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Leap
Leap
3.7
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Comprehensive file management application.

3.7
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$79.00
One-Time Purchase
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Leap 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 version 4.0.4

Updated on Aug 04 2022

  • Full Native Apple ARM M1 Support!
  • Fixed dark mode issues in all apps.
  • Fixed other bugs and issues.
  • There is a Mac App Store release coming soon
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

15.8 MB

Downloads

96192

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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Jefrart
Jefrart
Aug 4 2022
4.0.2
4.0
Aug 4 2022
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
What appends with ironicsoftware? No update since two years, and the website: ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE ...
Jefrart
Jefrart
May 3 2020
3.8.5
4.0
May 3 2020
4.0
Version: 3.8.5
The possibility to open several windows simultaneously would be an invaluable plus !!!
Tim27
Tim27
Feb 25 2020
3.8.5
0.0
Feb 25 2020
0.0
Version: 3.8.5
Does this not have dark mode yet? I don't see a preference for it.
Galgenstein
Galgenstein
Dec 16 2019
3.8.5
5.0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
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.
Levelbest
Levelbest
Mar 9 2017
3.8.0
4.5
Mar 9 2017
4.5
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.
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
Oct 22 2016
3.7.4
0.0
Oct 22 2016
0.0
Version: 3.7.4
Updated to 3.8.
Ced
Ced
Apr 18 2016
3.7.3
0.0
Apr 18 2016
0.0
Version: 3.7.3
When an update for the users who bought through the App Store ?
gatorjim
gatorjim
Aug 17 2015
3.6.2
1.5
Aug 17 2015
1.5
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!
Skyline65
Skyline65
Apr 13 2015
3.6.1
5.0
Apr 13 2015
5.0
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!
Mrtomato
Mrtomato
Apr 7 2015
3.6.1
0.0
Apr 7 2015
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
What exactly is the promo offer here? 0% off?!
gmgregmao
gmgregmao
Apr 6 2015
3.6.1
5.0
Apr 6 2015
5.0
Version: 3.6.1
It's great
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
Mar 2 2015
3.6.0
0.0
Mar 2 2015
0.0
Version: 3.6.0
Version 3.6.1 is available from http://www.ironicsoftware.com/downloads/Leap.zip
Mbira
Mbira
Dec 21 2014
3.5.3
4.5
Dec 21 2014
4.5
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.
Sforf
Sforf
Sep 11 2012
3.1.0
0.5
Sep 11 2012
0.5
Version: 3.1.0
avoid this product, can corrupt your HD plus you can do everything in the Finder. Customer support nonexistent
Mar6473
Mar6473
Sep 11 2012
3.1.0
5.0
Sep 11 2012
5.0
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.
Sforf
Sforf
Jun 14 2012
3.0.3
0.5
Jun 14 2012
0.5
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.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Jun 1 2012
3.0.2
3.0
Jun 1 2012
3.0
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.
Mar6473
Mar6473
May 3 2012
3.0.2
5.0
May 3 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Awesome in so many ways!!!
Fabro
Fabro
Feb 21 2012
3.0.0
2.5
Feb 21 2012
2.5
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.
needgoodscreenname
needgoodscreenname
Dec 18 2011
3.0.0
0.5
Dec 18 2011
0.5
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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