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info.xhead... The External Drive Your Brain Never Had.

For all those pieces of information swirling inside your head taking up room, we proudly offer info.xhead. Your life is full of important information that you don't want to forget. Whether it be passwords, account numbers, wishlists, or that million-dollar idea that will finally set you free from your boring job, info.xhead can store it all. But info.xhead does more than just store your data: it can catalog it into neat little categories. And so no one else can get to all this important information, info.xhead secures it with
What's New
Version 2.0:

  • Redesigned Category Editor - Creating and editing categories is now simpler than ever. The new Category Editor uses a drag-and-drop design allowing you to quickly create new categories. Now comes with full undo and redo support.
  • Image Support - You can now attach images to entries by dragging and dropping an image on an entry. info.xhead stores the original full-scale image as well as a thumbnail. You can also drag application or file icons to use as images.
  • Infolists - A new way of organizing entries, Infolists allow you to group related entries from different categories in one place.
  • Field Types - Categories now support defining fields of type Date, Money, or Number, in addition to Text Fields. Fields of type Date, Money, and Number benefit from automatic formatting.
  • Visual Type Select - For the first time, see what you're actually typing when type-selecting. A small transparent window appears as soon as you start typing in the Entry List and swiftly selects the matched Entry as soon as you're done typing.
  • Scroll Guide - The Entry List now shows a guide when scrolling allowing you to see where you are in the list. If your entries are sorted alphabetically, alphabets are shown. If your entries are sorted by created or modified date, you'll see dates as you scroll.
  • Performance - info 2 is the fastest version we have released to date. info 2 starts up instantly (no more dock bounces) and saves are dramatically faster.
  • External Links - You can now create "links" to entries in info.xhead from external applications. Dragging and dropping an entry in a Pages document for instance creates a link to the entry. Clicking the link launches info.xhead if it's not already running and shows the entry.
  • Incremental Undo - Individual changes to fields in an entry can now be discretely undone without undoing all the changes to the entry.
  • Contextual Menus - Both Source and Entry Lists now feature contextual menus avoiding the long journey to the menubar. This is for all you "right-clickers" out there (you know who you are).
Features
  • Organize Away - Organize your most important information using extensible and color-coded categories. info.xhead comes with several built-in categories for storing everyday information.
  • Fully Customizable - Create your own categories to store any kind of data. You can customize an existing category and add fields, delete fields, rename fields, or rearrange the order in which they're displayed.
  • Secure Database - info.xhead uses 256-bit AES encryption to safeguard your sensitive data. A password you provide is used to encrypt your information and secure access to the application.
  • Hidden Fields - Don't want anyone taking a peek at your data while the application is open? Mark any field as hidden and obscure it with bullets. Text in that field is only revealed when you click on it.
  • AutoLock - To keep your data secure even when the application is running, info.xhead can automatically lock itself after a configurable period of inactivity, when your computer goes to sleep, or when a user switch occurs.
  • AutoFill - Take the work out of logging into websites and have info.xhead do it for you. With a single click, it can launch Safari, go to the website, and automatically fill out the username and password fields and log you in.
  • One-click Copy - Don't waste time selecting text and choosing Edit > Copy. Just click the field label and information in that field is swiftly copied to the clipboard. It doesn't getting any easier or faster
  • MobileMe Integration - If you have a MobileMe account, you can use the built-in Backup feature to backup your database to your iDisk. Should you need to, you can restore your database from MobileMe as well.
  • Import - Import information into info.xhead from CSV (Comma-separated Value) or Tab-delimited files. A flexible import mechanism gives you precise control over how data is imported.
Version 2.0:

  • Redesigned Category Editor - Creating and editing categories is now simpler than ever. The new Category Editor uses a drag-and-drop design allowing you to quickly create new categories. Now comes with full undo and redo support.
  • Image Support - You can now attach images to entries by dragging and dropping an image on an entry. info.xhead stores the original full-scale more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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info.xhead User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote
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476429 commented on 21 Feb 2011
I will reiterate what a previous reviewer noted. This appears to be abandonware. The developer's Web site no longer exists.

When the site was available, it said they would have iPhone syncing in 2009. It never happened.

Info.xhead is a great app, but it's safe to assume we will not see anymore updates.
[Version 2.0]


burypromote
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+6

barrythemacguy reviewed on 27 Jan 2011
The developer's website (xhead) is gone. They are out of business most likely. Abandoned. Purchase this software with caution. It works fine but they have been behind times for the last few years. No iPhone/iPad version, no product enhancements/updates etc.. They worked on a "when we get around to it" schedule....
[Version 2.0]


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Hamid commented on 12 Feb 2010
While there are different password managers out there, none match the elegance of this one.
Reliable, simple, slick, intuitive.

I have been using this program for years and I cannot function without it. It has never failed me.

MobileMe synchronization is awesome.

Version 2.0 is amazing.

I have begged them for an iPhone/iPod touch version.
[Version 2.0]


burypromote

Archangel reviewed on 05 Jan 2010
Hi there, I use info.xhead software to keep track of the many site addys, passwords and URLS I use in my work as a busy deputy managing editor for an international newsblog of 40 journalists.

I've used info.xhead for several years now, just recently updated to most recent version. THIS SOFTWARE has never once lost an item or jammed. It is like a faithful assistant who instead of saying, "I'll go look for it, um maybe I know where it is," instead says immediately, "Here is all the data you need right now and in full." What a relief. I am always looking for straightforward unbloated software that has a reasoned learning curve and works reliably the first, tenth and zillionth time like clockwork. info.xhead does just that.

I'd also mention ANY time I've had a question, the genius behind the software answers promptly and in full. That's also a big plus, as I have other productivity software that seems to have to get a gong to raise the dead to get a response from 'support.'

Info.xhead is FIVE STARS all the way around. Thanks.
dr.e
[Version 2.0]


burypromote

+21

Vagabundo reviewed on 17 Dec 2009
Info.xhead is without a doubt one of the best applications of its kind. Version 2.0 incorporates a number of handy features. I like the newly redesigned user interface. It looks a lot slicker, but still maintains some of its classic look and feel. Still, like everything else, features and all could be further improved - I only hope it doesn't take a year or two for any improvements to be realized.

The developers, in my opinion, have succeeded at putting together yet another solid update to this fantastic application. But this alone is only part of what they should offer; addressing customers needs and concerns in an honest and timely manner is equally important. Sadly, this seems not to be the case often.

I'm sure that with every OS overhaul, comes challenges to developers. Maybe more so to some due to the nature of their applications. But there are developers offering their software as freeware or donationware who keep up with those challenges and who provide outstanding customer support with nothing more than the satisfaction of helping users have the best experience using their software. I commend them for that. People should show appreciation for their time and passion by making a donation whenever possible. The developers of Info.xhead would certainly benefit by adopting some of that passion.

But why am I praising this application while at the same time showing the stick? Well, it's simple. It's sad to see customer support not doing justice to an otherwise fantastic application. My critique is intended to encourage the developers to take better care of their customers, after all, they have built a great application. Why not going full circle then?
[Version 2.0]


burypromote
+1

+2
Xhead Support (developer) commented on 16 Dec 2009
Please write to us at support@xheadsoftware.com if you are having any kind of issues. This is not a support channel.
[Version 2.0]


burypromote
-1

+6

Picklepete reviewed on 15 Dec 2009
Waited a long time for an update, and now that it's here it will neither accept my old registration key, nor does it seem to be able to communicate with mobileme. I'd export the data to put into another app, but the export function is grayed out...

Hopefully v.1 on my G5 will let me export the data.
[Version 2.0]


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Steve40 commented on 28 Nov 2009
I've moved on to Wallet -[ http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11313/wallet ] which works just fine for my needs.
[Version 2.0b]

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burypromote
+1

+11
Maczero replied on 30 Nov 2009
Oustanding! Wallet is a very good application to replace info.xhead!
burypromote
+1

+20
Egn commented on 26 Nov 2009
Another month gone by and no upgrade, no news, no nothing. X-mas maybe? I already had to invest in other software to keep my serials.
[Version 2.0b]

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burypromote
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Maczero replied on 27 Nov 2009
May you share with us which one are you using? So that we can move to that brand?
burypromote
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Egn replied on 02 Dec 2009
I moved to Wallet and also got the iPhone app to go with it.

Sad this app died and none of the deadlines were met by the developer. The timeline on the comments here tells the story. All of us that had to shell out $$$ for some other new app to replace this won't come back to info.xhead.
burypromote
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+17
Steve40 commented on 16 Nov 2009
Posted October 27, 2009 by xHead Support: "We have not abandoned development for Snow Leopard. A fully functional version for Snow Leopard is scheduled to be released early next week. A simple email to us would have verified this fact. In the future, please check with us before posting a comment that is completely and utterly unfounded."

So . . . . . why don't you tell WHAT IS HAPPENING?
[Version 2.0b]

1 Reply

burypromote
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Maczero replied on 18 Nov 2009
This company doesn't have and doesn't care the commitment to customer. They lied repeated for the release day. Change another new password software ASAP, everyone!
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Downloads:9,762
Version Downloads:1,683
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:13 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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info.xhead... The External Drive Your Brain Never Had.

For all those pieces of information swirling inside your head taking up room, we proudly offer info.xhead. Your life is full of important information that you don't want to forget. Whether it be passwords, account numbers, wishlists, or that million-dollar idea that will finally set you free from your boring job, info.xhead can store it all. But info.xhead does more than just store your data: it can catalog it into neat little categories. And so no one else can get to all this important information, info.xhead secures it with rock-solid encryption. So if you've been hit with infonesia (common information loss), the cure is here. Download it today. Features:
  • Create your own database to store personal data
  • Create extensible categories to keep your data organized
  • Secure your data using 448-bit Blowfish encryption
  • Backup your data securely to .Mac or computer
  • Use AutoFill for effortless one-click website logins
  • Automatically lock the application after inactivity, on sleep, or user switch
  • Generate random and customized passwords effortlessly using the built-in Password Generator
  • Sync your database to your iPod and take it on the go
  • Import/Export data from CSV or Tab-delimited files
  • Enjoy Full Undo/Redo support
  • Use Spotlight to find entries by name


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