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EagleFiler Reviews1.8.14

10 June 2020

Archive and search documents of various formats.

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gtrher
15 December 2019
Version: 1.8.10

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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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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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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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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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Tedg
28 May 2015
Version: 1.6.4
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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Zx81
17 November 2014
Version: 1.6.3
Very steady development. Much more simple than DT yet as efficient. Just like an old friend to me...
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chikega
20 October 2014
Version: 1.6.2
Fast, efficient, no frills, simple to use.
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Dejmac
18 March 2014
Version: 1.6.1
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!
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Apple-Boy
08 September 2013
Version: 1.6
For document management, flexibility, searching, tagging, organization, etc., EagleFiler is my first choice.
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Penguirl
30 January 2013
Version: 1.5.10
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.
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burkanov
06 November 2012
Version: 1.5.10
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!
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misterjspencer
23 September 2012
Version: 1.5.10
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?
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misterjspencer
11 May 2012
Version: 1.5.10
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!
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Dudemanla
10 April 2012
Version: 1.5.9
I love this app. Very full featured. I can even archive my mac mail.
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Bigboysdad
22 February 2012
Version: 1.5.9
Question - has anyone migrated to EagleFiler from SOHO Notes and if so, how has it been?
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gatovadio
15 February 2012
Version: 1.5.8
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.
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Reegor
03 February 2012
Version: 1.5.8
I've been using EagleFiler for at least 2 years now, and it has gradually taken over almost everything that I used to do with files and folders. I have 3 libraries: One for my main research and reading documents, one for the courses I teach, and one for computers and hobbies. Total documents approximately 10,000. One key to its value is that all files stay in their original formats and can be accessed by any other program. One reason it's faster to manage files than the Finder is ease and speed of searching; another is the automatic preview of almost any kind of document. i'm trying to give 5 stars on "Features" but I'm running into a bug on Macupdate.
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misterjspencer
19 October 2011
Version: 1.5.6
I keep coming back to this app in my search for the perfect bucket, I like it, I like what it can do....however. its one let down at the moment is it has no iPad app. And as the mac market develops this is a major let down.
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Tshubitz
23 August 2011
Version: 1.5.5
C-Command makes some great software and EagleFiler is right up there. I'd give a full five stars except for the performance hit the app takes from using the PyObjC framework. For whatever reason I've noticed the lag even more having gone to OS X 10.7. In any case, anyone looking for a digital information keeper/organizer should highly look at EagleFiler. - tim
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Randy-Crawford
25 July 2011
Version: 1.5.4
I'm a very long term Devon user. Before that I used MarcoPolo (any really old Mac users reading this?). I found I wanted something smaller, lighter, faster and separate from Devon to use just for code snippets and resources such as icons, screen captures, etc. as I develop a project. Eagle Filer is the answer and then some. I tried Yojimbo but there are too many file types that it simply won't accept. With Eagle Filer, whatever I drag into the window or drop pane goes right in the database with no problem (so far). It is fast and simple to use. It can be password protected (paranoid programmer that I am). This simplifies my work environment. No separate code snippet tools, no graphics library manager. Between Eagle Filer and ShadowClipboard (my preferred clipboard manager), I can leave out everything else and have exactly what I need to be productive and not waste time fiddling with all my productivity tools, as I'm so prone to doing.
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Runty
15 March 2011
Version: 1.5.2
It's simply too bad that Eaglefiler has a rather rigid interface layout. The file list is always above the viewing pane. You have no choice in the matter. It makes the vertical space rather cramped. Most of the other personal informations managers got this right, though. In eaglefiler, if you have a lot of items in a folder, you can adjust things so that you can see more of those items, OR you can adjust it so that you can see more of what you are editing/viewing, BUT NOT BOTH. arggggh! I hope this changes soon. This is mitigated only by
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Hank4
27 February 2011
Version: 1.5.2
A real gem. Drag-and-drop simplicity. Fast. I love it!
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Shidong
12 January 2011
Version: 1.5.1
i love this software..... but there is one drawback i can not bear: everytime i try to catch my email from apple mail, it tells me it has to wait the apple mail finish something......it is so annoying... anyway, i love this software except this..... but this is also the reason drive me to devonthink pro office
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Dejmac
28 December 2010
Version: 1.5.1
Not good! When I stored Apple Mail (Inbox, Sent Mail, etc.) I cannot see pictures in any attachment, or stationary... Not good! It took forever to store in new cretaed database 175 messages with attachments (couple photos and such...)
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Jayaii
23 November 2010
Version: 1.5
Brilliant!! I now have a way to archive Outlook mail, and with such efficiency and speed!! Wow!!
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zx
22 November 2010
Version: 1.5
How do you export back to Apple's Mail?
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Macmend-com
12 April 2010
Version: 1.4.14
I have started using eaglerfiler and I like it but it has one GREAT drawback. It does not sync easily acroos multiple macs. Both together and Yojimbo can use mobileme sync, eaglefiler doesn't have this and yes you can use drop box, idisk etc but this is not a clean easy sync and can cause problems. In my opinion this lets the product down.
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Sl1
05 March 2010
Version: 1.4.14
As a graduate student with little money, I decided to pay for EagleFiler. Three of the main reasons: 1. It maintains the Finder folder structure 2. Multiple libraries 3. Unbeatable support from the developer.
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r-owen
25 February 2010
Version: 1.4.14
This is an excellent information organizer. Things I love about it include: - I can easily organize information the way I want it, then find it again - I can hand it nearly any kind of document I want - When I store a URL it saves it as a webarchive and remembers the original URL, so I have the choice of instantly viewing the page as it was (with active links) or going back to the original source (e.g. in case it has changed). - The search function works well for retrieving data. - The files are stored on disk in their original format in the obvious organization. You are not locked into a proprietary database. - You can open multiple "databases" at the same time. - It is rock solid. - It has excellent support. - It is really affordable. There are a few minor things I don't like, including: - It allows you to edit text and styled text files in the viewer window (which is great), but it saves changes automatically. I hate this because I find it too easy to corrupt my data, so I have reluctantly disabled the editing feature. - Navigation is clumsier than Finder. I want to be able to double click a folder to show its contents in the current window, but it opens a new window instead. Ugh. Seems like it would be trivial to offer an option, and I did suggest it to the developers, but no luck so far. - It is rather slow to open. No big deal; I just open it at the start of the day and leave it open! You may wonder if you really need a program like EagleFiler. Why not just use Finder? That was certainly how I felt at first, but I'm glad I tried it. I personally find it much easier to keep my data managed using EagleFiler. I can't fully put my finger on why, but some reasons are: - The ability to see the data in usable form when I click on its name (and for such a wide range of file types). Finder preview is the right idea, but not implemented nearly as well. - The ability to trivially get back to the original web site of a webarchive It also supports tags. That could be a big win for some people, though I personally don't use them.
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Mrcrwalker
23 December 2009
Version: 1.4.12
I should follow-up on my comparison of DEVONthink and EagleFiler (below), noting first of all that I unintentionally included some misinformation there, as SJK's reply to my review pointed out (I picked up the bad info from a (misinformed) review elsewhere). My update for those interested: I used EagleFiler for a couple months, liked it for the most part but never could get it seemlessly woven into my workflow in a way that made things more rather than less efficient. I now see greater value than I did before in the more expansive feature set of DEVONthink Pro. Because of these additional features built-in, it's proven more efficient for my needs (which include managing many "Office" files, making quick updates to Word files, managing many PDFs, scanning to searchable PDF, combining and annotating PDFs, converting text files to PDF, browsing/creating/organizing web "bookmarks," using OpenMeta tags for organization of all the above, etc, all of which can be done on the fly seemlessly within DEVONthink). EagleFiler is a great app with (from what I hear) a very responsive developer, and it can do a portion of what I mentioned above. I think the choice between the two isn't one related to quality or usefulness in general but rather to the specific needs and workflow of the individual user. For a normally disorganized person, it's great to have more than one solid app to choose from.
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Steven-Goodheart
08 December 2009
Version: 1.4.12
Last two updates are very nice indeed. EagleFiler is one of my workhorses, and it just keeps getting better and better. If you so lots or research or are a web data miner, as I am, you will want to have this in your toolbox. I have never lost or mangled data, and I love having a good portion of my data totally available at the Finder level, not packed away in a proprietary database. Also, the support is superb. Can't recommend enough.
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2coolbaby
09 October 2009
Version: 1.4.9
I have been trying all kinds of mac organizing programs and finally found Eagle Filer. I absolutely love it. Unlike others, it handles just about every type of file and keeps it intact as that kind of file. You click on it and it opens in the default application. I have pdfs, quicktime movies, powerpoint presentations, word documents and more in it. Despite what one reviewer said, an F1 click saves a webpage completely intact with links and all. You can add comments and link to any other notes within the Info pane of any note. It does have a drop pad you can put anywhere on the screen, but the F1 key does a good job of capturing things. You can also drag and drop items directly into your folders. It has tags, smart folders and the ability to add folders and sub folders. I really, really like this program. It has organized my whole chaotic life. Unlike most other note programs, this one will work in Tiger and Leopard. Things they could improve on: Add a .mac sync or an easier way to backup to programs like dropbox. There is a way, but I am having to learn it. It could be a lot easier. Pretty up their icon. It kind of looks like an OS 9 icon. Neither of these things is a deal breaker for me, since I am finding this to be an awesome program.
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Oneblessedguy
05 September 2009
Version: 1.4.9
I am just starting my 30 day trial. I love how easy it is so far. It made short work of my old emails that I was storing locally. One question. Would you suggest using EF for all of my IMAP Gmail as well? Lastly, and I'm just being constructive, you need a new icon. It just doesn't make me want to keep it in my dock. Sorry. Any hope of a new one soon? I couldn't find this but does the license allow me to use it on my home and work keeping in mind the concurrent use clause? Thank you!
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Xplicit
03 August 2009
Version: 1.4.7
Missing a floating drop-thingy, like Yojimbo or DevonThink have.
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Mrcrwalker
03 June 2009
Version: 1.4.6
Eaglefiler is a terrific app. for organizing the thousands of documents and thousands more other types of files on my Mac. I have tried virtually all of the document management apps available (e.g. DevonThink, Journler, YoJimbo, etc.) and they are all different, but the two seriously functional apps in this group are DevonThink (DT) and Eaglefiler (EF). Two things made me choose EF over DT Pro: 1) EF can handle many more types of files than DT can, and 2) it doesn't store the docs it handles in an SQL database that can't be accessed from the Finder (like DT). The latest version of DT can "index" files rather than copy them into its database, but DT doesn't perform very well if you try to "index" a significant quantity of docs (the developer admits the indexing function wasn't designed to be the primary means of bring files "into" DT). DT Pro Office, as a suite, has more features than EF, but most of those are already easily handled otherwise in my case, and of course it's more expensive. Although I'm still learning EF, it does seem that the "AI" searching and auto-indexing of DevonThink are superior to the search functions in EagleFiler, which are themselves far superior to the functionality of Spotlight. But what both apps can do, EagleFiler tends to do them better. Add to that the two points above, and Eaglefiler was the winner for my own needs.
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Teksestro
24 May 2009
Version: 1.4.5
I intended to use of EagleFiler as an email archival program. As such, I expected that the program would enable me to effectively archive old messages, while enabling me to search through and access them as needed, in the future. Unfortunately, the program seems to be impossibly slow when dealing with reasonably large amounts of email data, which renders it useless to email archival purposes. My email database has over 50,000 messages, which I've accumulated only in the last 3 years. Exporting these messages from Mail is in itself a chore, as the Mail functions choke on mailboxes that contain over 3,000 messages. Because of that, when exporting truly large mailboxes - such as my 'Sent' or 'Inbox' boxes - I have to 'break down' the export into several .mbox files, each containing less than the 3,000 maximum number of messages. As a result, for large mailboxes, I end up with a series of files - "sent_1.mbox", "sent_2.mbox", etc. - which then will have to be re-compiled together by the importing program. In total, I exported about 20 mbox files, which I then proceeded to import into EagleFiler. Importing and re-assembling the mailboxes in EagleFiler took over 16 hours in total. Although EagleFiler seems to import an mbox file quite quickly, it has no function to allow you to merge mailboxes. Therefore, the only solution is to create a new folder, and move all of the email messages from the individual mailboxes into that folder. Should be a simple operation, but when selecting and dragging 3,000 messages, EagleFiler would make me wait up to 4 minutes on my MacBook with a spinning beachball before giving me any visual feedback that it had not crashed. Actually transferring each message from the imported mailbox into the new folder takes a lot longer. Trying to save time, I would try to perform 2 transfers simultaneously. Both transfers would start, and continue for a while, but without fail, eventually one of them would 'get stuck' while transferring a message, and then the whole program would freeze with a spinning beachball. After about 15 minutes waiting for the program to try and recover itself, I would have to force-quit it, re-open it, and start the transfers again. Once all 50,000 messages were transferred, I found that actually using the program was nearly impossible, due to endless waits and lags that appear everywhere: * opening the program takes over 2 minutes, with no visual feedback given that anything is happening * every time the program opens, it checks the entire database to see if it needs re-indexing - this leaves the program unresponsive and sluggish for anything up to 6 minutes * trying to view *any* single email brings up the spinning beachball, and a delay of about 10-15 seconds In summary: EagleFiles seems to be absolutely useless when dealing with large amounts of data. It seems that a lot more optimisation needs to happen on the code, before the program can be of any use for longer-term archival of email or other large quantities of data. It seems to me that this application was designed to 'collect' together a SMALL amount of information, such as documents, pictures, emails, and random bits of information that might belong to a project. At those tasks, it may do an acceptable job, although other, older and more feature-full apps exist that already fill that market - such as DevonThink. As an email or large archival/data storage utility, it fails miserably.
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Mystery-Tramp
27 March 2009
Version: 1.4.5
Fine program. Crisp interface. It does an excellent job. I deal with a lot of files with ".ged" extension, and EagleFiler recognizes them as text files, and displays them correctly. Two quibbles. One, the help file says it reads Bean documents, but the ".bean" docs I've imported aren't displayed. Two, I think $40 is a little rich for my blood, but I may have to break down and bite the bullet. Nice job. mt
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Steven-Goodheart
24 March 2009
Version: 1.4.5
EagleFiler continues to be one of the best and most useful programs I own and use every day -- and the updates and improvements keep on coming. I am especially happy about the new ability to recognize and import tags that are stored in a file’s extended attributes, for use with my tagging programs like Punakea. Also, being able to import from a Smart Folder is a way cool improvement that I immediately find useful. Support from Michael Tsai is as good as I've ever had with any Mac software I've used. Can't recommend EagleFiler enough. Steve
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zx
11 February 2009
Version: 1.4.4
Good app but: 1. The software update is forever broken.. 2. HTML rendering/Webarchive is very bad. 3. The Activity-Windows should be build into the app. 4. Can't find eMails via spotlight....?
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Blloyd
20 October 2008
Version: 1.4
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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Steven-Goodheart
14 October 2008
Version: 1.4
All I can say is WOW! What a terrific update. Every new feature makes EagleFiler incredibly more usable and versatile. The new custom smart folders are a huge leap forward in terms of being able to filter and modify one's data in EF. The sheer flexibility of the criteria one can use (17 different kinds, from tags to notes to labels to file size to URL to creation date to just about you-name-it), combined with the ability to nest criterion give me unmatched horsepower in terms of seeing my gigabytes of research data the way I want to see. If such powerful smart folders weren't enough, I can now add actions to the smart folders and further modify my data. Unbelievably cool! I'm only just beginning to see all that I can do with the new power of these smart folders. This is the first time I've begun to think that I could find a replacement for DevonThink Pro in my daily use; this version of EagleFiler is that much more powerful. The new Stationery Folder function has immediately become a huge time saver for me - for example, I can now create MS Word files, or MindJet MindManager mind map files, instantly, from within EagleFiler based on templates I've created in these, or other, programs. Sweet! I am especially loving and using the new tag cloud window for quickly see what tags I'm using with an item and for quickly adding or changing the tags I have assigned. Now that I can drag individual e-mail messages into EF as free-standing .eml files, I'm finally going to start using EF as my mail archive database, because I really wanted to be able to store individual e-mail messages along side my other kinds of data in my EF folders. Now I can make a individual message a "to do" or "next action" based on tags and other criteria within the email message. And to top it off, I can search for these individual files with Spotlight, and not just within EF. Although it's short bullet in the list of changes, perhaps the most important new function for me as writer/researcher has been the addition of a Find panel for searching *within* PDF and Web archives. This was one area where DevonThink Pro really outperformed EagleFiler for my daily research. I really needed to see *inside* the hundreds of PDFs I had, not just look at titles or tags. And what's more, EagleFiler does this search within PDFs and Web Archives much faster than DevonThink Pro does, though DTPro still has some advantages in its interface on searches. As a user of Punakea, I'm really pleased to see the new options for importing tags, especially since the "Import as notes and tags" helps me get Punakea-style tags into EagleFiler without having to lose my non-Punakea style info in my Spotlight comments. Finally, I've used the new contextual menus dozens of times today -- how cool is it to be able to select text and instantly make it the title of the something you've grabbed from the Internet or some PDF, or instantly to make a keyword in record a tag? Huge time-saver. Yes, this is a rave review, but I think these improvements deserve my rave. I make my living as a writer/editor and I'm constantly doing research. EagleFiler has always been great in terms being able to instantly grab or import just about anything anywhere on my iMac or the Internet. But with these new features, it takes a huge leap forward in helping the end user filter, classify, and categorize data and research quickly and efficiently.
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Hezmana
14 October 2008
Version: 1.4
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.
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Hezmana
13 October 2008
Version: 1.3.8
Love it, I used to use Yojimbo which appears to be ignored by it's developer. Eagle filer is easier to use, but it does not have the slick interface of Yojimbo. As noted in other reviews, it allows you to use a library that can be placed where ever you want, what an idea. It works great in Drop Box. My Yojimbo no longer worked with .MAC (ME), on any of three computers. Again Eagle Filer is great, maybe a bit expensive, but worth it. The only issue I have is that you must encrypt entire libraries and cannot just do one document. Maybe a future feature request.
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Tekkiemom
18 August 2008
Version: 1.3.8
Great product, great support. Did not even finish the trial period before I purchased. I use it to archive email and store research. It's fast and stable and easy to customize to your needs. I love the fact that it keeps your files in their original format (non-proprietary). I have trialed Yojimbo, Together and actually purchased Journler -- and EagleFiler has exceeded them all.
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