EagleFiler 1.9.4

April 29th, 2021 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.4 of EagleFiler is now available.

EagleFiler makes organizing and managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a familiar three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, snippet collector, and document organizer. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, manage your bookmarks, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements and receipts, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, sort photos, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It’s the most flexible tool on your Mac.

First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved the Import ENEX File… command, particularly to handle invalid XML generated by Evernote 10:
    • If the ENEX file is invalid XML, instead of failing with an error, EagleFiler now tries to skip over the bad parts of the file to import as many notes as it can.
    • The invalid sections of the file are saved as individual .enex files and imported into the Invalid Evernote Notes folder. EagleFiler also recovers what it can from each one and imports it as an RTF file.
    • If the ENEX file is valid but the ENML for a particular note is invalid, instead of failing with an error, EagleFiler now tries to repair the XML. It saves the original XML in the Invalid Evernote Content folder, converts the ENML to RTF as best it can, and tags the RTF record with invalid_evernote_xml.
    • If a note has an attachment with no file extension, EagleFiler now tries to infer one based on the file’s contents.
    • Improved handling of images that cannot be resized.
    • Fixed a bug where importing multiple notes having lone resources with the same name would only import one of them.
  • Improved handling of libraries stored in iCloud Drive. We still recommend turning off Optimize Mac Storage in System Preferences ‣ Apple ID ‣ iCloud, as EagleFiler works best when the files in your library are fully downloaded to your Mac. However, it is now much better at handling files that have been evicted to save space:
    • EagleFiler automatically downloads evicted files and notes when you view them or try to move or rename them. Mailbox files are downloaded if needed to rebuild the list of messages they contain.
    • It does not download files in order to index them. This allows you to search files that had previously been indexed without downloading everything just to make sure the index is up-to-date.
    • When you open a library and EagleFiler checks to make sure there are no missing files, it no longer reports evicted files as missing. However, if you do a manual Verify it will report errors for any files that are not fully stored on your Mac, as their content cannot be checked for damage.
    • Create smart folders with nested conditions.When opening a library, EagleFiler fully downloads essential files like smart folders and metadata backups, so that they are available to you and to prevent the creation of duplicates due to conflicts.
    • EagleFiler no longer reports an error when tagging an evicted file. Instead, it stores the tag locally in its database and applies it to the file the next time it’s downloaded.
  • Improved importing of files stored in iCloud that were evicted from the Mac.
  • Improved the Import Bookmarks… section of the manual.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowThe source list can now display custom folder icons when running on macOS 11.
  • The source list contextual menu now lets you paste custom icons onto smart folders, not just regular folders.
  • EagleFiler can now import a .eml file with an empty name, as FastMail sometimes exports.
  • Added MJTWindowToolbarStyleUnified to the esoteric preferences. This lets you return to the pre–macOS 11 window style where the title is above the toolbar, leaving room for more toolbar items.
  • If you try to move or rename a record whose file is missing, EagleFiler now warns you and aborts the operation to preserve the library’s integrity. (You can still move missing files to the trash to get rid of them.)
  • If there’s an error moving a record, EagleFiler now reverts the change to prevent the database from getting out of sync.
  • If WebKit crashes while downloading a Web page, EagleFiler now applies a workaround and retries.
  • Fixed a bug where records that were in the process of being imported could displayed in the records list before the import was complete, thus temporarily showing the wrong file size or date.
  • Fixed a bug indexing an RTFD file containing a PDF file with incomplete metadata.
  • Fixed a bug where importing a file with a label could cause the label to turn into a color-named tag in EagleFiler or Finder could show an extra color-named tag.
  • Fixed a bug where some toolbar buttons could have their borders clipped when running on macOS 11 with Increase contrast enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where, on macOS 11, sometimes the source list text and icon would be drawn as if the window were in the background, when it wasn’t.
  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.Fixed a bug where an Anywhere search containing a lone - would never find any matches if Match Partial Words was checked.
  • Fixed a bug where invalid split view state could cause a window to open with a collapsed records list, which would confuse people because it would look like all the files were gone. (In fact, you could drag down the divider to show the records list.)
  • Fixed a bug where a file that was in the process of being imported could be reported as missing if the library was being verified at the same time.
  • Fixed a regression in EagleFiler 1.9.3 that could cause an error to be logged when emptying the trash if a record had a note, and could potentially leave forgotten records in the trash.

EagleFiler 1.9.4 works with macOS 10.12 through 11.3. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2021-04-29): EagleFiler 1.9.4 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2021-04-29): EagleFiler 1.9.4 is now available from the Mac App Store.

ToothFairy 2.7.3

April 12th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.3 of ToothFairy is now available.

ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can also make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

ToothFairy 2.7.3 works with macOS 10.11 through 11.3 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

SpamSieve 2.9.43

February 22nd, 2021 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.43 of SpamSieve is now available.

Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device.

SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

SpamSieve 2.9.43 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.2.1 and requires an e-mail client. Older SpamSieve versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about SpamSieve is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using SpamSieve, please take a moment to review it on Product Hunt or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

EagleFiler 1.9.3

February 17th, 2021 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.3 of EagleFiler is now available.

EagleFiler makes organizing and managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a familiar three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, snippet collector, and document organizer. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, manage your bookmarks, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements and receipts, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, sort photos, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It’s the most flexible tool on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • First-class support for archiving, searching, and viewing e-mails.The Merge Mailboxes/Message Files command now works on heterogeneous selections, e.g. so that you can add a lone .eml file to an existing mailbox. This will preserve any tags or notes that you’ve added.
  • Improved importing of Web pages from various publications.
  • When importing from Evernote, if you’ve added a title to a note that contains a single attached file, EagleFiler now preserves that title when unpacking the attachment.
  • Made some optimizations to improve the performance of importing large numbers of small files at once.
  • Press F1 to import or Option-F1 import and add metadata all in one go.The capture key now works in Reeder 5.
  • When capturing from Outlook, EagleFiler now helps you to download messages that were only partially downloaded from the server so that they can be fully imported into EagleFiler.
  • If there’s an error capturing from Outlook, EagleFiler now reports which message was the source of the error.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowWhen capturing e-mail messages, EagleFiler now hides the progress window immediately when the capture is done.
  • EagleFiler now maintains its own error log file, so you can still access information for troubleshooting when the macOS system log isn’t working properly.
  • Added the Import From Apple Mail (Plain Text) script.
  • The software updater reports a more useful error message if you try to update EagleFiler while running it from the disk image. This should prevent confusion where you continue running an old version despite telling it to update.
  • Worked around an encoding bug in Apple Mail that could cause message data to be altered when using the Import From Apple Mail script.
  • Create as many tags as you want and assign colors and symbols so that they stand out.Fixed a bug where importing a folder would sometimes add tags from OpenMeta to the wrong files.
  • Fixed a bug where tag syncing during an import could cause a hang.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause metadata loss if you moved a record’s container while it was being imported.
  • Fixed a bug where the record viewer could have the wrong width when opening the window at a small size.
  • Fixed a bug where the source list outline view might be too narrow when re-opening a library.
  • Fixed a bug where the source list width wasn’t always properly saved, which could mess up hiding and showing that pane.
  • The Info inspector lets you add metadata such as tags, notes, and colored labels.Fixed a bug where undoing extracting a message from a mailbox required two undos instead of one.
  • Fixed an internal error when viewing a message in a mailbox whose file was missing.
  • Fixed a bug where a damaged Microsoft Word file could cause EagleFiler to import some bad metadata that would prevent it from being able to save its database.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would crash when trying to share a message from a missing mailbox file on macOS 11.

EagleFiler 1.9.3 works with macOS 10.12 through 11.2. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2021-02-17): EagleFiler 1.9.3 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2021-02-17): EagleFiler 1.9.3 is now available from the Mac App Store.

DropDMG 3.6.2

February 16th, 2021 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6.2 of DropDMG is now available.

DropDMG makes it easy to create a professional disk image for your app. Disk images pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup or archival. They are Apple’s preferred format for distributing Mac software and the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Mac Finder—no extraction or third-party software required.

Deliver your Mac app on a .dmg file with a software license agreement, a custom volume icon, and a precise icon layout atop a Retina-optimized background picture. Customers can install simply by dragging and dropping the app onto the convenient Applications folder link. Code-sign your .dmg so that macOS knows it can be trusted after download.

This is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • Mount Disk ImageWorked around a bug in macOS 10.15 that prevented the Enter Passphrase… sheet from working from within the Get Image Info…, Mount Image…, and Verify Image… panels.
  • DropDMG now maintains its own error log files, so you can still access information for troubleshooting when the macOS system log isn’t working properly.
  • Verify ImageThe software updater reports a more useful error message if you try to update DropDMG while running it from the disk image. This should prevent confusion where you continue running an old version despite telling it to update.

DropDMG 3.6.2 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.2.1. Older DropDMG versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about DropDMG is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using DropDMG, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2021-02-16): DropDMG 3.6.2 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2021-02-16): DropDMG 3.6.2 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.42

January 20th, 2021 (SpamSieve)
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Version 2.9.42 of SpamSieve is now available.

Save time by adding powerful spam filtering to the e-mail client on your Mac. SpamSieve gives you back your inbox, using Bayesian spam filtering to provide amazing accuracy that’s constantly improving. SpamSieve learns and adapts to your mail, so it’s able to block nearly all the junk—without putting good messages in the spam mailbox. It’s quick and easy to control SpamSieve from within Apple Mail, Airmail, Entourage, MailMate, Mailsmith, Outlook, Postbox 5, PowerMail, and more.

SpamSieve running on your Mac can keep the spam off your iPhone/iPad, and you can even train SpamSieve from your iOS device.

SpamSieve protects your privacy. It does not need access to your mail account login and does not transmit your mail data anywhere. All the processing is done on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • SpamSieve now runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Control SpamSieve from within your mail program.Worked around a macOS bug that could block communication between Apple Mail or Outlook and SpamSieve on Apple Silicon Macs. This could cause training not to work and/or messages to accumulate in the InboxSpamSieve folder.
  • SpamSieve now tries to detect if Apple Mail will incorrectly report an “Incompatible Plug-ins Disabled” error on macOS 11 (e.g. when the installed version of the plug-in actually is compatible) and explains how to fix this.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • SpamSieve now maintains its own error log files, so you can still access information for troubleshooting when the macOS system log isn’t working properly.
  • Improved the installer and diagnostic report to better work around problems with Apple Mail’s plug-ins folder on macOS 11.
  • The software updater reports a more useful error message if you try to update SpamSieve while running it from the disk image. This should prevent confusion where you continue running an old version despite telling it to update.
  • The Apple Mail - Move If Spam script now lets you set a server spam mailbox name via the user defaults without having to edit the script.

SpamSieve 2.9.42 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.1 and requires an e-mail client. Older SpamSieve versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about SpamSieve is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using SpamSieve, please take a moment to review it on Product Hunt or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

ToothFairy 2.7.2

January 15th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.2 of ToothFairy is now available.

ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can also make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause ToothFairy to crash at launch on some Macs.

ToothFairy 2.7.2 works with macOS 10.11 through 11.1 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

ToothFairy 2.7.1

January 14th, 2021 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.7.1 of ToothFairy is now available.

ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can also make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • Easily connect to AirPods by clicking the icon in the menu bar or pressing a hotkey.ToothFairy now runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Added icon for AirPods Max.
  • The Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting section of the manual now has a sample script to connect the device to another Mac when disconnecting from the current one.
  • Advanced SettingsThe Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting section of the manual now has a sample script that shows how to change the volume.
  • Worked around an issue that could prevent ToothFairy from launching on Macs with certain network configurations.
  • Fixed an issue adding new Bluetooth devices on macOS 11.

ToothFairy 2.7.1 works with macOS 10.11 through 11.1 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

DropDMG 3.6.1

December 22nd, 2020 (DropDMG)
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Version 3.6.1 of DropDMG is now available.

DropDMG makes it easy to create a professional disk image for your app. Disk images pack entire folders or disks into a single compressed file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for backup or archival. They are Apple’s preferred format for distributing Mac software and the only archive format whose contents you can directly access in the Mac Finder—no extraction or third-party software required.

Deliver your Mac app on a .dmg file with a software license agreement, a custom volume icon, and a precise icon layout atop a Retina-optimized background picture. Customers can install simply by dragging and dropping the app onto the convenient Applications folder link. Code-sign your .dmg so that macOS knows it can be trusted after download.

DropDMG Window: Log Detail DrawerThis is a free update for owners of DropDMG 3.0 that includes the following enhancements:

  • DropDMG now runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • App Wrapper and SD Notary now integrate with DropDMG.
  • The Layouts section of the manual now explains what happens with background pictures and Dark Mode.
  • Preferences: ConfigurationsUpdated the Signing section of the manual.
  • Fixed a bug where DropDMG would sometimes incorrectly prompt for a passphrase when verifying a disk image.
  • Fixed a bug where the Automator action didn’t update when a configuration was deleted.
  • Updated the Italian localization.

DropDMG 3.6.1 works with macOS 10.9 through 11.1. Older DropDMG versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about DropDMG is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using DropDMG, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2020-12-22): DropDMG 3.6.1 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2020-12-22): DropDMG 3.6.1 is now available from the Mac App Store.

EagleFiler 1.9.2

December 21st, 2020 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.9.2 of EagleFiler is now available.

EagleFiler makes organizing and managing your information easy. It lets you archive and search mail, Web pages, PDF files, word processing documents, images, and more. Use it to collect information from a variety of sources. Browse different types of files using a familiar three-pane interface. Organize them into folders and annotate them with tags and notes, or leave everything in one folder and pin-point the information you need using the live search. Since EagleFiler stores its library in Finder format, you can use it in concert with the other tools in your Mac ecosystem.

EagleFiler is a digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, snippet collector, and document organizer. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, manage your bookmarks, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements and receipts, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, sort photos, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook. It’s the most flexible tool on your Mac.

This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • Use the instant, live search from within EagleFiler’s main window.Searches of RTFD files can now find links, embedded filenames, and the contents of embedded PDF files. This takes effect for newly imported files or if you rebuild your library’s index.
  • The built-in tags now use standard system colors, which update based on whether your Mac is in Dark Mode or Light Mode or has increased contrast enabled.
  • On macOS 11, tag names and abbreviation symbols in the source list now “fade out” in background windows to match the rest of the icons and text.
  • On macOS 10.12 and later, EagleFiler will automatically update the unread, flagged, and note tags to use the latest abbreviation symbols so that your old libraries are consistent with new ones.
  • Various additional Unicode symbols can now be used in tag names.
  • EagleFiler now uses Nitter to import tweets due to Twitter shutting down an endpoint.
  • EagleFiler Main WindowUpdated the toolbar icons for increasing and decreasing the font size.
  • Improved indexing when EagleFiler can’t find or load the relevant Spotlight plug-in.
  • It is now possible to exclude certain images from processing when importing from Evernote in order to work around a macOS crashing bug.
  • Add the Evernote Bulk Export script.
  • The Import Examples script now shows how to look up existing records by path.
  • Added the Remove Quarantine script.
  • Added RecordsListLabelPreferTitle to the esoteric preferences, which lets you show the colored label indicator in the Title column instead of in the File column.
  • The indexer now runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Increased the maximum width of the source list.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could cause slowness or a crash when drawing the source list.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that prevented the diagnostic report from working properly on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Fixed a bug where the source list didn’t update after renaming a tag to an invalid name.
  • Fixed a regression with the window title when nothing was selected.
  • Updated the Korean localization.

EagleFiler 1.9.2 works with macOS 10.12 through 11.1. Older EagleFiler versions are available for older versions of macOS. In-depth information about EagleFiler is available in the manual.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to review it on the Mac App Store, Product Hunt, or MacUpdate or to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, or your own site. We’d really appreciate it.

Update (2020-12-21): EagleFiler 1.9.2 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2020-12-21): EagleFiler 1.9.2 is now available from the Mac App Store.