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Yep for Mac

08 October 2020

Organize and manage all your documents.

What is Yep for Mac

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 4.0.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.13 or later.

  • Fixed a problem previewing files when using search mode.
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Billalpinewalker
Billalpinewalker
Jun 3 2016
3.7.4
5.0
Jun 3 2016
5.0
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.
dfay
dfay
May 21 2016
3.7.3
1.0
May 21 2016
1.0
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.
Strider72
Strider72
Mar 14 2016
3.6.1
3.0
Mar 14 2016
3.0
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.
Dgwoodsy
Dgwoodsy
Dec 19 2015
3.6.1
4.0
Dec 19 2015
4.0
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.
Jakob-joergensen
Jakob-joergensen
Sep 19 2015
3.6.1
5.0
Sep 19 2015
5.0
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!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Aug 5 2015
3.6.1
0.0
Aug 5 2015
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
The current version is 3.6.2
MilkCow
MilkCow
Feb 18 2015
3.6.0
5.0
Feb 18 2015
5.0
Version: 3.6.0
Well Done! 5 from 5
gatorjim
gatorjim
Feb 18 2015
3.6.0
1.5
Feb 18 2015
1.5
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.
rw49
rw49
Nov 7 2013
3.5.3
4.5
Nov 7 2013
4.5
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
Mrtomato
Mrtomato
Jun 23 2013
3.1.4
4.0
Jun 23 2013
4.0
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!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jan 29 2013
3.1.4
2.5
Jan 29 2013
2.5
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.
pl-svn
pl-svn
Jan 18 2013
3.1.4
0.0
Jan 18 2013
0.0
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
burkanov
burkanov
Nov 9 2012
3.1.3
2.0
Nov 9 2012
2.0
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.
baxsur
baxsur
Oct 30 2012
3.1.2
4.0
Oct 30 2012
4.0
Version: 3.1.2
The best products of their kind!
Ronnb
Ronnb
Sep 12 2012
3.1.0
4.5
Sep 12 2012
4.5
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.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Aug 8 2012
3.0.6
3.0
Aug 8 2012
3.0
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?
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Jun 15 2012
3.0.3
4.5
Jun 15 2012
4.5
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.
rw49
rw49
Jun 14 2012
3.0.3
4.5
Jun 14 2012
4.5
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.
Strob
Strob
Mar 10 2012
3.0.1
0.0
Mar 10 2012
0.0
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?
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Dec 14 2011
3.0.1
0.5
Dec 14 2011
0.5
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?
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 10 2011
3.0.1
3.0
Nov 10 2011
3.0
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.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Nov 8 2011
3.0.1
0.0
Nov 8 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Yet another program that's ended up in MAS with no upgrades available for long time customers.
vcolombo
vcolombo
Sep 7 2010
2.1.0
0.0
Sep 7 2010
0.0
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.
GrenadeBait
GrenadeBait
Aug 9 2010
2.1.0
3.0
Aug 9 2010
3.0
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.
Mstac
Mstac
May 23 2010
2.0.9
0.0
May 23 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.9
Can Yep perform OCR? I've seen the question asked before, but couldn't find the answer...
Jfreak365
Jfreak365
Jan 29 2010
2.0.8
3.0
Jan 29 2010
3.0
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.
Geccoh
Geccoh
Jan 10 2010
2.0.8
0.0
Jan 10 2010
0.0
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?
claus-in-iceland
claus-in-iceland
Jan 6 2010
2.0.8
0.0
Jan 6 2010
0.0
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
helge-schomaker
helge-schomaker
Dec 14 2009
2.0.7
0.0
Dec 14 2009
0.0
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
Hbunn
Hbunn
Dec 14 2009
2.0.7
4.0
Dec 14 2009
4.0
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.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Dec 10 2009
2.0.6
0.5
Dec 10 2009
0.5
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?
Bdfu
Bdfu
Nov 25 2009
206.10
0.0
Nov 25 2009
0.0
Version: 206.10
Yep, I liked it. Yep, I bought it. Yep, I have pay MORE for the new version. Nope.
Pengman
Pengman
Nov 25 2009
2.0.6
0.0
Nov 25 2009
0.0
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.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Nov 12 2009
2.0.5
0.0
Nov 12 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
2.0.5 still does not work, can not find a single document
Iconz113
Iconz113
Nov 5 2009
2.0.3
0.0
Nov 5 2009
0.0
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
Iconz113
Iconz113
Nov 5 2009
2.0.3
0.0
Nov 5 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
this product looks pretty good, does the app import documents? or does it tag your documents and reference their locations?
Mar6473
Mar6473
Nov 5 2009
2.0.2
5.0
Nov 5 2009
5.0
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.
Quorm
Quorm
Nov 2 2009
2.0.1
0.0
Nov 2 2009
0.0
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.)
Ibsteve
Ibsteve
Nov 1 2009
2.0.1
0.0
Nov 1 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
My favorite feature appears to be gone in v2....auto tag. Sorry but v2 is retrograde for me.
Micksmac
Micksmac
Oct 30 2009
2.0.1
0.0
Oct 30 2009
0.0
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.
Bodacious
Bodacious
Oct 27 2009
2.0.0
0.0
Oct 27 2009
0.0
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.
Mjkphoto
Mjkphoto
Oct 27 2009
2.0.0b8
0.0
Oct 27 2009
0.0
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. :-(
Pengman
Pengman
Oct 26 2009
2.0.0b7
0.0
Oct 26 2009
0.0
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. :-)
Shmk
Shmk
Oct 21 2009
2.0.0b7
0.0
Oct 21 2009
0.0
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.
Stike
Stike
Sep 20 2009
2.0b4
0.0
Sep 20 2009
0.0
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!
Rochade
Rochade
Sep 16 2009
2.0b4
0.0
Sep 16 2009
0.0
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.
Easer
Easer
Sep 12 2009
2.0b4
0.0
Sep 12 2009
0.0
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?
Mactheny
Mactheny
Sep 11 2009
2.0b4
0.0
Sep 11 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0b4
Sorry Ironics, I will never upgrade to version 2. Why did you refine 1.8? This upgrade is completely needless. Mactheny.
Desh
Desh
Sep 11 2009
2.0b4
2.0
Sep 11 2009
2.0
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.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Sep 8 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Sep 8 2009
0.0
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.
ric0ric
ric0ric
Sep 7 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Sep 7 2009
0.0
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
Wighta
Wighta
Sep 5 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Sep 5 2009
0.0
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.
Mark97
Mark97
Sep 5 2009
2.0b2
0.0
Sep 5 2009
0.0
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?
Eggshell
Eggshell
Jul 21 2009
1.8
5.0
Jul 21 2009
5.0
Version: 1.8
Simply put - best PDF manager in OSX
Shmk
Shmk
Jul 10 2009
1.8
0.0
Jul 10 2009
0.0
Version: 1.8
an update would be great it has been almost a year...
Calamita
Calamita
Feb 27 2009
1.8
5.0
Feb 27 2009
5.0
Version: 1.8
I really like Yep's ability to search, organize, use tags and search based on any data in the file.
Tmyers22551
Tmyers22551
Dec 31 2008
1.8
5.0
Dec 31 2008
5.0
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.
Kps
Kps
Jul 15 2008
1.7.9
2.0
Jul 15 2008
2.0
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.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jul 14 2008
1.7.9
0.5
Jul 14 2008
0.5
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:-)
Keybored
Keybored
Feb 24 2008
1.7.5
5.0
Feb 24 2008
5.0
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.
Jmax
Jmax
Feb 20 2008
1.7.5
2.5
Feb 20 2008
2.5
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.
Lev
Lev
Feb 12 2008
1.7.4
5.0
Feb 12 2008
5.0
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...
Lev
Lev
Feb 5 2008
1.7.3
5.0
Feb 5 2008
5.0
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.
Mendota
Mendota
Feb 3 2008
1.7.2
0.0
Feb 3 2008
0.0
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.
Anony10
Anony10
Dec 11 2007
1.7.1
0.0
Dec 11 2007
0.0
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.
Hugh-Jarse
Hugh-Jarse
Dec 9 2007
1.7
0.0
Dec 9 2007
0.0
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!!
F451
F451
Dec 7 2007
1.7
5.0
Dec 7 2007
5.0
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.
David-Coffin
David-Coffin
Dec 3 2007
1.7
5.0
Dec 3 2007
5.0
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!
Ars
Ars
Dec 3 2007
1.7
0.0
Dec 3 2007
0.0
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
Thevzitor
Thevzitor
Sep 4 2007
1.6.8
0.0
Sep 4 2007
0.0
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!
Jazzaddict
Jazzaddict
Jul 11 2007
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 11 2007
0.0
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.
AshBP
AshBP
Jul 6 2007
1.6.4
0.0
Jul 6 2007
0.0
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.
Kps
Kps
Jun 29 2007
1.6.4
2.0
Jun 29 2007
2.0
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.
Coryxrx
Coryxrx
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
This program rocks!!!
Infoshrew
Infoshrew
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
This is cool. Glad to see Yep on here... great little app.
Mjchagnon
Mjchagnon
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Still not sure if this is better than Yojimbo, any comparisons?
chrismessina
chrismessina
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Yeah, I really like Yep. Much better than Yojimbo in terms of actual document management.
Djfran86
Djfran86
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Much better price in this promo - US$34 is a bit too high
bill-4
bill-4
Jun 7 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I emailed the developer with a question today and got a thoughtful reply immediately. That's great.
Alexius
Alexius
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I'm glad this comes with an upgrade, unlike other 'deals' - go MU!
Gerbery
Gerbery
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
At $21, the pricing for Yep is just right. If it were to stay at that level, I'd recommend it to absolutely anyone. $34 is that bit too steep to make a purchase.
anonymous-marlin-4851
anonymous-marlin-4851
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
If nothing else, you should install this just to see how many PDF's you have on your Mac. The thumb-nailing and preview functionality is great.
Brad-Shaw
Brad-Shaw
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Tried it out, looks good
Guest
Guest
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Finally a fun way to organize my PDF docs !
Sharkez
Sharkez
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Not moving files to a separate DB is a real plus. If you miss the deal today, MacZot is planning on running a promo later this month too.
nahoJ
nahoJ
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
With so much positive reviews, this must be a great piece of software. I give it a try.
Squawkboid
Squawkboid
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Great piece of software: doesn't copy pdfs to a database, and the view/auto-tag features are really useful. Been looking for a solution for indexing all those darn pdfs, here it is!
Plexihosting
Plexihosting
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
looks good, never hear of it so definitely a great idea for promo!
Erik-The-Red
Erik-The-Red
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I've been waiting for this one to come up on the MacUpdate Promo! Sweet app!
Egrondorf
Egrondorf
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Nice software - found pdfs I forgot I had! The loupe is a nice touch.
Cthulhu2k
Cthulhu2k
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I've played with this app off and on for a while now, checking out each update since 1.0. It's intriguing and it's very easy to use. Devonthink is a step above this in functionality, but YEP has the advantage of having your pdf files where you want them on your hard drive. DT copies them into its database. DT has the advantage of storing more than just PDF files. I was hoping that YEP would be more like iTunes in that I could manually add files and not be forced to have everything in a directory in YEP without having to micromanage directories in its preferences.
Pablothegeek
Pablothegeek
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
this is awesome
Laiguy
Laiguy
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Definitely a cool app for anyone with tons of PDF reference materials. I like the graphical search abilities. Much easier than Spotlight.
anonymous-marlin-4851
anonymous-marlin-4851
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Is there a comparison of Yep and DEVONthink?
davidgrotzky
davidgrotzky
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I tried YEP when it was just made as a fresh app. I really liked the idea of it and where it was going. Alas then it was still free and I find the price somewhat steep...
Randyh
Randyh
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Wow..I just downloaded this a few days ago, and was contemplating a purchase, when WOW...A promo. So far, I'm immensely pleased. Unlike the comments below, I find that this app doesn't move pdfs, but rather tags them for easier searching than spotlight. I wish I heard of it sooner, as I have 2000 pdfs to tag (I previously crammed tag info into the name of the pdf (makes for long names). I'm in!!!
Jayhoward
Jayhoward
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
It's a great program, not only for organizing and finding your PDFs, but also opening and viewing them quickly.
Shiskbob
Shiskbob
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
Price break makes this a competitive upgrade for similar software like Kit, Eaglefiler,and Yojimbo (all of which do more than PDFs). Not at the level of DevonThink, I think, but it takes less mental hardware to use Yep!, I think.
Mederi
Mederi
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
I am using an older version, but it is still a great application to sort PDFs. Before using this awesome program, I had several folders to store PDFs and always took a while to find one article. With this app, problem is solved. Good to hear a discount on this fantastic program.
Dinh
Dinh
Jun 6 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Jun 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
This app is definitely something to keep on radar. I already purchased it awhile ago ;)
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