ShoveBox
ShoveBox
1.7.6

4.3

ShoveBox free download for Mac

ShoveBox

1.7.6
29 October 2009

Menubar item to store text, images, URLs, and more.

Overview

ShoveBox catches all those little scraps of information that you can\'t act on now but would rather not forget. It sits up in your menubar, waiting for you to drag in text, images, urls, and more.

It makes it incredibly easy to get data in. Just drag it in from near any program, or use QuickJot to type it out before you have a chance to forget.

When you come up for air, ShoveBox also provides a sensible interface to sort everything you shoved during the day. And by setting up powerful importing rules, you can drastically reduce the thinking you\'ll have to do later.

It\'s all about spending less time processing and more time actually doing things.

What's new in ShoveBox

Version 1.7.6:
  • More robust iPhone syncing
  • Fixed issue where custom keyboard shortcuts could be lost when upgrading the app
  • Added \"Export all\" context menu item for folders in organizer.
  • Interface enhancements

63 ShoveBox Reviews

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jprokos
20 February 2013

Most helpful

Shenanigans. Shareware is dead. I paid $25 for this software. For comparison I paid $30 for Mountain Lion. Now a lot of the code in Mountain Lion has been recycled, but that's the point. We benefit when software is kept up to date and features are enhanced or added for incremental payments (like paying rent). What benefit do the customers who support small software companies like Wonder Warp get when they abruptly stop developing software that we have paid for. There is an implicit contract when we support these people and that has been abused by so many shareware authors. There is no restitution for us. Shareware authors are abusing our support. You purchase from Apple or Adobe or another company and you know your money is going into future development that will benefit you. It's the behavior of modern shareware authors that is destroying the concept of shareware (and also the thieves/insects that suck the life force out of software development). I have a list of licenses for purchased shareware that are no longer developed. Hundreds of dollars invested,,,, lost because the developers changed the name of the software while reusing/recycling the code or stopped developing it altogether. From now on it's freeware or companies with long track records of providing updates or upgrade paths for their customers.
Like (9)
Version 1.7.6
Nickr
21 November 2018
Shovebox still works with High Sierra 10.13.6. Good little program. Too bad it has been discontinued.
Like (1)
Version 1.7.6
Csean2006
14 March 2016
Still working on El Capitan too. Great for saving whole web archives to read offline. I don't know if there's a simpler way to use it, but I have to drag the url to ShoveBox Inbox to capture the web archive. Is there a way to automate this via Hot Keys?
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Version 1.7.6
Ward
11 December 2015
ShoveBox 1.7.6 is still working on OS X 10.10.5. The only problem I experience is that sometimes I must click on the ShoveBox icon in the menu bear before it will accept a drop of dragged text.
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Version 1.7.6
pettifogger0712
10 August 2014
Still works perfectly under Mavericks...however it is no longer available to download and it appears as though the developer has shuttered his site as well; an iPhone syncing app is (likewise) no longer available either :-(
Like (2)
Version 1.7.6
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
06 December 2014
This is ABANDONWARE. The software is no longer developed. The developer's site is gone. It is possible to dig around the Internet and find the last version, but BEWARE! There are also what appear to be ADWARE INSTALLERS disguising themselves as this and other software. Verify what you're actually installing at all times. As for ShoveBox: Abandoned.
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Nomad11
Nomad11
27 March 2015
This link from the web archive works http://web.archive.org/web/20120220171420/http://www.wonderwarp.com/shovebox
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Mrtomato
27 May 2014
Even though there hasn't been an update to this app in five years, it still works and I still use it (on 10.9.3). In fact, I love this little app. It just sits there in the menubar and whenever I want to save something - a link, a snippet of text - it's as easy as clicking the "shove" action script on my browser's bookmark bar. Best of all, it's not integrated with some annoying cloud syncing system! Shovebox is a 5 star app but because of the lack of support, it get's 4 (Wonder Warp's website was down for a long time, now at least there's evidence that the developers are still among the living). I'd really like to see this app revived. It could use an aesthetic overhaul and possibly include some new features (maybe a good clipboard manager? Or perhaps better support for shoving images? Maybe a way to integrate it with online shopping to do price comparisions?).
Like (3)
Version 1.7.6
2 answer(s)
Rsnyder6
Rsnyder6
26 June 2014
Since I'm worried someday it will no longer her work, I do look for a replacement every now and then. I have found nothing else that does what I want, so I'll stick with Shovebox. I do wish I could sync it with my iPhone like I once was able to sync with my iPod touch.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
29 June 2014
Rsnyder6, why is ShoveBox so different from a good clipboard manager? They allow images, webpages, clippings etc. to be stored too, so why is ShoveBox so much better that you want to use it instead?
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jprokos
20 February 2013
Shenanigans. Shareware is dead. I paid $25 for this software. For comparison I paid $30 for Mountain Lion. Now a lot of the code in Mountain Lion has been recycled, but that's the point. We benefit when software is kept up to date and features are enhanced or added for incremental payments (like paying rent). What benefit do the customers who support small software companies like Wonder Warp get when they abruptly stop developing software that we have paid for. There is an implicit contract when we support these people and that has been abused by so many shareware authors. There is no restitution for us. Shareware authors are abusing our support. You purchase from Apple or Adobe or another company and you know your money is going into future development that will benefit you. It's the behavior of modern shareware authors that is destroying the concept of shareware (and also the thieves/insects that suck the life force out of software development). I have a list of licenses for purchased shareware that are no longer developed. Hundreds of dollars invested,,,, lost because the developers changed the name of the software while reusing/recycling the code or stopped developing it altogether. From now on it's freeware or companies with long track records of providing updates or upgrade paths for their customers.
Like (9)
Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
04 July 2013
You're right: sharewares should be much cheaper to compensate for that risk... It's about the same as for blogs: some young enthusiast find he has better things to do after a few years of developping/blogging, who can blame them, but at least blogs are free! ;-)
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
03 February 2013
Guys, tell me what you want, no other apps can compete with this little gem when you're making proper interner researches, JUST AS EXAMPLE! And it's not a shame at all, just A PITY that the developers haven't time to add some enhancements that I would like to suggest them but... it's A (fantastic!) FREEWARE which works still perfectly and times are hard for anyone... we must accept it! I believe that if it would be sold for a very little price and developed continuously looking at it's peculiar very fast use and user friendliness, it would be a much larger used 'must have'!
Like (2)
Version 1.7.6
Mhoutman
23 November 2011
App seems abandoned on both iOS and Mac OS. Developers seems busy with Steinway app for iOS and seems no more interested in releasing new versions of Mac, iPhone AND iPad ! What a pity and shame as this was once this a great app !
Like (8)
Version 1.7.6
5 answer(s)
Peterpan23
Peterpan23
30 March 2012
Not much pity or shame: Shovebox works perfectly even on Lion
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anonymous-squirrel-4040
anonymous-squirrel-4040
01 May 2012
It IS a pity and a shame, as one of best potential features is syncing with iOS, as it claims it can do (I was idiot enough to buy the iPhone app version). It doesn't sync to the iOS, and the 'developer' doesn't seem interested in doing anything about it. So, yes, it continues to work on Lion, but under no circumstances try to take it to the next level of synching by getting the iPhone app version.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
03 May 2012
I agree that it's a great/little gem, that it's still working on Lion but also that it would be a pity if the guys would abandone it because it has really smart and unique features and, probably, also new potentials with the next devices integration policy of Apple.
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Mhoutman
Mhoutman
09 May 2012
Really, I don;t understand why anybody is interested in ShoveBox anymore. The dev is a long winters sleep and no updates appeared in years. I suggest you take a look at Evernote (available on all platforms) which is a great substitute. (yet it too me a while to port all links from SB to Evernote.
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Jmsuijkerbuijk
Jmsuijkerbuijk
28 September 2012
Not only a shame that the developers have abandoned development of this utility, but rather unacceptable as well, in my opinion. It's not like it's freeware or something.
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Nmege
01 October 2011
This is a very nice app for small note-taking, much less heavy in RAM than DevonThink or Evernote. I rely on the latter for serious document copying and indexing, but for everyday notes you can then discard easily, Shovebox is the best app i have tested. Three regrets (by descending order of importance): The proprietary format of the database means entries don't show up in Spotlight and you can actually "lose" data by forgetting it was in SB. The weird "update" behavior (I had to figure out where to locate my "old" database before deleting it myself -- otherwise the updated software could not read the new database. The lack of export format options.
Like (2)
Version 1.7.6
1 answer(s)
Nmege
Nmege
01 October 2011
PS (i forgot) the capacity to choose shortcuts for individual entries is a +++++
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Ulyssesric
30 July 2011
This application seemed being abandoned. I had kept it on my drive hoping it would support DropBox someday. Now I can trash it without any hesitance.
Like (3)
Version 1.7.6
$24.95

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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