EagleFiler 17+

Organize files, archive mail

C-Command Software, LLC

    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings
    • $49.99



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 1.9.8

- Improved the display of files from the Bike outliner.

- You can now drag and drop attached files from a record's note or from an RTFD record to other apps, e.g. to Finder to extract them or to Mail to attach them to a new e-mail message.

- When a file is attached to a record (i.e. included in its note), you can now hover the cursor over the attachment's icon to see a tooltip showing its filename.

- When you import messages exported from Gmail via Google Takeout, the labels are now searchable in EagleFiler.

- Improved EagleFiler's search indexing, so that you can now find links in Web archives, find e-mail messages by Message-ID or Reply-To, and find records by their EagleFiler GUID.

- If a note is missing, when EagleFiler reports this in the Errors window, you can now use the Trash or "Update Checksum" button to suppress further error reports if you can't or don't want to restore the note file from backup.

- The format for metadata backups has been revised so that it is faster and more efficient in memory and on disk, particularly when there are many records in the same folder or there are notes with large attached files. The XML files are no longer updated with spurious changes, which is more friendly for libraries that are backed up, synced, or under version control. The new format also works around a macOS limitation where very large notes could not be backed up. EagleFiler will still read backups in the old format when importing or rebuilding, and there is an esoteric preference if you want it to still write the old format for interoperability with previous versions of EagleFiler.

- A record's title and its filename are no longer automatically linked when you set them to the same value, only when you set the title to be blank. This allows EagleFiler to better preserve your intent, i.e. that the title should stay at the current value even if the filename changes.

- The filename counter is now preserved when rebuilding a library. This means that markers like "-1" and "-2" will no longer double up ("-1-2") if there are further filename conflicts, and they'll go away entirely if the record is moved to a location where there is no filename conflict.

- The insertion point in the record viewer is easier to see in Dark Mode.

- Improved the display of certain Web archive files.

- Improved the speed of indexing e-mails with certain attachment types.

- Updated the following sections of the manual:

- Merge Mailboxes/Message Files
- Records List
- How can I put my library on my iPhone?
- Ways to Import

- You can now omit the "library" parameter in an "x-eaglefiler" link, which means that EagleFiler will look for the record in the current library.

- Record GUIDs in "x-eaglefiler" links are now purely alphanumeric for easier searching and double-clicking to select.

- Adjusted the toolbar layout of the Errors window to make it clearer what options are available for each error.

- Improved the error reporting when a record can't be moved.

- Updated to version 1.5.3 of the SkimNotes framework.

- EagleFiler is better at handling and working around file system errors when creating a smart folder or editing a file.

- Worked around a bug that could cause a crash when importing multiple Evernote files at once.

- Fixed a bug where a record's preference for linking its title and filename was sometimes not preserved when rebuilding the library.

- Fixed a bug where the record viewer might not update its display when changing to a new record if you had just renamed the previous one.

- Fixed a bug that could cause an error backing up the metadata shortly after editing a record.

- Fixed a bug where the source list's colored circle label indicator wasn't positioned correctly when using the small sidebar icon size on macOS 12.3.1.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

flowcontrol ,

Clever and versatile

My primary reason for buying this was to safely archive my email in case Apple Mail mangles my old messages during a macOS upgrade. But it’s obviously useful for many more organizational needs. This is not the easiest software to learn, so I used the 30-day free trial from the website to take time with the online manual and understand how it works. After only a week or two of testing with my files, I decided this was a definite BUY. The only reason I dropped a star is that it is not the most intuitive software to learn, but it will reward those who stick with it and study it.

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.

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.

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