EagleFiler 1.8.5

December 20th, 2018 (EagleFiler)
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Version 1.8.5 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:

  • Improved EagleFiler’s importing from Evernote. EagleFiler now converts the notes to macOS’s standard Rich Text With Attachments (RTFD) format, preserving images and attached files, text formatting, and metadata (tags, title, author, source URL, dates). This is further described in the Import ENEX File… section of the manual. (In prior versions, importing created an uneditable HTML file, and the attachments were separate EagleFiler records in a sidecar folder.)
  • EagleFiler now supports importing using Continuity Camera (requires macOS 10.14). This is described in the Import from iPhone Camera section of the manual.
  • On macOS 10.14, you can import from Finder via a Quick Action. This is described in the Importing via a Quick Action section of the manual.
  • The capture key now works with NetNewsWire 5.
  • You can now use PopClip to import the selected text into EagleFiler, as described in the Importing via PopClip section of the manual.
  • Plain HTML is now a supported Web page format for importing. This can be useful if you want to preserve the original HTML text content but don’t want the overhead of a Web archive or prefer to use a format that works in all browsers.
  • The Convert for Editing command now works with HTML files (rather than just Web archives).
  • EagleFiler now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler is now notarized by Apple.
  • When importing via AppleScript, there is a new allowing duplicates option to temporarily override the application-wide Allow duplicate files in library preference.
  • The Import Files… command now explains that you can also import files by moving instead of by copying.
  • Added support for importing tags and notes from the forthcoming MailTags 6.
  • Updated the following sections of the manual:
  • Updated the Import Examples sample script.
  • Opening the smart folder editor is faster.
  • Importing pre-existing bookmark files is faster.
  • Improved the responsiveness when typing.
  • Improved the display of labels in Dark Mode.
  • The About window now includes a link to the privacy policy and has an updated layout.
  • EagleFiler reports a better error message when you are trying to manually import a mailbox from Mail and EagleFiler lacks Full Disk Access.
  • EagleFiler now directly opens the Full Disk Access tab of System Preferences to make it easier for you to grant access.
  • EagleFiler now includes a usage description when it requests Automation access on macOS 10.14.
  • EagleFiler now stores damaged index files outside of its file package so that they easier to see and delete to free up disk space.
  • When importing an entire volume, EagleFiler now skips various invisible folders managed by the system.
  • Worked around a macOS bug that caused EagleFiler to get stuck importing certain Web pages and neither finish nor time out.
  • Worked around a macOS change that could cause an internal error when trying to replace text in a PDF view.
  • Improved the diagnostic report.
  • Fixed a bug where status information in the viewer was sometimes displayed with the wrong colors in Dark Mode.
  • Fixed a bug where column titles or sort indicators could appear drawn on top of the arrow for the table column pop-up menu in Dark Mode on macOS 10.14.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would use the wrong text color in certain situations, e.g. white RTF text in Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 or black text instead of the custom plain text color.
  • Fixed an inconsistency with tab width in new plain text files or when switching from editing a rich text one to a plain text one.
  • Fixed a bug where, when using a newer version of WebKit, Web views didn’t unhighlight the old search terms when you changed the query.
  • Fixed a bug where empty Markdown files were not imported as text files if you had an application installed that told the system they were not text.
  • Fixed a bug where the EagleFiler Spotlight importer didn’t work with FoxTrot.
  • Fixed a bug importing an Apple Mail .mbox folder via the To Import folder or the Files folder folder. (However, importing via those folders tells EagleFiler to import the files as-is. It’s generally better to use other import methods for such mailboxes to allow EagleFiler to convert them to the standard mbox format.)
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would capture the first tab from Vivaldi, rather than the active tab.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would import some iCloud temporary files (and then later complain that they were missing).
  • Fixed an internal error that could be reported during a background operation.
  • Fixed an internal error that could occur when using the Copy Record Link command.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could log an internal undo-related error when launching.

EagleFiler 1.8.5 works with macOS 10.7 through 10.14. Older versions are available for older operating systems.

For more information, please see the EagleFiler Manual.

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Update (2018-12-20): EagleFiler 1.8.5 has been submitted to the Mac App Store.

Update (2018-12-20): EagleFiler 1.8.5 is now available from the Mac App Store.