Caboodle
Caboodle
2.0.4

2.9

Caboodle free download for Mac
31 December 2018

Store and organize various bits of info.

Overview

Note: Caboodle is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

Caboodle allows users to store and organize varied bits of info. Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with Web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry. Caboodle also supports import and export in several formats.

What's new in Caboodle

Version 2.0.4:
  • Fixed "Open With.." functionality
  • Fixed other Miscellaneous bugs
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26 Reviews of Caboodle

1
Laine
30 December 2018
Version: 2.0.3

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I upgraded to version 2.0.4 after Before Dawn acquired the app from Dejal and I've been waiting for a while to work with it, because I was hoping the newly added search function might be fixed. I haven't been able to get any matches by using the built-in search function. I had collected a couple of hundred entries in a single document using the old Dejal version and was hoping to be able search the different entries. I haven't been able to get search to work in a newly created document, either. I contacted Before Dawn support, but didn't get a reply. I saw another report of search difficulty without any solution, but I don't seem to be able to access the user submissions for support anymore to view follow-up. The Troubleshooting link in the online Caboodle User Guide yields a 404 (not found) error.
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Laine
30 December 2018
Version: 2.0.3
I upgraded to version 2.0.4 after Before Dawn acquired the app from Dejal and I've been waiting for a while to work with it, because I was hoping the newly added search function might be fixed. I haven't been able to get any matches by using the built-in search function. I had collected a couple of hundred entries in a single document using the old Dejal version and was hoping to be able search the different entries. I haven't been able to get search to work in a newly created document, either. I contacted Before Dawn support, but didn't get a reply. I saw another report of search difficulty without any solution, but I don't seem to be able to access the user submissions for support anymore to view follow-up. The Troubleshooting link in the online Caboodle User Guide yields a 404 (not found) error.
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zlazkow
18 February 2018
Version: 2.0.3
how much memory it consumes with hundreds of notes ?
and how good is the search comparable to Notational Velocity for example ?
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Robertsbh
13 July 2017
Version: 2.0.3
THIS PROGRAM IS TERRIBLE ABSOSOLUTELY TERRIBLE...TRY TO REACH THIS COMPANY AND GET A RESPONSE....GOODLUCK....BAD BUSINESS. CAN't DOWNLOAD THE LICENSE....THE COMPANY THAN SOLD IT TO ME CAN'T HELP. E ITHER....TRY SOMETHNG ELSE...STAY AWAY FROM CABOODLE
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5
Joel-Nisson
31 May 2016
Version: 1.5
I have been using Caboodle for about three years and love it. It just works flawlessly and is extremely easy to learn and use. I've had a couple of technical problems (mostly when having to reinstall the program after hard drive crash) and always got a response to my tech support inquiries within a couple of hours. I recommend this app without hesitation. --JN
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Zx81
07 April 2015
Version: 1.5
A promo on an application that has not been updated for two years looks a bit weird to me. Spring cleaning? It used to be (and still is in a way) a nice app but it is so far behind its competitors that it seems unfair to make the old man fight on his last days. Thanks and RIP.
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2.5
Vinkri
04 November 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Caboodle is a great tool for getting snippets of information: text, pictures, webpages... and organize them into a database. Similar to Devonthink, but CHEAPER, FASTER and with a NICER interface... and with MUCH LESS features. But 90% of us needs just what is in Caboodle. I could like this soft very much... if I used it everyday. But I found Evernote. It does almost the same (except for webpages) and its database is accessible from everywhere. And it's free. So...
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4.5
Tofi
31 August 2011
Version: 1.4.1
The encryption works fine now. it works fine under Lion
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3
Lord-Lightning
17 August 2011
Version: 1.4
Are others finding that each new entry and each file move takes about 16 to 20 seconds to process under the spinning beach ball?
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Notimetoulouse
10 May 2011
Version: 1.3.7
Sorry - I omitted to mention Dejals other product that complements this perfectly - Blogassist. Windows based internet marketers are paying nearly $50 for something not nearly as effective. And no, I'm not married to anyone at Dejal - I'm just a happy buyer.
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5
Notimetoulouse
10 May 2011
Version: 1.3.7
I'm a Mac using Affiliate Marketer and Product reviewer, which puts me most of the time behind the 8 ball; as there is virtually no internet marketing software available on the Mac platform (with the exception of Adobe Air based ones). In Caboodle I've found something that fits the bill perfectly for what I need - the ability to visit sites, save data and images and then write reviews on them for publication. I need ease of access, subject heirarchy, simplicity,security and stability. Caboodle gives me all this and for less than the price of a takeaway meal. A major step forward for my productivity. Thank you.
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5
Litty
07 February 2011
Version: 1.3.7
I used iNote Pad for years. Caboodle gets a 5 star overall rating. It is stable, inexpensive, and has more useful features than any other pad that I have used...and I have tried every notepad that is available. AWESOME APP!
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Rubaiyat
31 May 2010
Version: 1.3.6
I am going to have to further downgrade the rating for Caboodle and abandon it. I used the Serials table to enter my long list of shareware purchases and serial numbers. A few weeks ago as I added more rows to the table it fell apart into plain text with each cell on a new line. Without an undo I was now stuck with trying to reconstruct the table bit by bit. I had noticed how clumsy the table structure was before and this now confirms it is just a house of cards, which I do not want to reassemble repeatedly. Searching and sorting were practically non-existent as well so I will now look elsewhere for my solution. This turns out to have been both a waste of time and money.
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Tofi
18 February 2010
Version: 1.3.5
caboodle is been very handy for saving website log ins and software registration and various other clippings. the only annoying part is the encryption feature that seems to be mediocre. everytime you enter the encryption code to view, it decrypt by default. I should be able to view by default but not decrypt. please fix this.
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Rubaiyat
09 February 2010
Version: 1.3.5
I mainly use it to keep my software serials and notes. Doesn't sort, and the find feature is extremely erratic.
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5
Mystery-Tramp
09 June 2009
Version: 1.3
I've been a fan of Caboodle for ages. It's a great repository for notes, ideas, graphics. It has a clean interface and the sidebar makes it easy to keep files together based on subject matter. ... Very well done. mt
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Ogkn06
15 September 2008
Version: 1.1.4
It is a lovely piece of software and very stable it has never crashed on me. One can find many uses because it is versatile in many ways especially exporting and importing stuff (even with via drag'n drop), it is indeed very powerful. I bought it from mupromo and for the price I thought it was a bargain and I was very happy the first few days it was like love at first sight. Simple yet intuitive GUI. Then I started to see dark clouds on my computers as the software slowed down. Even opening a simple file took literally ages. I couldn't believe it. I wrote to the developer asking for a refund, he told me that refunding policy is for those who buy the software directly from the shop. He admitted that the software slows down. He promised to solve the situation in future releases when he starts using SQLlite databases. After this discussion I had to buy another data organizing software. I literally have 20 times the information when compared to the ones I had in Caboodle, and the new software didn't slow down a bit. I feel that this a real deal breaker. So I still have the software I use it to organize my poems, at least text files doesn't slow down the software. MBP 15'' 2.33 MacOS 10.5.4. with 3GB Ram
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5
Creativeaeon
28 August 2007
Version: 1.1.2
Well, I have tried Circus Ponies Notebook, and for what I need for my particular project, Caboodle is the better solution. The layout, the simplicity -- these are the key features I require in this instance. I answer a lot of the same questions over and over. Many can be answered with a template response, but I like to customize them a bit for variety. Caboodle is a terrific tool for storing and organizing my responses by topic. And more than that, it lets me group similar stored responses, which I can quickly review when I need something a bit more personalized. I can add and search Keywords as well as Subjects. It's become an invaluable tool in my work, increasing my productivity and thereby lowering my stress level. It's simple. It's easy to use. And for the tasks I use it for, it's very efficient. The customer support is fabulous as well -- prompt, courteous, helpful. Rare features in software support today. I recommend Caboodle, and I'm happy to support them!
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5
Dragonmage150
07 January 2007
Version: 1.1b1
Now I've searched, looked at, and downloaded specifically chosen organizing programs. Several. Right in the middle of trying them out one by one I knew when I got started I'd be using this one. This is just about the only program you'll ever need. Not too simple, not too "complicated." As it is perfect for storage, and quick notes at the same time. Be sure to keep it on your dock... and at least try it out. Is this a fake review? Not likely.
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5
Blithe-sphere
20 August 2006
Version: 1.0
Caboodle is a must-have program, especially for collecting tidbits of information. Previously, the only system I had in place for storing phone numbers, random quotes, brief ideas to think about later, names, places, books I wanted to read, book ideas I wanted o write, recipes, and so forth- was in text files... which, being as usual in a hurry, I then named with such obscure names as hhjj.txt or trty.txt. Finding anything was nearly impossible, and if not impossible- at the very least, time consuming. And then I found Caboodle. I had already been reading up on programs to download in anticipation of my new Mac purchase (I was a PC user), and Caboodle was the first one I knew I absolutely had to have. I have been a user ever since, and have found the program invaluable in saving me time and stress, and for helping me to organize my thoughts while on the puter- thus helping me be far more productive than ever before. I had a little trouble using the program at first, and David was absolutely incredible about getting back to me promptly, and making sure I came out knowing what I was doing. This is one program I cannot do without.
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5
Tmcrae
15 July 2006
Version: 1.0
How do people live without this? It's fab. It's a great catch-all for to do lists, passwords, account #'s, snippets of info you don't know where else to put, notes, etc, etc. I use it at it's most basic level, kind of a glorified Stickies, but I know it can do more things.
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5
Aarontatertot
28 June 2006
Version: 1.0
Lovin' Me Some Caboodle! If you are looking to get the most "bang-for-your-buck" when it comes to buying a PIM.... Caboodle is by far the best choice!!! Family-Pack under $15.00?!? I started using Caboodle during its development stages, when it was free... and loved it so much that I didn't spend a single moment considering if I were going to by the software. I haad to have it. Caboodle is easy to use, clean, and the author/programmer who created Caboodle and various other programs really knows how to take care of his clients! A personal thank-you email and inquirys as to how the purchase went, with the integration of new payment application. Customer service is outta this world. I'm looking forward to the various updates and versions that are to come from Dejal Systems. www.dejal.com I strongly reccomend this product.... stay organized for such a reasonable price!
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4.25
Andrew-Hill
06 June 2006
Version: 1.0c1
Caboodle is great, and David is an exceptionally responsive developer. After using Caboodle for a couple of weeks my Desktop is clean of the dozens of files that i kept on it and i'm reducing the number of various folders around my drive with notes, documents, and various snippets of web projects and code libraries (all this has been the equivalent of semi-organized piles). I'm starting to implement a nice To Do list using the GTD style with Caboodle, and am finding more uses for it every day. Really a winnner. I've only given some 4's as it's still a RC, and has a few minor quirks. Or i assume it does, David fixed the few things I had encountered in the last beta, so maybe it's perfect now.
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Dudeasincool
31 March 2006
Version: 1.0b3
Caboodle is a terrific app. I was using Sideshow, but immediately switched to Caboodle once I started using it. You can create and store lists, docs, pics, links, whatever is lying around your desktop for when you need it. I use it for passwords and stuff like that, or for lists I need to refer to all the time. This is a keeper and its right on my desktop. PS. I needed some assistance regarding one of the developer's other apps, a blogging tool, and he couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
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4.5
Malebenso
20 December 2005
Version: 1.0b3
Pro: - Simple to use - Now finally with standard "save-on-demand" (previously only "auto-save") - Free! - Seems to be getting more of the developer's attention over the recent months - Stable Con: - Search is sub-par: a) only searches per item, not across all items b) data are not indexed by Spotlight - Only allows to open one datafile. So it isn't able to have one file with sensitive content on an encrypted disk image and another somewhere else without encryption I wish I could add each and every file as an icon into this. The Finder doesn't cut it, because it is clumsy to add text notes to files. Caboodle makes managing notes easy, but you can only add stuff like images, and they are displayed in full size, not as mini icons. I remember that DevonThink and DevonNote do that. But they seemed too complex for me that I really wanted to try them out. (Never mind that they are much expensive, too) Caboodle is nice in both respects.
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Anonymous
06 September 2005
Version: 1.0b2
Reminds me of the app, MacJournal... very similiar in design, and for the price, a great addition. Icon is outdated, could use a sleek design to match the app itself...
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4.5
TwisterMc
07 January 2005
Version: 1.0b1
This could be just what I'm looking for. Small, free, very customizable and should keep track of my projects quite well! Love the fact you can add in and name more fields as you need them.
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$19.99

2.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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