Together
Together 3.1.8
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Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.

Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range
What's New
Version 3.1.8:
  • When opening the Quick Open panel, the search field now always has focus.
  • Fixed a problem restoring the last selected groups, items and tabs after switching libraries.
  • Fixed a problem where hiding then showing some preview info fields could cause them to appear as blank.
  • Fixed a problem importing Finder and OpenMeta tags when files are moved to Together.
  • Mac App Store version: Fixed a problem where the Move to iCloud menu item was visible when iCloud was disabled for the app.
Version 3.1.8:
  • When opening the Quick Open panel, the search field now always has focus.
  • Fixed a problem restoring the last selected groups, items and tabs after switching libraries.
  • Fixed a problem where hiding then showing some preview info fields could cause them to appear as blank.
  • Fixed a problem importing Finder and OpenMeta tags when files are moved more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Together User Discussion (Write a Review)
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bgreeno commented on 21 Jan 2014
Is there any plans to support Dropbox or, preferably, BitTorrent Sync to sync multiple Together libraries. I understand that the Mac App Store version supports iCloud sync, but A) I purchased the app through MacUpdate due to the recent promotion and B) I try to avoid iCloud syncing whenever possible. I'm currently using BitTorrent Sync and it is working well, however, I'd love to not have to worry about remembering to quit before opening Together on another computer. Otherwise, I love the app. Well done!
[Version 3.1.5]

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Gestalt replied on 21 Jan 2014
I'm also trying to use Together with BitTorrent Sync, and so far, it is not a smooth experience. I set up a Together library at work yesterday in my Sync folder, shut the Mac down, and went home, where I found that Together there complained about the library being in the wrong format. So I deleted the .trlib file and let the app rebuild it from the library folder. Worked great until I got to work again this morning, now the office machine says the library is in the wrong format again. Have no idea what's going on, but looks like I'm in for lots of rebuilding the .trlib files! Maybe I'll set up a script to automate this somewhat.

I also am really enjoying the app apart from the syncing issues!
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Mikokim replied on 04 Feb 2014
Dropbox sync is not officially supported, but you can do it as outlined here:
http://reinventedsoftware.com/support/together.html#dropbox
Has worked for me (so far).
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DmitryT2950 reviewed on 20 Jan 2014
The app looks very promising, but missing one "a must" feature (IMHO) - live sync with specified ordinary folder.
[Version 3.1.5]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2014
The app will automatically import files added to any of its library folders, although from that point on you need to manage the files (move, rename, etc) in Together itself.
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Sigil reviewed on 06 Jan 2014
I wasn't going to update, because I found the previous version to buggy and unstable to use. This has not changed. Together freezes often. Moreover, Together has issue simply starting or restarting. If I have force quit and restart Together or sometimes simply starting my computer, Together thinks the library is already in use. Together then warns that the library could become corrupted if I try to open it. In the past, it eventually did become corrupt.

When I check the memory usage, the "QTKitServer" is listed as "not responding". Together uses 300MB by simply being open. That is more than Finder, Dropbox, Safari, Sky Drive or any app or service.
[Version 3.1.4]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2014
Sorry you are having problems, but I'm not hearing of issues with the app freezing from other customers. The memory usage may be related or down to whatever content you're viewing. Pretty much everything Together uses to display files comes from OS X, and memory is handled automatically by the system these days to be the most efficient in terms of power use, etc.

In any case, I can't makes guesses at what might be causing your problems, so please get in touch using the email address on the support page if you'd like me to look those issues (for any version): http://reinventedsoftware.com/support/together.html

QTKitServer not responding is not a Together-specific thing. QTKitServer processes are created automatically by OS X when you view QuickTime movies, so any app that shows QuickTime movies (e.g. Safari) will get an equivalent process. If you Google that, you'll see it's a common thing.
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Psychosynthesis commented on 01 Jan 2014
So does it sync using icloud or not?
[Version 3.1.4]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2014
Yes, but only in the Mac App Store version (because Apple only allows App Store apps to use iCloud)
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Rickdees reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
Together syncing doesn't work on iCloud. I'm sure the issue is iCloud but that doesn't relieve Reinvented Software from responsibility. They released a product that they claimed synced through iCloud and it doesn't. I've lost half my records. I've also emailed support 4 times imploring them for a fix or workaround and they haven't even responded. To be fair, I've written to them about issues other than syncing and they have responded.

I want their software to work and I want to switch from Yojimbo, but I need their database and sync to be bulletproof. Right now it's not close.
[Version 3.1.2]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 21 Nov 2013
Sorry you are having problems. I responded to all your emails, but I cannot see you responding to mine. Maybe those responses ended up as junk.

Mavericks changed the way iCloud works, and this caused problems for some people who were upgrading from 10.8, and required a new version of Together to function (which Apple didn't approve until a few days after Mavericks' release, despite me submitted it for review as soon as I was permitted to do so).

I have been working with people to rectify those problems, and have also filed bug reports with Apple about the problems, some before Mavericks release. They neither fixed those bugs nor responded. I've done the best I could, but iCloud is Apple's product, so we're all at the mercy of them to a large degree.
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lemon-kun replied on 25 Nov 2013
Umm, iCloud once again…

You are not the first developer who has some bad experience with iCloud. I use Jumsoft's app Money, they had a lot of problems with iCloud, customer's lost their data, etc. And well, I had corrupted files even with Apple Pages (version 4.x).

Jumsoft now uses Dropbox to sync. OmniFocus has its own server, and Sente (which I use as a documents manager like Together) offers its own cloud service (for a one-time payment of 80$ customers get unlimited space).
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MacOSX4ever commented on 31 Oct 2013
Doesn't work on Mavericks yet.
I can access my Together folder that I saved on my Airport drive from only 1 computer now.
Under Mountain Lion, I could from both.
Now, when I try to access it on my backup computer, even with the primary turned off and no chance of a sharing violation, I get an error.
It can't access the sqlite files I/O Error 14 3 times, then;

Together 3 (map: 0xffffff801d42b960) triggered DYLD shared region unnest for map: 0xffffff801d42b960, region 0x7fff8d000000->0x7fff8d200000. While not abnormal for debuggers, this increases system memory footprint until the target exits.

This never happened on 3.0.9, so I rolled back, and it still happens, so it must be since I upgraded the OS to Mavericks.
I tried to change ownership on the folder eve though I can access everything ok, and that made no difference.

I have no other issues access my files from both computers.
I tried to delete and re-create a new Together folder, and the same thing happens.
I can only access it on the computer that created it.

I was leaning towards Together over Devon, but now I don't know. Depends on how fast they fix it, and I am still comparing features on both before I make a final decision.
[Version 3.1.1]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 04 Nov 2013
Hi, Mavericks changes the format used for things like Together's library. I have a workaround here: http://reinventedsoftware.com/support/together.html#sqlitewal

But if you need any more help, please get in touch using the email address further up that page. Thanks.
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Pogmoor replied on 06 Nov 2013
I am finding version 3.1.1 runs on Mavericks but iCloud sync seems to be broken. Whatever I try, my library opens on one mac but on my second mac Together crashes when it tries to access iCloud. The developer has replied promptly, but no solution yet.
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Mactechhelp.com reviewed on 05 Oct 2013
I've continued to try each and every point release of Together 3. I'm still unable to recommend it to even a single client, yet I WANT to use it! The application is beautiful, well thought-out, stable and easy-to-use.

The main reason that I cannot use Together, or recommend it to clients, is it's inability to find single files that:
a. I've newly created in Together
b. I've imported from an external folder.

Yes, it will find some files/documents with no problem, but I've done enough testing with it on different user's machines, different user accounts, and using different sets of data, that I know the search function is inherently flawed. It seems that the developer has attempted to create his own search indexing system, which isn't entirely capable. DEVONthink, Yojimbo, and other applications function just fine, yet Together cannot provide me with simple search results for content that I know exists. My hunch is that the developer should employ some standard Spotlight search indexing functionality, and the search function will be completely different and usable.

This is the only negative that I can find, and I continue to test Together with each release, so I can start to use it every day. But, the lack of a clean, functional search leaves me cold for now.
[Version 3.0.9]

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 29 Oct 2013
Hopefully, they will NOT use Spotlight. Some of us have to disable it because it is so painfully slow, and Apple wasn't smart enough to only have it index when the system is idle.
Alfred is another example of an application that is totally useless because of it depending on Spotlight, which is stupid because the App Launcher can see all of my apps, but Alfred can't see anything.
There are good file searches out there, like FindAnyFile, and some of these developers could allow for searching with and without Spotlight noting the speed differences.
It's not faster to use Spotlight searching when it slows your computer 80% of the time. I would rather have a faster computer 100% of the time and have it only be slower when I do searches. Apple has really screwed things up. We have these really fast computers that are brought to their knees by these services. I am still fighting iCloud sync bringing the computer to a crawl. It is always taking 100% CPU and there are many on the net reporting this.
Maybe it's not a problem for people with small hard drives and no network volumes, but I have 2TB in my Macbook, and 10TB on my AirPort, and with these services on, it's slow!
I wish these developers would be smart enough to not rely on a service that is so bad. Write your own, or use one of the many others that are out there.
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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 04 Nov 2013
The app uses Spotlight to search the content of files, apart from email messages and bookmarks, which require special treatment. For everything else, it creates its own indexes using Apple's SearchKit, which should work perfectly, but if not please get in touch at support@reinventedsoftware.com and I can look into it. Thanks.
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Sigil commented on 05 Sep 2013
I wish the sync feature supported Dropbox or SugarSync. I didn't use version two, because it didn't have a native sync feature or an iOS companion app. The dropbox workaround is not a good solution. In my opinion, this upgrade isn't much of an upgrade without sync. Together is chained to one of my Macs, but I'm not.
[Version 3.0.8]

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tzoi516 replied on 06 Sep 2013
I successfully use Together via Dropbox between my iMac and MacBook Pro, and no workaround was needed.
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Sigil replied on 08 Sep 2013
Syncing via Dropbox is a workaround; it isn't officially supported. You have to remember not to have Together running on the other computer, right?if you use Together often, you may forget to close it. Regardless, I wasn't successful. I do like the enhancements and the developer is very accessible. That said, if you don't own the app, I would recommend buying the MAS version.
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tzoi516 reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
What I'd really prefer is a Finder-like app that allows me to preview files without being annoying. Unfortunately one doesn't exist, but Together is the best app that comes pretty close. I say close because the ding that I see is subjective. It's subjective because there's really only 2 types of apps for document management: 1. import/export to/from a library, and 2: an aggregator that takes forever to initially scan your system and then loads a helper app that affects system performance. If I can't setup a folder system the way that I want on my HDD, and use it with the right app that I'd prefer then I would use the first type of app, and I think this is where Together knocks it out of the park - the big pluses for me are being able to pinch/zoom and copy from the preview window.

I've tried DEVONthink, DEVONotes, SOHO Notes, and iDocument. What I didn't like about these apps are sluggish performance as more data is added to the library, ugly design, and helper apps. Together has a nice clean interface, no noticeable performance issue, and the tab option can be disabled and it closes when Together closes.

Until someone creates an app that I don't have to babysit, isn't intrusive, mitigates a micromanaging system, and doesn't use background helper apps, Together is the app for me.
[Version 3.0.6]

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Sherman Wilcox replied on 01 Oct 2013
DEVONthink gets sluggish? I have a hard time believing that, unless you're adding hundreds of thousands of documents.
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Zo219 replied on 02 Oct 2013
Until, until. Count me as waiting, too.
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Denflinkegrafiker reviewed on 01 Jun 2013
One of the best note apps around... and I've tried dozens.

Write notes, store notes, organize notes... and post them to e-mail, message, facebook or twitter if you like.

Add comments, tags, notes to your notes if you like.

And a nice clean interface and app workflow. What could one ask for more? Oh... well — one thing. An option to add simple tables... though they can be pasted from number — to save time it would be great being able to add tables from the app itself. I have a lot of notes that deals with prices and table like data.

If you need a noteapp for your Mac... this is it. State of the art!
[Version 3.0.3]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 04 Jun 2013
You can insert tables into notes with Preview > Text > Table.
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Denflinkegrafiker replied on 04 Jun 2013
Never would have guessed tables were hidden under the menu item Preview and text (!) But of course you can... I really enjoy using Together. It made the I-use-it-every-day status, and so far the best note app I've ever worked with.
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Drtyrell969 had trouble on 17 Mar 2014
I'm starting to get random errors opening my previous libraries. The app SHUTS DOWN and doesn't let me do anything after it hates on my file. It just randomly occurs, and when it does, the file is TOAST.

That's a hell of a lot of indexing and work to lose.

Love the app otherwise.
[Version 3.1.7]

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Drtyrell969 replied on 17 Mar 2014
Sorry, didn't see file corrupt fixer on the site. FIXED!
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Thomas1977 had trouble on 10 Feb 2010
I experience some CPU peaking. Is this normal?
[Version 2.3.4]

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Thyx replied on 10 Feb 2010
I hope not. But I've got similar issues the last several weeks.

I've added quite a medium number of small files automatically.
(skim notes for pdf files, close to pure text)
I hope the new version helps.

thyx (actually Thomas1978 ;-)
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macfr3d replied on 31 Dec 2012
How can I create subfolders for notes?
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scottwild.co had trouble on 14 Nov 2008
So far this has crashed on me twice, and i have had to force quit once when it became un-responsive. When i use the "save web page as PDF" It wont give me the option to save the file as the option is grayed out, also closing the tab on the your new import does not prompt you to save.
[Version 2.2.1]

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Reinvented Software (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2008
Version 2.2.1 should have addressed the crashing, which was down to the new auto-tagging feature. I can't identify any crash reports using your MacUpdate name, but I'd be interested to hear from you so I could look into your problems.

On the option being greyed out to save a web page as a PDF, I don't know which option you mean, and as no one else has reported a problem with this, I can't really comment. Get in touch if you need help. Thanks.
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scottwild.co replied on 17 Nov 2008
My trouble was with the version prior to the latest update. I can now say that version 221 has solved my issues and works great. Thanks to the developer for there reply

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Lisa-Lockworth rated on 31 Jan 2014

[Version 3.1.5]



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[Version 3.1.5]



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Craig42a rated on 20 Jan 2014

[Version 3.1.5]



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[Version 3.1]



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[Version 3.0.9]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 3.0.8]



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[Version 3.0.7]



AmandaELowe rated on 28 May 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



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Blloyd rated on 16 May 2013

[Version 3.0.2]



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Allergydetective rated on 16 Jul 2012

[Version 2.6]


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Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.

Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.

Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize items into groups and folders, add color-coded tags and labels, and even generate Smart Groups to bring new levels of order and control to your files.

Dynamic searching. With Together, searching your files is never limited to a single term: an integrated Find Bar offers fine-tuned searching, and intra-file search capabilities let you dig even deeper for the information you need.


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