EagleFiler 1.8.4

August 22nd, 2018 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.8.4 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.

This is a free update that includes the following enhancements:

  • macOS 10.14 has new data protection features that require the user to specifically grant applications such as EagleFiler access to do certain things. In general, you will want to grant EagleFiler Full Disk Access as well as Automation access for Finder, Mail, Safari, and other applications that you want to capture from. This is further explained in the Security & Privacy Access section of the manual.
  • Added support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14. The viewer for plain text files (and plain text e-mails) switches colors for dark mode, whereas RTF files and HTML e-mails do not because they may override the background color in ways that are hard to read with the dark color scheme.
  • The capture key now works with Apple Mail on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler is able to import more Web pages successfully because it now ignores timeouts and certificate errors when loading subsidiary resources. Previously, a broken ad or tracker would cause importing to fail. Now, EagleFiler makes a best effort (like a Web browser) so that importing can succeed so long as the main page content loads without error.
  • If you open an RTF file in TextEdit and add an image, TextEdit will convert it to RTFD format. When you view the file again in EagleFiler, EagleFiler will now detect this renaming instead of reporting the file as missing.
  • Importing URLs in bookmark format is much faster.
  • Bulk tagging operations from the Batch Change and Info windows and from the tags bar and tag sources are much faster.
  • The capture key now works with the Vivaldi Web browser.
  • Compiled AppleScript files are no longer imported as plain text files; instead, EagleFiler displays them as read-only, syntax-highlighted source code.
  • EagleFiler now waits a bit longer after you open a library before starting the background operations, to improve responsiveness.
  • The Import Bookmarks… command now skips over items in the bookmarks file with missing URLs, rather than failing with an error.
  • Made various user interface refinements and fixes for compatibility with macOS 10.14.
  • The Export CSV script now uses UTF-8, so it should work with metadata that uses any characters.
  • Updated the following sections of the manual:
  • Added the WebToolRTFDomains esoteric preference, as described in Importing Web Pages and URLs. This can help with importing from sites such as Twitter that don’t print properly.
  • Added DisplayImagesWithQuickLook to the esoteric preferences for improved privacy control.
  • EagleFiler will now log a more informative error if it can’t access the Spotlight comments due to not having Finder Automation access on macOS 10.14.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented the open libraries from being remembered.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented saving bookmark files.
  • Worked around a change in macOS 10.14 that could cause a library to open with some of the source list items inappropriately collapsed.
  • Worked around a bug in macOS 10.14 that prevented the selected source list item from being properly indicated.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that could prevent keyboard input after closing the Help menu.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that would cause a crash when indexing Excel or PowerPoint documents.
  • Worked around a SearchKit bug that could cause files not to be indexed.
  • Worked around a macOS 10.13 bug that could cause an internal error when locating EagleFiler’s data files.
  • Removed the Open in Delicious command.
  • Updated to version 1.3.12 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Fixed a bug where the capture sound didn’t play on macOS 10.13 or later.
  • Fixed a bug where Scapple files would display as XML instead of showing a preview of the document.
  • Fixed a bug where Option-double-clicking a large selection of records (such that confirmation was required) would open them in the external viewer instead of opening their source URLs.
  • Fixed a bug where toggling text view options (such as spell checking) from the Info inspector’s contextual menu didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug creating bookmark files from certain URLs.
  • Fixed a bug where some content in HTML e-mail messages might not be indexed for searching.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could report an internal error when asked to import a file that was already in the library folder but which had not yet been fully imported.

EagleFiler 1.8.4 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 (2018-08-22): EagleFiler 1.8.4 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2018-08-23): EagleFiler 1.8.4 is now available from the Mac App Store.