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

Jim Gibson ,

EagleFiler is the best of the bunch.

I am a big fan of EagleFiler and suggest you read my review of version 1.5.3 which you will find under the "All Versions" tab. Suffice it to say that I have purchased and tried almost every application in this class and found all of the others lacking in some significant way. For me, EagleFiler stands alone as the one that meets all of my needs. With this most recent version (1.5.4) I would like to add one new point I forgot to mention in my earlier review: C-Command Software is very active about polishing and improving this product. Look at the list of "What's New in 1.5.4" above and you will see a pattern of great attention to detail. Don't let the price of EagleFiler scare you away. This is the best of the bunch and worth the money.

Bobby T. ,

Tags with Spaces!

Woo hoo, tag can finally have spaces!

I haven’t tested it yet, but the app shoud finally play nicely with my existing files (which was a major annoyance for me in the last version).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. Now that tags are a native macOS feature, you make a great point that EagleFiler tags should work the same way. As of EagleFiler 1.8.2, they do.

RedSpyderX ,

Terrific for managing masses of data

This program does everything it promises and then some. You can file anything (except of some reason stuff from Adobe Reader) in whatever organizational structure you need - web pages, notes, presentations, documents, and emails, all organized in the same folder.

The search is quick (alothough I don't have that much filed right now). I am now filing all of my incoming and sent emails… be careful to save any attchment separately though. EagleFiler re-opens them in your email program when you need to see them again (I haven't tried yet to process them (e.g. forward))

Certainly one of the better buys I've made for my Mac.


C-Command Software, LLC
25.7 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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