Chikoo
Chikoo 0.9.1
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Simple, flexible, and powerful file organizer.   Shareware ($14.00)
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Chikoo is a simple, yet flexible and powerful, file organizer for Mac OS X. The very best description of it, along with great and descriptive screenshots, can be found on our website. But a summary follows nonetheless:

Chikoo provides folders, lists and smart lists to help you keep files of your choice neatly organized. It is up to you what you wish to organize; it could be your scientific articles, books, movies, images-anything.

Probably the most powerful feature in Chikoo is the ability to choose one's own "attributes". This feature allows you to adapt Chikoo to your
What's New
Version 0.9.1:
  • Adds the ability to import files by dragging them directly on the Chikoo dock icon, on the Library, or on individual lists.
  • Adds the ability to copy attributes from one item and paste them on other items.
  • Fixes a bug that causes incorrect comparison of dates and numbers in smart lists.
  • Fixes various date picker glitches.
  • Contains various other bug fixes and enhancements.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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RogerKatz commented on 24 Oct 2013
Although MacUpdate posts the 0.9.1 version, Chikoo has been updated to 0.9.2, and needs Mountain Lion (or greater).
[Version 0.9.1]


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Mark Russell reviewed on 21 Feb 2011
I've been using Chikoo for a few months now. I organise a growing media library of about 570 titles. I needed something much more powerful than the Finder, so I could sort and find things based on attributes other than a file's name.

I'd describe Chikoo as a 'collection manager'. Though it looks straightforward - and it really is to use - it means any collection of files can be archived with detailed, bespoke metadata attached. You set up your own attributes. Smart Folders can then be made to return relevant subsets of your collection. It's rather like iTunes for any type of file (before iTunes got horribly bulky). There is nothing else out there that quite does what Chikoo does.

I've enjoyed a near constant dialogue with the developer, who is responsive and updates the app regularly. Features are constantly being added and even my strange suggestions are replied to almost instantly. Refreshingly, Chikoo does one thing really well. It is fast and powerful without being cluttered. Though currently less than v1 Chikoo is very stable.

If you have a collection of files to manage and filenames or folders aren't enough Chikoo is excellent. It's become an indispensable app that I use daily. Highly recommended.
[Version 0.9.1]


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Downloads:1,078
Version Downloads:904
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:04 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.00
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Chikoo is a simple, yet flexible and powerful, file organizer for Mac OS X. The very best description of it, along with great and descriptive screenshots, can be found on our website. But a summary follows nonetheless:

Chikoo provides folders, lists and smart lists to help you keep files of your choice neatly organized. It is up to you what you wish to organize; it could be your scientific articles, books, movies, images-anything.

Probably the most powerful feature in Chikoo is the ability to choose one's own "attributes". This feature allows you to adapt Chikoo to your own needs, and is best explained by two examples: (1) One of our users uses Chikoo to organize her books; she classifies them by author, ISBN, publisher, publisher's location, and year of publication. (2) Another of our users uses Chikoo to organize his movies; he chooses to classify them by director, starring actors, and release date (see the provided screenshot).

Chikoo also allows you to specify your own "type groups". Just like the custom "attributes", this is a feature that is not common among file organizers, but gives you a lot of flexibility in how you organize your files. For example, you might want to classify the file extensions pdf, chm and djvu under "Book"; and mov, m4v and avi under "Movie".

Chikoo allows you to move your files into a special "Chikoo folder", which resides in your home directory and looks great with all the other folders in there. Of course, Chikoo also allows you to leave files where they already are, in case you don't want to mess up your present file structure.

Finally, Chikoo contains some other common and expected features such as Quick Look. Check out our website for more details!


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