EagleFiler
EagleFiler
1.9

4.4

EagleFiler free download for Mac

EagleFiler1.9

21 October 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 1.9:
  • Updated the user interface for macOS 11 Big Sur:
    • Redesigned the application, document, and mailbox icons.
    • EagleFiler uses the new inline title bar style on macOS 11, and information about the current source and search results is now shown in the subtitle.
    • The toolbar defaults to icon-only mode and supports the new large icon style. The toolbar icons have been updated. EagleFiler uses the new system share button and the new search field, which automatically expands and collapses.
    • The Info, Tags, and Tag Cloud toolbar icons now highlight when that inspector window is open.
    • The source list icons have been updated.
    • EagleFiler now colors the source list icon of a folder or mailbox to indicate its label.
    • Improved the appearance of the records list columns menu.
  • The source list now uses the system text and icon sizing, which can be configured in the General pane of System Preferences and overridden using SourcesRowSizeStyle in the esoteric preferences. The EagleFiler-specific font and icon preferences for the source list have been retired.
  • The source list now indicates folder and mailbox labels with a colored circle. The toolbar and menus now show labels with circles instead of round rectangles, to match.
  • The records list now shows labels using colored circles in File column instead of coloring the background of the whole row. This is consistent with Finder and works better on macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • The capture key now works with Apple Mail on macOS 11.
  • The capture key now works with the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • If you use the Batch Change… command with only one record selected, EagleFiler now pre-fills all the fields based on that record. This makes it possible to use Batch Change as a modal editor for the record’s properties, tabbing from one field to the next.
  • The To column now shows all the recipients of message, not just the first.
  • You can now search by Any Address, e.g. to find messages sent to or from a particular address.
  • You can now open the original copy of an e-mail in Apple Mail by using the Open Source URL command. (If the original e-mail has been deleted, you can still double-click to open EagleFiler’s copy of the message in Apple Mail.)
  • You can hold down the Command key when dragging a record onto a tag in the Source List to "move" instead of "copy" to that tag, i.e. assign that tag and unassign all others (inspired by OmniFocus).
  • From the Info window, you can now use the Command-Shift-T keyboard shortcut to jump the Tags field.
  • Arrow-keying through the records list is faster.
  • A folder of smart folders now shows the merged contents of all the smart folders it contains.
  • Improved importing of Web pages from Discourse forums, Stack Overflow, Twitter, and various Web sites that have pop-ups.
  • When you import a duplicate file, the Reveal in Library button now shows the pre-existing file in its containing folder rather than mixed in with everything else under Records.
  • When importing a message from Apple Mail that has a missing attachment, EagleFiler now adds the missing_attachments tag to the mailbox and mentions the missing file in the mailbox’s note, so that you can still find this information after closing the Errors window.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Improved the Apple Help navigation bar coloring and layout.
  • Records now have an is folder AppleScript property. This is faster and more concise than comparing the record’s universal type identifier property with public.folder.
  • Added the Import From Specified Folders script.
  • The Copy Notes to Spotlight Comments script now works with folder records that have notes.
  • EagleFiler is better able to display and merge malformed .eml files.
  • Worked around a bug in Safari 14 that prevents apps from receiving Web archive text or rich text when using the system service. EagleFiler will instead import the selected text as plain text.
  • Worked around a problem where iCloud Drive would rename files out from under EagleFiler, causing it to lose track of them. This particularly happened with long filenames containing lots of Asian characters or emoji.
  • When importing a file, EagleFiler will remove any stray quarantine information that would prevent macOS from opening it when double-clicked. For example, this can help when importing files that were saved to iCloud Drive from an iPhone.
  • Worked around a change in Airmail that prevented importing messages via drag and drop. This once again works for single messages. Multi-message drags fail due to a macOS issue. On macOS 10.14, drag and drop from Airmail doesn’t seem to work at all (even to Finder) so EagleFiler shows an error that recommends you use the File ‣ Save command instead.
  • Worked around a bug in Apple Mail that could cause a dragged-and-dropped message to import within a numbered folder.
  • When initiating a search of a specific library via URL, e.g. from Alfred or LaunchBar (see the Searching From Other Applications section of the manual), EagleFiler now brings that library’s window to the front.
  • Worked around a macOS bug where source list text was hard to read when esoteric font smoothing preferences are set.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 11 that prevented progress bars from being drawn.
  • Updated to version 1.4.4 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug where, on macOS 11, sometimes a new plain text file wouldn’t be selected in the records list when created from the toolbar.
  • Fixed a bug where exact searches and search match highlighting weren’t case-insensitive for certain non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening the Quick Look window.
  • Fixed a bug where file names and extensions excluded from Scan for New Files were only excluded when scanning the top-level folder.
  • Fixed a bug where in rare cases a mailbox or subfolder could be added to a folder without this being reflected in the source list.
  • Fixed a bug where a movie’s audio would keep playing if you switched to viewing another record without pausing it.
  • Fixed a regression where negative search terms like -foo didn’t work (but !foo did).

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59 Reviews of EagleFiler

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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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5
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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5
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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5
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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5
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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5
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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5
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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