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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
What's New
Version 1.6.1:
  • EagleFiler now syncs tags with the system when running on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Tag changes made in EagleFiler show up in the Finder and in other applications, and vice-versa. This is described more in the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual. The first time you open a library on Mavericks, EagleFiler will sync its tags to the Finder. This will mark the files as modified, which will trigger a one-time re-indexing of all the files (but not mail messages) in your library.
  • The Characters button in the Tags window now opens the EagleFiler Tag Symbols Web page, which shows all the emoji and symbols in one place, rather than the system character picker.
  • EagleFiler is faster at indexing folders, at searching, and at sorting records by tag.
  • Improved the indexing of RTF, HTML, and plain text files attached to e-mail messages.
  • TextExpander Fill-In Fields now work when editing the Title, File, or From in EagleFiler’s records list.
  • EagleFiler is better at detecting database corruption in Microsoft Outlook and better at importing from damaged databases.
  • EagleFiler will now try to repair damaged e-mail messages before importing or merging them, to ensure that you end up with a valid mailbox file.
  • If you try to open a large number of files, EagleFiler now checks to make sure that’s what you meant to do (to avoid opening lots of unwanted windows).
  • The Close & Lock and New Folder… commands are now available in the toolbar, rather than just in the menu bar.
  • The Continuous Scroll, Single Page, and Two Pages are now available in the View ‣ PDF submenu, rather than just in the contextual menu.
  • When using the Find panel in a PDF, EagleFiler now shows an animated indicator to draw attention to the matching text.
  • The capture sound now plays using the output settings for sound effects.
  • Improved the display and searching of newer-format AudioNote files.
  • Added the EnableJavaScriptForMail esoteric preference so that you can work around WebKit crashing bugs when displaying HTML e-mails.
  • EagleFiler will now report an error if you try to open a library and the volume is running low on free space (such that it might not be able to save the changes that you make).
  • The Spotlight importer now works better with FoxTrot and Mac OS X 10.9.
  • Crash reports for eftexttool now show which file it was working on.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.9 that can cause a crash when indexing a Web archive.
  • Worked around a Core Animation bug in Mac OS X 10.8.5 that could cause a black box to be displayed on top of PDFs.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.9 that could cause PDFs to display partially scrolled down.
  • Fixed a bug where ePub files could be imported as text files.
  • Worked around OS bug that could cause a -600 error when opening a file in another application.
  • Worked around a bug in Evernote that could cause files to be imported with question mark characters (U+FFFD) instead of tabs.
  • Fixed a bug where using Scan for New Files to import a PDF file with no extension would create a duplicate record with a missing file.
  • Fixed a regression displaying file sizes larger than 4 GB.
  • Fixed a bug where some errors when opening a library were logged but not displayed to the user.
  • Fixed threading bug when indexing that could lead to an internal error being reported.
  • Fixed a bug where new files would not be indexed if you had created an ef_noindex tag but not assigned it to any files.
Version 1.6.1:
  • EagleFiler now syncs tags with the system when running on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Tag changes made in EagleFiler show up in the Finder and in other applications, and vice-versa. This is described more in the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual. The first time you open a more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Dejmac reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
Not good. Too much complications: open one window, open another, open library, drag-and-drop... All of it has to be done with one click, not with 5 clicks! Too pricey as well! Use Yojimbo or DevonThink instead, they do the same trick, but they are handy, hidden and they use one click!
[Version 1.6.1]

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burkanov replied on 30 Mar 2014
DevonThink is handy? DT is a nightmare in terms of usability and logic. EagleFiler is simple, but very straightforward and predictable software - it does what it promises. Fast, reliable and simple.
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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 04 Apr 2014
At launch, EagleFiler automatically reopens the library you were using, so you don't have to open any windows. You can import with a single keypress using the capture or service hotkey, or with a single click by dragging and dropping to the Dock icon or window or clicking a bookmarklet.
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Apple-Boy reviewed on 08 Sep 2013
For document management, flexibility, searching, tagging, organization, etc., EagleFiler is my first choice.
[Version 1.6]


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Penguirl reviewed on 29 Jan 2013
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.

At first EagleFiler seemed to be the answer, but the deeper I dug the more issues I found.

Pros:

1. Drop pad and print dialog for easy document import.
2. Can edit created, added & modified dates, from field, label, tags, and notes.
3. Able to open PDFs natively or in default PDF app rather than just Preview.
4. Search anywhere, name, from, notes, tags, title, to/cc field or search everything, partial words, syntax reference.
5. Notes can be written or edited in EagleFiler or in TextEdit.
6. Fast, easy import with duplicate notification.
7. Non-propritary library in proprietary location.

Cons:

1. No File → Import in menu bar.
2. Imports folders of documents rather than contents of folders, not all that different from using Finder to organize documents.
3. Limited to seven non-editable labels, no Label button on toolbar.
4. No categories or subcategories.
5. Interface a little drab.
6. Cannot add or remove columns displayed.
7. Tags added to document show up in status bar but do not show up in Tags column.
8. Only displays Date Modified column, does not show Date Created or Date Added columns.
9. Only one view option (old 3 pane Mail.app like), developer plans to add more.

EagleFiler shows promise, but it doesn't quite yet fit my needs.
[Version 1.5.10]

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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2013
Hi,

Some of the needs that you list as Cons are already met:

1. The File menu contains commands for "Import Files", "Import URLs", and "Import Bookmarks."
2. I'm not sure what you mean here, since EagleFiler does import all the files (and subfolders) in a folder. Are you wanting to create a link to a folder rather than importing the folder and its contents?
3. Which other fields would you like to see? I do plan to add a Label menu in the toolbar. For now, you may prefer to use the contextual menu or to assign keyboard shortcuts.
4. I'm not sure what this means.
6. You can add and remove columns by clicking the triangle to the right of the column headers or by Control-clicking on a column header.
7. The Tags column shows the abbreviation symbols for the tags, e.g. a blue bullet for "unread". Nothing will show up if you haven't given your tag an abbreviation. To see the full tag names, you can make the Tag Names column visible (see #6).
8. These columns are already available (see #6).
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Ben_p_Williams replied on 30 Apr 2013
@Penguirl, have you given doo a shot? EagleFiler's a great program, no doubt, but maybe your needs would be better met by doo. From what you've written, it seems like doo's tag-based search and friendly UX might be right up your alley. It also allows a little more user input regarding editable labels and view options, which you seem to be looking for.

Give it a go, and let us know what you think!

-https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/45860/doo
-http://doo.net
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Prince_Isaac replied on 19 Dec 2013
@Penguirl - You might give DevonThink a spin. it comes in three versions depending on your needs. Free demos. I switched from a couple of other files a few years ago and haven't looked back. The products are solid and the support is second to none (though I'm impressed that Eagle Filer's dev peeks in here to address concerns -that's a real positive in my book!). I believe that DT addresses all your "cons" while satisfying all your "pros."
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Bdikkat commented on 05 Jan 2013
EagleFiler's pretty handy-looking, but I think it would be a lot better if it had (1) a choice of views (instead of just the list pane at the top and the content pane below it), and (2) split windows.
[Version 1.5.10]

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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 10 Jan 2013
Thanks for the feedback. I do plan to add a choice of views. Could you explain what you mean by "split windows"?
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Reegor replied on 23 Aug 2013
I am a long-time user, and I sometimes open multiple windows into the same database, and arranging them differently. There is even a way to have a 2-pane window, and probably even a 1-pane window, although I have never needed them.
The various windows are well synchronized, so in essence this is even better than split windows (more flexible).
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Bdikkat replied on 20 Dec 2013
By 'split windows' I mean one pane containing two columns (of text, images, whatever - they could even be viewing the same file) scrolling separately. For an example see Scrivener’s split windows.
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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2013
Thanks for explaining. Currently you can get similar functionality by opening two windows, but I agree that there are times when it would be convenient to have two viewers in the same window.
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burkanov reviewed on 06 Nov 2012
A very successful documents manager implementation: differs from others by stability, reasonable set of functions and simple UI. Has some (minor) lacks in usability and could use some improvement in tags (using german symbols ÖÄÜß require some patience and skills), but is generally really good and solid piece of software - especially compared to "Together", "iDocument" and "DevonThink Pro". BTW, the support reaction (once needed) was really fast - all issues were cleared on the same day. Good stuff!
[Version 1.5.10]


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Psychosynthesis commented on 23 Sep 2012
Since my last review I am beginning to realise the differences...eagle filer is more of an alternative finder as it stores all the files "as is" and the database seems to just contain the structure...or am I wrong?
[Version 1.5.10]

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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 05 Oct 2012
You're right about how EagleFiler stores files, but it's not intended to be an alternative Finder. I think of it as a "database app" that plays well with the filesystem and other apps.
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Psychosynthesis reviewed on 11 May 2012
This is by far the best of the bucket apps so why don't I use it, because there is no iPad App. I use Yojimbo, which is limited compared to Eaglefiler, but It has an iPad App. Voodoo Pad has iPad too and now syncs properly via drop box instead of this only keep one app open.

Please make an iPad app!
[Version 1.5.10]


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Dudemanla reviewed on 10 Apr 2012
I love this app. Very full featured. I can even archive my mac mail.
[Version 1.5.9]


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Bigboysdad commented on 22 Feb 2012
Question - has anyone migrated to EagleFiler from SOHO Notes and if so, how has it been?
[Version 1.5.9]

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Bigboysdad replied on 23 Mar 2012
Well, having made the switch over, I can answer my own question for the benefit of anyone else who was in the same position as me. Exporting notes and data from SOHO Notes then importing same to Eaglefiler is relatively straightforward, you just have to take the time to tag your notes again (it’s all about the tagging, so its quite essential that you make the time to do that). If you have 10,000 notes though, this is obviously going to be a bit of a problem. However, if you can manage to load and tag all of your notes over, it’ll soon become apparent that Eaglefiler is just so much better. Gimmick-free, faster, simpler, better organised and a reliability which gives you confidence. Excellent Mac software from an established developer. I should have started using this years ago.
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gatovadio commented on 15 Feb 2012
does anyone know if devonthink pro is the only app in its category (eaglefiler, together, yojimbo, etc.) which can create an index of files/folders in their original locations (including an external disk, for example) instead of just the usual copy/move/alias to its own library?

i want to edit/rename text files in the app without having to copy/sync the changes back into the original location.

thanks.
[Version 1.5.8]

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gatovadio replied on 15 Feb 2012
sorry, meant to be posted on the devonthink pro page, even if valid here.
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Hezmana had trouble on 14 Oct 2008
Well things change. Overnite the new version came out and no longer supports Drop Box making the $104.00 spent on 3 lic #'s a loss.

To bad they went back to isync.
[Version 1.4]

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C-Command Software (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2008
What are you talking about? EagleFiler 1.4 still works with Dropbox. It didn't, and still doesn't, use iSync.

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Vroller rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 1.5.10]



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Runty rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 1.5.10]



jonnylawrence rated on 05 Jun 2012

[Version 1.5.10]



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Bigboysdad rated on 24 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.9]



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Badgerone rated on 24 Jan 2012

[Version 1.5.8]



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Bremen rated on 31 Jul 2011

[Version 1.5.4]



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Multimago rated on 04 Jun 2011

[Version 1.5.3]



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PaperCutPro rated on 06 Apr 2011

[Version 1.5.3]



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Nomad11 rated on 04 Dec 2010

[Version 1.5]


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Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:19 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $40.00
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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:
  1. With a single keypress, import Web pages, mail messages, or any file on your Mac.
  2. EagleFiler stores them in an open format: regular files and folders that are fully accessible to your other applications.
  3. Optionally: encrypt the files, add tags, notes, color-coded labels, and other metadata.
  4. Browse by folder or by tag, or use the live search to find the information you need (faster than Spotlight).
  5. 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.


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