Yep
Yep
3.8.5

3.5

Yep free download for Mac

Yep

3.8.5
25 May 2018

Organize and manage all your documents.

Overview

Yep is a document organization and management tool. Like iTunes for music or iPhoto for photos, Yep lets you search and view your documents in a comfortable interface, while offering the ability to automatically save documents into a file in your Documents folder. Yep also provides direct scanning support and new drag-and-drop text or image file creation from within the application.

What's new in Yep

Version 3.8.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.2 or later.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Dr-Girlfriend
08 September 2009

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I really like Yep, but I have to admit, as a paying customer, I've been disappointed. When an app like this -- so central to my workflow -- goes so long without an update or bugfix, that makes me upset. I bought Yep when it was first released and I was very happy initially. That happiness soured as time went on and none of the bugs were being fixed and no improvements to the product were applied. Instead, Ironic released several new products (Leap, TagIt, Fresh, and Deep) some of which duplicated functionality already present in Yep. I think that under the circumstances, and given how long it's taken Ironic to address the bugs in Yep v1, everyone who bought v1 should be given a free upgrade to v2. Not fixing major bugs and then charging for an update stinks of Adobe-ism. Please don't go down that road. There are other document management products available and though it would pain me to have to switch, I'll do it in a heartbeat if Ironic doesn't address this issue in a way that is fair to its very patient customers who have already paid for Yep v1.
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Version 2.0b2
Billalpinewalker
03 June 2016
I scan and manage a lot of PDF documents. When they are first created I put them in a folder where they can then be OCR processed, or not, depending upon their source. The next step requires YEP, I use YEP to view and then properly name each document. I often use it to combine documents, which may require me to find related documents in YEP. When I get some time, I move the processed documents into their final resting place (folders organized by type of document, subtypes, and years) in the hope that when I need to locate it I can find it even if I forget the name and/or unique keywords. I know YEP can do a lot more, but for this one task alone it's well worth the cost. When I want to find documents, I begin with Spotlight, if I can't find it, I use a spotlight based tool to dig deeper, and lastly I look in my directories to locate the document. Having several different ways to locate documents makes it easier to find documents when I need them. Someday I'll spend the time to see if something has been added to YEP that will help me be more productive, but until then, it's doing the job I purchased it for. Yes, it's a bit buggy, and some things just don't work as I expect them to, but I've managed to tame it for my needs, and I'm happy.
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Version 3.7.4
dfay
21 May 2016
Once upon a time (ca. 2011), there was no tagging in OS X, and the developers of Yep were actively involved in developing a tagging standard called OpenMeta. Five years later, pretty much everything you can do in Yep, you can do in the Finder. But....I made the mistake of installing Yep to see if it could do some rapid, keyboard based tagging of a directory of 600 or so PDFs. Nope. It brought my Mac to a crawl. And....even though I unchecked all the "preferred locations" to try to stop it slowing my system down, it still displayed a ton of files, seemingly picked at random from across my HD. Maybe it wanted to finish what it was doing before I unchecked the preferred locations. And not only did it display them, it changed the Extended Attributes on all of them. 6000 or so. Now all of those files are detected as changed, even though I did nothing to them, by my Chronosync and Hazel rules, because Yep was copying all my OS X tags to its obsolete OpenMeta tagging system. Even though I unchecked all the locations, so it shouldn't have been messing with anything. Fortunately I have the bandwidth and storage space so backing up an extra 6000 PDFs isn't a problem, but I didn't expect that Yep could wreak such havoc on my file system so quickly, especially when I told it not to display the contents of the folders that contained these files. Avoid.
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Version 3.7.3
Strider72
14 March 2016
Version 2 was a downgrade. Yes, I realize that was a long time ago, and I've been waiting for them to fix the problems with the new interface; but it appears that's not going to happen.

Version 1 was an iTunes like app for storing PDFs. I used it for TONS of articles and information I saved off the web. I used it daily. Then with Version 2 they decided what people really wanted was a weak Finder replacement. Not only a weak Finder replacement, but a rehash of one of their other programs. They should have left well enough alone.

NO, I don't want to search my whole hard drive. NO, I don't want to fiddle around just to save something to the Yep catalog, or to see only those things I've explicitly save to Yep. They killed it by assuming their user all really wanted Leap. If I wanted Leap I would have bought Leap.

Yep 1 was awesome.
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Version 3.6.1
Dgwoodsy
19 December 2015
I own these programs paperless, idocument, devonthink personal and yep. I find myself using yep 99% of the time and always find the others lacking in some dimension. Not perfect but its better than them.
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Version 3.6.1
Jakob-joergensen
19 September 2015
There is something about this app. It draws you. It involves you. You want to use it, cause it's sleek, refined and always 'straight core'. I don't even need the app for my daily use. Since the app is such a pleasure, I've started to categorise different things, like manuals and spec sheets. Just love it and can warmly recommend it!
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Version 3.6.1
RogerKatz
05 August 2015
The current version is 3.6.2
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Version 3.6.1
MilkCow
18 February 2015
Well Done! 5 from 5
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Version 3.6.0
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trackthis
trackthis
18 February 2015
Since their website is lacking it, can you give a few highlights on what the update brings?
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Essadee
Essadee
10 March 2015
I could make Leap and Yep cause a kernel panic by traversing a large directory structure so I've been really wary of using it lately. I was considering hauling some files out of DTPro but quickly came to the conclusion Yep and this whole family of silent-treatment software were essentially dead to me. You can re-create most of what Yep does with Hazel and Spotlight anyway.
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gatorjim
18 February 2015
Big issue...

YEP duplicates tags that are assigned using Hazel. Can't help but wonder what else it is doing to my tags data. Problem has existed since version 3.1... not good, to say the least! The latest update has not fixed this issue.

Trying to report any problems on the developer's web site is futile.
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Version 3.6.0
rw49
07 November 2013
It's recently been regularly updated and it's certainly faster and seems more stable too. Personally I like this programme a lot and would be hard pressed to find another as easy to use and as useful. I've just upped my star rating for it
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Version 3.5.3
Mrtomato
23 June 2013
Yep! is one of my favorite apps. I have around 5,000+ pdf files on my hard drive and about ⅔ of them are currently locatable thanks to Yep's tag management (the other ⅓ need to be tagged). If, like me, you have a lot of research papers, books, etc. to sift through every day, Yep! offers some excellent search capabilities. Say you are looking for an article on contemporary art that contains the word "legibility." You know that one article you want to find also discusses Marcel Duchamp. If you've tagged the articles well, you can search for the word "legibility" and in the tag viewer you see the tag "contemporary art," so you click it, instantly narrowing your search results. You can then use Quick View to see which articles might be useful. You also notice a "Marcel Duchamp" tag. You click that and locate the article you had in mind. There are, of course, many variations of this type of search. Yep! does have some limitations. Perhaps the biggest unresolved and obvious bug is that if you opt to buy directly from Ironic Software, Yep! does not have an autoupdate feature. It has been like this for a year or more now. Software like this really need to have a built-in OCR engine, Yep! doesn't. An OCR engine would increase costs, but I'd pay extra for a reasonably priced plugin. I thought that Yep! had some auto-tagging feature, but I've never seen it work. I've been using Yep! for about 5 years now! Finally, I was more than annoyed and dumbfounded when I discovered that the developer deliberately imposed a 4 minute testing period on the demo version. I needed it because I was working between partitioned systems for awhile and just wanted to run the demo on the other partition (the last thing I wanted was some licensing hassle). A kind of little snitch-style 3 hour limit might be more reasonable. I don't know what a user can find out about the app in 4 minutes!
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Version 3.1.4
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Mrtomato
Mrtomato
26 November 2015
FWW. I still use Yep regularly and it still does not have an auto-update feature. Weird, eh?
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$23.99

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.2 or later
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