DropDMG 3.5.7

September 3rd, 2019 (DropDMG)

Version 3.5.7 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:

  • If setting a disk image’s layout fails, DropDMG will now report a better error message that explains how to enable Automation access in System Preferences, rather than just mentioning error code -1743.
  • Worked around a Mac App Store bug that prevented setting disk image layouts when using macOS 10.14 or later.
  • Expanded the Signing section of the manual with more information about the different kinds of signing, as well as notarization.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.13 and later that can corrupt a custom volume icon.
  • Worked around permissions error that could occur when converting a disk image to an archive on newer versions of macOS.

DropDMG 3.5.7 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.15. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

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 (2019-09-03): DropDMG 3.5.7 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2019-09-03): DropDMG 3.5.7 is now available from the Mac App Store.

BBAutoComplete 1.6.1

September 3rd, 2019 (BBAutoComplete)

Version 1.6.1 of BBAutoComplete is now available.

BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to scriptable applications. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. Other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program’s open documents. This means that it always suggests completions that are relevant to your current task.

BBAutoComplete is probably most useful for programmers, who need to remember and type long variable and method names, but it can also help with prose writing and LaTeX. It’s useful any time you need to type long words quickly and accurately.

This update includes the following enhancements:

  • The Software Update… installer now works on macOS 10.15. If you’ve already updated to macOS 10.15, you can use it to download the new version but will have to install it manually, as described in the Updating From a Previous Version section of the manual.
  • BBAutoComplete now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14 and later.
  • BBAutoComplete is now notarized by Apple.
  • Fixed a bug where the front-window-only script for BBEdit reported an error.
  • The About window now includes a link to the privacy policy and has an updated layout.
  • Improved support for Dark Mode.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.
  • Updated to Xcode 10.3.

BBAutoComplete 1.6.1 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.15. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of BBAutoComplete, please see the version history.

EagleFiler 1.8.9

August 20th, 2019 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.8.9 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:

  • EagleFiler can now display multi-page Adobe Illustrator documents, and the text is selectable and searchable.
  • Updated the Importing From a Scanner section of the manual.
  • You can now rename a record and change its extension if the new extension is equivalent. For example, if you import a file as .jpeg you can now rename it to .jpg, but EagleFiler will still protect you from renaming it to something completely different that would prevent the file from opening.
  • Optimized the toolbar to improve responsiveness.
  • Fixed a bug where accented characters an an ENEX file could be lost during import.
  • Fixed a bug where importing an ENEX file could add an extra character after a link.
  • Fixed a bug where a .eml file might not display properly after renaming it.
  • Fixed a regression where some .eml files did not display the sender.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes EagleFiler would neither quit nor report an error if you tried to quit while an operation was in progress.
  • Fixed a regression (due to no longer using QuickTime) where animated GIFs were not playable.
  • Fixed a bug with the Replace in Filenames (Regex) script and some special characters.
  • Fixed a regression where the Tag Cloud toolbar button was disabled when it shouldn’t have been.

EagleFiler 1.8.9 works with macOS 10.9 through 10.15. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

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 (2019-08-20): EagleFiler 1.8.9 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2019-08-20): EagleFiler 1.8.9 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.37

August 19th, 2019 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.37 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 is now compatible with Apple Mail under macOS 10.15 (which is now in beta).
  • It’s best to update to SpamSieve 2.9.37 now, before updating to macOS 10.15. If you are already using macOS 10.15, the SpamSieve 2.9.36 auto-updater won’t work, so you should instead use the Download button in the Software Update… window and install the update manually, according to the instructions in the Read Me file. Once you have SpamSieve 2.9.37, auto-updates on macOS 10.15 will work normally.
  • Updated the documentation for macOS 10.15.
  • The Outlook - Filter Mailboxes app is now notarized for compatibility with macOS 10.15. If you’ve already installed the helper app, it should not be necessary to update it, but this change is needed for future updates as well as new installations.
  • Various Apple Mail error messages and documentation are better at reminding you to grant SpamSieve Full Disk Access when not having that might be the cause of the error, e.g. SpamSieve thinking its plug-in is not loaded.
  • Apple Mail on macOS 10.15 has a bug where it will not load plug-ins that are installed in the normal location if you’ve redirected your home folder to another volume. If SpamSieve detects this situation, it will apply a workaround (moving the plug-in to an alternate location) and show an alert that explains what it’s doing.
  • Renamed the “Setting Up Outlook 365” section of the manual to Setting Up Outlook, as it covers all current versions of Outlook, not just 365. This section has also been substantially rewritten to make it clearer what to do for each type of account.
  • The Can other Apple Mail plug-ins cause problems with SpamSieve? section of the manual now recommends using Mail’s own plug-in manager instead of manipulating the Bundles folder directly.
  • Fixed a bug where SpamSieve would sometimes ask you to enable an old Apple Mail plug-in (which wasn’t possible, because it was old) and quit, where instead it should have offered to update it first.
  • Worked around an Apple Mail bug where training a message as good sometimes didn’t move it to the inbox because Mail reported a script error when checking whether the account was enabled.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.
  • Software Update… reports a better error message if it was unable to install the new version of the app.

SpamSieve 2.9.37 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.15 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.

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.

DropDMG 3.5.6

June 26th, 2019 (DropDMG)

Version 3.5.6 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:

  • Added preliminary support for macOS 10.15 (which is now in beta).
  • Worked around change in macOS 10.15 that could cause DropDMG to crash at launch.
  • The Software Update… installer now works on macOS 10.15. If you’ve already updated to macOS 10.15, you can use it to download the new version but will have to install it manually, as described in the Updating From a Previous Version section of the manual.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.15 bug where Finder didn’t save the window layout.
  • Finder in macOS 10.15 currently does not display custom volume icons.
  • macOS 10.15 removes support for Internet-enabled disk images, so DropDMG now makes that option unavailable when running on macOS 10.15.
  • The Expand Image Automator action doesn’t work on macOS 10.15 because macOS 10.15 support for Internet-enabled disk images has been removed.
  • Fixed a bug where DropDMG could crash when applying a layout if there had been a scripting error.
  • Updated the Command-line tool section of the manual.
  • Updated to Xcode 10.2.

DropDMG 3.5.6 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of DropDMG, please see the version history.

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 (2019-06-27): DropDMG 3.5.6 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2019-06-28): DropDMG 3.5.6 is now available from the Mac App Store.

EagleFiler 1.8.8

June 26th, 2019 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.8.8 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:

  • EagleFiler now requires macOS 10.9 or later.
  • When dragging in an attached file from a rich text view (e.g. OmniFocus or TextEdit), EagleFiler now imports the file itself rather than creating an RTFD file with the attached file inside.
  • The Batch Change… window remembers whether you had selected Append or Replace.
  • Added support for indexing more types of files attached to e-mail messages.
  • The keyboard shortcut for the EagleFiler: Import With Options service is now localized for German, so that the Command-Shift-Option-1 combination still works with the different keyboard layout.
  • Pressing the capture key while in Reeder 4 now shows instructions for importing from Reeder to EagleFiler.
  • The How can I put my library on my iPhone? section of the manual notes that EagleFiler works with 1Writer.
  • Added preliminary support for macOS 10.15 (which is now in beta).
  • EagleFiler now plays movie files using AVFoundation instead of QuickTime. This improves performance and offers compatibility with macOS 10.15, however some older files that use 32-bit codecs will no longer be playable. You may be able to use IINA or VLC instead.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.15 that prevented EagleFiler browser windows from opening.
  • The software updater now works on macOS 10.15.
  • Brought back the old mailbox icon, as macOS 10.15 no longer has one built-in.
  • Capturing from Apple Mail now works on macOS 10.15.
  • Increased the maximum width of the # column so it doesn’t get truncated for mailboxes with very large numbers of messages.
  • Increased the maximum width of the Size column to prevent truncation with large font sizes.
  • Improved the property descriptions in the AppleScript dictionary.
  • Improved the identification and display of mailbox files that have mailformed headers containing NUL characters.
  • EagleFiler now limits the amount of a text file to index, to avoid running out of RAM and hanging the indexing process if you have a file that’s hundreds of MBs.
  • There’s now a 10-second timeout when accessing the text content of a record via AppleScript to prevent the user interface from hanging if PDFKit gets stuck. This is adjustable via the TextToolScriptTimeout esoteric preference.
  • Worked around an AVFoundation bug could cause internal errors when viewing an old movie file.
  • Improved reporting of Python launch errors.
  • Fixed a bug where a Web archive could open an ad window in Safari.
  • Fixed a regression where the toolbar buttons for creating new records were inappropriately disabled.
  • Fixed a regression where the Mac App Store version of EagleFiler didn’t include the manual.
  • Fixed an internal error when using the Drop Pad.
  • Fixed a bug where importing a message with MailTags tags but no project could result in an empty tag being applied.
  • Fixed a bug importing notes with very long titles from Evernote.
  • Updated to Python 2.7.16 and PyObjC 5.2.

EagleFiler 1.8.8 works with macOS 10.9 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

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 (2019-06-26): EagleFiler 1.8.8 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2019-06-26): EagleFiler 1.8.8 is now available from the Mac App Store.

SpamSieve 2.9.36

May 24th, 2019 (SpamSieve)

Version 2.9.36 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:

  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve’s filtering accuracy.
  • When using Outlook 365, you can now use Outlook rules to organize messages into folders, and SpamSieve will filter them (rather than just the messages in the inbox). The details for how to set this up are in Filtering Other Folders in the Setting Up Outlook 365 section of the manual. (This has always worked automatically, with no special setup, in previous versions of Outlook and in Apple Mail.)
  • After you manually refilter messages in Outlook, SpamSieve now clears the selection to prevent accidental bulk training when correcting a spam message that remains.
  • Fixed a problem where some Apple Mail messages that were colored as spam still displayed with white text in Dark Mode, which was difficult to read.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • If SpamSieve encounters an error because your Mac’s storage is full, it now displays information about the free space available and recommends Apple’s guide to freeing up storage space.
  • SpamSieve reports a more useful error message if it determines that the reason its application package is damaged is because it’s running from a Carbon Copy Cloner safety net.
  • Improved the error message when uninstalling the Apple Mail plug-in if SpamSieve hasn’t been granted Full Disk Access.
  • Improved the error message when SpamSieve doesn’t have access to your Contacts.
  • Worked around a problem where asking Apple Mail for the list of mailboxes could cause it to hang at launch.
  • When training a good message in Apple Mail, if SpamSieve can’t find the proper inbox it logs more information to help figure out what happened.
  • Fixed a bug displaying the number of licenses in the Purchase window.
  • Fixed a bug where debug logging of messages that caused parser crashes wasn’t working with Apple Mail.
  • The diagnostic report now includes information about when the privacy database was last reset.
  • Diagnostic reports now work better when SpamSieve lacks Full Disk Access.
  • Updated to Xcode 10.2.

SpamSieve 2.9.36 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14 and requires an e-mail client. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of SpamSieve, please see the version history.

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 2.5

April 17th, 2019 (ToothFairy)

Version 2.5 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.Added menu bar icons for more devices: pair of AirPods AirPods DisconnectedAirPods Connected, Powerbeats3, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo, headset, speakers (boombox, conference, cylinder, desktop, vertical), graphics tablet, game controller, Magic Mouse, 2-button mouse, Magic Trackpad 2 (top and side views), Magic Trackpad 1 (side view), iPhone, and tablet.
  • Choose a menu bar icon for each Bluetooth device.Clicking on a device in the menu bar now shows a menu with its name, connection status, and battery level, so you can see the information immediately instead of waiting for the tooltip to appear.
  • The Preferences window now explains that you can right-click (or Control-click) the menu bar icon to access the preferences when the Dock icon is hidden.
  • The Preferences window now explains that showing the battery status AirPods Battery Indicator requires a device whose battery level appears in the Bluetooth pane in System Preferences.
  • Tweaked various Preferences window text to clarify the icon and audio input settings and how the new Apple H1 chip fits in.
  • Improved the Why don’t I see the battery level? and Why isn’t my device connecting? sections of the manual.
  • When reporting a Bluetooth error, ToothFairy now includes the hex code and error name to help look up the exact cause of the problem.
  • Fixed a regression where changing the icon didn’t work on macOS 10.11.
  • Updated code for Xcode 10.2 and Swift 5.

ToothFairy 2.5 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.14 and requires a Bluetooth device. For information about previous releases of ToothFairy, please see the version history.

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.

EagleFiler 1.8.7

April 3rd, 2019 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.8.7 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:

  • You can now import to EagleFiler using the Share button in Apple News.
  • The keyboard shortcuts for the EagleFiler: Import and EagleFiler: Import With Options services are now Command-Shift-1 and Command-Option-Shift-1 because the old shortcuts using the number 5 conflict with the new Screenshot and recording options command in macOS 10.14.
  • When capturing from Microsoft Outlook or Entourage, EagleFiler now preserves the message’s to-do completed status as a tag.
  • EagleFiler is better at reading malformed mbox files.
  • Displaying AudioNote files is faster.
  • When importing mail, if EagleFiler skips a message because it’s a duplicate or marked as deleted, it will add a note to the mailbox explaining this, so that you don’t wonder why the message count is different from what you saw in your mail program.
  • When closing a library that has active operations in the Activity window, EagleFiler is better at waiting until they have been canceled, so it’s less likely that you’ll get the alert sheet about not being able to close the library because it’s busy.
  • Improved indexing performance by skipping certain file types that could be slow and didn’t need to be indexed, anyway.
  • EagleFiler now integrates with Hook.
  • Updated the How can I put my library on my iPhone? section of the manual.
  • The import text and import plain text script commands now let you create an empty document, e.g. if you want a blank file to send to another app for editing or to record some metadata.
  • Improved the Tag PDFs that Need OCR script.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented EagleFiler from using Spotlight importer plug-ins, leading to Excel, OmniOutliner, and other document types not being indexed.
  • Worked around a Spotlight change in macOS 10.14.4 that prevented indexing from working.
  • Worked around bugs in third-party Spotlight importers that returned the wrong type of data.
  • Worked around a Quick Look bug that could cause hangs when clicking to view a record.
  • Worked around an issue where macOS would offer to Quick Look a link in an e-mail, but doing so would cause an internal error.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.14 to restore the highlight ring when dragging and dropping onto the records list.
  • Importing an ENEX file that references a missing attachment no longer causes an internal error.
  • Tried to work around a macOS bug that could cause a crash when closing a library.
  • When capturing from Microsoft Entourage, EagleFiler now picks a default folder name rather than failing if Entourage reports an error getting the folder name.
  • EagleFiler now skips over damaged metadata files instead of halting the import with an error.
  • EagleFiler now logs to Console if a file triggers slowness in a Spotlight importer, to help track down problem files and importers.
  • Fixed the colors in the quick entry text view when using Dark Mode.
  • Fixed an internal error when parsing an invalid e-mail date that could lead to a mailbox not being imported.
  • Fixed a bug where some MIME text was not decoded properly.
  • Fixed a bug where importing from MailTags 6 didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug where the capture key didn’t work with MarsEdit 4.
  • Updated to Xcode 10.2.

EagleFiler 1.8.7 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

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 (2019-04-03): EagleFiler 1.8.7 has been submitted to the Mac App Store and is awaiting approval from Apple.

Update (2019-05-27): EagleFiler 1.8.7 is now available from the Mac App Store.

EagleFiler 1.8.6

February 4th, 2019 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.8.6 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:

  • When importing from Evernote, EagleFiler now attaches any Optical Character Recognition (OCR) results to the records as notes, so that you can search for printed and handwritten text that had been extracted.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s support for Dark Mode in the records list, record viewer, source list, and options window.
  • Bulk importing from the Files folder using Scan for New Files is much faster (than before and also compared with other import methods), as EagleFiler no longer wastes time reading Spotlight comments that don’t need to be copied. This is especially important on macOS 10.14, as its new security features seem to slow down Apple event processing.
  • Made various changes to improve viewing and scrolling performance in the records list, particularly for large libraries with lots of media files that need to have previews generated.
  • The source list is faster at displaying tags on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler now figures out the date if an e-mail message is missing the Date: header.
  • Improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Improved the error message when EagleFiler is unable to launch.
  • Worked around a bug where Outlook didn’t correctly report which messages were selected, leading to no messages being imported by the capture key.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that could make setting a file’s creation or modification date to earlier than 1970 set the wrong date.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that could cause a hang when importing a URL from Safari via drag and drop.
  • Worked around a problem where EagleFiler could import metadata that was invalid Unicode and thus would cause an error when saving the database.
  • Error logging works better with long error messages that exceed the macOS limit.
  • Error logging now works with strings that cannot be converted to UTF-8.
  • Fixed a bug where a Web page with an illegal Unicode byte sequence in the title might fail to import.
  • Fixed a bug where toolbar buttons would shift position when a label changed size, e.g. from “Read” to “Unread”.
  • Fixed a bug where JavaScript in a Web archive could open a new window in your browser without any user interaction.
  • Fixed a bug where the menu for hiding and showing table columns had an Import From iPhone item.
  • Updated the screenshots in the manual.

EagleFiler 1.8.6 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

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 (2019-02-04): EagleFiler 1.8.6 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2019-02-04): EagleFiler 1.8.6 is now available from the Mac App Store.