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Leap is a combination Spotlight, Bridge, Finder, and more. The Finder on OS X is slow, cumbersome and limited. The finder search interface is very cumbersome. Leap shows you all your files and more importantly - where they are on your computer. No other tool does this. Works great for images, pdfs, too. Leap does not force you to put documents in a special place, it uses no databases. Just see whats on your hard drive.
  • Fully integrated with Mavericks, including its tagging system.
  • Dropbox support. Leap now uses Dropbox if you have it to back up tags.
  • Dropbox bookmark quickly allows more...

What's New

Version 3.5.3:
  • Fixed bugs for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.2 or later

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Sforf Member IconReview+50
Sforf
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avoid this product, can corrupt your HD plus you can do everything in the Finder. Customer support nonexistent

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Version 3.1.0
ChristopherPrice
+6

Are you trying the software between reviews, or are you essentially writing the same 1/2 star review multiple times? Ironically, you seem to log in with every update to review it as abandonware with no support.

Ironic Software (Developer)
+1

Sforf,

Please contact tech support for any problems.

Rochade
+1

Sure I can't support someone who repeats giving bad rating here with each update. But I want to stress out I made the same experiences: Leap crashed my whole machine several times since several versions (Release versions and MAS/Non-MAS version). I loved leap a while back but now, it not only isn't usable, it also will have a very bad side effect on my mac and so I only will try it again once the developers tell me it works again for sure.
Also, there was almost no conversation from the developers, even in their own forum.

So, I do understand Sforf is very frustrated, as I am too. Does this gives him the right to "bash" the product? I don't know.

Ironic Software (Developer)
+2

We don't get reports of the nature "this crashed my machine". Ever. Leap is a powerful search tool. You can ask it to do a 'Go Deep' search to look for a file with the something to do with 'superman' and it will literally look through all 12 million files (in all system areas, etc) on your computer to get a match. This takes resources.

The usual way to do a search like that would be to simply do a spotlight search for 'superman' in Leap, likely get all the results you need in a few seconds.

But its hard to tell what the exact problem that Rochade and sforf are having. The best way to deal with specific problems is to contact our tech support at info@ironicsoftware.com

Mar6473 Member IconReview+164
Mar6473
+1

Very good software. I don't know why people have a problem with it. Regular updates and features. Great. The price is a steal for what you get.

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Version 3.1.0
Mmueck
+0

"Regular updates and features"! So everybody complaining about perceiving the software to effectively be abandonware was under the wrong impression? Take a look at the description of Leap provided to MacUpdate which contains "With the Finder on Leopard you can"... Doesn't really sound like they've been that on top of things to me.

Ironic Software (Developer)
+0

Thanks for catching that Leopard reference. We don't spend enough time reading our content at places like this!

Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein
+0

It's been 2 weeks and the MAS hasn't updated the version for Leap or Yep. What's up?

Daniel-Alex-Finkelstein
+0

There we go: the App Store updated both Yep and Leap to 3.1.1 today.

Ironic Software (Developer)
+1

Leap has been around a long time. We have no intention of abandoning it. In fact if you look at OS X software from the date of Leap 1's release, I would bet that 95% of it is simply not there any more. I will let the 6 years that Leap has been around speak for itself.

New features: We are adding small new features, but the main goal is continual squashing of bugs and keeping up with new OS releases and technology.

Sforf Member IconReview+50
Sforf
+2

Definitely abandon ware including abandoning the customer. Started out as a great product out of Canada but the pay for upgrade (most bug fix not functionality nor features). It does not offer anything you can't easily do in Lion except maybe tags which can be easily done with freeware or simple scripts, plus the user interface in awkward and cumbersome in many ways.

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Version 3.0.3
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444
Gryphonent
+4

I've been using both Yep and Leap for many years, helped during the beta stages and duly paid my license fees for subsequent updates. Unfortunately, I've to second previous comments about the developer: there's no to little support and improvements to the app itself are not at all forthcoming. The changes from version 2 to 3 with Leap are negligible. What really makes me upset though is that obvious GUI changes are not implemented:

1. You cannot change the name of a folder within Leap. You've got to go to the Finder to do that, then wait for Leap to update its internal folder structure. I expect Leap to work as the Finder, either showing a "rename" option in the context menu or allowing me to rename a folder by double-clicking on its name within Leap;

2. Each time you import a document Leap creates a folder showing the current date. There's no way to stop this from happening. So, as I don't like those folders, I've to move the file manually into its dedicated place and delete the folder created by Leap. Would it be too much to ask for an option in the preferences to "not create dated folders automatically"?

We're talking about version 3 here, and those suggestions have been submitted as early as version 1 beta. Go figure.

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Version 3.0.2
Mar6473
+1

It is possible to change the name of a folder. Just click on the folder name in the info panel.

Also, if you don't want Leap to create dated folders, simply select "Tag" in stead of "File" when you drag a document to the Dropzone. This means that Leap will manage the document without filing it in the dated folders.

I'd encourage you to read the well documented user manual for Leap. It's quite helpful.

Gryphonent
+0

Mar6473… you can change the name of a file in the info pane, not a folder. If you click on a folder inside Leap the info pane is empty. I'd expect Leap to react the same ay as the Finder when selecting a folder, allowing me to rename it directly.

Also, I don't want to select "Tag" or "File" each time I drag something into Leap… there should be an option in the settings where I can select my preference.

Mar6473
+1

Hi Gryphonent,

I posted a picture so you can see how you can change the folder names within Leap. Perhaps, you are clicking in the file folders navigator on the left panel instead of within the browser itself.

http://d.pr/i/dK9B

I think you'll also be happy to know that you can now choose the location you want your "Filed" files to go.

If you want to choose a different location each time, just use the Finder, that's what it's for.

Ironic Software (Developer)
+0

You don't have to use the Filed Documents feature. You can simply drag files to whatever folder or bookmark you want them to go into.

Mar6473 Member IconReview+164
Mar6473
+1

Awesome in so many ways!!!

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Version 3.0.2
Fabro Member IconReview+42
Fabro
+6

I had purchased Leap when it was at version 1, then repurchased v3.0.1 on MAS, even if I'm not a fan of MAS.
The real problem with Leap is that it looks like "abandonware", meaning that a new company purchased Leap and all the other great apps from Ironic just to put them on MAS and make money with no real support to their loyal customers: I see a lot of posts in their support forums (including some of mine) that are left unanswered or, if you are lucky, you get an answer by a guy that is paid to watch these forums and give some answers, but then the reported bug is not fixed or the requested improvement is not implemented.

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Version 3.0.0
Essadee
+1

+1, couldn't have said it better myself.

Andyvet
+5

Unfortunately, I have to add my negative comments. This company is the classic "non-service" company. In the early days, I beta tested,assisted, and enhanced their products. Now, not only do they not answer any communication, they simple charge everyone retail without looking back to those that assisted in their progress. Typical entitlement attitude that will always come back around and result in failure.

My advice is to choose other competing products sooner than later so that the circle completes. Companies, such as this one, need to fail so that the better, more customer oriented succeed.

Sandwich Member IconReview+22
Sandwich
+2

I like to look before I leap when it comes to software. No free trial means no sale.

I don't know why some developers try to scam people by forcing a non-refundable purchase before giving them a chance to try the software.

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Version 3.0.0
Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
+6

For those of you looking for an alternate to Leap [I was a faithful Leap user for years until they decided to go exclusively on the Mac App Store] might I suggest you take a look at Houdah Spot.

HS is an alternative to Spotlight and does a better job of finding meta tags than Spotlight and is quite a bit faster at this than is Leap.

With HS you have the same file-peering capabilities as Leap [different views, Quick Look, etc.] but is lightening fast.

Check it out!

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Version 3.0.0
Sforf Member IconReview+50
Sforf
+3

Watch out, this company makes it a policy to abandon long standing users and then charge for simply waiting for them to fix their software (without adding useful features I might add). I have previously spent great deal of buy time trying to work out issues with them but their customer service is one of the worst I've encountered in 20 years as a Mac user. Sometimes lousy customer service trumps buying software.

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Version 3.0.0
Mar6473 Member IconReview+164
Mar6473
+2

Leap is so Awesome!!!

I have multiple hard drives with old time machine backups and when I want to find some obscure file form the past Leap does it every time.

Leap is obviously written by developers that have used Mac computers forever because they know exactly what is missing form the Finder to keep a lot of files organized and easy to browse and find when you can't remember where you put them.

They cut the price of Leap in HALF recently to make it available to everyone on the App Store.

Leap is for Mac lovers of all kinds. No bloat, just what you need.

If you just need to manage documents, try Yep. If you want to be able to dig deep into hard drives for anything that might be there... Leap should be your choice.. I own both and they are worth every penny.

Thank you!!!

For those on MacUpdate who seem confused about what Leap actually does or think that it isn't work $29... If you don't like it what it does, why on earth did you buy it? If you don't like it using it, why are would you care about an upgrade price? Are you going to upgrade an application that you don't like?

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Version 3.0.0
Sforf
+2

What a fanboy, you must work for them.

Mar6473
+0

Nope, I don't work for them, I am a fan though. It's a great application with lots of feature.

It may not be for users that wish computers today were the same as they were 20 years ago. Some users may be confused at first by all the features available, but if you take a few minutes to learn how it works you'll love it.

It's on sale this week in the App Store for $14.99. It's an amazon deal. I paid $59 for it a year ago and it was worth it. I use it everyday.

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Norz
Version 3.5.3
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Ednan
Version 3.5.3
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Fmj35
Version 3.5.3
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David8613
Version 3.1.5
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mwab
Version 3.0.5
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Krzysio
Version 3.0.0
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Norz
Version 3.0.0
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redCasval
Version 3.0.0
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Valeriy2010
Version 3.0.0
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salafi Salafi
Version 2.5.4
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Date 07 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $23.99
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