they could even be viewing the same file) scrolling separately. For an example see Scrivener’s split windows.

C-Command Software (Developer)
+0

Thanks for explaining. Currently you can get similar functionality by opening two windows, but I agree that there are times when it would be convenient to have two viewers in the same window.

burkanov Member IconReview+62
burkanov
+2

A very successful documents manager implementation: differs from others by stability, reasonable set of functions and simple UI. Has some (minor) lacks in usability and could use some improvement in tags (using german symbols ÖÄÜß require some patience and skills), but is generally really good and solid piece of software - especially compared to "Together", "iDocument" and "DevonThink Pro". BTW, the support reaction (once needed) was really fast - all issues were cleared on the same day. Good stuff!

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Version 1.5.10
misterjspencer Member IconComment+82
misterjspencer
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Since my last review I am beginning to realise the differences...eagle filer is more of an alternative finder as it stores all the files "as is" and the database seems to just contain the structure...or am I wrong?

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Version 1.5.10
C-Command Software (Developer)
+1

You're right about how EagleFiler stores files, but it's not intended to be an alternative Finder. I think of it as a "database app" that plays well with the filesystem and other apps.

misterjspencer Member IconReview+82
misterjspencer
+4

This is by far the best of the bucket apps so why don't I use it, because there is no iPad App. I use Yojimbo, which is limited compared to Eaglefiler, but It has an iPad App. Voodoo Pad has iPad too and now syncs properly via drop box instead of this only keep one app open.

Please make an iPad app!

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Version 1.5.10
Dudemanla Member IconReview+11
Dudemanla
+1

I love this app. Very full featured. I can even archive my mac mail.

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Version 1.5.9
Bigboysdad Member IconComment+492
Bigboysdad
+0

Question - has anyone migrated to EagleFiler from SOHO Notes and if so, how has it been?

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Version 1.5.9
Bigboysdad
+4

Well, having made the switch over, I can answer my own question for the benefit of anyone else who was in the same position as me. Exporting notes and data from SOHO Notes then importing same to Eaglefiler is relatively straightforward, you just have to take the time to tag your notes again (it’s all about the tagging, so its quite essential that you make the time to do that). If you have 10,000 notes though, this is obviously going to be a bit of a problem. However, if you can manage to load and tag all of your notes over, it’ll soon become apparent that Eaglefiler is just so much better. Gimmick-free, faster, simpler, better organised and a reliability which gives you confidence. Excellent Mac software from an established developer. I should have started using this years ago.

gatovadio Member IconComment+0
gatovadio
+1

does anyone know if devonthink pro is the only app in its category (eaglefiler, together, yojimbo, etc.) which can create an index of files/folders in their original locations (including an external disk, for example) instead of just the usual copy/move/alias to its own library?

i want to edit/rename text files in the app without having to copy/sync the changes back into the original location.

thanks.

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Version 1.5.8
gatovadio
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sorry, meant to be posted on the devonthink pro page, even if valid here.

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Version 1.6.2
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Version 1.5.10
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Version 1.5.10
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Version 1.5.10
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Version 1.5.9
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Version 1.5.8
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Version 1.5.4
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Version 1.5.3
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