Collect notes, e-mails, and Web pages on your Mac, and search them instantly. 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 in a nutshell:

* With a single keypress, import Web pages, mail messages, or any file on your Mac.

* EagleFiler stores them in an open format: regular files and folders that are fully accessible to your other applications.

* Optionally: encrypt the files, add tags, notes, color-coded labels, and other metadata.

* Browse by folder or by tag, or use the live search or smart folders to find the information you need (faster than Spotlight).

* View, edit, or create documents directly in EagleFiler's streamlined interface, or double-click to edit using another application.

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.

“It’s a vital tool for the digital pack rat.…The application’s tagging, note-taking, and searching capabilities make finding that one file you stored in EagleFiler a year ago and want to retrieve today a cinch.” —Macworld

“EagleFiler combines ease of use with an underlying ingenuity that makes it feel simple, fast, and lightweight. It’s packed with too many clever touches for me to list.” —TidBITS

“Using EagleFiler, I can now stop fussing with organization tools and just get myself organized.” —InformationWeek

What’s New

Version 1.8.14

- EagleFiler now shows a more detailed Kind for text files, e.g. "Markdown document" or "Ruby Source" instead of "Text File".

- Improved importing from various Web sites, including the New York Times and Discourse forums, where sometimes the content would be truncated or overlaid.

- Worked around file errors caused by APFS's strict handling of Unicode characters, e.g. not allowing emoji that were added in later versions of macOS. This could cause an import to fail when creating a new file based on a Web page or other user-generated content or when importing a file that had been saved on HFS+ or a newer version of APFS. EagleFiler will now escape any unsuitable characters so that the import can proceed without error.

- When importing from a Web view as plain text via drag and drop or the system service, EagleFiler will now save the source URL.

- When capturing from Apple Mail, the error messages about special mailboxes and IMAP path prefixes are more helpful.

- Added accessibility labels for the "New Record" toolbar buttons so that they work better with VoiceOver.

- EagleFiler is now localized in Russian.

- The "To Import" folder can now be replaced by an alias if you want to relocate it to another location (e.g. to work around a ScanSnap path length limitation).

- Improved recognition of bookmark files that are missing their filename extension.

- The Apple Mail importer is better able to reassemble messages in cases where Mail has saved duplicate copies of an attachment file in the same folder.

- The "OCR With PDFpen" script now removes the "NeedsOCR" tag after applying OCR.

- Improved the following sections of the manual:

- Export...
- Importing iMessages
- Importing Mail From Apple Mail
- Source List

- Worked around an issue that could cause RStudio files to have generic icons.

- Worked around a problem where EagleFiler would try to open a database file before it had been fully downloaded from iCloud Drive.

- Update to version 1.4.3 of the SkimNotes framework.

- Fixed a bug importing Apple Mail attachments where the attachment name in the message and the file on disk had different Unicode normalizations.

- Fixed a bug where capturing from Safari failed if JavaScript was disabled.

- Fixed a bug where the Trash button in the Errors window could be enabled when no errors were selected.

- Fixed a bug where entering invalid Unicode could lead to database errors.

- Fixed a bug where adding a lone "-" to an indexed search query could prevent it from finding any matches.

If you enjoy using EagleFiler, please take a moment to rate it or leave a review. We’d really appreciate it.

Ratings and Reviews

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Munrobaggers ,

Capture and file everything

This is my goto app for capturing everything from pdf's, web pages, notes, books... the list goes on.

What I like most about EagleFiler, compared to similar apps, is that EagleFiler does not keep my files in a database but instead a simple folder structure. The files are there unchanged in any way. This means I can see them and access/edit all my information from my phone or iPad. I often have to edit notes from my phone 'on the move'. EagleFiler lets me do just that without any special app (although I do like Readdle's Documents).

But what good is data if you can't find what you're looking for? EagleFiler's search is first class! It makes finding that pdf, text file, or web page I saved last year a doddle and it's lightening fast.

If you're looking for something to collate and make sense of your digital life then this is the app!

NevermindTheGrunge ,

Tried the rest, this is the best. And great support!

After trying a number of similar products I finally settled on EagleFiler. It may not be as pretty as Soho Notes or Together but it just works so much better.

And with the Apple move to iCloud, all the MobileMe syncing of the other products stopped working. I tried using Dropbox or Sugar Sync with them but they just dont work (even their own support says so).

With the file based storage of EagleFiler, just set the database folder structure to sync with DropBox or SugarSync and bingo! Sync acros as many machines as you like. And no need for iCloud (If Apple ever finish it…)

One last thing. The support is amazing. Email responses in minutes. A refund on my web site purchase because I asked if I could use the App store download instead. No hassle, just great help.

Any suggestions? Just that the developer pretty it up a bit because the other apps mentioned above may be hitting his sales just because the icons and stuff are a bit prettier (ability to set icons to folders in the interface etc). It is really just cosmetic but it may be pushing sales away without good reason.

bogart42 ,

Excellent professional file tagging and indexing

This program is in my view an excellent one if you need to manage a large number of documents with a Metadata tagging approach. moving around them and finding them quickly - that is you need local document repository management - in fact its the *only* programme that does this well that I could find. There *is* another one out there but its not up to the same professional standard as this. The programme is sound and works quickly and well. I did find a couple of minor quirks in tag entry, reported them to the developer and they were fixed very quickly - the developer supplied me with a beta to test and I expect they will be in the next release - I stress they were very minor quirks.

The developer always responds very quickly to support requests and acts upon them well and the whole approach, in contrast to the one other product out there, just feels very professional. I have no hesitation in buying this to work with many files and my work and income rely on it.

Technically, it will interoperate with Spotlight and with OpenMeta - I chose not to depend on OpenMeta tools (which isn't the other product I'm referring to above) because who knows what changes Apple might make that might affect OpenMeta Metadata in the filesystem in the future - the database of Metada approach is at least safe from Apple changes. If you buy this you might want to read the documentation carefully - there are many neat tricks, such as command-clicking tags, entering tags in the status bar area etc. that I didn't come across at first but was informed of them by the developer - when you learn to use it its a good workhorse for what it does. Though I use it only for storing existing documents it also will deal with storing web and text clips. I could not praise this app more highly. -andy


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