EagleFiler 1.6.3

November 17th, 2014 (EagleFiler)

Version 1.6.3 of EagleFiler is now available. This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • Added an EagleFiler Import command in the system Share menu for importing URLs to EagleFiler (requires Mac OS X 10.10). You can hold down the Option key to have EagleFiler bring up its options window before importing.
  • Modernized lots of code and removed old code that’s no longer needed for compatibility with legacy OS versions.
  • Made lots of optimizations to improve EagleFiler’s performance and reduce its memory use. Some highlights are:
    • Indexing e-mail messages is faster, particularly for messages containing attached files of common types.
    • Indexing e-mail HTML messages is much less I/O intensive, which should make EagleFiler more responsive on Macs with spinning disks.
    • Syncing tags with the Finder is faster.
    • Optimized the date formatter to work around a performance regression in Mac OS X 10.10.
  • EagleFiler now reports to Notification Center when it finishes an import.
  • If you are importing a URL and specify a title in the options window, the title is now used for the filename as well.
  • The Command-Tab switcher will now change you to the space containing the current main window, rather than staying on the current space if the Drop Pad was already visible there.
  • Improved compatibility with MailTags.
  • Improved compatibility with BitTorrent Sync.
  • The Backup Metadata command now backs up the creation date, modification date, and file label. EagleFiler does not restore these, since they might be older than the values in the filesystem, but they are now in the backup to enable possible restores in the future when files are passed through a lossy cloud.
  • EagleFiler is better able to import and merge malformed mbox files that have leading whitespace.
  • EagleFiler is better able to recover from a variety of file ownership and permissions problems.
  • If EagleFiler encounters empty messages when capturing from Outlook, there is now an option to skip all of them so that you don’t have to click a button for each message.
  • It is now possible to disable tag syncing on a global or per-library basis. This is described in the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual.
  • Added the Copy Notes to Spotlight Comments script.
  • The How does indexing in EagleFiler work? section of the manual now describes some new logging options that you can use to isolate the source of the problem if searching or indexing is slow.
  • Added the following sections to section to the manual:
  • Updated and improved the following sections of the manual:
  • Added EnableJavaScriptForWebTool to the esoteric preferences.
  • Esoteric preferences links are now directly clickable in the Apple Help and PDF manual.
  • Re-rendered the library document icon so that it looks sharper and to work around a display bug on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Common types of tag syncing errors are now reported more concisely.
  • Adjusted some of the toolbar icons for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Updated the disk image icon for Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Updated Gatekeeper signature format.
  • Adjusted the way the Purchase… window displays the remaining demo time to try to make it clearer.
  • The Purchase… window now accepts serial numbers copied and pasted from a PDF of an order confirmation, after the browser has transliterated the dashes.
  • Improved handling of localized strings when the application is damaged.
  • Improved error reporting when EagleFiler can’t connect to the update server.
  • The Software Update… feature is better at explaining what you can do if installation fails.
  • Improved the crash reporter’s error reporting.
  • Fixed a bug where the release notes in the Software Update… window were shown in the wrong font.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause crashes when indexing HTML e-mail messages.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could prevent changing the hotkeys.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that prevented the creation of encrypted libraries.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause EagleFiler to freeze at launch.
  • Worked around an Xcode bug that caused EagleFiler to complain in Console about missing images.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from Vienna 3 didn’t work.
  • Fixed a regression where the Info window didn’t update if you edited a cell in the records list.
  • Fixed a possible cause of an error when checking the locations of files in the library.
  • Fixed a regression where the Info window didn’t look right if no browser window was open.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could crash or be very slow when there were a lot of icon thumbnails to load.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would try to import invisible Dropbox support files.
  • Fixed a bug where smart folders could incorrectly include the containing folder in the list.
  • Fixed a bug where the NonTextExtensions default didn’t work.
  • Fixed several typos when capturing from Outlook.
  • Updated the localizations.

EagleFiler 1.6.3 works with Mac OS X 10.6.8 through 10.10. Older versions are available for older operating systems. For information about previous releases of EagleFiler, please see the version history.

Update (2014-11-18): EagleFiler 1.6.3 was submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2014-11-25): EagleFiler 1.6.3 is now available from the Mac App Store.