Stapled
Stapled
2.1

3.5

Stapled free download for Mac

Stapled

2.1
13 February 2019

A revolutionary way to archive and share your documents.

Overview

Stapled is an original utility letting you share your artistic creations in their best quality, at locations previously reserved for photographs. Any plain document can be morphed into a picture document, and, consequently, handled and stored as an image file.

Open any document with the application: it creates a new document -- literally a picture -- rendering a preview of the original document... but a somewhat special picture that also embeds the original document at its full quality. Wherever you put this picture, you also put the original document. The original document has been "stapled" with the picture (hence the staple, drawn on the picture). When you re-open a picture created by Stapled (or a copy of it) in the application, it will magically re-create the original document! The original document has been "unstapled" from the picture.

If you like the idea of Stapled, if you want to help us improve the product, or if you would like to avoid the manual renaming of the files (they are, by default, only named "Stapled DEMO"), you can unlock the product by clicking the lock in the top right of the main window (or by choosing "Unlock..." from the application menu). Payment is handled by Apple through the Mac App Store.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Stapled

Version 2.1:
Stapled 2.1 brings alternate behaviours:
  • This new version allows you to define the specific preferences for each operation : simply hold down the option key (alt) when dropping an item on the application, to bring up a window.
  • These preferences can be used as default preferences for subsequent operations by holding down the option key (alt) when you want to continue processing.
  • This version also fixes a problem when processing empty files (these were not handled correctly).
  • It improves the mechanism detecting the desired operation (the presence or absence of "-stapled" in the name is no longer taken into account).

1 Stapled Reviews

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@timi
06 September 2014

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Not free. $9.99 shareware; stated in description.
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Version 1.1
@timi
06 September 2014
Not free. $9.99 shareware; stated in description.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
07 September 2014
We can split hairs WRT the cost.

A quick read of the Help file shows that the only apparent difference between the Free and Unlocked versions is how file naming is handled. The Free version will save each file as "Stapled DEMO.png" where the Unlocked version saves files as "<original filename>-stapled.png" To store more than one stapled file, you have to go to your folder and manually rename it.

I was able to staple a few small files, which were saved in a new folder I created in the Finder (~/Documents/Stapled Files) upon quit. I relaunched the app and was able to "unstaple" the files to their original format.

Incidentally, the dev provides a free "unstapling" utility in case you accidentally delete Stapled app.

Try it and if you like it, go ahead and unlock it and support the dev. I certainly intend to.

It looks like a nice way to store non-image files in photo-centric cloud sites.
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Free

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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