EagleFiler
EagleFiler
1.8.14

4.4

EagleFiler free download for Mac

EagleFiler1.8.14

10 June 2020

Archive and search documents of various formats.

Overview

EagleFiler makes managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a standard three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem

EagleFiler in a nutshell:

  • With a single keypress, import Web pages, mail messages, or any file on your Mac
  • EagleFiler stores them in an open format: regular files and folders that are fully accessible to your other applications
  • Optionally: encrypt the files, add tags, notes, color-coded labels, and other metadata
  • Browse by folder or by tag, or use the live search to find the information you need (faster than Spotlight)
  • View, edit, or create documents directly in EagleFiler's streamlined interface, or double-click to edit using another application

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, and a snippet collector. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It's the most flexible tool on your Mac

What's new in EagleFiler

Version 1.8.14:
  • EagleFiler now shows a more detailed Kind for text files, e.g. Markdown document or Ruby Source instead of Text File.
  • Improved importing from various Web sites, including the New York Times and Discourse forums, where sometimes the content would be truncated or overlayed.
  • Worked around file errors caused by APFS’s strict handling of Unicode characters, e.g. not allowing emoji that were added in later versions of macOS. This could cause an import to fail when creating a new file based on a Web page or other user-generated content or when importing a file that had been saved on HFS+ or a newer version of APFS. EagleFiler will now escape any unsuitable characters so that the import can proceed without error.
  • When importing from a Web view as plain text via drag and drop or the system service, EagleFiler will now save the source URL.
  • When capturing from Apple Mail, the error messages about special mailboxes and IMAP path prefixes are more helpful.
  • Added accessibility labels for the New Record toolbar buttons so that they work better with VoiceOver.
  • EagleFiler is now localized in Russian.
  • The To Import folder can now be replaced by an alias if you want to relocate it to another location (e.g. to work around a ScanSnap path length limitation).
  • Improved recognition of bookmark files that are missing their filename extension.
  • The Apple Mail importer is better able to reassemble messages in cases where Mail has saved duplicate copies of an attachment file in the same folder.
  • The OCR With PDFpen script now removes the “NeedsOCR” tag after applying OCR.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Worked around an issue that could cause RStudio files to have generic icons.
  • Worked around a problem where EagleFiler would try to open a database file before it had been fully downloaded from iCloud Drive.
  • Update to version 1.4.3 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug importing Apple Mail attachments where the attachment name in the message and the file on disk had different Unicode normalizations.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from Safari failed if JavaScript was disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where the Trash button in the Errors window could be enabled when no errors were selected.
  • Fixed a bug where entering invalid Unicode could lead to database errors.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a lone - to an indexed search query could prevent it from finding any matches.

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5
gtrher
15 December 2019
Version: 1.8.10

Most helpful

i am so glad i found this app! had a mac since 1992. first time to have a laptop. have a TON of pop email to archive but be searchable. running into all sorts of issue since i'm not using migration assistant. want to start fresh. enter eaglefiler. tried a few apps before i found this beauty. wasn't what i was wanting, then bam! easily + quickly i had about 62,000+ emails organized by mailbox and searchable. saw that i could also use it for websites and did a few to check it out. will be like having a searchable brain. just what i need! happy camper.
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5
Sampler
15 April 2020
Version: 1.8.13
Indispensable! I store everything here: tax documents, check images for bookkeeping, invoices, thousands of web links, notes. Before EagleFiler, i had bought and tried Journler, Yojimbo, and Devonthink Pro Office, in that order, each for over a year. Each fell short. I've used EF since 2009.. I've asked many questions and reported a bug or two over the years. The dev, Michael Tsai, replies quickly and always with helpful answers or explanations. His updates are always substantive. Highly recommended!
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5
gtrher
15 December 2019
Version: 1.8.10
i am so glad i found this app! had a mac since 1992. first time to have a laptop. have a TON of pop email to archive but be searchable. running into all sorts of issue since i'm not using migration assistant. want to start fresh. enter eaglefiler. tried a few apps before i found this beauty. wasn't what i was wanting, then bam! easily + quickly i had about 62,000+ emails organized by mailbox and searchable. saw that i could also use it for websites and did a few to check it out. will be like having a searchable brain. just what i need! happy camper.
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5
daveyarddave
19 February 2019
Version: 1.8.6
I recently reported a bug to the EagleFiler developer and he immediately wrote back and promised a fix. Sure enough just a few days later he sent me a beta that fixed the issue. I tested EagleFiler, Yojimbo, and one of the Devon products - all 3 had the features I needed (storing away receipts and other pdf's, tagging, smart folders and the ability to add a quick note), but EagleFiler won me over with customer service. It's been around forever and the developer is still dedicated to constantly improving it.
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BobbyThompsonRocks
29 November 2017
Version: 1.8.1
The tagging situation within the app is quite annoying.

The app has used the conversion of using underscores in Tags instead of spaces (based on the idea that this makes them easier to type). Of course, since these tags are inherited by the Mac OS X operating system, if you use a tag with a space outside of the app, and try using the same tag inside the app, they are not compatible.

The end result when you are browsing the system are two sets of the same tag, for example:
Software Application
Software_Application

The only way to keep them tagged the same is to manually re-tag ALL your tags outside of EagleFilter with the underscore version, and re-learn to never use spaces in tag names...

So the burden is on the user to change your habits as opposed to supporting the existing standard supported by Mac OS X and several other applications.
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Fonsr
19 December 2016
Version: 1.7.2
Question: I have been using Paperless by Mariner. Will Eagle Flier do all that Paperless does? For example, I use paperless to create expense reports. Using given parameters it will search and select the files that meet that criteria and create a "smart" container from which I can create a report. Does Eagle Filer have that ability? I do not know how to rate this app since I do not have it, so do not pay attention to the star rating I gave it in order to submit this question.
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Funjoy
06 December 2016
Version: 1.7.2
I switched to EagleFiler from years of using DEVONthink Pro. I finally got too annoyed with some of DTP's user interface inconsistencies, and the obnoxious way that its Sorter gets reinstalled after every update, ignoring (and resetting) the Preferences to leave it uninstalled. DTP does a lot, and does a lot well, but I've really come to appreciate the core functionality of EagleFiler. For one thing, all documents are easily found in the Finder if necessary. The user interface is clear, clean and consistent. And the email archive capability (which I haven't started using yet) makes it look like I can dump MailSteward (a powerful app which looks and acts like a PC port).
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Csean2006
10 September 2016
Version: 1.7
Love it. Use it every day to save online stuff, articles, pictures, PDF printouts, etc. I like Evernote and use it a lot, but have privacy concerns. Would prefer to use Eagle Filer most of the time. One thing that makes this one of my favorite Mac apps of all time is the line above re. Requirements. 10.6.8!!! That is just fantastic customer service. I am able to use Eagle Filer on an older Macbook Pro from 2006, running Snow Leopard, and 2 Macbook Airs from 2013 and 2014 running El Capitan. Greatly appreciated.
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dwp-1
12 August 2016
Version: 1.7
Again I'd like to stare that EagleFiler might not be pretty as the rest of the app's in this category but it is all the necessary features to make finding your files quickly. I have multiple libraries with numerous smart boxes and tags to get to my file quickly. ** I Absolutely love this application **
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Frankp
24 February 2016
Version: 1.6.7
I bought this to create a backup of my Mail folder. I had over 400,000 messages that dated back to the 1990s and wanted to clean out the old stuff. I had some problems with it initially due to system problems with 10.11. Great support from Michael Tsai and fast feedback on my questions and problems. It's working perfectly. Highly recommend both the product and the support.
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dwp-1
23 January 2016
Version: 1.6.7
I've used and purchased pretty much every information manager available and always end up back with EagleFiler. I am anal about keeping solid records and information that I find useful. EagleFiler does everything I need it to do and much more. Has powerful searching capabilities and can handle 1000's of documents and multiple libraries open at the same time. Similar to MailMate as the power users mail app, EagleFiler is the power users file managers. The developer is top notch, consistently updating EagleFiler and fixing any bugs/problems promptly. For the money EagleFiler can't be beat. I absolutely love C-Command Software's software ;)
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