EagleFiler
EagleFiler
1.8.10

4.4

EagleFiler free download for Mac

EagleFiler

1.8.10
26 September 2019

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 1.8.10:
New:
  • When converting from Evernote to rich text (RTFD), EagleFiler makes images display at their intended sizes. (Previously, EagleFiler used the actual sizes of the image files it was given.) Very large images are scaled down to fit a reasonable page width. No image data is lost, as EagleFiler changes the logical image resolution rather than resampling the image.
  • Searching using Match Partial Words now works better with queries containing the / character.
  • When multiple records are selected in the viewer, EagleFiler now shows the overall count in addition to the breakdown by file type.
  • Temporary files are now excluded from iCloud Drive syncing.
  • Worked around a Spotlight bug in macOS 10.14 that could prevent indexing from making progress.
  • Fixed various bugs in the Evernote-to-RTF converter: lines that would run together into one, extra line breaks and spaces, and text content that was missing or incorrectly formatted due to a macOS bug.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would let you import a new file using the same name as an existing record whose file was missing. This could lead to the old record becoming linked to the new file.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when a Software Update error occurred.
  • Fixed a bug with the crash reporter window and Dark Mode.
  • Fixed a bug where importing a Web page whose title was “.” could cause an error.
  • Updated to Xcode 11.

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Blloyd
20 October 2008

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I have been a long time user of DEVONthink, and a long time "tinkerer" with all sorts of applications in this area, including Yojimbo, Together, EagleFiler, and others. I had kept coming back to DEVONthink because it was flat-out superior in search, stability, and speed. But it really bugged me that it was ugly, couldn't be customized as I wanted, and lacked a number of "modern" features like tagging and smart folders. DEVONthink Pro is immensely powerful and customizable, but the implementation (custom applescripts) left a lot to be desired. Plus, it is unable to view unsupported file types (Pages, Keynote, Excel, etc.) and it permanently munges Word files to RTFs on import. Not great, but I tolerated it. So I had kept looking at alternatives, including EagleFiler, but EagleFiler also was on the ugly side (IMO) and lacked customizable smart folders. So, not enough to tempt me to switch. As I waited for DEVONthink 2.0 (and waited...) lo and behold, along goes EagleFiler 1.4. The GUI is overhauled, true smart folders are there (that I can define myself), it supports all file types... and unlike Together, the search is actually powerful. So I give it a try, and migrate all my data over. I come up with a few snags (file naming, titles, etc.) and within an hour find scripts that help me batch change everything. Awesome! And it's full of good surprises. After a week of use, it keeps getting better... so we have a product that searches well, looks nice, is flexible, and is fairly fast (DT Pro is still faster, but EagleFiler is certainly tolerable). So, IMO, for document management, flexibility, searching, tagging, organization, etc., EagleFiler is now the top of the heap. Certainly enough for me to plonk down the $40... given many of the features it has (save OCR) are only present in DT Pro Office which is $150. Nice work, Michael. I'm somewhat shamed to admit that the GUI overhaul had a big part in my final decision, but hey. It's Mac software. We're fickle like that :-)
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Version 1.4
daveyarddave
19 February 2019
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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Version 1.8.6
BobbyThompsonRocks
29 November 2017
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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Version 1.8.1
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C-Command Software
C-Command Software
30 November 2017
Thanks for the feedback. Tags in EagleFiler existed before the system supported tags, and the decision to disallow spaces was primarily because at the time people liked to use spaces to separate multiple tags on entry. However, now that the system has introduced a strong precedent that the spacebar doesn't do that, I agree that EagleFiler should support the same naming rules for smoother syncing.
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C-Command Software
C-Command Software
08 January 2018
As of EagleFiler 1.8.2, tag names can contain spaces, so they should seamlessly work with the native macOS tags.
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Fonsr
19 December 2016
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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Version 1.7.2
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C-Command Software
C-Command Software
22 December 2016
EagleFiler does have a smart folder feature. You can see here which criteria it supports: http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/help/edit-smart-folder
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Funjoy
06 December 2016
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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Version 1.7.2
Csean2006
10 September 2016
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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Version 1.7
dwp-1
12 August 2016
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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Version 1.7
Frankp
24 February 2016
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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Version 1.6.7
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Matt-M
Matt-M
25 June 2016
This has been my experience as well. The program is very reliable for years and over many versions of OS X. The developer continues to make improvements and respond to support requests.
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dwp-1
23 January 2016
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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Version 1.6.7
Tedg
28 May 2015
I own DTPO, but for useful work I keep coming back to this. It is very well thought out and constantly improved.
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Version 1.6.4
2 answer(s)
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
07 April 2016
@Tedg
Your review is too cryptic. Please elaborate and add details to make your review understandable to other readers. Why can't you do "useful work" in DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO)? What is it that you can do in EagleFiler but not in DTPO? Or better in EagleFiler than in DTPO?
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AnnL7456
AnnL7456
07 April 2016
@Tedg
Your review is too cryptic. Please elaborate and add details to make your review understandable to other readers. Why can't you do "useful work" in DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO)? What is it that you can do in EagleFiler but not in DTPO? Or better in EagleFiler than in DTPO?
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Zx81
17 November 2014
Very steady development. Much more simple than DT yet as efficient. Just like an old friend to me...
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Version 1.6.3