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ShoveBox catches all those little scraps of information that you can't act on now but would rather not forget. It sits up in your menubar, waiting for you to drag in text, images, urls, and more.

It makes it incredibly easy to get data in. Just drag it in from near any program, or use QuickJot to type it out before you have a chance to forget.

When you come up for air, ShoveBox also provides a sensible interface to sort everything you shoved during the day. And by setting up powerful importing rules, you can drastically reduce the thinking you'll have to do later.

It's all about spending less time processing and more more...

What's New

Version 1.7.6:
  • More robust iPhone syncing
  • Fixed issue where custom keyboard shortcuts could be lost when upgrading the app
  • Added "Export all" context menu item for folders in organizer.
  • Interface enhancements

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Mrtomato Member IconReview+77
Mrtomato
+1

Even though there hasn't been an update to this app in five years, it still works and I still use it (on 10.9.3). In fact, I love this little app. It just sits there in the menubar and whenever I want to save something - a link, a snippet of text - it's as easy as clicking the "shove" action script on my browser's bookmark bar. Best of all, it's not integrated with some annoying cloud syncing system!

Shovebox is a 5 star app but because of the lack of support, it get's 4 (Wonder Warp's website was down for a long time, now at least there's evidence that the developers are still among the living). I'd really like to see this app revived. It could use an aesthetic overhaul and possibly include some new features (maybe a good clipboard manager? Or perhaps better support for shoving images? Maybe a way to integrate it with online shopping to do price comparisions?).

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Version 1.7.6
Rsnyder6
+0

Since I'm worried someday it will no longer her work, I do look for a replacement every now and then.

I have found nothing else that does what I want, so I'll stick with Shovebox.

I do wish I could sync it with my iPhone like I once was able to sync with my iPod touch.

BigJohnson
+0

Rsnyder6, why is ShoveBox so different from a good clipboard manager? They allow images, webpages, clippings etc. to be stored too, so why is ShoveBox so much better that you want to use it instead?

John-Prokos Member IconComment+33
John-Prokos
+8

Shenanigans. Shareware is dead. I paid $25 for this software. For comparison I paid $30 for Mountain Lion. Now a lot of the code in Mountain Lion has been recycled, but that's the point. We benefit when software is kept up to date and features are enhanced or added for incremental payments (like paying rent). What benefit do the customers who support small software companies like Wonder Warp get when they abruptly stop developing software that we have paid for. There is an implicit contract when we support these people and that has been abused by so many shareware authors. There is no restitution for us. Shareware authors are abusing our support. You purchase from Apple or Adobe or another company and you know your money is going into future development that will benefit you. It's the behavior of modern shareware authors that is destroying the concept of shareware (and also the thieves/insects that suck the life force out of software development).

I have a list of licenses for purchased shareware that are no longer developed. Hundreds of dollars invested,,,, lost because the developers changed the name of the software while reusing/recycling the code or stopped developing it altogether. From now on it's freeware or companies with long track records of providing updates or upgrade paths for their customers.

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Version 1.7.6
Aargl
+0

You're right: sharewares should be much cheaper to compensate for that risk... It's about the same as for blogs: some young enthusiast find he has better things to do after a few years of developping/blogging, who can blame them, but at least blogs are free! ;-)

GianMarco-Tavazzani Member IconReview+128
GianMarco-Tavazzani
+2

Guys, tell me what you want, no other apps can compete with this little gem when you're making proper interner researches, JUST AS EXAMPLE!
And it's not a shame at all, just A PITY that the developers haven't time to add some enhancements that I would like to suggest them but... it's A (fantastic!) FREEWARE which works still perfectly and times are hard for anyone... we must accept it!
I believe that if it would be sold for a very little price and developed continuously looking at it's peculiar very fast use and user friendliness, it would be a much larger used 'must have'!

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Version 1.7.6
Mhoutman Member IconReview+189
Mhoutman
+8

App seems abandoned on both iOS and Mac OS. Developers seems busy with Steinway app for iOS and seems no more interested in releasing new versions of Mac, iPhone AND iPad !

What a pity and shame as this was once this a great app !

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Version 1.7.6
Peterpan23
+1

Not much pity or shame: Shovebox works perfectly even on Lion

Davidpabian
+5

It IS a pity and a shame, as one of best potential features is syncing with iOS, as it claims it can do (I was idiot enough to buy the iPhone app version). It doesn't sync to the iOS, and the 'developer' doesn't seem interested in doing anything about it. So, yes, it continues to work on Lion, but under no circumstances try to take it to the next level of synching by getting the iPhone app version.

GianMarco-Tavazzani
+0

I agree that it's a great/little gem, that it's still working on Lion but also that it would be a pity if the guys would abandone it because it has really smart and unique features and, probably, also new potentials with the next devices integration policy of Apple.

Mhoutman
+3

Really, I don;t understand why anybody is interested in ShoveBox anymore. The dev is a long winters sleep and no updates appeared in years.

I suggest you take a look at Evernote (available on all platforms) which is a great substitute. (yet it too me a while to port all links from SB to Evernote.

Jmsuijkerbuijk
+3

Not only a shame that the developers have abandoned development of this utility, but rather unacceptable as well, in my opinion. It's not like it's freeware or something.

Nmege Member IconReview+23
Nmege
+2

This is a very nice app for small note-taking, much less heavy in RAM than DevonThink or Evernote. I rely on the latter for serious document copying and indexing, but for everyday notes you can then discard easily, Shovebox is the best app i have tested.
Three regrets (by descending order of importance):
The proprietary format of the database means entries don't show up in Spotlight and you can actually "lose" data by forgetting it was in SB.
The weird "update" behavior (I had to figure out where to locate my "old" database before deleting it myself -- otherwise the updated software could not read the new database.
The lack of export format options.

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Version 1.7.6
Nmege
+0

PS (i forgot) the capacity to choose shortcuts for individual entries is a +++++

Vitu
+1

I completely agree with you that its database should be Spotlight-ready. Its export functions fulfill my needs alright though.

The software is rarely updated and it's about time it officially supports Dropbox syncing (imagine how long will it take to have iCloud syncing).

Ulyssesric Member IconReview+126
Ulyssesric
+2

This application seemed being abandoned. I had kept it on my drive hoping it would support DropBox someday. Now I can trash it without any hesitance.

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Version 1.7.6
Abelle Member IconReview+37
Abelle
+3

No reply from the developer, a word about the site regarding "ShoveBox" would be the least we can do for customers.
Sad, but I switched to another software.

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Version 1.7.6
Michael Haeusler
+0

To which software did you switch? QuietRead? Myself, I'm still searching for a good menu bar bookmark tool, especially for URLs.

Abelle
+1

I use "DevonThink PRO"> Bookmark, Text, HTML
this software is complete, even for a quick note taking.

freon Member IconComment+1
freon
+1

Evernote has replaced this for most of my work. However, there are still cases where I prefer ShoveBox. It could definitely use an update though...

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Version 1.7.6
Rshorts Member IconReview+15
Rshorts
+3

The quickjot function is the only reason I keep using this app.

Like others have said it appears to have been abandoned.

I contacted the developer about improving their sync to use Dropbox or Simplenote as exporting from Shovebox is messy.

They said thanks for the suggestion & thats it.

That was months ago.

If Evernote used a Quickjot style utility I would delete Shovebox.

Very disappointed with this developer.

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Version 1.7.6
Pjot
+0

Couldn't agree more. What is more obvious than syncing your data using Dropbox? I tried all the tricks to get it to work but nope, can't get it working on my Macs via Dropbox.
The developer said more than two years ago about syncing via Dropbox "Yes, sync functionality is planned".
I'm afraid it will for always be 'planned'.
Don't waste your money on Shovebox.
Use Evernote or Notational Velocity instead.

Rshorts
+1

I finally got an answer from the developer saying that an update for Shovebox is currently being worked on but no date for release as of yet.

I'm not holding my breath, but I really don't want to abandon QuickJot

Raycon Member IconComment+55
Raycon
+3

I had been using both ShoveBox and Evernote, debating the pros and cons of each. However, while Evernote continued to advance, the developers apparently gave up on ShoveBox, and that's a shame. Some things it did better than Evernote (and still does), but I would not invest my time, energy, or data into software that appears to be abandoned.

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Version 1.7.6
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mwab
Version 1.7.6
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Plunkett Mary
Version 1.7.6
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Jlovas
Version 1.7.6
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Mhyusi
Version 1.7.6
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Downloads 29,831
Version Downloads 10,195
License Shareware
Date 29 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $24.95
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