ShoveBox
ShoveBox 1.7.6
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Menubar item to store text, images, URLs, and more.   Shareware ($24.95)
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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
What's New
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ShoveBox User Discussion (Write a Review)
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John-Prokos commented on 20 Feb 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.
[Version 1.7.6]

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Aargl replied on 04 Jul 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 reviewed on 03 Feb 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'!
[Version 1.7.6]


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Mhoutman reviewed on 23 Nov 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 !
[Version 1.7.6]

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Peterpan23 replied on 30 Mar 2012
Not much pity or shame: Shovebox works perfectly even on Lion
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Davidpabian replied on 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 replied on 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 replied on 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 replied on 28 Sep 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 reviewed on 01 Oct 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.
[Version 1.7.6]

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Nmege replied on 01 Oct 2011
PS (i forgot) the capacity to choose shortcuts for individual entries is a +++++
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Vitu replied on 18 Nov 2011
I completely agree with you that its database should be Spotlight-ready. Its export functions fulfill my needs alright though.

The software is rarely updated and it's about time it officially supports Dropbox syncing (imagine how long will it take to have iCloud syncing).
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Ulyssesric reviewed on 29 Jul 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.
[Version 1.7.6]


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Abelle reviewed on 01 Jun 2011
No reply from the developer, a word about the site regarding "ShoveBox" would be the least we can do for customers.
Sad, but I switched to another software.
[Version 1.7.6]

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Michael Haeusler replied on 04 Jun 2011
To which software did you switch? QuietRead? Myself, I'm still searching for a good menu bar bookmark tool, especially for URLs.
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Abelle replied on 05 Jun 2011
I use "DevonThink PRO"> Bookmark, Text, HTML
this software is complete, even for a quick note taking.
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freon commented on 27 May 2011
Evernote has replaced this for most of my work. However, there are still cases where I prefer ShoveBox. It could definitely use an update though...
[Version 1.7.6]


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Rshorts reviewed on 08 May 2011
The quickjot function is the only reason I keep using this app.

Like others have said it appears to have been abandoned.

I contacted the developer about improving their sync to use Dropbox or Simplenote as exporting from Shovebox is messy.

They said thanks for the suggestion & thats it.

That was months ago.

If Evernote used a Quickjot style utility I would delete Shovebox.

Very disappointed with this developer.
[Version 1.7.6]

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Pjot replied on 12 May 2011
Couldn't agree more. What is more obvious than syncing your data using Dropbox? I tried all the tricks to get it to work but nope, can't get it working on my Macs via Dropbox.
The developer said more than two years ago about syncing via Dropbox "Yes, sync functionality is planned".
I'm afraid it will for always be 'planned'.
Don't waste your money on Shovebox.
Use Evernote or Notational Velocity instead.
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Rshorts replied on 12 May 2011
I finally got an answer from the developer saying that an update for Shovebox is currently being worked on but no date for release as of yet.

I'm not holding my breath, but I really don't want to abandon QuickJot
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Raycon commented on 15 Feb 2011
I had been using both ShoveBox and Evernote, debating the pros and cons of each. However, while Evernote continued to advance, the developers apparently gave up on ShoveBox, and that's a shame. Some things it did better than Evernote (and still does), but I would not invest my time, energy, or data into software that appears to be abandoned.
[Version 1.7.6]


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Mhoutman commented on 06 Feb 2011
Pretty lazy developer for both Mac and iPhone versions. Read a iPad version was in the works but no info yet.

What a shame to kill your own apps !
[Version 1.7.6]


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Tomdoherty had trouble on 23 Sep 2008
I chose to install the v1.5 update via the 'Software Update' option in ShoveBox preferences. However, when I rerun the software update I get a message stating that "ShoveBox 1.5.0 is now available (you have 1.5). Would you like to download it now?". Any suggestions? Otherwise a brilliant app.
[Version 1.5]

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Nuttdan (developer) replied on 23 Sep 2008
This should now be fixed. Thanks!
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globetrotterdk had trouble on 07 Aug 2008
Shovebox still has a problem in its newest incarnation with quiting after it is loaded at startup. The developer has only expressed tepid interest in this issue.

OS X 10.4.11
G5 single (PPC)
[Version 1.2.2]

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Lee123 replied on 15 Aug 2008
Works fine on my macbook pro. Must be the PPC architecture that is causing the problems. I think you will find more and more developers ignoring development issues and bugs on PPC. I love my G4 but its a dying breed of hardware.
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globetrotterdk commented on 17 Aug 2008
If a customer pays for the software and the software is supposed to work on both platforms, the developer should provide support for the issue or refund the purchase.
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Piper Wilson replied on 18 Aug 2008
You seem pretty upset and are dropping the blame squarely at the developer's door step. Is it possible that there is something unique to your system that is causing the crash? Just a thought.
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globetrotterdk commented on 18 Aug 2008
I would only know that if I had a dialog with the developer. I have sent him copies of the relevant logs, have described the problem and provided screenshots, but the response has been that "gee there could be a lot things causing this".
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globetrotterdk had trouble on 22 Jun 2008
Shovebox starts at startup, the icon appears where it should, but then the icon disapears and the app quits after more menubar items startup.

Shovebox is set to start both with the app prefs as well as in "login items" in the system prefs. Shovebox can be started manually and everything works fine.

I have contacted the developer but the issue didn't go away with the latest version.

Shovebox 1.1.3
OS X Tiger 10.4.11
[Version 1.1.3]

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aetnaria commented on 09 Jul 2008
The an error message about ShoveBox should pop up in the Console when it unexpectedly quits. What does it say?
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globetrotterdk commented on 10 Jul 2008
ShoveBox[182] An uncaught exception was raised
ShoveBox[182] connection timeout: did not receive reply
ShoveBox[182] Uncaught exception: connection timeout: did not receive reply
crashdump[315]: ShoveBox crashed
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KenPresley had trouble on 06 Dec 2007
This is a nice app but I just noticed a nasty glitch in 1.0.3 on an Intel Mac Mini under 10.5. Resizing any document display window results in strange freeze/crash 100% of the time.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Nuttdan (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2007
It looks like the problem is limited to PDF windows. I will have a fix out shortly.

In the future, emailing support at wonderwarp.com is a much faster way for me to find out about any problems. But thanks for the feedback!
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KenPresley commented on 06 Dec 2007
Sure thing! And I believe you are right, I was only testing the saving and viewing of PDF files. You are welcome and thanks for the rapid response!

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mwab rated on 27 Dec 2012

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Jwferne rated on 19 Jun 2011

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Mhyusi rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7.6]


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Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
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Date:29 Oct 2009
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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.


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