Yojimbo
Yojimbo
4.1.1

2.8

Yojimbo free download for Mac

Yojimbo

4.1.1
28 September 2017

Data information organizer.

Overview

Yojimbo empowers Mac users to manage, effortlessly and securely, the onslaught of information encountered every day at work and at home, even across multiple computers. Yojimbo stores different data types: text notes, passwords, Web bookmarks, product serial numbers, PDFs, and Web archives.

Data input into Yojimbo follows familiar Mac user interface gestures such as copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, a Quick Input Panel, or PDF Services from the Print menu. Searching and retrieval are instantaneous, using either Yojimbo's built-in search, or the Spotlight search system in OS X.

Note: Yojimbo 4.0 is a free upgrade for those that purchased Yojimbo 3.x after June 14, 2013.

What's new in Yojimbo

Version 4.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

New
  • Yojimbo's internals have been rewritten to use a new sync mechanism, in the wake of MobileMe's shutdown; it is not based on iCloud
  • Yojimbo uses the Wasabi Sync sync service
  • For complete details on how to set up and use synchronization, choose "Syncing" from the Help menu
  • Full-screen support has been added for the main Yojimbo window and for discrete item windows; some other windows have been designated as "auxiliary" windows, so that when in full screen mode, they can be opened without causing a Spaces switch
Changed and Fixed
  • Fixed a regression in which Undo was nonfunctional
  • Yojimbo now requires Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later (OS X 10.8.5 or later recommended); it will not run on an older version of the OS (Note that this also means that you need an Intel Mac, since 10.8.x does not run on PPC Macs nor does it include Rosetta)
  • In support of the sync system change, there has been a database format change; your existing Yojimbo data will be converted, and this process is irreversible (Yojimbo will make a backup of your current stored data before converting to the new format)
  • Once you upgrade to 4.0, you cannot go back to a previous version of Yojimbo without restoring your old data from a backup; note also that if you do have to go back to your backed up data, you will lose any additions or changes you have made since backing up; this cannot be avoided
  • When starting the application from somewhere other than /Applications/ (or ~/Applications/), you're now offered the opportunity to relocate it to /Applications; this provides a better first-run experience
  • Fixed crash which was reported when the Microsoft Exchange plug-in poked data into the Address Book's database and somehow we got notified
  • Fixed internal exception and crash which would occur when using the "Add Hyperlink" command to add a link at the insertion point of a note (rather than annotating selected text)
  • The built-in software update mechanism now uses HTTPS to connect to the update server for fetching update information, and verifies the downloaded update before installation to guard against tampering or corruption
  • Fixed bug in which the scrollbar calibration in the Tag Explorer didn't work correctly, nor did the scrollbar auto-hide when it should have
  • Corrected the VoiceOver descriptions for the Add Collection button and the Actions button in the collection list
  • Fixed a bug which which interfered when trying to reconcile multiple encryption passwords

109 Yojimbo Reviews

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JPP-Zoso
02 September 2009

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as per the developer's web site..."Store almost anything in Yojimbo - text, images, PDFs, even serial numbers and passwords." apparently "almost anything" is in fact limited to those specific items listed...text, images, pdfs. no license files, no dmgs, no zips, no audio, no video, no nothing beyond text, images, and pdfs. no way to batch import bookmarks. all of the new "features" revolve pretty much around labeling/tagging/organizing. the "fixes" included in v2.0 were already there in v1.5.2. still a monolithic file storage method. so the $20 upgrade cost is pretty much for a new application icon...? no thanks. i like the old icon way better.
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Version 2.0
Nick-Collingridge
11 February 2018
I use Yojimbo and as far as it goes find it excellent. It never crashes, and the syncing to the iPad version works well. However it is rather limited. Three things in particular that are shortcomings that limit my use of it are as follows:
1. There are templates for passwords and serial numbers, but not for credit cards, and I can't see that there is any way of adding templates for anything like this that you might want to store in the app.
2. Although you can encrypt text notes and images, you don't seem to be able to encrypt any items using templates (the encrypt option in the contextual menu is greyed out). This is a pretty significant shortcoming.
3. Finally, the absence of an iPhone app is frustrating, and furthermore you can only apparently sync to one iPad. If you want to add another iPad for syncing you have to delete the existing one.
These limitations are a shame because otherwise this is a decent product. I live in hope that a v5 will come along which fixes these shortcomings.
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Version 4.1.1
chikega
20 October 2014
It works as described.
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Version 4.0.3
Alexiusca
22 May 2014
Can't believe they still sell this. Not sure what on earth people think makes this worth $30 bucks considering the free and paid alternatives which are far better and developed far more actively and empathetically.
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Version 4.0.3
Rickdees
10 November 2013
I wrote a glowing review of this product recently but I have to update my rating. I just installed Lil Snitch. There should be another category for rating of developer integrity. Here's a list of the servers Yojimbo is talking to: accounts.l.google.com analytics.twitter.com www.facebook.com apis.google.com accounts.google.com s2.googleusercontent.com twitter.com s-static.ak.facebook.com www.googlecommerce.com There's no option to turn it off and no notification they are SELLING your data without permission. Despicable.
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Version 4.0.1
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Shiny22
Shiny22
14 November 2013
With respect, how do you know that they are selling anything? And if they are selling my data, what data exactly of all the data on my machine? Maybe there's another reason?
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Blloyd
Blloyd
14 November 2013
Have you ever captured any web archives in Yojimbo? If so, if those sites have cookies, then whenever you view them in Yojimbo, Yojimbo is going to call out to those sites, as it is displaying the web archives. This is what web archives DO. This is one of the big problems with Little Snitch: 99% of people don't know enough about how computers and the web works to properly interpret its output. And I suspect you are casting blame for all the wrong reasons here.
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Rickdees
Rickdees
03 September 2015
Blloyd,

Yes, you are correct. I was capturing websites in Yojimbo. BareBones is not the boogey man I made them out to be. My apologies.

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Rickdees
30 September 2013
Would I prefer a better/updated UI? Sure. Would I prefer they use DropBox instead of (whatever). Absolutely. HOWEVER. This software works as advertised. I've got it syncing on three different computers and it's flawless. I just bought Yojimbo for iPad - again syncing is flawless. When this first came out I tried it for about two days, read the other reviews and decided it was time to switch. I bought Together and liked the UI, liked that I didn't have to pay for syncing, etc. After 2 weeks were up, I never could get it to pick my iCloud database for my laptop. Then I started seeing red entries - meaning it couldn't find the file. I gave up on Together after seeing half of my 1200+ entries show up missing. I switched back to Yojimbo and like I said earlier - flawless syncing. At the end of the day, I want something I can rely on and Yojimbo is the best choice for me.
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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Gary30
Gary30
03 October 2013
We all very much like "Free" but run, don't walk, from any product that offers its own free sync service. Unless the company is large and can offer other fee-services on those sync servers, then the sync service will kill them financially. NotifyMe and others were dragged under by this; Together looks like a candidate for big problems if they can't get their service to pay for itself. So the fee service used by Yojimbo makes sense. I don't happen to need syncing for Yojimbo so I just use Yojimbo 3 and a remote access software app/service should I need to have a look at something. I just wish Yojimbo would get a fresh UI update and maybe a little more support for media file types. Otherwise version 4 is not a compelling update for me.
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Cocoanut
29 August 2013
Honestly, it's as if they actually don't WANT users. BBEdit is a fine application but Yojimbo is an utter fiasco of blunders and customer care. It could be a great application with a different, more adept developer.
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Version 4.0
flash1296gmailcom8977
20 August 2013
I bought Yojimbo3 and have found it to be quite good, BUT having to pay for it while there are free alternatives including the excellent EVERNOTE is absurd. Charging $20 for an upgrade when that upgrade only has one new feature, and that creates additional expenses is even more absurd.
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Version 4.0
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x0x0
31 January 2015
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x0x0
31 January 2015
Both apps are not in the same category. Evernote is a Cloud note service, while Yojimbo is more local. And if you read Evernote's privacy policy, they may access your notes if they deem it necessary, to verify and make sure you respect their TOC... and they may serve you adverts from third parties... If it's free, then you are the product.
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misterjspencer
16 August 2013
When YJ stopped syncing I tried others, and I see Together syncs with iCloud, Voodoopad syncs with dropbox and Devon think syncs with Dropbox also. As others have said YJ lags behind in its ability to store and sort items The sync path for this app is innovative but too expensive. You will stick with what you know maybe, but at what price?
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Version 4.0
Rlevent
16 August 2013
What is particularly outrageous is the fact that the Wasabi Sync website indicates that Wasabi Sync only charges a developer $49.00 per month for 10,000 users. The publisher of this app is charging quite a mark up for not implementing iCloud or Drop Box syncing. The Notebooks app, which is available for (and syncs between) the Mac, for IOS and for Windows does everything Yojimbo does (and more) for much less money.
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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
22 December 2014
Rlevent,
If you care enough to publicly rant, this software must mean something to you, which means your one-star rating is more of an expression of rage rather than a usefully sober review of the software. I'm guessing that when you, yourself use this site, you'd prefer to see soberly useful reviews. Consider using the resource as you'd like to see it used.
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xgerrit
15 August 2013
I sympathize with the developer for the iCloud sync problems, but the reality is: Dropbox or iCloud file syncing would have worked (other apps have made it work) and not cost the user $36 a year. Plus iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks will include Keychain password syncing, seriously devaluing what the paid syncing gets you. This doesn't even address Mac to iPad syncing, which currently only works over Wifi (and only when Yojimbo is running.) I've loved this app since version 1.0, but I'm majorly disappointed.
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Version 4.0
1 answer(s)
Blloyd
Blloyd
16 August 2013
iCloud sync did NOT work. They tried for a year (a year!) and had issues they couldn't work around. Core Data sync is a very difficult problem. And Dropbox sync has issues as well. Syncing a database is very hard. It's not at all the same as syncing something like 1Password. I do wish they'd been able to make iCloud sync work and save everyone money, and I REALLY wish they had a functional iPad client (it's nearly useless as-is), but the Bare Bones folks *are* smart developers and I'm certain if they could have made iCloud sync work, they would have. And maybe if Apple addresses the issue, an update will come out that uses iCloud.
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  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
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