Yep
Yep
3.8.5

3.5

Yep free download for Mac

Yep3.8.5

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.

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103 Reviews of Yep

5
Billalpinewalker
03 June 2016
Version: 3.7.4

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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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5
Billalpinewalker
03 June 2016
Version: 3.7.4
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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dfay
21 May 2016
Version: 3.7.3
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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3
Strider72
14 March 2016
Version: 3.6.1
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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4
Dgwoodsy
19 December 2015
Version: 3.6.1
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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5
Jakob-joergensen
19 September 2015
Version: 3.6.1
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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RogerKatz
05 August 2015
Version: 3.6.1
The current version is 3.6.2
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5
MilkCow
18 February 2015
Version: 3.6.0
Well Done! 5 from 5
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1.5
gatorjim
18 February 2015
Version: 3.6.0
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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4.5
rw49
07 November 2013
Version: 3.5.3
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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4
Mrtomato
23 June 2013
Version: 3.1.4
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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2.5
Penguirl
29 January 2013
Version: 3.1.4
I am looking for a document manager to manage the 1,600 or so PDFs and 500 or so text documents that I have but do not utilize because my Documents folder is such a mess. These are my observations using Yep. Pros: 1. Does not use proprietary db resulting in fast “import.” 2. Easy to add tags and change creation date. 3. New note creation in external text editor. 4. Tag cloud, size determined by number of documents with that particular tag. 5. Dropbox.app compatible (not tested). 6. Can view documents in their default app. 7. Rate documents with stars similar to iTunes. 8. Supports saving new notes as Word 97, 03, 07, pages, pdf, odt, rtf, rtfd, html, web archive. 9. Extensive sorting options. Cons: 1. Does not use proprietary db, meaning you can screw it up externally. 2. Only searches content or filename, cannot search all. 3. New note creation only in external text editor, then they seem to disappear into the ether nowhere to be found in Yep. 4. Can view documents in their default app ONLY, Yep does not display contents natively. 5. No labels. 6. New notes default to rtfd, no option to set different default. 7. Sorting notes by date created doesn’t sort them by date created. Sigh.
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pl-svn
18 January 2013
Version: 3.1.4
Recently I switched from the MAS version to the "direct" one As I couldn't find a "Check for Updates" command/option in Preferences nor in any menu and wandered about what would happen when an update came out ;-) Today an update for both Yep and Leap has been released and... I only know thanks to MacUpdate: none of these apps prompts me to update :-/ but I got an email from Ironic Software, with subject "Ironic Software Upgrades", containing nothing else than... advertising for another software they sell =:-0
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burkanov
09 November 2012
Version: 3.1.3
A highly sophisticated interface: it's truly unpredictable. Even after spending an hour with usage manual I could not know what will happen the next moment I touch something in the GUI. Don't really think it will be widely used, a very niche product. Hard to use, hard to understand.
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5
baxsur
30 October 2012
Version: 3.1.2
The best products of their kind!
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4.5
Ronnb
12 September 2012
Version: 3.1.0
Ironic Software finally has made it so that I can purchase the upgrade and download the software without going through the MAS. The latest version I'm running from their site (3.1.1) is solid and functions well. I can now do an "open with" function inside of the app, which is very useful. I think I am fairly satisfied with the performance of the current build of this application.
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Sanchai
08 August 2012
Version: 3.0.6
Mac App Store version still 3.0.4. When will the new version 3.0.6 for Mac AppStore will be released?
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4.5
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
15 June 2012
Version: 3.0.3
A nice approach to organize your files! Does what it says, and for people who appreciate this it will be a good time saver.
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3.5
rw49
14 June 2012
Version: 3.0.3
While I'll never understand your file system and why on earth we can't choose where to put them ourselves, I've worked out my own file system that works just fine. I've got my programmes on a 46 gbyte express card but all my data on the original HD on my Macbook Pro. I just wish we could have the opportunity to delete the file folder, even though it takes up no room when it's empty. It's aesthetically annoying! However this new version 3.0.3 is considerably faster in opening, so thanks a lot for that and, on the whole, I like this programme very much indeed and how it makes finding files so very easy.
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Strob
10 March 2012
Version: 3.0.1
Where's the demo? The older listed demo above doesn't even work for Snow Leopard. How does the developer expect to generate sales without one?
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0.5
Rubaiyat
14 December 2011
Version: 3.0.1
So you want to charge me again, but it still won't find Illustrator .ai with .pdf embedded, the only use I can think of for this software?
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StrictlyBagel
10 November 2011
Version: 3.0.1
Where did the folder view in Yep 3.0 go? Leap 3.0 still has it, but in Yep 3.0 I cannot seem to find any way to see my list of folders next to the tag column as shown in the screenshot above. Please don't tell me they got rid of it as it's next to impossible to organize files without a proper folder tree.
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Kitmos
08 November 2011
Version: 3.0.1
Yet another program that's ended up in MAS with no upgrades available for long time customers.
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vcolombo
07 September 2010
Version: 2.1.0
In my opinion the 1.x versions of Yep were significantly better and more useful than the 2.x versions. If you don't like the functionality of 2.x try downloading the latest 1.x version, still linked here on the MacUpdate page. Like myself you may find it better suited for your organizational style.
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GrenadeBait
09 August 2010
Version: 2.1.0
This is a pretty solid application and the features are about what I would expect but since purchasing the product I have found that I get little utility out of it and when compared to the price tag I get very little return on investment.
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Mstac
23 May 2010
Version: 2.0.9
Can Yep perform OCR? I've seen the question asked before, but couldn't find the answer...
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Jfreak365
29 January 2010
Version: 2.0.8
I read a lot of reviews of Yep. I just purchased a ScanSnap, so I had to try Yep. It seems that the main thing it offers over Finder is the tagging feature. Both Finder and Yep can search folders for keywords and searchable PDF files. The tagging feature of Yep is pretty good. However, USE CAUTION switching to a tool like this. The main problem is that Yep uses OpenMetadata rather than the document properties. This means the data is NOT PORTABLE. It will not follow to another computer (easily), nor to a file server, or different Operating System (Windows/Linux). The product seams very useful and cool at first, but when version 4 comes out and they change how they store the metadata, you will be very sorry you invested all the time tagging your files. I've used other products that use proprietary methods to tag information and learned the hard way to not support products like this. I want any tagging or metadata stored only in the file properties. It will have much longer longevity, be platform independent, and software independent. What if you find a new product you like better in 1 year... My trials with Yep are generally good. However, I cannot support the product because of the "vendor lock in" approach for metadata.
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Geccoh
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.8
Yep and Leap are great products, but it seems that they duplicate a lot of functions (almost all). So I have to wonder why there is a need for two separate programs?
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claus-in-iceland
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0.8
Grrr... I got YEP as a part of the MacUpdate bundle - the main reason why I bought it. But it is not possible to enter the registration details. F.e. the name field doubles/adds by entering a new letter the already entered letters. And the mailed serial number in combination with the mail adress doenst work. Too bad: The support of Ironic Software never helped or answered my mail (send them several mails), and the support of MacUpate never wrote back, too (I know, its not their job to help, but at least they could write back!). So, has anyone out there an idea what to do??? takk claus www.clausiniceland.com
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helge-schomaker
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0.7
Sounds intriguing - short question, though, for which I couldn't find a quick answer: Does Yep offer some kind of OCR capability? Evernote does that for PDFs and JPGs in the free version, and the results are quite acceptable. Best, HS
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Hbunn
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0.7
I had tried version 1.x and given up, but this fixes all bugs I'd encountered then a,d has a more polished interface. Well done.
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Rubaiyat
10 December 2009
Version: 2.0.6
Well I succumbed and upgraded to v2.06. It still shows a generic icon on Illustrator .ai files that have .pdf. Microsoft Expression Media 2 can show the preview. CoverFlow can show the file. Why not Yep?
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Bdfu
25 November 2009
Version: 206.10
Yep, I liked it. Yep, I bought it. Yep, I have pay MORE for the new version. Nope.
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Pengman
25 November 2009
Version: 2.0.6
Had a problem with importing, but all documents back to 2001 are back again. Don't know why people are slamming this. It is a VERY good and easy program. Keeps all my files organized beautifully.
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Frodo-life
12 November 2009
Version: 2.0.5
2.0.5 still does not work, can not find a single document
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Iconz113
05 November 2009
Version: 2.0.3
oh yeah and whats the difference between yep and leap? I cant really find a lot of information on the web about these apps
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Iconz113
05 November 2009
Version: 2.0.3
this product looks pretty good, does the app import documents? or does it tag your documents and reference their locations?
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Mar6473
05 November 2009
Version: 2.0.2
I don't know why a few people are unhappy on here. These guys have been developing Yep for quite awhile... They really listen to their users and make unbelievable products. Seriously, there is nothing out there can do what Yep and Fresh does. They are functional and the tagging user interface is genius. I used to try to manage all my files in folders but I'd forget where I put them or what I called them. Yep and Fresh lets you browse, search and find any file or image with ease. They have a great forum with lots of happy users and their customer support is great. I too bought the bundle less than a month before the cut off for free upgrades to Yep 2... A bit of a drag but whatever... The upgrade is $20 which is a steal for an application that I literally use everyday.
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Quorm
02 November 2009
Version: 2.0.1
I bought all of Ironic's products in a bundle five months ago. I installed Yep 2 assuming (wrong!) that it would work on the license I just bought. Doesn't. It offers a discount code IF you purchase all four products in a bundle again. But, the code doesn't discount anything - it doesn't reduce the bundle price at all. So, recent purchasers don't get a working product if they install Yep 2. You don't get a chance to buy an upgrade just for Yep - you're suppose to buy everything they make in order to save a few bucks. But the "discount" offer is bogus. Owners are triple cursed by this Halloween trick. (Oh, and the site doesn't provide a way to download the previous version. Install v2 and you're out of luck.)
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Ibsteve
01 November 2009
Version: 2.0.1
My favorite feature appears to be gone in v2....auto tag. Sorry but v2 is retrograde for me.
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Micksmac
30 October 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Be sure to trial before upgrading. I upgraded to Yep 2.01 and now it won't find *anything*. Tried all the authors' suggested fixes (delete all prefs, re-index Spotlight) with no result. Yep 1.x works fine so I'll have to drop back to that.
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Bodacious
27 October 2009
Version: 2.0.0
I'd really like to know where Yep is heading. I personally used it as a "nifty database" for ebooks that provided easy and somewhat structured access to manuals, reviews, encyclopedias, etc. If it expands in this direction I think it will fill this "ebook database" market nicely, especially if djvu formats are included. One thing I noticed with ver 1.8 was it's sluggishness, so I'm willing to give 2.0 a try if it improves that. Also, going away from an internal pdf viewer should make supporting other fileformats (djvu for example) much easier and I'd expected this as part of a major upgrade. I don't necessarily like that Yep is starting to advertise itself as a program that collects various small pdf files, such as receipts, electronic documents, etc. There are other programs out there that already do that job (Paperless for example) and going down this niche route will prevent it from being useful to a whole share of other people. Again, I believe there are niche markets out there and managing a collection of ebooks is probably the bigger of them. I'm currently also using Papers for journal articles and like it alot, even though it's specialized. I might have to use that for all of my PDFs, depending on where Yep is heading.
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Mjkphoto
27 October 2009
Version: 2.0.0b8
I bought Yep as part of a MacBundle Promo, but my license won't work with version 2 and there is no upgrade path. :-(
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Pengman
26 October 2009
Version: 2.0.0b7
Had a problem with this at first, but now I can't do without it. Very easy to tag documents. No need to search through hierarchial folders anymore. Beautiful. Great support too. Only problem now is I've lost a reason for not being organized. :-)
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Shmk
21 October 2009
Version: 2.0.0b7
I bought the whole Leap package thing but I won't be upgrading. I find the whole "tagging" thing for organizing my files a bit tenuous and not for me, I think I will stick to a hierarchical folder structure for now. Also the fact that the OpenMeta thing was developed by one of the developers at Ironic Software makes me feel like I am putting all my eggs in a pretty flimsy basket, one which apple could topple at any time.
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Stike
20 September 2009
Version: 2.0b4
People here apparently fail to understand that Yep 2 has been redesigned and basically is MUCH more powerful and flexible than its predecessor. There SEEM to be some features disappearing, but if you take a closer look, those features can be achieved with different mechanics/workflows, while at the same time becoming more powerful. Yes, the software isnt quite that intuitive anymore because of that (especially if you are coming from Yep 1) but if you spend some time with it, you will find it very handy. I was at first glance very disappointed with the Yep 2 beta and asked the developers quite some questions at their support forums. After reading their views and ideas, I understand the concept now and will gladly help them hunt some bugs. Yep has a great future, and people should be more open-minded about the new concepts and ideas. Also, if you find something that is really not there: ASK the developers, tell them your worries. They are surely responsive and dont let you hanging there!
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Rochade
16 September 2009
Version: 2.0b4
One reason I liked yep more than leap for my PDFs was that I could open it in full view within yep and I had a filesystem browser to explore and filter my documents. I just tried out the latest beta of yep 2 and it seems that these features aren't present anymore. At the moment I can't find a good reason why I should use yep2 instead of leap and so won't upgrade. Instead of adding these two features to leap, they removed them from yep and I am totally lost in the tag cloud.
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Easer
12 September 2009
Version: 2.0b4
I'm interested in something like this, but the reviews make me concerned. Can anyone please identify a similar, competing program that they like?
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Mactheny
11 September 2009
Version: 2.0b4
Sorry Ironics, I will never upgrade to version 2. Why did you refine 1.8? This upgrade is completely needless. Mactheny.
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Desh
11 September 2009
Version: 2.0b4
Wanted to like Yep, I really did. With the first version, I was put off with how they stored tags/keywords in a separate plist file. For me, the file is the truth, not some proprietary file/database. Granted, they had a menu item that would actually stamp the information into the pdf's metadata (which is exactly what I wanted) but they hampered this by not giving it a hotkey, or even a "do not show again" checkbox to an annoying dialog that would come up each time you wanted to stamp the file. The process was tedious and annoying. Now with 2.0 they've come up with "OpenMeta", which sounds like another proprietary/hacky system that isn't cross platform (I need to search pdf's for keywords on Windows too), and doesn't even work with CS4/Acrobat. It also appears that they've removed the ability to stamp the file's metadata that was present in Yep 1.
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Dr-Girlfriend
08 September 2009
Version: 2.0b2
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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ric0ric
07 September 2009
Version: 2.0b2
A useful application - once one has earned it's benefits they will get to become familiar apps on which you come to reply. So maybe this cautionary tale is for you: I bought Yep at the end of May (27th) this year 2008.. Now just over three months notice I am asked to pay and extra license to use Yep2. That is a pretty miserable license life. As a user of Leap, Yep, Deep, Fresh - I would have expected a more warm and sensitive approach to such license expiry dates. Sadly they don't appear to. So you've created another unhappy customer. Perhaps you the sort of people who don't care what your customers feel. Good luck then, may you remember the displeasure of your disappointed customers long in to your old age. Think on these things, Richard Chiswell
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Wighta
05 September 2009
Version: 2.0b2
Yep 2.0.0 b2 can either be used as a beta which expires after 30 or so days, or one can opt instead for paying for the upgrade if you registered your copy of Yep 1.x before July1 st 2009. If you registered on or after July 1st, you existing rego. code should work for Yep 2 as well. The upgrade fee is $14.00 US, done as a discount of $20 to the normal purchase price of $34 for Yep. When you click upon the Buy Online button, it recognises your your copy of Yep1 is registered and it pops up an alert box telling you of the existence of the discount and it pastes a discount code into your Clipboard. The actual discount is only disclosed at the final payment page of Kagi or Paypal, just before you click upon the Complete purchase button. I just did all this, so this is my recollection of it. I figured that the authors deserve paying something for all their hard work.
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Mark97
05 September 2009
Version: 2.0b2
I've been looking forward to an upgrade for a while. Before I begin though, I want to know what the upgrade fee is. If I can't afford the upgrade why get excited and play with it?
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Eggshell
21 July 2009
Version: 1.8
Simply put - best PDF manager in OSX
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Shmk
10 July 2009
Version: 1.8
an update would be great it has been almost a year...
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Calamita
27 February 2009
Version: 1.8
I really like Yep's ability to search, organize, use tags and search based on any data in the file.
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Tmyers22551
31 December 2008
Version: 1.8
I bought Yep in last year's December MacUpdate Bundle. It was one of those "throw-ins" that I would have never bought or tried. It's now one of my favorites and I now consider Yep essential to my daily Mac experience. Instead of making paper copies, I use the feature "print PDF copy to Yep" for just about everything that I want filed or managed. It automatically keeps track of all my PDF files, and if I drag a photo to Yep, it makes at PDF copy and tracks that too. I have lots of files and photos that I use for my ancestry data and family history. Yep makes child's play of keeping that data organized for me. I've been a Mac user since the days of the Mac Plus, and I have hundreds of programs that I've used. A few have become essential to my Mac software family. Yep has become one of my essential programs. For me, it has been stable, no observed problems with their updates, and it's feature rich. I don't endorse many programs, but I think Yep deserves at least a try.
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Kps
15 July 2008
Version: 1.7.9
All the previous versions of this app that I tried simply crashed every time it tried to import PDFs so the fact that version 1.7.9 hasn't just frozen solid yet is an improvement. Unfortunately, the app is still just as useless because it still will not import my entire collection of PDFs. It used to outright crash during import, now it just stops at roughly 13,000 and will not add any more. Since I now have over 60,000 PDFs it obviously isn't even coming close to cataloging them all. The auto-tagging feature is equally useless and failed to produce a good keyword cloud even from the document titles, let alone the content. I still find it easier to locate the document I need using Spotlight or the lowly "Find" feature in OSX. I've always thought this app had lots of great ideas, but even after many updates I still can't get it to work as advertised. It's like a beautiful sports car that just stops moving after 1 mile -- pretty, but useless.
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Rubaiyat
14 July 2008
Version: 1.7.9
This looks like just what I need. It is extremely frustrating that Apple doesn't support its own "Core" graphics format in iPhoto. I have been converting most of my Postscript vector artwork and documents into pdfs and this may just let me organise and get a handle on them. I ma just starting to use it so I hope that it will let me toss duplicates, quickly tag files and create smart folders. It doesn't seem to have iPhoto's stack feature which is a shame, nor does it seem to let me access my Yep library through palettes in Pages or other cocoa apps that let you get at your photos in iPhoto. If it could do these 2 tricks I'd happily give it 10 stars, 5 a piece! s:-)
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Keybored
24 February 2008
Version: 1.7.5
What was a pleasing novelty when it first emerged has become an indispensable program to those of us warehousing any significant number of PDFs in the chaos of folder hierarchies. It's especially useful for those of us who find or make our PDFs serendipitously in the middle of doing something else (and therefore can't always file them precisely and wisely), or for whom a PDF saved appropriately for one purpose becomes relevant to another one later on. Such is the life of writers, researchers, teachers, among others. For us, YEP has become the gateway to the riches buried in our HDs. Those who can remember everything without ever forgetting don't need it, of course. I do.
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Jmax
20 February 2008
Version: 1.7.5
I find Yep pretty buggy: 1. Unless I remember not to touch the name of the pdf while I'm tagging it, the tags won't be saved, and there's no warning to tell me this is happening - you just have to notice the doc is still in the "untagged" folder. If you're working quickly to get through a whole bunch at once, it can be pretty frustrating to look up and see some of them have to be done again. 2. Same thing's true when some tags get mysteriously combined into one, like "mac" and "camera" might be combined into a "mac camera" tag, which is worthless, and you have to go back and do it again. 3. There's the "auto-tag" function, which often doesn't work at all. That might be the good news, as when it does, a giant pile of mostly irrelevant tags gets dumped into the file. I suppose it doesn't really hurt anything, since you don't see the metadata later, but it's pretty weird and you wind up having to input the correct tags anyway. 4. Finally, the ability to select non-contiguous files by holding down the command key often doesn't work, and instead results in the prompt to the user: "are you sure you want to combine these PDF's?". Uh, no, actually, I just want to tag them the same way. By the way, I've tried uninstalling and starting over, with the same results.
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Lev
12 February 2008
Version: 1.7.4
TexLogic - I originally took issue with Mendota (see my post above) but once he explained his thinking about caches and the naive user, I realise he has a very good point. Your comment about it being the user's responsibility is fine but it assumes an ideal world. In the real world, there are lots of users who are barely potty-trained enough to get by, and apps that can help them will do better (and are more responsible IT citizens) than libertarian apps which just say "Don't whine if you get hosed". You might argue that Spotlight is redundant because it's the user's job to make sure that his/her files are consistently named and stored in a logical directory structure. Now tell Grandma when she can't find the first draft of her part-time PhD thesis...
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Lev
05 February 2008
Version: 1.7.3
Agreed with the previous comment -- no, Yep won't make your personal PDF files any MORE private than they already are. I don't think it's offered as a security solution. If Yep can see your PDFs, then, true, anyone can see them. And the originals will still be readable. It's more like a Finder for PDFs, and a brilliantly usable and slick one at that. You could perhaps imitate some of its features by using Spotlight and QuickLook in Leopard, but the tagging, sorting and finding functions in Yep are much more fluently thought-out. I find the application invaluable; and I have a feeling that no viewer/finder can apply a security Band-Aid to an insecure system. Security perhaps needs to happen at a deeper level and is in the hands of the user. But YMMV. As to developer responsiveness: I only had cause to email them once, and got an immediate, and thorough, response.
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Mendota
03 February 2008
Version: 1.7.2
Yep, This won't keep your private files private. This software claims to make important documents such as financial documents or medical records "more accessible." Unfortunately, this is true in more ways that the developers probably had in mind. The mini-images that Yep creates for your PDF files are all stored in the open in an unencrypted Library folder. How convenient for anyone who gains unintended access to your computer! There are multiple ways the developers could address this problem, such as incorporating password protection to the cache folder, or allowing the user to setup a cache folder within an encrypted vault to pertain to the files within that vault. I emailed the developers twice and never received a reply. So while this is a nice program for browsing PDFs of articles, it seems like a poor choice for handling sensitive personal files. Eagle Filer or Records Master might be better in that respect, although they don't have quite as slick previewing and tagging, yet.
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Anony10
11 December 2007
Version: 1.7.1
The demo available on Dec 11 2007 crashed every time it started to try to index my Documents directory. That is a tiny portion of my PDF collection. I actually like the idea a lot, but it simply did not work at all for me.
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Hugh-Jarse
09 December 2007
Version: 1.7
This application has been needed by me for a LONG time. All those receipts of things you bought but didn't know where to file, that you can never find again when something breaks and you need to return it. All those certificates and official forms that you need to keep copies of in case you lose the originals. For small business, you get to scan all of your invoices and bills in a single month, tag them appropriately and put the originals in storage, you always have a reference copy on hand!! Every day that I use this program I simply find more ways of making it useful to me. I can't recommend this highly enough for those who are simply overwhelmed by paper. If you keep all your indexed docs in a single directory structure, backing up is trivial process too!!
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F451
07 December 2007
Version: 1.7
I cannot stress enough how well Leap is geared to those where data is everything. Information can be amassed, organized, deleted, movedÑvirtually anything regarding organization is doable in Leap. Add to this how responsive and open-minded the developers are and you have a winning combination. If you are fence sitting on acquiring a license I would think twice as Leap will be going up in price when it is out of beta. Currently, it is a rare Mac bargain. Try it, submit your suggestions to the developers, and enjoy a great piece of software! Leap is the perfect complement to Yep, or vice-a-versa that is also written by the same team. Enjoy.
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David-Coffin
03 December 2007
Version: 1.7
I love Yep! It's so useful to look at/for stuff with the folder structures removed. I like it even better now that it includes free access to its more talented little brother, Leap, which finds ALL file types, not just pdfs, at least as long as Leap remains in beta. Go for it!
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Ars
03 December 2007
Version: 1.7
It says: Price: $1.00 (exp. 12/11, was: $34.00) in the box next to the description, but when I try to buy the software from the download it shows $34. Please change it back to $34 if that is the rice or otherwise indicate hoe to get the $1 price
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Thevzitor
04 September 2007
Version: 1.6.8
Truly convenient. Excellent responsiveness, fast archiving and viewing. Full screen mode. Tags capabilities. What else could you want. and since 1.6.8, the yep shot fixed it is a delight to surf and collect articles. Yep quickly supplant Devon Think for its automated search routines. Devonthink does other things that Yep does not, but for pdf management Yep is the answer at a reasonnable price. 5 stars!
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Jazzaddict
11 July 2007
Version: 1.6.4
Does anyone know if Yep has the intension to add web archive/bookmark support? I'm trying to find a solution to organize all of my pdf files, web archives, and bookmarks in one place. I tried Yojimbo and Devonthink, but neither have as delicious of a tagging as Yep. I really like Yep a lot. I just don't want to have to save all my web archives to pdf. I need them to be web archives.
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AshBP
06 July 2007
Version: 1.6.4
Yep has successfully cataloged and works with almost 20,000 pdfs on my hard drive... never had a crash with any of the previous versions in the last month.
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Kps
29 June 2007
Version: 1.6.4
Does it still crash with collections of more than a few thousand PDFs? Never did get it to index my collection of about 16,000 PDFs even a single time. Every version I tried collected a few thousand then crashed.
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Dihatten
21 April 2007
Version: 1.6b3
Great program! I've been wanting an iPhoto type application for PDF's for a long time. So simple to use and very intuitive. Well thought out. Finally I can get rid of all this paper! Works very fast on my Intel iMac. Well worth the $34 price.
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Ronaldjohn
17 April 2007
Version: 1.6b1
This piece of software is so beautifully designed I bought it even though I don't use it. How's that for a testimonial? I have a more-than-casual interest in this software category and vigourously test any/all new or updated entries into the market. If you need a product to manage PDF files, Yep makes the task so easy it's almost enjoyable. The product, in my opinion, is designed so well it should win an award. The problem of it's usefulness lies in it's exclusivity to the PDF file format. Tagging/managing anything else requires purchasing, learning and using a second product. If you require something for PDF's you need look no further. If you or your organization need to cover a wider range of file types Nifty Box is well worth a look. It is not as mature or feature rich as Yep but it also sports a beautifully designed interface and is extraordinarily flexible due to it's ability handle any file type.
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Luhmann
10 April 2007
Version: 1.5.2
I've been keeping a paperless office for years. I started way back in OS 9 with WorkingPapers, and have tried just about every solution for the mac. Yep is the best one I've ever found, and I personally think it keeps getting better. Certainly worth the price to have this kind of functionality on the Mac!
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Ted-Leckie
04 April 2007
Version: 1.5.2
The best way to get something like this fixed or if you are having trouble is to contact us directly at ironicfeedback@mac.com. We answer all our emails and can usually figure out what the problem is pretty quickly. MacUpdate, great as it is, is not really a support forum.
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Nicoo
31 March 2007
Version: 1.5.1
Hum... Ted, the new version does NOT consider all your pdf, even when tracking the Yep Documents directory, it only finds a subset of the documents.. I am guessing that it has to do with filenames being identical.. Seriously guys, you are writing great and useful software but you need to communicate better - It is UNACCEPTABLE that the whole thing becomes garbled just by upgrading - I am not discussing the change of philosophy, just that you need to make sure you are not wasting people's time ... Imagine that Apple decides to change the way songs are tagged and let you deal with it ... Not a happy camper here ... :(
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Ted-Leckie
30 March 2007
Version: 1.5
Hi Dean, I've tried to contact you but couldn't find you in our database of users who have bought Yep so if you would be so kind as to email me (our email address is on our contact page at yepthat.com) I would appreciate it. Yep won't move files on its own (there's just no code in the app to do such a thing!) and certainly won't delete files. So I'm curious about your experience, whether it is some confusion with the UI or what. But the only way to get this sort of stuff improved (or fixed, if need be) is to email us so we can start a dialogue and figure out what happened. Thanks, Ted
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Dean-london
30 March 2007
Version: 1.5
Yep, this new version really messed things up. It moved some pdfs, deleted others. After using the previous version, I had everything nicely tagged. The new version ignores all the tags in the previous 500 documents. Great work guys!
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Flounder
30 March 2007
Version: 1.5
Ok I'm thoroughly pissed. I tried to use yep and when I first ran it it told me it would index all my PDF's what it didn't tell me was that it would automatically move them. But I don't want to have all my PDF's indexed I want the option to tell it stop let me tell you where to look and not just applying a blanket smackdown on all my documents. While the idea of yep is good however by forcing a user to automatically index them all is not cool. I hope the dev's change this in future versions as I've now lost about 2 hours trying to put everything back in its place. The 2nd option is when in list view to not view the extensions of the files. I know they are all pdf's. Why should my list say that as well?
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Galileo14
29 March 2007
Version: 1.5
why not just use Yojimbo?
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Kps
12 March 2007
Version: 1.2.4
As of 1.2.4 still crashes with large collections of PDFs. Unusable for anything other than modest numbers of files. Obviously can't even try the various features if it isn't stable. Should still be considered beta software. Now that it is no longer free it is an even worse value.
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curlypaws
24 January 2007
Version: 1.2.3
I had looked at one of the earlier versions of Yep (it had a different name then) and hadn't really taken to it. However, I do store a lot of important documents as PDFs for reference and trying Yep again now I found that it was actually a great way of storing and retrieving documents - especially if they are image files and can't easily be indexed from the content. The program has a lot of great features, but also has some very nice effects that complement the functionality and make it good to use. While there were a few lingering problems, the developers have been quick to respond and helpful and fixes have appeared very quickly indeed. For what it does, I consider it very good value.
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Maruko-Drinking-Team
17 January 2007
Version: 1.2
Not having release notes is amateurish, too. While Yep had some interesting features, I deleted it from my Mac today. (I bought EagleFiler recently, which is similar in function, and although less flashy in some ways it is more professionally done.)
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StrictlyBagel
17 January 2007
Version: 1.2
Hmm... it was to be expected that an app like this wouldn't stay free forever. However, what else has changed with version 1.2 except the new steep price tag of $34. Too much in my opinion for an app that still has plenty of bugs remaining and no help section.
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Nicoo
17 January 2007
Version: 1.2
This a great tool with performs relatively well. The latest version (1.2) is NOT free anymore and the price for a license is pretty steep IMHO - $34
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Terskac
09 January 2007
Version: 1.1.2
This is an delightful application. I have hundreds of PDF's from years of running a business and in a few minutes they were all imported no matter where they were on my drive and had keywords attached to them. I found it a little tricky to add my own key words but figured it out. I have 4649 pages of PDF's in my Yep program.
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Kps
06 January 2007
Version: 1.1.2
Apparently unable to handle large PDF collections. I have about 6000 PDFs and Yep crashes on all 3 different Macs I have -- Intel iMac, G4 Powerbook and G4 desktop. Tried loading the PDFs from internal drives, external drives and even a DVD and the program always crashes at about 1800 records making it useful only for very modest collections of PDFs. Unfortunately, people with 99 PDF files don't have much need for a storage system for their PDFs! Have tried several versions of Yep and all crash during the scanning process, including the newest version. Conclusion: Nice toy, but useless for real productivity. Does not even work at all for the people who need it most.
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Qubex
22 December 2006
Version: 1.1.2
Very handy, it may in time evolve into a complete document management solution. So far it helps me keep my virtual-paperwork in order, though I find the importing procedure a little cumbersome. Keep up the good work!
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Aselekman
16 October 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Best application I have found to organize and maintain hundreds of PDF files. Currently using Yep and a sheet feed scanner to eliminate paper clutter.
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Fatcat
12 October 2006
Version: 1.1.1
See Below...
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Fatcat
12 October 2006
Version: 1.1.1
It would have been nice to mention the fact that Yep moves all your existing pdf's to a new location. For someone who was going to trial this software and perhaps afterwards delete the files it created, this would be a disaster. A major oversight, beware...
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Nony
11 October 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Why only pdfs? It's not like all the important information on my HD is stored in pdfs. Most of it is in spreadsheets, text documents, presentations and e-mails. Make me an app that'll help me browse, tag and index the most common filetypes on my drive, and I'll pay. Until then Yep should remain freeware.
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micpitt-1
11 October 2006
Version: 1.1
This is a heckuvan app. I use an Intel Imac and a scanner not supported by VueScan (my error was not checking out Hamrick's site first). Yep bailed me out.
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Gavin-Cutshall
26 August 2006
Version: 1.1b3
I've been waiting for software like this for years. Assuming the "paid" release introduces new features, I will definately pay the shareware fee. I've love to see support for a scanner plug in (like Canoscan or Vuescan). Very, very cool. Thanks for a great product!
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Jobby
01 August 2006
Version: 1.0.1
.mac syncing is useful, but expensive. I tried to set up .mac-free syncing with the incredibly useful MySync, but KIP doesn't appear in the list of applications it can sync with. Not sure what's causing this (I'm assuming KIP uses Sync Services to do its syncing) but if this worked, that would be the killer feature for me. Well, that and being able to encrypt individual items (or entire tags), and only show the previews/open the items when the password is provided :)
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Mensing
30 July 2006
Version: 1.0.1
This isn't quite like iLife, but the concepts are relatively simple for navigation, importing, etc. Keywords are much more important in this program which is essential to my rating it highly. If I wanted to organize my files in a linear fashion, I'd use folders like we have all since the dawn of time. Kip, is the solution I've always wanted. The level of features and intelligence built into the program so far is amazing. I shouldn't go into all the features, but to name a few: you can get a mini-preview of documents from the main window (just hover over them!); documents open in preview via a button that's always there for you; tags in the kip cloud get bigger when they get more popular; .mac integration for those who use .mac; documents imported with readable text will be tagged automatically. The bad: The program is pretty new and lacks the rock-solid reliability you're used to in iLife. DON'T expect this program to be flawless by any means. However, generally speaking, it behaves quite well.
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Amcan12
20 June 2006
Version: 1.0.1
Also there is no option to set the custom location for KIP docs folder - if you keep separate volumes for system and apps and separate for docs and other archived stuff then KIP is not for you either. It will force itself into your system volume....
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Amcan12
20 June 2006
Version: 1.0.1
No, nobody forces me to keep over 3GB of archived files, nobody but logic. I have all well organized in case specific folders - of course lazy users who never organize their files, who keep their docs on system drive, etc. won't even have the slightest idea what I am talking about....
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