4.1.1 27 Sep 2017

Data information organizer.


Developer website: Bare Bones Software

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

Version 4.1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11.6 or later

  • 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


  • OS X 10.11.6 or later


Current Version (4.x)


Version Downloads
Business / Personal Info Managers
27 Sep 2017
Intel 64 / OS X