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Leap3.8.5

24 May 2018

Comprehensive file management application.

Overview

Leap is a combination Spotlight, Bridge, Finder, and more. The Finder on OS X is slow, cumbersome, and limited. The Finder search interface is very cumbersome. Leap shows you all your files and more importantly - where they are on your computer. No other tool does this. Works great for images and PDF's, too. Leap does not force you to put documents in a special place, it uses no databases. Just see whats on your hard drive.

  • Fully integrated with Mavericks and later, including its tagging system.
  • Dropbox support. Leap now uses Dropbox if you have it to back up tags.
  • Dropbox bookmark quickly allows you to search your Dropbox.

What's new in Leap

Version 3.8.5:
  • Updates for latest Xcode, fixed a bug where a warning about Spotlight could appear in error, dragging fixes

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72 Reviews of Leap

Tim27
25 February 2020
Version: 3.8.5

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Does this not have dark mode yet? I don't see a preference for it.
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Jefrart
03 May 2020
Version: 3.8.5
The possibility to open several windows simultaneously would be an invaluable plus !!!
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Tim27
25 February 2020
Version: 3.8.5
Does this not have dark mode yet? I don't see a preference for it.
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Galgenstein
16 December 2019
Version: 3.8.5
This program is extremely useful if you use a lot of tags or need to tag files. Tagging works much faster than in Finder. Especially combined search for several tags at the same time allows you to drill down results for what you are searching for.
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4.5
Levelbest
09 March 2017
Version: 3.8.0
Not sure why there is so much grumpy bashing going on here? I have been a Leap/Deep user for some years now. I have seen Leap go through some iterations and I have to say that; 1) it is very stable and, 2) the developer is very responsive. I would not say that Leap is exceptionally fast at finding anything on my disks. That is, until I tag the items. Leap shines in the way it allows me to save searches as bookmarks and folders, and it allows me to keep those folders in order so that I can set up my own searches - and remember them. I also use HoudahSpot which is my goto tool for finding anything, anywhere. You can save HoudahSpot searches as templates too, but it is much better to do this using Leap. HoudahSpot creates a new tab each time a new search happens, you cannot escape this. Leap shows any search you have, one at a time. To my brain this makes much better sense. I do not mean to suggest that Leap only uses tags, it also searches by date, does spotlight searches, etc. I find that when I have Leap search it can take a while, especially if it has to go to the deepest levels in search of a file - even if the file is in the next folder over. Because of this I have found Leap to be extremely useful for finding AND ORGANIZING files - intended emphasis on the organizing part.
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Macbookpro
22 October 2016
Version: 3.7.4
Updated to 3.8.
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Ced
18 April 2016
Version: 3.7.3
When an update for the users who bought through the App Store ?
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1.5
gatorjim
17 August 2015
Version: 3.6.2
Yes, this is an effective way to search documents, especially if you use tags. But Leap (and Yep) were designed around OpenMeta tagging (produced by the same developer), so beware of this big issue: Leap (and Yep) will effectively duplicate tags that have been assigned via Finder. Any time Leap or Yep accesses a file with Finder tags, it automatically adds redundant OpenMeta tags to the file, effectively duplicating the tags for that file. When you then display the tags in any list view, e.g., in Finder, there are duplicate tags displayed. AFAIK there is no way to prevent this from happening. What a mess!
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Skyline65
13 April 2015
Version: 3.6.1
I found this app very useful for deleting 1000s of duplicated files that I have amassed from packaging my Indesign work. Much quicker than using finder/spotlight. Leap allowed me visual control than just using a duplicate finder app. I had one issue with searching on a server as when I tried to delete a 1000 files it asked for permission for each one. The only option was to force quit. However I emailed the developer and he responded a few hours later... on a weekend! 2 Days later he has uploaded a new improved version! What more can you ask, I wish the big developers were so good!
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Mrtomato
07 April 2015
Version: 3.6.1
What exactly is the promo offer here? 0% off?!
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gmgregmao
06 April 2015
Version: 3.6.1
It's great
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Macbookpro
02 March 2015
Version: 3.6.0
Version 3.6.1 is available from http://www.ironicsoftware.com/downloads/Leap.zip
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4.5
Mbira
21 December 2014
Version: 3.5.3
I have been using Leap very day for years. It is by far the quickest way to find any file anywhere on my Mac. It allows quick filtering by file type or by customizable groups of file types. The interface is intuitive and far cleaner and more functional than the closest competitors (HoudahSpot, EasyFind). I am amazed that more people don't seem to use or comment on Leap. The app does not get updated frequently, but this has not really been a problem as it keeps working. However, I am a bit concerned with the slow/lack of responsiveness from the developer and their poor communication of status and updates.
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0.5
Sforf
11 September 2012
Version: 3.1.0
avoid this product, can corrupt your HD plus you can do everything in the Finder. Customer support nonexistent
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Mar6473
11 September 2012
Version: 3.1.0
Very good software. I don't know why people have a problem with it. Regular updates and features. Great. The price is a steal for what you get.
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Sforf
14 June 2012
Version: 3.0.3
Definitely abandon ware including abandoning the customer. Started out as a great product out of Canada but the pay for upgrade (most bug fix not functionality nor features). It does not offer anything you can't easily do in Lion except maybe tags which can be easily done with freeware or simple scripts, plus the user interface in awkward and cumbersome in many ways.
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StrictlyBagel
01 June 2012
Version: 3.0.2
I've been using both Yep and Leap for many years, helped during the beta stages and duly paid my license fees for subsequent updates. Unfortunately, I've to second previous comments about the developer: there's no to little support and improvements to the app itself are not at all forthcoming. The changes from version 2 to 3 with Leap are negligible. What really makes me upset though is that obvious GUI changes are not implemented: 1. You cannot change the name of a folder within Leap. You've got to go to the Finder to do that, then wait for Leap to update its internal folder structure. I expect Leap to work as the Finder, either showing a "rename" option in the context menu or allowing me to rename a folder by double-clicking on its name within Leap; 2. Each time you import a document Leap creates a folder showing the current date. There's no way to stop this from happening. So, as I don't like those folders, I've to move the file manually into its dedicated place and delete the folder created by Leap. Would it be too much to ask for an option in the preferences to "not create dated folders automatically"? We're talking about version 3 here, and those suggestions have been submitted as early as version 1 beta. Go figure.
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Mar6473
03 May 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Awesome in so many ways!!!
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2.5
Fabro
21 February 2012
Version: 3.0.0
I had purchased Leap when it was at version 1, then repurchased v3.0.1 on MAS, even if I'm not a fan of MAS. The real problem with Leap is that it looks like "abandonware", meaning that a new company purchased Leap and all the other great apps from Ironic just to put them on MAS and make money with no real support to their loyal customers: I see a lot of posts in their support forums (including some of mine) that are left unanswered or, if you are lucky, you get an answer by a guy that is paid to watch these forums and give some answers, but then the reported bug is not fixed or the requested improvement is not implemented.
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needgoodscreenname
18 December 2011
Version: 3.0.0
I like to look before I leap when it comes to software. No free trial means no sale. I don't know why some developers try to scam people by forcing a non-refundable purchase before giving them a chance to try the software.
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Anon-Bud
08 December 2011
Version: 3.0.0
For those of you looking for an alternate to Leap [I was a faithful Leap user for years until they decided to go exclusively on the Mac App Store] might I suggest you take a look at Houdah Spot. HS is an alternative to Spotlight and does a better job of finding meta tags than Spotlight and is quite a bit faster at this than is Leap. With HS you have the same file-peering capabilities as Leap [different views, Quick Look, etc.] but is lightening fast. Check it out!
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Sforf
06 December 2011
Version: 3.0.0
Watch out, this company makes it a policy to abandon long standing users and then charge for simply waiting for them to fix their software (without adding useful features I might add). I have previously spent great deal of buy time trying to work out issues with them but their customer service is one of the worst I've encountered in 20 years as a Mac user. Sometimes lousy customer service trumps buying software.
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Mar6473
23 November 2011
Version: 3.0.0
Leap is so Awesome!!! I have multiple hard drives with old time machine backups and when I want to find some obscure file form the past Leap does it every time. Leap is obviously written by developers that have used Mac computers forever because they know exactly what is missing form the Finder to keep a lot of files organized and easy to browse and find when you can't remember where you put them. They cut the price of Leap in HALF recently to make it available to everyone on the App Store. Leap is for Mac lovers of all kinds. No bloat, just what you need. If you just need to manage documents, try Yep. If you want to be able to dig deep into hard drives for anything that might be there... Leap should be your choice.. I own both and they are worth every penny. Thank you!!! For those on MacUpdate who seem confused about what Leap actually does or think that it isn't work $29... If you don't like it what it does, why on earth did you buy it? If you don't like it using it, why are would you care about an upgrade price? Are you going to upgrade an application that you don't like?
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StrictlyBagel
01 November 2011
Version: 3.0.0
I bought Leap 3.0 and Fresh 3.0 on the AppStore a couple of days ago. Got the receipt, the apps, the whole shebang. And now, a week later something strange has happened: Fresh tells me that it's beta and has expired and both Fresh and Leap have disappeared from the AppStore. Even from my list of apps purchased!!! Come again? Yes, even from my list of purchased apps! But my credit card is short of some GBP 20.
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StrictlyBagel
01 November 2011
Version: 3.0.0
I bought Leap 3.0 and Fresh 3.0 on the AppStore a couple of days ago. Got the receipt, the apps, the whole shebang. And now, a week later something strange has happened: Fresh tells me that it's beta and has expired and both Fresh and Leap have disappeared from the AppStore. Even from my list of apps purchased!!! Come again? Yes, even from my list of purchased apps! But my credit card is short of some GBP 20.
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Anon-Bud
28 October 2011
Version: 3.0.0
Not going to repeat what I've written in reply to Macdefender [below]. Just wanted to downrate this developer for failing to satisfy long-standing customers.
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Hkim
28 October 2011
Version: 3.0.0
I own Leap and when I run the "check for updates" it tells me that 2.5.4 is the latest version! I am not going to the App Store for the update either.
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MacDefender
28 October 2011
Version: 3.0.0
As this company tries to force me into the MacAppStore I just deleted this application. It was never that good that I really used it but MAS only is a NoGo. Sorry, you just lost a customer
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DK4000
09 October 2011
Version: 2.5.4
I have been happy with Leap in the past, but since upgrading to Lion I have had irritating problems. I have been waiting for a Lion upgrade but quite frankly I am not sure I will continue to use Leap as Ironic Software sends "Mixed" signals to my "HHhmmm" radar. Right now I have no clue to what versions are available and what enhancements these versions have? I am running version 2.5.4 and when trying to update within the application it tells me I have the newest version. When I go to the App store they have a 2.5.6 version? But when I go to the Ironic Software site they only mention a Lion ready version 3 - "Leap 3. Powerful file browsing and searching and ready for Lion." But the shopping link they provide is to the mentioned 2.5.6 version? They have a beta 3 version on their forum but that one only lasts until 10th. of October. Here on MU they say a version 3 was ready September? I am very confused Ironic Software and could you pleas enlighten me? 1 - What is the newest free upgrade when I have 2.5.4 installed? 2 - What is the difference between 2.5.4 and 2.5.6 and why is that a payed upgrade? 3 - Why is your Leap 3 description linking to version 2.5.6 in the App Store? 4 - Does version 3 exist at all and if so is there some sort of documentation to all the new great features and bugs you have fixed? Thanks for any comments.
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Sforf
25 August 2011
Version: 2.5.4
Leap has major problems with Lion running 10.7.1, and their customer support is truly awful. This is dinosaur-ware and not ready for prime time.
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salafi-Salafi
30 July 2011
Version: 2.5.4
A+++
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Nomad11
29 January 2011
Version: 2.5.4
not possible to create new documents with Leap. Otherwise it would have been a good finder replacement
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Broz
10 January 2011
Version: 2.5.4
The user interface is quite good. The usability is also quite good. The limitations are not necessarily evident until you start using it. While this app will quickly and elegantly find all the applications (or whatever file type) files in any particular folder, it won't find items with any sort of mildly complex query. You can't find all the files of a specific type in two different folders. You can't find everything of this type, but not ending in .pyc. HoudaSpot, or Spotlight, or Easy Find are better at this sort of thing. To get around this issue, you can go to the Finder and assemble a complex query, and save it as a Saved Search. Leap works nicely with saved searches created in the Finder. The documentation is decent, but needs some work. There are some mistakes, but they are pretty minor. The screencasts are nice, but unpolished. There's background noise, and I think I heard a phone ringing in the background of one. Yes, the screencast got the job done, but let's be professionals and record it again. It can't take that long... $59 is way too much for this utility. The Mac App store's price of $25 is perfectly reasonable. I'm rating the "value" low because of the price charged by the company on their website. Maybe that will change.
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June8
09 January 2011
Version: 2.5.4
Very nice user interface and features; especially the browse, tagging, quick-look and loupe.
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Ryan-Jennejohn
07 January 2011
Version: 2.5.4
This is available on the mac app store for $24.99, regular price...
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Levelbest
15 November 2010
Version: 2.5.4
I use LEAP and FRESH everyday. I think they are great products. I am frustrated that soon after I bought it they changed the way files are listed. In 2.0 it showed the left column in column view. All the found file types were sorted and ordered so it was easy to scan the list visually. As of 2.5 they decided they like the cloud idea and now all those words are no longer ordered but tiny and all spliced together and with words with more hits being larger and others smaller so it looks like a real mess. My pleas to the developers have gotten no replies so they must like it better this way, I do not. Cet la vie. I still run the 2.0 version and I suspect unless they see the light of non organizational chaos - which was the whole reason I bought the product in the first place, I will remain at 2.0 for the foreseeable future. So close, yet so far away.
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Urfren-Thissi
14 June 2010
Version: 2.5.4
I have been comparing Leap and Yep for a few days and I see that they are EXACTLY the same app EXCEPT for... Yep: -convenient scanning interface with tagging -clip documents and web pages -you add files to the library (link/move is up to you) -you only view, search and manage you library files Leap: -a system-wide file browser (folder tree). Yep also has that but you can only see your library files -Go Deep mode which lets you view contents of a folder as well as its sub-folders altogether -Spotlight search right inside the app -Reveal the file in Finder or the folder tree in Leap (called Location List) -You can flag files -Leap also has a 'library' of its own. You mark files as managed and then you select view managed files. Both Leap and Yep can accept ANY file type, so don't only think that Yep is only a PDF manager. And them being so simlar in the other ways means that should you want both you can easily jump between Leap and Yep without thinking. Learn to use one and you master both. Well, what i can say is it depends on how your style of working is. If you are going to start tagging only new/important files, you are going to be dealing with a mix of tagged and untagged files. In this case Leap is a better choice. If you are like me who is going to tag every file and all my files are in one place (one tidy mess), you can just add them all into yep and start tagging. Use the GO Deep in your trial version of Leap to see them all at once. If later on I have new files i will drag them from desktop into yep when my desktop in starting to clutter up. It takes a bit more work because you have to tag ALL your files. But it benefits you in the end. And Yep is cheaper :) And you get web-clipping and scanning helps you go paperless. I have tested editing a tagged jpeg in photoshop, moving a folder of tagged files using Finder, and the openmeta tags stay, so no problem here. But if you want, the Description field below the tag box actually writes spotlight comments. Paranoid peeps may copy and paste the tags over while they are tagging a file. As for Leap vs. Pathfinder as replacement for Finder: Leap is a file-organization tool (tags and search). Pathfinder is a file-operation tool, which is e.g. f you want to let's say copy files easily you can use Pathfinder's dual pane view. They complement each other, and Finder can do both, but doesn't do well in any of them. What i hope to see improvement in Leap/Yep for now is that the user interface is too busy. It is too 'wordy' (bookmarks and status bar can get some simplifying), there are so many words in the file names, tags and folder names already. Wow, long post, i'm a wordy guy afterall :) but it clears up my mind, and hope it helps you!
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Pik80
11 June 2010
Version: 2.5.4
The idea of this program seemed nice but I have run into a couple of pretty big problems. One is that I discovered that if you change a folder name in the finder it will completely mess with all the information you made in Leap. While the tags are still applied to the files (I can see the tags under the file names) they no longer show up in the info panel on the right which means that I can't make further edits to the files if I need to. The same can be said for the description area. The location text at the bottom turns red and there is appears to be nothing that I can do to change this! It is really a bummer because I was looking forward to a good tagging solution and this appeared to be it but there still seems to be some big problems with it. The other issue is that it doesn't, to my knowledge, appear to be able to filter out files by too many file types like spotlight does. For an example I don't think you can say just show InDesign files or just show Illustrator files. If they would just fix those two things this would actually be a pretty good program. Unfortunately I don't know of another PowerPC equivalent that is like this program.
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Ctkmnd
10 February 2010
Version: 2.5.4
$59 for a file tagging interface? Did the US dollar take another drop or what?
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jfm429
11 December 2009
Version: 2.5.2
This is really an incredible app. I use it constantly throughout the day. I'd like to say though that I wish it could be better integrated into the open dialogs and such, so it would appear alongside save/open dialogs much in the way Default Folder X does. (a good complementary app by the way, since it allows you to apply OpenMeta tags while saving). Regardless though, once you get over the habit of putting things in folders and just start tagging everything, it really begins to feel natural. Five stars.
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Buu-San
09 December 2009
Version: 2.5.0
I bought LEAP in order to see if such a software is able to fit with the mess in my brain. Also, I have never read any document about "how to use" correctly this software. For my brain, a good software should be able to be used intuitively. In that way, LEAP is not so bad. But I found a complementary software to add tags more easily (Tags.app), by selecting 1 or several docs (email, pdf, image, ...) and pressing CTRL+Space for exemple, a Tag window appear and you can add your tags. They are recognized by LEAP also. That is really very convenient. I use also Papers to organised my PDF files (list of publications). Papers is nice for bibliography (for scientists) as it generates a folder in which the PDF are classified by year, journals, authors, ... That is great and cheap. But today, I made a big mistake combining Papers and LEAP, and I want to share this bad experience. I wanted to add tags on some PDF files in the Papers window. It did not work because the folder was not identified by LEAP. I could not really understand what does it mean. LEAP : On the right side of your screen, you can find 3 options (tag, ?, file) to bring a doc/folder in LEAP. I was thinking that by draging the pdf folder into this window ("file", LEAP would be able to recognize the folder containing the pdf files that I want to tag from the Papers window. I don't recommend you to drag the Papers folder in the "file" (managed ?) : I found all the PDF files renamed in LEAP and of course no more associated PDF on Papers. CTRL-Z was not working to repair this bad operation ! Then I decided to select the files from LEAP, and to drag it in Papers ! At that time, all the classification was lost, and even I could read all the PDF, the author and journal list was lost. Then I had to identify one by one each pdf and the associated authors/journal/year ... (about 2000 pdf files) ! So please never try this operation, or read "how to use LEAP" before trying any operation with important documents ! Hope this comment will be helpful !
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Screentom
27 June 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Great software. Great support. Thanks for the good job.
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Donebylee
21 May 2009
Version: 2.0b10
I love Leap 2.beta and plan to purchase when 2 becomes official. Only gripe is that I now wish I could REPLACE Finder with Leap. It would be great to have the Leap interface when I open folders and drives instead of Finder. Oh well, I guess I will just have to retrain myself to always start in Leap. Unless someone knows of a way...???
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Frankeed
16 May 2009
Version: 2.0b9
Odd that this software has "Leaped" from version 1.1 to 2.0. Sounds like they're trying to squeeze more money out of users who got Leap through the MacUpdate bundle last year.
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Chris-Reed
08 May 2009
Version: 2.0b7
I use Leap as a supercharged search engine. Superb at letting me see the content of a stack of folders or narrow down the search to specific file types. So a useful and unique complement for finder and Pathfinder. I commented below, saying I was underwhelmed by Leap, so in fairness I have followed this up. I have to say this version seems much faster and less buggy, and like the comment below, with the plumbing cleaned out. I payed for the upgrade. However, like other commenters, I found the spotlight comments location for tags and keywords did not work for me. I placed my own keywords in the spotlight comments using Hazel but Leap did not see them. I could see them in the Get Info box, but not Leap. I am a visual thinker so file structure work for me. I can see the organisation. Tagging doesn't do it for me. I don't get it. The tagging thing works for imported pdf's really well, but they are a small part of my HD content.
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hmurchison
16 April 2009
Version: 1.1
Leap 2.0 Beta is available here http://www.ironicsoftware.com/beta/Leap_2.0b2.zip It has redone plumbing and a freshened UI. It supports OpenMeta tags now I've just downloaded it but it's only $19 to upgrade Leap 1.x and $29 if you want to get Deep, Yep and Fresh with Leap 2.0. Leap is quickly becoming a replacement for the finder for me once I get my tagging strategy down.
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Anon-Bud
05 March 2009
Version: 1.1
I rather like this app. Granted, it has taken me a while to tag most of my files, but staying on top of things hasn't been that difficult. I just make sure I tag a file after saving it and the rest just speaks for itself. I can find tagged files easily and this has helped me in my workflow a good deal. When I first started using Leap, I used the option of integrating Leap's tags with Spotlight comments. This was somewhat buggy for me and did not work very well. I've turned off this Spotlight comment option and things are much much better. My only wish is that Leap would use the ”cloud-like“ (don't know if that's the right phrase) tagging that Yep uses. You know, where tags are sized according to the number of files associated with them? That would make this app visually more appealing to me. Overall, very nice. I use it all the time, next to Finder.
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Chris-Reed
28 February 2009
Version: 1.1
Like many reviewers, I really like the idea but struggle with the execution. I too struggle with odd buggy niggles. I create a tag, ask it to suggest completion and sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, or adds the wrong one itself. Sometimes a tag it shows is there in one list, doesn't show in the inspector or tag window. I will highlight a file in list view and tag it then the highlight will jump up to the file above. The loupe seems to have a mind of it's own at times and stick with a document I looked at two documents ago. The beach ball spins frequently whilst it 'does something'. Like many apps, the help menu is more like an sales brochure or upgrade list, and lacks an index of menu items or features or a structured contents guide. The app needs you to understand a different way of working ie tags not folders but in 'Preferences' it seems like a general chat about all the clever things the app can do, but no clear guide to what the given options mean or do. I have to go back and forth through the whole document page by page to find what I want. I see menu items but cannot find a reference to them in the help doc. So the knowledge I need to work with the app means the idea of tags over folders is hampered by the my failure to 'get' app not 'get' the idea. I keep finding uses for it but give up when I try and use it. It seems like an app designed by a committee with too many ideas that don't quite gel. The developer also seems quite keen to tell reviewers they are wrong or 'don't understand'. Maybe all in all, it works for people who don't like file structure or organised help documents. Maybe it's me ?
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Ronaldjohn
29 September 2008
Version: 1.1
Update. Unfortunately Leap, which I would love to give a 5 star rating, continues to be, in my experience, frustrating as the software seems to have control issues. I tag a file, close the tag window, and within seconds Leap removes it. I move a few files to a folder to be tagged and when I open the folder in Leap, some of the files are already tagged - incorrectly. When I try to remove the tags Leap returns them as soon as I close the tag window. I can't imagine why this is happening but the old saying about looking before you leap may be applicable.
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Ronaldjohn
15 June 2008
Version: 1.0.6
I am a small business owner that uses Leap daily to tag files on a dual core iMac and I find my productivity hampered by performance and unreliability issues. I have little icons in my menu bar that measure processor use. Launching Leap sends them shooting through the top of my machine where they remain while Leap is in use. The culprit isn't Leap directly but something called syslog which apparently is antagonized by Leap and it slows everything on my iMac, Leap included, to a crawl. This gives the seemingly simple process of tagging files a feel like one is slogging their way through thick viscous liquid. Leap is also the only tagging software I have encountered that handles the task of writing tags to Spotlight Comments unreliably. I have to check every file I tag to make sure Leap has tagged the comments field. If not I must go back to Leap and open the tag window, remove a tag, close the tag window, reopen it and put the removed tag back in. And this is no guarantee the problem is solved. I have had to this numerous times on certain files. I find this somewhat incomprehensible as this is a core issue and for a product like Leap to not handle this flawlessly boggles the mind. Make no mistake about it, Leap, in concept, is remarkable software that has the potential to vastly improve one's computing experience but until the developers solve these issues I cannot give it a higher rating.
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Dlwhite
20 May 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Now that a zillion of you own Leap from the bundle promotion, what's your take on it? I've owned and enjoyed Yep for a while now but I haven't tried Leap... How is it?
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Jewels
04 May 2008
Version: 1.0.4
Me too - I purchased Leap in the special software bundle and am still waiting for the serial number. All these similar remarks on this subject could deter possible customers in the future. Please can someone assist ?
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Chris-Walken
28 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
I like the app although I'm not sure how often I'll need it. It's definitely easier to browse files. One complaint - you can't edit spotlight comments from within Leap (other than applying tags). There is a description window instead which is not visible in other apps. I assume there must be a technical reason for this, it's certainly not ideal.
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Petropix
28 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
Congratulations to the developers! Leap's a gem!
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Rioga
21 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
It is a very excellent app for finding files. One of the best I dit try, in conjunction with the finder. It is fast, easy to use (after a short time to get familiarised with) and a pretty and easy user interface. Then the fantastic tagging capability, quicklook and the ease of use for watching big project folders. A really very good and ingenious app!
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5
Kukkis
20 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
Excellent utility application. I actually find everything way more efficiently with this one then with Spotlight alone. Perfect due to tacking feature and excellent for search all the stuff that eats your HD space.
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pcharles
07 April 2008
Version: 1.0.4
After playing with this and its partner Yep, I find myself struggling to integrate it into my daily workflow and have just deleted it from my drive. The problem I have with it is that I just did not find it really sped up my ability to find the document I was looking for. The tutorials are amusing, but I do not usually find myself looking for something when I do not know what I am looking for. I usually know what keyword and then can refine it from there. I am also pretty good about keeping work in work folders and play in play folders, so I always know pretty much what I want. Yep, however, is superb. If only Leap worked like Yep, where I could create smart folders for a certain keyword it would be more useful, but I can do that with the finder anyway. It is hard to know whether I should rate this on use to me, or on its quality. It is a nice looking application, a little slow in places when you have as many files as I do, but seems stable. So, I think three stars is a reasonable compromise.
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Ndr42
20 March 2008
Version: 1.0.2
Leap changed the way I organize my files. Now I dump everything in folders labeled with the name of the month and tag everything in leap. Thanks to the tags and the possibility to view enough of the file content directly in Leap I find my files faster.
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Patoche
01 March 2008
Version: 1.0
I really love this new app from the developpers of Yep... We have to understand how tagging our files will help a lot retriving them for re-using later... There is a drawer where we can drag and drop the files for a quick tagging...vey well done. As I have problems ( in english) explaining why I love this app., I would suggest you to dl it and take a deep tour. Thanks to the developpers and keep the good work. Patrick
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leslieh18
28 February 2008
Version: 1.0b10
A brand new, clean replacement hard drive after a crash was my impetus to take many test drives of recent shareware offerings. Leap appealed to me as a way to make sense (i.e. find things) of the gigs of data, documents and projects, that I've been carefully re-loading onto my HD, hopeful that I'm creating a more workable organization scheme. Leap suffers by comparison and due to my expectations. The latter were set by the instantly appealing interface of Yep!, a PDF manager/ tag browser also from Ironic Software, and by Leap's pricetag. (IMO, any application over $49 better be "excellent" not just "good.") The Leap interface is an obstacle to overcome rather than a facilitator of a multiple attribute search. The interface utilizes a "drill-down" approach similar to that of web retailers NewEgg.com or Beauty.com, and shares the same limitation: The drill-down path can be traversed only "in sequence" -- you can't "turn off" an attribute anywhere other than the end of the search string. I'll entertain the premise that Leap is more attuned to searching by tags, but for anyone who, like me, is just now implementing a "tag-onomy" for their files, using Leap as a "Finder replacement" is not viable. I didn't know that file tags were making use of Spotlight comments, and therefore I could tag and retrieve files myself using Spotlight (thereby obviating my need to purchase Leap), until I read the Ironic Software marketing about Leap. That IS ironic. A quick Google search and a few minutes later, and I learned to use Automator or Quicksilver to modify file tags in batches and to tweak the Spotlight search preferences. Admittedly I've sacrificed some neat-o features like Leap's loupe but I've saved $69.
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Anon-Bud
27 February 2008
Version: 1.0b10
Very tempting to purchase, but quite a bit buggy right now: Spinning beach ball happens quite frequently when trying to perform some functions. Doesn't recognize In Design documents in filtering set up. Not all documents are identified in a particular folder/section. Thumbnails don't come up much of the time. Loupe quits working after a while. I'm using a PBG4 on 10.4.11
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Raddle
14 February 2008
Version: 1.0b9
Very intriguing. Extremely attractive and sophisticated in design, and provides a new and very functional window onto your files. It's just not quite worth $69 to me, I don't think... though to people with different needs and workflows, it very well might be. Definitely worth checking out. I'm tempted despite the price ;-)
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Sherman-Wilcox
18 January 2008
Version: 1.0b7
If you think this is comparable to PathFinder, you're seriously missing the purpose of this application. Leap does things PathFinder can't even touch -- and I own and like PathFinder. Leap is going to prove to be an immensely useful application for organizing and finding files. I have thousands of image files meticulously stored in folders associated with projects. But when it comes time to reuse them on other projects, finding them is a nightmare. Leap makes it trivial. I said it before: I don't consider Leap a "Finder replacement" (but I could easily imagine PathFinder being a Finder replacement). PathFinder doesn't change the way you work, it just makes it more efficient. Leap makes its marks in other ways, at least for me, and I'm certain it will be a valuable asset for my workflow. No doubt about it, this is an application that will change the way you work.
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Blloyd
11 January 2008
Version: 1.0b6
Leap is a pretty neat application -- basically it fills in a lot of key search functionality (saved searches, easy "search by kind," etc.) that Finder actually has (by way of having the ability to use Spotlight, but which Finder doesn't expose easily. So Leap makes it very easy to find things (by a regular search, or by tags) and to save queries, etc. Though I will say the changes from b5 to b6 have confused me a bit... it used to be the default saved searches were in the left pane and now they're in a drop down. Also, there are some terms that I'm not certain fit perfectly... "Bookmark" is really a saved search... or at least it looks to be? It's going to take me a while to adjust to b6... the behavior of the application has changed pretty markedly... Maybe it's just that when you start it it defaults to "tagged files" which means that in my case *nothing* shows up. I have to go to the drop down and select something (e.g. applications or all preferred file types). Also with the drop down, it's a bit odd to construct more complicated searches... e.g. all excel documents modified in the past week. I must manually pick "last 7 days" and then after the search crunches, pick excel spreadsheets in the list. I think I like the old way better where the options were always in front of me and I just clicked.
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Lawrence-Goodman
11 January 2008
Version: 1.0b6
However good this app is, it has far fewer features than Pathfinder and that only costs $35. $69 is just too much. Sorry.
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Infosec
29 December 2007
Version: 1.0b5
This is a very innovative application. It makes both organizing and finding data much less painless. I have accumulated over 600Gb of disorganized documents, videos, pictures, and other stuff. It would have taken me a long time to organize that mess with finder and Quick Look. Within about an hour and half I was able to organize my mess with Leap and can now find stuff much faster. I will buy this as soon as the production version is available. The developers are also very responsive to any questions or feedback.
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Andu
28 December 2007
Version: 1.0b5
This is so so so cool! It reveals actually the power of spotlight. A little tricky to setup, but then going through files is so much easier. I loved "yep" (for pdf) already, but this is even better. Thanks to the developer.
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Sherman-Wilcox
14 December 2007
Version: 1.0b5
I wouldn't consider this a "Finder replacement" as it's billed. But it's a VERY intriguing application. I can see how it would be extremely useful for managing documents with tags. I'll probably buy it.
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Macsterdam
03 November 2007
Version: 1.0b5
what a fantastic update! Much much faster and love the new quicklook feature. Stunning!
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Rpphoto
02 November 2007
Version: 1.0b5
One of the more ingenious, useful, and fun apps I've seen. Really unique. I hope the purchase with Yep deal includes previous owners (and not just new purchasers) since I've owned Yep for awhile now.
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Slob
18 October 2007
Version: 1.0b4
Yes, it connects to Spotlight (see the prefs). Took a quick look and for a v.1 beta it looks like excellent software. It's fast in every way, easy for tagging, and gives great visual feedback, especially with the loupe addition (opt key). They also have a deal on their site while it's still in beta to buy Yep and get Leap included in the price, & I couldn't resist. And I don't think this is a loser by any means.
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sjk
17 October 2007
Version: 1.0b4
Anyone know if Leap stores file tags as Spotlight comments or extended attributes or …?
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Macsterdam
17 October 2007
Version: 1.0b4
I'm already a Yep user, so I'm biased ;-). Just want to say this looks very, very promising. This feels like Yep en (Leopards) Finder have fused into one new powerful program. Looks really really great!
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