EagleFiler 1.6.5

June 2nd, 2015 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.6.5 of EagleFiler is now available. This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved importing of old Apple Mail mailboxes.
  • EagleFiler no longer tries to import Libre Office lock files or NSData temporary files.
  • TouchDraw files are no longer imported as text files.
  • When capturing from Outlook, EagleFiler is better able to handle delays or failures of Outlook to return a message’s headers.
  • When capturing from Preview, EagleFiler now reports a better error if the capture failed because the document had not yet been saved.
  • When importing selected Web text via Services, if the source URL is a nonsensical value EagleFiler no longer sets it as the source URL or appends it to the RTF text.
  • Added the CaptureNotSupportedJustBeep esoteric preference.
  • It is now possible to import from the clipboard via AppleScript.
  • You can now get and set the current library (e.g. for capturing purposes) via AppleScript.
  • Updated the sample AppleScripts to use universal type identifier instead of kind.
  • The Import Examples script now shows how to create a PDF service.
  • The Import From Outlook script now preserves flags and categories from Outlook as tags in EagleFiler.
  • Added the Date From Filename script.
  • Added the Delete Empty Folders script.
  • Added the Tag PDFs that Need OCR script.
Error Handling
  • If the system fails to save the list of files to be opened, EagleFiler will now retry. This should fix a problem where you would tell EagleFiler to open a library and nothing would happen.
  • If EagleFiler detects that one of its files is missing, i.e. that the application is damaged, it now presents a better error message.
  • Improved the error reporting when a temporary folder cannot be created.
  • Improved the error reporting when a metadata backup fails.
  • EagleFiler will now automatically recreate the Trash folder if it is missing.
  • If the The To Import Folder gets deleted after the library is already open, EagleFiler will now automatically recreate it.
  • Improved the error handling when the system doesn’t provide the proper data for drag and drop.
  • Better handling of memory errors when backing up metadata.
  • Added logging to track down the source of an error when indexing files.
  • EagleFiler now shows a better error message if you enter an invalid name when creating a new library.
  • EagleFiler will now clear a library’s temporary items folders when opening the library, so that unneeded files don’t build up if the library was not cleanly closed.
  • Reworded the “Forget” alert.
  • Added esoteric preference to disable Growl in case of crashes.
Bug Fixes
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.10 that could cause the name of the selected source to be unreadable when the source list didn’t have focus. (The name may still be unreadable if you toggle the Reduce transparency setting in the Accessibility preferences pane while your library window is open.)
  • Worked around a toolbar button validation bug on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Fixed a bug where logged timings were inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug where some user interface text was shown in the wrong font on Mac OS X 10.10.
  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft PowerPoint files (and some other files that did not have 64-bit Spotlight importers) were not indexed.
  • Fixed a bug where importing via AppleScript and asking for options did not return the imported record when using the text, plain text, or stationery parameter.
  • Fixed a bug on Mac OS X 10.10 importing selected text from Apple Mail via Services where importing took a long time, the Web archive was not directly viewable, and the filename was a UUID.
  • Fixed a bug where some Markdown files were imported as mailboxes instead of as text files.
  • Fixed a regression that could cause an error when emptying the trash.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would incorrectly think that files with upside-down Unicode characters were missing.
  • Fixed a bug checking volume case sensitivity.
  • Fixed a bug redirecting text editing key commands to the record viewer.
  • Date formatters now use the POSIX local where appropriate.

EagleFiler 1.6.5 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 (2015-06-02): EagleFiler 1.6.5 has been uploaded to the Mac App Store, but we are waiting for Apple to finish processing it so that we can submit it for review.

Update (2015-07-02): We have been communicating with various teams at Apple for the last month to determine why iTunes Connect will not allow us to submit the new version of EagleFiler for review. Apple says that the issue on their server is now resolved, so we plan to submit EagleFiler 1.6.5 for review tomorrow.

Update (2015-07-03): EagleFiler 1.6.5 was submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2015-07-13): EagleFiler 1.6.5 is now available from the Mac App Store.