Ammonite
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Universal tag cloud for OpenMeta/Mavericks and DEVONthink Pro.   Shareware ($5.00)
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Ammonite lets you find tagged files quickly. It works with Mavericks or OpenMeta and supports DEVONtechnologies' excellent product DEVONthink Pro.

Ammonite visualizes the tags used in a database and on your filesystem. Tags applied to many documents will appear larger than tags applied to a few 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:
What's New
Version 1.12:

New features

  • Added "All DEVONthink Databases" to dropdown of searchable items as a shortcut to Opt-Select all databases separately. This might be combined with Filesystem searches by Opt-Clicking 'Filesystem'.
  • Submenus in the tag hierarchy may now be selected to display all tags of this specific branch
Bug fixes
  • Restore focus to the previously active application when closing the search panel

Version 1.12:

New features

  • Added "All DEVONthink Databases" to dropdown of searchable items as a shortcut to Opt-Select all databases separately. This might be combined with Filesystem searches by Opt-Clicking 'Filesystem'.
  • Submenus in the tag hierarchy may now be selected to display all tags of this specific branch
Bug fixes more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • DEVONthink Pro version 2.0 or later (not required for OpenMeta functionality)



MacUpdate - Ammonite



Ammonite User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Mar6473 commented on 26 Sep 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.
[Version 1.9.1]


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Soma-Zone (developer) commented on 25 Sep 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.
[Version 1.9]

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Soma-Zone (developer) replied on 25 Sep 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 reviewed on 26 Apr 2012
good and simple,
BUT BUT, crashes a few times a day.
Lion 10.7.3
[Version 1.7]

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Soma-Zone replied on 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 reviewed on 16 Dec 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.
[Version 1.5b2]


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Mar6473 reviewed on 28 Oct 2010
This add on for DevonThink is just fantastic. Thanks developer.
[Version 1.4.1]


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Quorm reviewed on 28 Oct 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!
[Version 1.4.1]


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Fishscale commented on 04 Oct 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!!!
[Version 1.2]

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This-person-died-in-2011 replied on 05 Oct 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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Anon-Bud replied on 07 Oct 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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This-person-died-in-2011 replied on 07 Oct 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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Anon-Bud replied on 07 Oct 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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Quorm reviewed on 01 Oct 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".
[Version 1.1.2]

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Soma-Zone (developer) replied on 01 Oct 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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Mayersj1 commented on 20 Sep 2010
Hmmm. After a reboot of my machine, I can't get this error to reproduce either. I thought it might have been related to Ammonite having to launch DEVONThink Pro Office (when it isn't already started), but that doesn't seem to be a factor.

If I can get the error to occur again, I'll attempt to open another bug entry for it.

Thanks!
[Version 1.0]


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Steven Goodheart commented on 19 Sep 2010
Since DevonThink Pro is the heart of my digital universe, I am definitely going to look into this. The cloud tag idea, of itself, is really interesting. After I try, I'll report back here, but in the meantime, thanks to the developer for the initiative and creativity.
[Version 1.0]


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Steven Goodheart had trouble on 27 Sep 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
[Version 1.1]

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Soma-Zone (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2010
Thanks for your report. MAYERJS1 just filed a similar crash on our support site. We're working on it.
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Soma-Zone (developer) replied on 27 Sep 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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Mayersj1 replied on 27 Sep 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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Steven Goodheart commented on 28 Sep 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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Mayersj1 replied on 28 Sep 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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Steven Goodheart commented on 28 Sep 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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a_m_k rated on 24 Nov 2013

[Version 1.9.2]



Pmdf rated on 23 Mar 2011

[Version 1.6]



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xieme rated on 13 Dec 2010

[Version 1.5b1]


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Version Downloads:318
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Shareware
Date:17 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $5.00
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Ammonite lets you find tagged files quickly. It works with Mavericks or OpenMeta and supports DEVONtechnologies' excellent product DEVONthink Pro.

Ammonite visualizes the tags used in a database and on your filesystem. Tags applied to many documents will appear larger than tags applied to a few 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 DEVONthink, Finder, or an external application. QuickLook is supported.


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