Ammonite
Ammonite
1.19

4.1

Ammonite free download for Mac

Ammonite

1.19
04 October 2019

Tag visualizer and search utility.

Overview

Ammonite provides an easy-to-use interface to find tagged files quickly using the tags introduced by OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It also works with OpenMeta tags and databases of DEVONtechnologies' excellent product DEVONthink Pro.

The program takes a visual approach: tags applied to many documents will appear larger than tags applied to fewer documents. This helps you to drill down on the information you are looking for. It visualizes dates, file types and "nested tags" in separate clouds as well, providing a unified, intuitive interface for building even the most complex queries.

Ammonite is easy to use: left-click on a tag in the cloud to find documents having this tag applied, right-click to display documents not having this tag. Combine as many tags in your search as you need. The result is updated immediately. From here you can reveal or open them in Finder, DEVONthink or an external application. QuickLook is also supported.

What's new in Ammonite

Version 1.19:

New features:

  • Preferences option to ignore documents stored in DEVONthink databases when searching the filesystem. Defaults to True.

Fixes:

  • Properly handle tag names containing special characters (Thanks, Paul!)
  • Text in "About Ammonite" hardly readable in Dark Mode
  • Crash when indexing DEVONthink database (Thanks, Jochen!)

Changes:

  • In case DEVONthink versions 2 and 3 are installed prefer the latter

14 Ammonite Reviews

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Fishscale
04 October 2010

Most helpful

I don't know what is with all the complaints. The dev is active responding everywhere and everyones questions. The dev takes criticism and feature requests and implements them best he can. If it is too unstable for you, post so but don't say it is not worthy of being listed on MU. I can think of many other apps that are way less stable than this app. Good concept, active development, grab it when you think it is stable enough for you. I don't run it all the time but I like the idea and how it is implemented... remember this isn't an app that has been out for 6 months. It is new, and has new app problems as a wide base of users test it here on MU. MU is a great place to get tons of feedback from lots of people running different hardware on many different versions of OS X. Keep up the good work dev!!!
Like (4)
Version 1.2
Shodan
24 July 2018
If you use tags and/or DEVONthink Pro Office, this is a great little app. It works well and a time saver. Give it a try! I give Ammonite a 5-star rating because it does exactly what is expected.
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Version 1.15.1
Mar6473
26 September 2013
Great little add on. Thanks for making it!! Please update the logo though. As the saying goes, don't judge an app by its logo; but unfortunately people sadly do. There should be a rating for the "look and feel". otherwise, it's great. It doesn't really crash on me like others have said, so yay.
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Version 1.9.1
soma-zone
25 September 2013
A user has reported a problem with release 1.9: Ammonite will crash when auto-indexing is enabled. Workaround: disabled this option by removing the preferences file ~/Library/Preferences/com.soma-zone.Ammonite.plist. We're working on a fix.
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Version 1.9
1 answer(s)
soma-zone
soma-zone
25 September 2013
The problem has been solved (Thanks, Fred!) and version 1.9.1 should be picked up by MU soon. It is also available from our web site: http://www.soma-zone.com/download/
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Zeno-4f8c1275
26 April 2012
good and simple, BUT BUT, crashes a few times a day. Lion 10.7.3
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Version 1.7
1 answer(s)
soma-zone
soma-zone
02 May 2012
Hi Zeno, thanks for evaluating Ammonite! We'll gladly fix any issues you are experiencing, we just have to know about them. It would be very helpful if you could file a ticket at http://support.soma-zone.com Please include the crash reports (you'll find them in the folder 'Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports' in your home directory; They are named like this: Ammonite__.crash). Also let us know what you did to crash Ammonite. Do the crashes happen in DEVONthink or OpenMeta mode? Are they reproducible? Thank you very much for your support!
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Jgjones28
16 December 2010
The latest 1.5x updates bring additional utility to a very nice add-on to DEVONthink. New date searching and document type functionality added to tags searching is great! The developer is very responsive to feedback and has quickly addressed the bugs I have reported. Ideally, it would be nice if DEVONthink included the functionality that Ammonite provides, but until then this utility should be on the 'must try' list for DEVONthink users. At $5.00 USD the price is right also.
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Version 1.5b2
Mar6473
28 October 2010
This add on for DevonThink is just fantastic. Thanks developer.
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Version 1.4.1
Quorm
28 October 2010
Release 1.4.1 makes massive strides in performance. Scans a database almost instantaneously - compared to the minutes-long scans in prior releases. Good job, Soma Zone!
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Version 1.4.1
Fishscale
04 October 2010
I don't know what is with all the complaints. The dev is active responding everywhere and everyones questions. The dev takes criticism and feature requests and implements them best he can. If it is too unstable for you, post so but don't say it is not worthy of being listed on MU. I can think of many other apps that are way less stable than this app. Good concept, active development, grab it when you think it is stable enough for you. I don't run it all the time but I like the idea and how it is implemented... remember this isn't an app that has been out for 6 months. It is new, and has new app problems as a wide base of users test it here on MU. MU is a great place to get tons of feedback from lots of people running different hardware on many different versions of OS X. Keep up the good work dev!!!
Like (4)
Version 1.2
4 answer(s)
pandora-1
pandora-1
05 October 2010
Also: It's extremely bad netiquette to post crash logs in a comments forum such as this. These logs should go directly to the developer. Posting them makes you look like an anal retentive and bores the rest of us to tears. Repeat: Send your crash reports to the developer; don't post them here!
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Version 1.2
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
07 October 2010
1) Some of us gave critical reviews because, when it wasn't crashing, the thing didn't work. It's that simple. 2) Some gave these log reports because the developer's help desk was not yet up and there was no way to submit a report. 3) I kinda expect an app to have most of the bugs worked out before being posted here. When those bugs are not yet worked out, I tell folks about them. When there is no way that I can see to tell the developer about the bugs through his own website, I report them here. 4) It is not nice to resort to unkind descriptions of people who are trying to be helpful and informative.
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Version 1.3
pandora-1
pandora-1
07 October 2010
@ ANON BUD Thanks for your considered response. However, my initial words still stand. Posting pages of crash logs in a comment section here does no one any good and pisses off more readers than you can imagine. These reports should be sent to the developer; it's that simple. Please consider this: Very few of us have the necessary knowledge to decipher crash logs and are not willing to scroll past it to view other comments, so in a way posting crash reports has the unintended effect of discouraging readers from reading other earlier comments, thus diminishing those comments. To answer your points; 1. I would never discourage anyone form giving critical reviews. This is what forums such as this are for - to educate the rest of us. If something doesn't work up to your expectations, by all means let us know. It's just the long crash reports that don't belong here. 2. This is a good point and I fully understand the reasoning behind it. If you added a disclaimer at the top of the crash report, I must have missed it and I apologize. 3. See my reply to #1. I'm all for reports of bugs etc. that describe the problem, describe the symptoms, and describe trouble-shooting items performed by you. 4. You are totally right. I was posting emotionally and should have been more sensitive. I apologize for that remark.
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Version 1.3
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
07 October 2010
@TOD WICKS I wasn't one who posted the crash log, but I did try to find out how to send a bug report to the developer prior to my initial posting. He hadn't yet put anything on his website for reporting bugs and there was no email listing in the app documentation or "About" menu on the app itself. I do appreciate your comments and will continue to find MacUpdate a useful resource not only for new and updated apps, but for how others experience them!
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Version 1.3
Quorm
01 October 2010
Bugs. Crashes. Hangs. Slow. The concept is good (better than what DEVONtechnologies does for its own product), but so far Ammonite is barely ready for alpha testing let alone public release. It should be clearly marked "experimental".
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Version 1.1.2
1 answer(s)
soma-zone
soma-zone
01 October 2010
Thanks for evaluating Ammonite. If you are interested in this product, please share your experiences with us: http://support.soma-zone.com. We'll happily fix any issues. We just have to know about them
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Version 1.1.2
Steven-Goodheart
27 September 2010
Like to try this out, but it crashes every time I try to do a search with debug messages like these: Process: Ammonite [941] Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite Version: 1.1 (50) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: launchd [197] Date/Time: 2010-09-27 10:55:04.129 -0700 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569) Report Version: 6 Interval Since Last Report: 192675 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 1 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 42 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1 Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 3 Application Specific Information: abort() called objc[941]: garbage collection is ON *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSUnknownKeyException', reason: '[ valueForUndefinedKey:]: this class is not key value coding-compliant for the key Meditation Practice.' *** Call stack at first throw: AND Process: Ammonite [957] Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite Version: 1.1 (50) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: launchd [197] Date/Time: 2010-09-27 10:56:49.395 -0700 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569) Report Version: 6 Interval Since Last Report: 192775 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 2 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 80 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2 Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 3
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Version 1.1
6 answer(s)
soma-zone
soma-zone
27 September 2010
Thanks for your report. MAYERJS1 just filed a similar crash on our support site. We're working on it.
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Version 1.1
soma-zone
soma-zone
27 September 2010
You may want to use this version: http://www.soma-zone.com/download/files/Ammonite_1.1.1.tar.bz2 We just received a confirmation that it solves the problem you described.
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Version 1.1
Mayersj1
Mayersj1
27 September 2010
Quick turnaround from the developer and I have a working Ammonite build! Kudos for such quick response! I've licensed the software as I see nothing but good things to come from such dedication.
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Version 1.1
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
28 September 2010
Tried the suggested new build, and I still got the bomb: Process: Ammonite [3274] Path: /Applications/Ammonite.app/Contents/MacOS/Ammonite Identifier: com.soma-zone.Ammonite Version: 1.1.1 (52) Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: launchd [197] Date/Time: 2010-09-28 12:28:09.237 -0700 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569) Report Version: 6 Interval Since Last Report: 241819 sec Crashes Since Last Report: 3 Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 49 sec Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1 Anonymous UUID: 8454207D-0BD3-42C9-A5DE-1B98E0ED1366 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 4 Application Specific Information: abort() called objc[3274]: garbage collection is ON *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '*** -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:]: index (-9223372036854775808 (or possibly larger)) beyond bounds (2)' *** Call stack at first throw: ( 0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69cc4 __exceptionPreprocess + 180 1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff860160f3 objc_exception_throw + 45 2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69ae7 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 103 3 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff81f69a74 +[NSException raise:format:] + 148 4 Foundation 0x00007fff81af6084 _NSArrayRaiseBoundException + 122 5 Foundation 0x00007fff81a58b59 -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:] + 75 6 Ammonite 0x0000000100004abc -[TagCloud distributeItemsInLineWithFirstTag:] + 465 7 Ammonite 0x00000001000070fa -[TagCloud addTagNamed:withFontSize:firstTagInLine:] + 1128 8 Ammonite 0x0000000100007714 -[TagCloud populateCloudWithPrefix:] + 1345 9 Ammonite 0x0000000100006a3a -[TagCloud scanForTagsThread:] + 2309 10 Foundation 0x00007fff81a62e8d __NSThread__main__ + 1429 11 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff88588456 _pthread_start + 331 12 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff88588309 thread_start + 13 etc, etc...
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Version 1.1
Mayersj1
Mayersj1
28 September 2010
How many tags do you have configured within DEVONThink? It appears (and I'm not the developer, just making a guess on the error message), that a bounds exception has been caused. Not sure what value might be checked for here though.
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Version 1.1
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
28 September 2010
Hey! I just opened up a bug ticket at your web site so I don't clutter up MacUpdate with crash reports. Look for me at in your website's tickets , OK? Steve
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Version 1.1
$15.00

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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