EagleFiler

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.6.2 | Release Date: 2014-05-14 | Download
  • It is now possible to import via drag and drop when multiple tags are selected. EagleFiler will assign all of the selected tags to the imported files.
  • EagleFiler now displays animated GIF files as videos, instead of showing the first frame as a static image.
  • More image/photo metadata is now indexed and, thus, searchable.
  • The Verify command can now detect and repair bad file permissions and ownership.
  • EagleFiler now uses power assertions to prevent App Nap from slowing user-initiated operations when the window is in the background or blocked by the screensaver.
  • Each library now has an independent queue of operations so, for example, a small import into one library no longer has to wait for another library’s large import to complete.
  • Made further optimizations to the Open With menu to make EagleFiler more responsive during typing.
  • When operations are in progress and you tell EagleFiler to empty the trash, it now waits a bit longer before aborting. This lets it successfully empty the trash if said operations were almost done.
  • Opening a library whose search index has been reset or deleted is much faster.
  • Movies and audio files are now indexed using AVFoundation rather than QuickTime.
  • The characters '“”‘’ are now allowed in tag names.
  • Modernized lots of code and removed old code that’s no longer needed for compatibility with legacy OS versions.
  • Added the Import Safari Tabs and Shorten Path scripts.
  • Added the How does indexing in EagleFiler work?, Where is my EagleFiler library?, How can I back up my EagleFiler data?, and Importing Mail From Mail Pilot sections to the manual. Updated the How can I access my library from multiple Macs?, How can I put my library on my iPhone?, and Importing Mail From Outlook sections.
  • The images in the PDF manual and Apple Help are now Retina-resolution.
  • Adjusted the font sizes in the PDF manual.
  • Added AlwaysShowNewRecordSheet and DrawColoredLabelRowBackgrounds to the Esoteric Preferences.
  • It is now possible to silently skip the capture warning when Apple Mail is busy.
  • EagleFiler now skips importing MailMate’s .emlh files.
  • If the indexer crashes due to a WebKit bug, EagleFiler now tries a second method of indexing.
  • EagleFiler now restores the label if there’s an error setting the Finger tags.
  • Made various improvements to EagleFiler’s error logging.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause a crash when indexing certain Web archive files.
  • Reduced RAM use when indexing Web archives.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could erroneously think that a file was missing if it was imported via Scan for New Files and had certain non-ASCII characters in its name.
  • Fixed a glitch with the Errors window toolbar when reporting certain types of mail import errors.
  • Fixed a bug where Import Bookmarks… would sometimes import duplicate URLs where there were none.
  • Fixed a bug where Import Bookmarks… would incorrectly skip importing some URLs when using the Bookmark Web page format if you had Allow duplicate files in library unchecked.
  • Fixed a bug indexing PDF files that contained nil strings.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing messages from Apple Mail sometimes created the mailbox inside an extra folder layer.
  • Fixed a bug where a record being edited in the Info window could have its changes prematurely committed, resulting in its removal from the selected smart folder (if the changes made it no longer match the smart folder’s criteria).
  • Fixed a bug where modification and creation dates older than 2000-12-31 were not properly displayed.
  • Fixed a bug where tagging a large number of records was slow.
Version 1.6.1 | Release Date: 2013-12-19 | Download
  • EagleFiler now syncs tags with the system when running on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Tag changes made in EagleFiler show up in the Finder and in other applications, and vice-versa. This is described more in the How do Finder tags work with EagleFiler? section of the manual. The first time you open a library on Mavericks, EagleFiler will sync its tags to the Finder. This will mark the files as modified, which will trigger a one-time re-indexing of all the files (but not mail messages) in your library.
  • The Characters button in the Tags window now opens the EagleFiler Tag Symbols Web page, which shows all the emoji and symbols in one place, rather than the system character picker.
  • EagleFiler is faster at indexing folders, at searching, and at sorting records by tag.
  • Improved the indexing of RTF, HTML, and plain text files attached to e-mail messages.
  • TextExpander Fill-In Fields now work when editing the Title, File, or From in EagleFiler’s records list.
  • EagleFiler is better at detecting database corruption in Microsoft Outlook and better at importing from damaged databases.
  • EagleFiler will now try to repair damaged e-mail messages before importing or merging them, to ensure that you end up with a valid mailbox file.
  • If you try to open a large number of files, EagleFiler now checks to make sure that’s what you meant to do (to avoid opening lots of unwanted windows).
  • The Close & Lock and New Folder… commands are now available in the toolbar, rather than just in the menu bar.
  • The Continuous Scroll, Single Page, and Two Pages are now available in the View ‣ PDF submenu, rather than just in the contextual menu.
  • When using the Find panel in a PDF, EagleFiler now shows an animated indicator to draw attention to the matching text.
  • The capture sound now plays using the output settings for sound effects.
  • Improved the display and searching of newer-format AudioNote files.
  • Added the EnableJavaScriptForMail esoteric preference so that you can work around WebKit crashing bugs when displaying HTML e-mails.
  • EagleFiler will now report an error if you try to open a library and the volume is running low on free space (such that it might not be able to save the changes that you make).
  • The Spotlight importer now works better with FoxTrot and Mac OS X 10.9.
  • Crash reports for eftexttool now show which file it was working on.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.9 that can cause a crash when indexing a Web archive.
  • Worked around a Core Animation bug in Mac OS X 10.8.5 that could cause a black box to be displayed on top of PDFs.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.9 that could cause PDFs to display partially scrolled down.
  • Fixed a bug where ePub files could be imported as text files.
  • Worked around OS bug that could cause a -600 error when opening a file in another application.
  • Worked around a bug in Evernote that could cause files to be imported with question mark characters (U+FFFD) instead of tabs.
  • Fixed a bug where using Scan for New Files to import a PDF file with no extension would create a duplicate record with a missing file.
  • Fixed a regression displaying file sizes larger than 4 GB.
  • Fixed a bug where some errors when opening a library were logged but not displayed to the user.
  • Fixed threading bug when indexing that could lead to an internal error being reported.
  • Fixed a bug where new files would not be indexed if you had created an ef_noindex tag but not assigned it to any files.
Version 1.5.10 | Release Date: 2012-05-09 | Download
  • The contextual menu Set Filename/From/Title commands are better at handling linebreaks.
  • It is now possible to move records to the trash by pressing Delete when multiple tags are selected in the source list.
  • The text fields in the smart folder editor make better use of the available window width.
  • Improved the Importing Mail From Outlook section of the manual.
  • Added the Importing Mail From MailMate section of the manual.
  • Improved the What information should I include when I report a problem? section of the manual.
  • Documented the TextInspectorBarStayOpen and UseOpenMetaRecentsForCompletion esoteric preferences.
  • Worked around a WebKit bug that could cause freezes when highlighting matching search terms.
  • Worked around a bug in Apple Mail that could lead to importing two copies of certain messages.
  • Worked around a problem where broken Mac OS X installations couldn’t report full error information.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause uncommitted changes in the tags bar to be lost.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error when the Quick Look window was open.
  • Fixed a bug where an incorrect error message could be displayed when capturing from Apple Mail.
  • Reduced the memory use of the Spotlight importer.
  • Improved the reporting of file permissions errors.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause a crash in Curio.
Version 1.5.9 | Release Date: 2012-02-21 | Download
  • Improved the error message that EagleFiler displays if you try to capture from Apple Mail when it’s busy. You can now click Capture Anyway if you’re sure that Mail is not busy with the messages you’ve asked EagleFiler to import.
  • EagleFiler can now capture from Hibari.
  • EagleFiler is now code-signed using a Developer ID certificate.
  • When printing a text or RTF file, fixed the font size and fixed a bug that could result in an extra blank page being printed.
  • Fixed a slowdown and crash that could occur when opening a library with lots of tags.
  • Fixed an error when using the Quick Look panel if the toolbar had been collapsed into a menu.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would report an internal error if there was a problem reading a text attachment.
  • Fixed a bug where the Info and Tags toolbar buttons would be disabled under rare circumstances.
  • Fixed a regression that could lead to logged error messages about setting OpenMeta tags on a non-existent note file.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes EagleFiler would rename the main thread.
Version 1.5.8 | Release Date: 2012-01-24 | Download
  • EagleFiler can now import rich text copied or dragged from Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • Made various optimizations to improve the responsiveness of the user interface, particularly when resizing the main browser window.
  • Searches by Filename, Title, From, and To/Cc, as well as matching in smart folders, are now diacritic-insensitive. For example, you can now search for resume and find résumé. (Anywhere and Notes searches have always been diacritic-insensitive.)
  • Added the Copy Filename, Copy File Path, and Copy File URL AppleScripts.
  • Added support for Growl notifications via GNTP (requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later).
  • When printing an image, EagleFiler will now center it and scale it down, as necessary, to fit the paper.
  • The Import From Apple Mail script now works in Full Screen mode on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • EagleFiler now skips importing temporary files for Microsoft Excel and invisible files from IntegrityChecker.
  • Tried to work around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that could cause EagleFiler to open multiple copies of the same library.
  • The update checksum script command is now synchronous, and it gains an optional for parameter that takes a list of records. This is much faster for bulk operations.
  • When rebuilding a library, EagleFiler now restores all the tags, not just the ones that were in use.
  • EagleFiler is better at checking fallback locations when reading OpenMeta tags.
  • EagleFiler is better at handling errors when setting OpenMeta tags.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could crash after a token field malfunction.
  • Fixed a bug importing the selected Web text from newer versions of Safari Reader.
  • Fixed a bug displaying e-mail messages when the Source URL column was shown.
  • Fixed a bug where the color of newly created tags could be set to white instead of black.
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong tag could be applied if you clicked a checkbox in the Tags inspector while renaming a tag.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a tag temporarily not showing in the source list after changing its position in the hierarchy.
  • EagleFiler’s reporting of unexpected errors is now more detailed and more robust.
  • The Importing Mail From Outlook section of the manual now explains how to use a smart folder to capture mail from multiple Outlook folders at once.
  • The manual now specifically recommends telling iWork applications to include previews with their documents.
  • The direct build of EagleFiler is now code-signed, too.
  • Cache folders for EagleFiler’s helper tools now have a reverse domain name prefix.
  • The preferences for the Apple Mail capture script are now stored in the main EagleFiler preferences file.
  • Launched applications no longer inherit EagleFiler’s Python environment variables, which could cause problems if they also used Python.
Version 1.5.7 | Release Date: 2011-12-07 | Download
  • Added support for Growl 1.3.
  • Added support for importing hierarchies of mailboxes from Apple Mail on Mac OS X 10.7 via drag and drop from the Finder.
  • The Import From Instapaper via NetNewsWire script lets you quickly import all your new Instapaper articles into EagleFiler.
  • The Replace in Filenames (Regex) script lets you batch-rename files using regular expressions.
  • On Mac OS X 10.7, EagleFiler supports emoji tag abbreviation pictures.
  • Various operations, such as arrow-keying through the records list, are faster and more responsive.
  • EagleFiler can now display previews for OmniGraffle documents that are internally compressed.
  • Added the PrefersRichText esoteric preference, which can be used if you want the EagleFiler: Import service, Import From Clipboard, and New Record ‣ From Clipboard to create plain text files instead of rich text files.
  • The commands in the Go menu now bring the focus to the source list for more predictable keyboard navigation.
  • Improved capturing of large batches of messages from Microsoft Outlook.
  • The Info inspector can now be opened via Command-I as well as Command-Option-I.
  • Records now have a universal type identifier scripting property, which should make certain kinds of AppleScripts much easier to write.
  • Pressing the Esc key will now cancel editing in the source list or records list (for consistency with Finder).
  • Clarified the error message when importing non-standard-format archive mailboxes from Apple Mail.
  • You can now use the ImportSkipFilenamePattern default to specify a regular expression. When EagleFiler imports a folder, any files whose names match the pattern will be skipped.
  • EagleFiler no longer maintains the same default note text between multiple invocations of Capture with options. This behavior can be reversed via the RememberCaptureNotesState default.
  • Fixed a bug where, in rare cases, files imported via the To Import folder were incorrectly thought to be duplicates if they had the same names as files that had been previously imported and recently moved.
  • Fixed a bug where an AppleScript would hang if it tried to start a scan for new files while another scan was already in progress.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler sometimes thought that files whose names ended with a period were missing.
  • Fixed a bug reporting Spotlight importer errors.
  • Fixed a bug where the contents of the Quick Look window weren’t always updated before it was shown, leading to flicker.
  • Fixed a bug importing locally stored Web pages.
  • Fixed a problem with saved view state and Full Screen mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash if there was an internal error launching a helper tool.
  • Fixed a bug where the = character wasn’t always treated as a word separator in phrase searches.
  • Added logging to help track down tag completion errors.
  • Updated the French localization.
  • Added a 1024×1024 application icon.
Version 1.5.6 | Release Date: 2011-10-03 | Download
  • Adjusted the fonts, styles, and colors in the Tag Cloud window so that it’s easier to read.
  • EagleFiler’s viewer displays more information for vCard files: categories, notes, phonetic/maiden/related names, related dates, social network profile URLs, etc.
  • Added the Remove Duplicate Files script.
  • Added the Import From Scanner script. Save this script as an application and set it as the target of your scanner software (e.g. the Fujitsu ScanSnap Manager). When you scan a file, EagleFiler will prompt you to enter a title and other metadata and then import the scan into your library.
  • EagleFiler’s capture key now works with Opera 11.50.
  • It is now possible to empty a library’s trash via AppleScript.
  • When editing plain text or RTF files on Mac OS X 10.7, EagleFiler no longer uses atomic (a.k.a. safe) saving because this exposes bugs in Lion’s file versioning feature, causing interoperability problems with applications such as TextEdit if you’re editing the same file in more than one application at a time.
  • EagleFiler now takes you out of search mode when you click on a different source. You can restore the old behavior via the ClearSearchWhenChangingSources esoteric preference if desired.
  • Added the PDFWebBackgrounds esoteric preference, which can be used to prevent EagleFiler from drawing colored backgrounds when importing a Web page in PDF format.
  • Added the ErrorsOpenForDuplicates esoteric preference. Normally, EagleFiler will open the Errors window when a file has been skipped during an import because it’s a duplicate. However, you can also set EagleFiler to log the error without opening the window, for example if you expect there to be duplicates and don’t care to see them reported.
  • Added the TextToolSkippedNames esoteric preference so that it’s now possible to skip indexing of files that cause Core PDF to hang.
  • EagleFiler is better at closing a library while operations are in progress.
  • Worked around an OS bug so that EagleFiler is once again able to capture from smart mailboxes in Apple Mail.
  • EagleFiler’s Spotlight importer plug-in works better with FoxTrot.
  • The default plain text font is now Menlo 11 rather than Monaco 10.
  • Fixed a problem where the window title would be too long if you had a large number of sources selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could in rare circumstances cause EagleFiler to create two records for a single file.
  • Fixed a bug importing a legacy/archive Apple Mail .mbox package via Scan for New Files.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler wouldn’t give up on rebuilding a mailbox when the file didn’t exist.
  • Updated various screenshots and documentation.
Version 1.5.5 | Release Date: 2011-08-04 | Download

  • Fixed some bugs that could prevent EagleFiler from capturing messages from Apple Mail under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (particularly if Mail contained a large number of messages or an IMAP path prefix was in effect).
  • Added text editing toolbar for setting the font, style, size, etc. when editing rich text documents (requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion).
  • EagleFiler is now able to capture from Apple Mail when it’s in Full Screen mode. However, due to limitations of the OS, capturing will not work in Full Screen mode if you have multiple Mail viewer windows open.
  • Updated the Using EagleFiler’s Capture Key From Preview instructions for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Added the Refetch Web page script, which can be used to convert bookmarks to Web archives (or other formats), to download the latest versions of pages that may have been updated, and more. Any existing metadata that you’ve added is transferred to the new files.
  • The Word Count script now shows the number of words in the current selection, as well as the total number of words in the document.
  • Added the MediaStylePDF esoteric preference so that it is now possible to override the stylesheet that EagleFiler uses when saving a Web page as a PDF.
  • It is now possible to replace a library’s Files folder with an alias to redirect it to another location.
  • When opening a large batch of files in Preview, they now appear in a single window, and this also avoids a -1712 error that Preview would report when told to open the files individually.
  • The Import Bookmarks… command now works with format-html files from Pinboard that have no file extension when downloaded by certain browsers.
  • When creating a new mailbox file, EagleFiler now assigns it HFS type 'TEXT' so that Entourage and Outlook will know that they can import it.
  • Updated the Export… instructions for Outlook.
  • Removed NOT from the documented search syntax, since it doesn't work with Match Partial Words. Instead, you should use - or ! to exclude matches that contain a particular word.
  • When using Reveal in Library in the Errors window, the relevant browser window is now brought to the front.
  • EagleFiler no longer adds a list of recent libraries to its Dock menu when running under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, since this is now a built-in feature of the Dock.
  • Improved the indexing of Microsoft Office documents.
  • Improved various error messages when capturing.
  • Fixed a bug where the Import Bookmarks… feature would create a tag with a blank name if the bookmarks did not have any tags.
  • Fixed a bug where the contextual menu in the Tags window didn’t work under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Fixed a bug where capturing from NetNewsWire didn’t work if the item had no title.
  • Fixed a bug with smart folders that use source URL criteria.
  • Reduced EagleFiler’s memory usage by removing a workaround for a PDF bug that seems to have been fixed in the final release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • The manual now explains how to open the Library folder on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler’s Spotlight importer for .eml files didn’t work properly under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Now, it works, although its functionality is limited due to sandbox restrictions.
  • Fixed a bug with re-personalizing via an x-eaglefiler URL.

Version 1.5.4 | Release Date: 2011-06-23 | Download
  • Added the Import Bookmarks… feature, for importing from Delicious, Pinboard, and browsers such as Safari. EagleFiler will preserve the tags, titles, and descriptions that you’ve set, as well as the original bookmarking date.
  • EagleFiler can now capture from the Cruz Web browser.
  • EagleFiler can now capture the current tab from the NewsRack RSS reader. It saves the selected text in a note.
  • When capturing from NetNewsWire, the selected Web page text is now saved in a note.
  • EagleFiler now works in full screen mode on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
  • When importing from Safari Reader (via drag and drop or the service), EagleFiler can now detect the proper URL for the original page.
  • Made some changes so that Web pages imported as PDFs no longer have duplicate copies of certain dynamic elements such as ads.
  • Importing Web pages as PDFs is faster.
  • You can now type Command-Return (or Enter, as before) to dismiss the Capture with options, Quick entry, and Batch Change… dialogs.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for switching between the tabs in the Capture with options and Quick entry windows.
  • When dragging from the records list or the source list to the Finder, EagleFiler now copies the file by default. You can hold down the Command and Option keys before starting the drag in order to create an alias (the old behavior); this can be useful when assembling a burn folder.
  • Added instructions for importing individual messages from Postbox and Thunderbird.
  • Added the Rename for Dropbox/Windows script.
  • Wrote the Change Rich Text Font script for changing the font across multiple existing RTF or RTFD documents.
  • The Scan for New Files feature now supports the UnscannedFilenames default so that you can set certain filenames that will always be ignored by scans.
  • Pressing Return in the source list now edits the name of the selected item, rather than opening it in a new window.
  • Added the RespectImageDPI esoteric preference, which can be used to improve the display of images that do not have the correct resolution set, thus making them appear way too small.
  • The Reveal in Library button in the Errors window now selects the record in an existing window instead of opening a new one. This makes it much faster to deal with “Missing File” errors. The RevealInLibraryNewWindow esoteric preference is available for those who prefer the old behavior.
  • The viewer pane now displays custom icons for bookmarks, which is useful if you’ve used setWeblocThumb.
  • It is now possible to set the Date Added via AppleScript.
  • It is now possibly to specify the Web page format when importing a URL via AppleScript.
  • EagleFiler now caches file attributes for longer, which should speed up some smart folders and sorting operations.
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
  • Improved responsiveness when dragging and dropping text into EagleFiler.
  • EagleFiler now allows the colon character in tag names.
  • Improved the display of messages that erroneously declare themselves to be both HTML and plain text by treating them as HTML.
  • It is now possibly to exclude certain filenames and extensions from indexing if this is necessary to work around buggy Spotlight importer plug-ins. This is controlled by the SpotlightImporterSkippedNames and SpotlightImporterSkippedExtensions defaults.
  • If there is a crash while importing a folder from the To Import folder, EagleFiler will now “resume” importing it into the same folder the next time the library is opened. Previous versions would instead import the remaining files into a second folder, leaving you with two partial hierarchies instead of one complete one.
  • Made various improvements to EagleFiler’s error logging.
  • If you try to move a file into a folder that no longer exists, EagleFiler now reports a regular “Missing File” error for the folder, rather than an internal error.
  • Adjusted the help page titles to fit better in the menu and search results.
  • Made an optimization so that menus pull down more quickly. (More work in this area is in progress.)
  • Worked around a WebKit bug that could (in rare cases) cause EagleFiler to save the content of a Web page before it had completely finished loading.
  • When capturing from Apple Mail, EagleFiler now reports a better error when no messages are selected.
  • Fixed a problem where EagleFiler would not detect certain captured messages in a mailbox if Entourage or Outlook had exported them with malformed headers.
  • Fixed a bug where the Close & Lock command sometimes mentioned the name of a library that had already been closed.
  • Fixed a small memory leak when indexing .eml files.
  • Fixed a bug where the EagleFiler: Import With Options service would sometimes import as plain text instead of rich text.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler sometimes didn’t completely close a library after its last window was closed.
  • Made various changes to try to work around a crash that could occur when there’s an error emptying the trash.
  • Fixed a bug where the Info window might not load correctly if it had been open the last time EagleFiler quit and no library was open.
  • Fixed a bug where the browser window was sometimes not brought to the front when re-opening recent libraries.
Version 1.5.3 | Release Date: 2011-03-17 | Download
  • Choosing Print now always prints the contents of the record viewer, even if it doesn’t have focus, since this what most people want most of the time. To print the source list or records list, hold down the Option key.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s responsiveness when indexing e-mail attachments.
  • Optimized various operations when selecting and dragging large numbers of records.
  • When importing a hash-bang URL, EagleFiler is better able to save the dynamically loaded content into the Web archive.
  • Improved the display of Web archives that use JavaScript to load and format their content.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Apple Mail.
  • Improved the speed and accuracy of searching large numbers of mailboxes.
  • Added the EnableJavaScript esoteric preference, which can be used to turn off JavaScript when displaying Web pages.
  • The Verify section of the manual now has some advice for how to recover from errors.
  • EagleFiler now logs its errors to the system log database rather than a separate log file.
  • Added another workaround to prevent crashes when importing or indexing due to a bug in Mac OS X 10.6.
  • To avoid duplicates and infinite loops, EagleFiler no longer follows folder symlinks when importing.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple copies of a library could be loaded if you clicked several x-eaglefiler links before EagleFiler had launched.
  • Fixed a bug where Scan for New Files could start importing a folder and growl before all of its contents had been imported.
Version 1.5.2 | Release Date: 2011-01-25 | Download
  • Made some optimizations so that typing in the viewer and in text fields is more responsive.
  • Made some changes to hopefully work around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that, for some users, had been causing intermittent crashes when importing lots of files.
  • When importing due to Scan for New Files or the To Import folder, EagleFiler now skips symlinks. This prevents accidentally referencing files outside the library folder.
  • Added the Reload OpenMeta Tags AppleScript.
  • Worked around a problem with the eDrawings Viewer Spotlight importer plug-in that could cause indexing to hang.
  • Added accessibility titles to the Preferences window.
  • Improved the German localization.
  • EagleFiler is now code-signed.
  • Fixed a bug where changes in the tags bar could be lost if you were viewing a Web archive and moused over a link.
  • Fixed a bug where file sizes in the records list were not displayed using base-10 megabytes when running on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Fixed a bug where setting the basename property via AppleScript wasn’t undoable.
  • Fixed a regression where EagleFiler could not import a file whose name contained a colon unless it was running on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Fixed a bug where the scan for new files script command returned before it was actually possible to close the window.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would let the JavaScript in a Web archive close the window.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on a tag toolbar button or in the Tag Cloud discarded changes made in the Info window’s tags field.
  • Fixed a bug where the tagging toolbar buttons didn’t work if certain fields in the Info window were in edit mode.
  • Fixed a regression where fields in the Info window could be incorrectly enabled when there was a multiple selection.
  • EagleFiler will now note in the log if a file was modified in the future, as this can prevent indexing from completing.
  • Common types of errors when setting OpenMeta tags are now logged more concisely.
  • No longer logs errors when Quick Look fails to generate a preview.
  • If a damaged index file prevents a search from completing, EagleFiler now shows the search results that are available and logs an error, rather than confusingly making it look as though you weren’t searching at all.
  • The build number is now available as a tooltip on the version number in the about box.
  • Fixed a bug where the Spotlight indexer didn’t work for .eml files with CRLF linebreaks.
  • Worked around a Finder problem that could prevent capturing from MarsEdit.
  • Fixed a bug where the Open With contextual menu item didn’t work when EagleFiler was in the background.
  • Fixed a regression where capturing didn’t work with Safari 3.
Version 1.5.1 | Release Date: 2010-12-15 | Download
  • EagleFiler no longer tries to import cache folders created by beta versions of Dropbox.
  • Fixed a bug where tag winnowing didn’t work properly with no folder selected.
  • The progress text field below the source list now has a tooltip so that you can read it when the text is truncated.
  • Fixed a bug where uncommitted changes to the Info window’s tags field weren’t saved when switching to another application, if multiple records were selected.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the tags sometimes didn’t take effect if you were concurrently editing in a tags field.
  • Fixed a bug where tag changes in the Info window didn’t take effect if you closed the inspector before doing anything else.
  • Fixed a bug where tag auto-completion in the Info window didn’t work when multiple records were selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent renaming to a long filename containing a period.
  • Added a warning log message if the CTLoader haxie is installed, as it can cause imports to freeze.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would always show the introductory help if you had created exclusively encrypted libraries and none were accessible when launching the application.
  • Fixed a bug where an AppleScript would hang if you asked it to show the options dialog and then clicked the Cancel button.
  • Fixed a regression where the Batch Change… window sometimes didn’t set the tags properly.
  • Worked around changes in Together so that it’s once again possible for EagleFiler to import tags and notes via the capture key.
  • EagleFiler now skips importing InDesign lock files (.idlk), so it no longer complains about them being missing when InDesign releases the lock.
  • Fixed a bug where invalid Spotlight URL metadata from SiteSucker could prevent EagleFiler from importing a file.
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2010-11-22 | Download
Highlights
  • The new Quick entry hotkey lets you create a new RTF or text file from from within any application. You can enter the contents of the file, choose which library and folder it’s saved in, and set metadata such as the tags, label, and notes.
  • When importing via drag and drop or Save PDF to EagleFiler, you can now hold down the Option key to have EagleFiler show the options dialog (which was previously only available when capturing). This lets you set the destination folder, tags, label, notes, etc. There is also a new EagleFiler: Import (Ask for Options) system service, which presents the options dialog when importing the selected text or file from another application, and the options dialog is also available for bookmarklets.
  • You can now perform quick tag “searches” by selecting multiple sources (folders, smart folders, mailboxes, tags) at once (holding down the Command key). Previously, EagleFiler displayed the union of all the records in the selected sources. Now it displays the union of the records, but only those that have all of the selected tags. This makes it possible to easily winnow records by tag without typing a search query. For example, to see the flagged files in a folder, select the folder and the flagged tag. To see the records that are both flagged and unread, select both the flagged and unread tags.
  • The main window now displays much better previews for iWork documents than what Quick Look provides. For Keynote, Numbers, and Pages documents that were saved with an embedded preview, EagleFiler can now display full-size previews with multiple pages and highlighted search result text. This also works for OmniGraffle documents, and it works on Mac OS X 10.4 (where Quick Look is not available).
  • Double-clicking a folder or mailbox in the records list now opens it in the same window rather than making a new window. This should make browsing faster. If you do want a new window, you can Option-double-click or use the Open in New Window command.
  • There’s a new Move To command in the Record menu and the contextual menu, which lets you quickly move records to a different folder.
  • You can now add files directly to EagleFiler’s library folder (or a subfolder) in the Finder. When EagleFiler scans for new files (which it does when you open the library or use the Scan for New Files command), it will automatically import any files that it did not previously know about. You can turn off the ScanForNewFilesOnOpen esoteric preference if you don’t want EagleFiler to automatically scan when the library is opened.
  • EagleFiler can now index and search files that are attached to e-mail messages. This includes text, RTF, PDF, and Word files, as well as file types that have Spotlight importers.
  • Smart folders that search for “contains any/all tags” are about 10 times faster than in EagleFiler 1.4.
  • There’s a new Web page format called PDF (Single Page), which creates PDF files that are optimized for on-screen viewing in a single, continuous page.
  • Added the OCR With PDFpen and OCR using UNPDF scripts, which let you perform optical character recognition on PDF files in EagleFiler. For more information, see the How can I run optical character recognition (OCR) on my PDFs? section.
  • The tags bar can now be used to assign (or remove) tags from multiple selected records at once. This also works in the Info inspector. (If the records have differing tags, EagleFiler shows the Batch Change… button, as before.)
  • Add the Close & Lock command, which closes an encrypted library and also locks it (by ejecting the disk image) so that accessing library’s contents requires the passphrase.
Source List
  • The Go menu contains new commands to quickly jump to Records (to search the whole library), the built-in smart folders, flagged, and unread, along with some commands that were previously in the the View menu.
  • You can now use Copy Record Link to create URLs that, when clicked, select particular folders, smart folders, or tags in the source list.
  • Choosing Select All while the source list has focus now selects all the records, which is more useful than the previous behavior of selecting all the sources.
Records List
  • The new Open With submenu lets you view a file or mail message using a particular application rather than the default. You can use Always Open With to change the default application that’s used when you double-click.
  • The New Record ‣ From Clipboard command lets you create new files in EagleFiler by “pasting” (the shortcut is Command-Shift-V) text snippets into the records list.
  • You can now drag and drop onto individual folders in the records list. This works for importing files from other applications, moving records within a library, and copying files from other EagleFiler libraries.
  • You can now three-finger swipe left or right on a multi-touch trackpad or Magic Mouse to go to the previous or next record in the list.
  • There are new columns for Notes, Source URL, flagged, and unread.
  • Tooltips now show more information: the kind, size, relative path, source URL, tags, and notes.
  • The icon column now has a title in the hiding/showing menu.
Mail
  • The new Merge Message Files command lets you recombine e-mail messages stored as individual .eml files into a single mailbox file. This lets EagleFiler store the messages more efficiently and allows for interoperation with other applications that can read mbox files.
  • When importing a .eml file, EagleFiler now changes the file’s dates to match those of the contained e-mail message.
  • Apple Mail is pickier than it used to be about which mbox files it will import. When importing and exporting messages, EagleFiler is now more aggressive about normalizing the message formats so that Apple Mail will accept them.
  • EagleFiler can now import mailboxes that were exported by Apple Mail’s Archive Mailbox… command. However, it’s still best to capture the messages directly from Mail. The archive mailboxes use a non-standard mbox format, and EagleFiler cannot read the message status flags or MailTags metadata from them.
  • When merging mailboxes, the date added is now set to that of the newest mailbox instead of the current date.
  • When converting e-mail messages to .eml format, EagleFiler now exports the tags to OpenMeta.
  • If you’ve set Entourage or another mail program as the default opener for .eml files (rather than Apple Mail), EagleFiler now shows the appropriate application name and icon in the Record menu when an e-mail message is selected.
  • EagleFiler can now import .rssmbox folders from Apple Mail. Capturing RSS messages from Mail does not work, however, due to limitations of Mail’s AppleScript support.
Viewing and Editing
  • You can now open the Quick Look window by pressing the Spacebar or clicking a toolbar button.
  • The new Slideshow command (and toolbar button) opens a full-screen Quick Look view of the selected record or records.
  • Added Replace, Replace All, and Replace and Find commands to the Edit ‣ Find menu. The menu commands are probably less convenient than opening the Find panel, however you can use System Preferences to assign them keyboard shortcuts, to make text editing much faster.
  • Added to the Edit ‣ Spelling and Grammar menu: Check Grammar With Spelling and Correct Spelling Automatically. EagleFiler remembers these settings per-window.
  • Added commands in the Edit ‣ Transformations submenu: Make Upper Case, Make Lower Case, and Capitalize.
  • Added options in the Edit ‣ Substitutions menu: Show Substitutions, Smart Copy/Paste, Smart Quotes, Smart Dashes, Smart Links, Data Detectors, and Text Replacement. EagleFiler enables these features by default when editing, and it remembers per-window how you’ve configured them.
  • Added the Strikethrough command to the Format menu.
  • Improved the quality of the thumbnail images when EagleFiler displays a record in the inline viewer using Quick Look.
Searching
  • Added a Spotlight importer plug-in so that the contents of .eml files (messages that you’ve dragged out of their mailboxes into folders) can be searched outside of EagleFiler.
  • Indexed searches can now find text from additional e-mail header fields such as Bcc and various sender and mailing list fields. This change takes effect for newly imported mail, or if you hold down the Command and Option keys when opening a library and tell EagleFiler to rebuild its indexes.
  • Added label text to the smart folder editor that explains how to create new Any/All/None criteria.
  • Note files are now given the associated record’s tags so that they can be searched by tag via Spotlight.
  • EagleFiler is now able to search invisible content in Web archives: link titles, image alt text, and hidden elements (e.g. spoiler text). Previously imported Web archives will be reindexed the next time you open the library.
  • EagleFiler is much faster at indexing Web archives.
Capture
  • When capturing a Web page from Safari, EagleFiler now stores the selected text in a note.
  • EagleFiler can now capture from Google Chrome, DEVONthink Pro 2, and Microsoft Outlook 2011.
  • When capturing from Journler, EagleFiler now preserves the category (as an EagleFiler tag) and assigns tags to any subsidiary resource files that it imports (rather than just to the main file).
  • EagleFiler now plays the capture sound after running the script, rather than before, so you can use the sound as an indicator that it’s OK to close your Safari window or NetNewsWire tab.
  • The source items for a capture are now displayed on a separate tab, since they usually didn’t fit in the single-line text field.
  • Improved the error reporting when capturing from Entourage Firefox 3.6.
  • Added the PlayCaptureSound esoteric preference so that it is now possible to make EagleFiler silent when you press the capture key.
Documentation
  • Added the How can I run AppleScripts from EagleFiler’s script menu? and How can I run optical character recognition (OCR) on my PDFs? sections to the manual.
  • If you’re launching EagleFiler for the first time or it looks like you don’t have any libraries, EagleFiler will open the (revised) Basics section of the manual to help you get started.
  • Added an About Stationery and Scripts item to the New Record submenu to make it easy to open the relevant documentation.
  • Updated the How can I put my library on my iPhone? and How can I access my library from multiple Macs? sections of the manual with additional information about Dropbox and other sharing software.
  • Updated the Importing Mail section of the manual with instructions for importing IMAP mail from Postbox and Thunderbird.
  • Added a warning that SugarSync does not support filenames containing : at the Unix level (/ in the Finder).
  • Added commands to the Help menu for displaying the keyboard shortcuts, example AppleScripts, and opening the bookmarklets information page.
AppleScript
  • You can now get the viewer’s selected text via AppleScript.
  • Added the asking for options argument for the import script command so that you can show EagleFiler’s options dialog when importing.
  • It is now easier to set the source URL when importing via AppleScript.
  • Added the basename property for records, which should simplify many common AppleScripts.
  • Added the text content property for records, which is useful in circumstances where AppleScript’s contents doesn’t work.
  • You can now initiate a capture or capture with options via AppleScript.
  • Changing the source URL of a bookmark via AppleScript now writes the new URL into the bookmark file.
  • Tag abbreviations are now settable.
  • Added the load OpenMeta tags command, which lets you write AppleScripts that bring changed tags from OpenMeta to EagleFiler, rather than the reverse (which EagleFiler does automatically).
Interface Tweaks
  • EagleFiler now shows the spinning progress indicator for all types of activity (not just imports and merges), and next to the spinner it describes one of the more important things it’s currently doing. This should make it much easier to see what’s happening without having to open the Activity window, although you can still do that by clicking the progress indicator.
  • The notes text view now accepts click-through, so it’s smoother to switch to it and begin typing.
  • You can now Tab (and Shift-Tab) between the source list and the records list without having to hold the Control key.
  • When running on Mac OS X 10.6 or later, EagleFiler now displays file sizes using base-10 megabytes (to match the Finder).
  • The default behavior is now to open x-eaglefiler links in an existing window if possible. You can use the esoteric preferences to make it create a new window instead.
  • The Info inspector now shows a proxy icon in its title bar for the file being inspected, and you can Command-click on it to show a path menu.
  • The new Edit Notes menu item (Command-Shift-E) opens the Info inspector and gives the notes keyboard focus. This makes it easier to quickly add notes to a record.
  • When importing a single record, EagleFiler’s Growl notification now shows a thumbnail of it instead of the EagleFiler icon. This can help you see whether a Web page was imported correctly or whether it depends on session state that is not available to EagleFiler (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later).
  • The text view options (e.g. whether Check Spelling While Typing is enabled) are now synchronized between the viewer and the Notes view in the Info inspector.
  • Added the CaseSensitiveTagCompletion esoteric preference, which makes it easier to type new tag names that are similar to existing tags but with differing case.
  • Removed Contents of Record from the default toolbar because most of its functionality is now available by double-clicking.
  • Enabled undo in various text fields (this requires Mac OS X 10.6 due to a bug in previous OS versions).
  • To reduce clutter, the Activity window is now hidden by default. (If you open it via the menu or by clicking the progress spinner, EagleFiler will remember to re-open it.)
  • Moved the Close commands higher in the File menu.
  • Improved the design of the Software Update… and Purchase… windows.
  • Improved the progress icon for metadata backups.
  • Updated the disk image layout.
Miscellaneous
  • When importing a file that it downloaded itself, EagleFiler has always stored the source URL. Now it also tries to store the source URLs for files downloaded by other applications.
  • EagleFiler is better at displaying and opening alias files.
  • Various non-downloadable URLs are now always imported as bookmarks.
  • EagleFiler’s metadata backup files now use relative rather than absolute paths. This makes syncing libraries between multiple Macs more efficient.
  • The date added is now restored from metadata backups.
  • EagleFiler does a better job of cleaning up the title when importing a file.
  • Added ! as an allowed tag character.
  • Added « and » as allowed tag name characters.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s error reporting when opening search index files.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s error reporting when a mailbox file is missing.
  • EagleFiler is faster at creating bookmarks from non-Web URLs.
  • Made some improvements to the crash reporter.
  • EagleFiler can now import plain text notes from metadata backup files that are missing the RTFD data.
Bug Fixes
  • EagleFiler now reports an error rather than hanging when you ask it to import an x-eaglefiler URL.
  • Made a change to prevent Zooom/2 from causing an internal error when resizing the source list.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would sometimes quit when coming out of trial mode.
  • Fixed a bug in which EagleFiler would let you try to rename a file using an invalid name.
  • Fixed an internal error when formatting file sizes.
  • Fixed a bug where setting the title/filename/from/tags from the selection in the viewer didn’t work if the field in question was currently being edited in the Info inspector.
  • Fixed a bug where changing a the filename in the Info inspector didn’t update a linked title.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would sometimes report an error when displaying an e-mail message.
  • Fixed a bug with tag auto-completion and non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler could hang when importing non-Web URLs.
  • Worked around a bug in Firefox that could prevent EagleFiler from importing dragged images.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler stripped a trailing period from the name when importing a folder.
  • Worked around some OS bugs that caused slowness and prevented EagleFiler from displaying Web archives created from Safari Reader.
  • Fixed a bug where a smart folder that searched for an empty From didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug where PDF files that are unreadable by Preview could not be imported into an EagleFiler library.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause crashes when indexing Web archives.
  • Fixed scaling when printing PDF files.
  • Fixed a bug where choosing Actual Size when viewing a PDF didn’t make the change stick.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would re-save metadata property list files that hadn’t changed, which could lead to incorrect folder modification dates and sorting.
  • Fixed a bug displaying non-Roman Finder label names (requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later).
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll position of a .eml file could get reset when switching applications.
  • Fixed a bug where certain long filenames would be imported with hexadecimal abbreviations.
Version 1.4.13 | Release Date: 2010-01-21 | Download
  • Improved EagleFiler’s responsiveness with libraries containing many files.
  • Updated the instructions for how to make EagleFiler’s capture key work with Preview on Mac OS X 10.6. EagleFiler will automatically show this when you try to capture from Preview.
  • Google Chrome does not have sufficient AppleScript support to work with EagleFiler’s capture key, so EagleFiler will now display a message that tells how you can add an EagleFiler button to Chrome’s toolbar.
  • Added the Convert Plain Text to Rich Text script.
  • Added # as a word character for indexing, so that you can search for preprocessor directives and hashtags. This will take effect for new libraries or if you rebuild your indexes by holding the Command and Option keys when opening a library.
  • Added the Drag and Drop section of the manual and expanded the Importing Mail and The Edit Menu sections.
  • Improved the styling of the Apple Help.
  • Fixed a bug searching for certain terms with Match Partial Words enabled.
  • Fixed a regression where EagleFiler wouldn’t launch on a PowerPC G3–based Mac.
  • Fixed a bug dragging iChat files.
  • Fixed a bug where messages didn’t sort properly by Date Created.
  • Fixed a bug where some closed windows still showed up via AppleScript.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that could cause inconsistent font sizes in the contextual menus.
Version 1.4.12 | Release Date: 2009-12-08 | Download
  • EagleFiler is faster at building a mailbox’s table of contents after importing it.
  • You can now use the characters []{}=#. in tag names.
  • The Date Created for e-mail messages now shows the date from the message’s headers rather than the creation date of the mailbox file.
  • Added the ViewEMLOnTiger esoteric preference, which is useful for people who want to use Microsoft Entourage as their external mail viewer on Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Tweaked the spacing in the source list to match Mail.
  • Tweaked the positions of the tag icons in the source list when it’s set to large icon mode.
  • The New Record ‣ Open Stationery Folder command now opens the folder instead of revealing it.
  • EagleFiler is now more robust with respect to errors when importing mail from Entourage, Mailsmith, and PowerMail.
  • Fixed a bug where read records might be tagged as unread when restoring from a metadata backup.
  • Fixed a bug where, in some circumstances, EagleFiler could display an error message or crash when undoing too many times in the record viewer.
  • Fixed a bug where the Tag Cloud didn’t immediately update after changing the font in the preferences.
  • Fixed a bug where Command Up/Down didn’t move the insertion point in a text document when the viewer had keyboard focus.
  • Fixed a bug opening files in MacVim.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler didn’t show the alternating row background colors after a failed search.
  • Fixed a bug capturing from Flock when using Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Fixed a bug capturing large amounts of mail from PowerMail at once.
  • Fixed a regression where some icons in sheets were drawn as dimmed.
  • Fixed a bug where New Record ‣ Open Stationery Folder and Reveal in Finder didn’t work if TableText or another old application was running.
Version 1.4.11 | Release Date: 2009-11-12 | Download
  • The EagleFiler: Import service (for importing the selected text, URL, or files) is now enabled by default on Mac OS X 10.6. You may still need to log out and log back in for the system to recognize it, however.
  • Worked around a change in Mac OS X that could make EagleFiler report an error when opening a library.
  • Fixed a regression where sometimes EagleFiler didn’t open files in the proper external viewer/editor application.
Version 1.4.10 | Release Date: 2009-11-11 | Download
  • EagleFiler can now capture from Microsoft Exchange mailboxes in Apple Mail.
  • Updated the How can I put my library on my iPhone? section of the manual with a link to the Dropbox iPhone application.
  • You can now double-click an embedded file in the viewer or notes to open it in a separate window for viewing.
  • Improved the instructions for importing mail from Thunderbird.
  • The script for quickly creating new text files from LaunchBar will now let you enter tags as well.
  • If a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 has erased the OpenMeta tags for a file that EagleFiler is importing, it will now look under kMDItemOMUserTags, which Spotlight may have preserved.
  • Deleting a tag now removes it from the shared list of recent tags, so that it doesn’t appear to still be hanging around.
  • Worked around a change in Flock so that EagleFiler can capture from it again.
  • EagleFiler now displays image files according to the orientation information in their metadata (requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later).
  • EagleFiler now writes the tags to kMDItemOMUserTags (and sets kMDItemOMUserTagTime) for compatibility with newer versions of OpenMeta.
  • EagleFiler now gives priority to the org.openmetainfo extended attributes if they’re present and have more recent timestamps. This will make it possible to transition away from keys in Apple’s domain.
  • Added the RecordsListHasAlternatingBackground esoteric preference for people who prefer a solid white background color in the records list.
  • When you ask it to create a new file, EagleFiler no longer replaces / in the filename with -.
  • To avoid confusion with the single-selection case, pressing Return in the records list no longer opens multiple selected records externally.
  • Fixed a bug where the keyboard shortcut for New Record ‣ Plain Text File didn’t work under non-English localizations.
  • Fixed a bug in the URL colorer that prevented some message bodies from being displayed.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in empty tag names after renaming.
  • Worked around a suspected bug in Mac OS X that could prevent EagleFiler from restoring the correct window position and size when opening a library.
  • Fixed a bug where some individual message files didn’t sort properly by title.
  • Fixed a bug with the French localization when creating a new file.
  • Changed the way the Software Update feature finds the downloads folder on Mac OS X 10.5 and later because sometimes the one that Internet Config returned would be invalid or unwanted.
  • Improved EagleFiler’s error handling when it can’t read a metadata backup file due to a disk error.
  • Modernized the code.
Version 1.4.9 | Release Date: 2009-09-04 | Download
  • When using Mac OS X 10.6, you can use the Keyboard pane in System Preferences to add EagleFiler’s import service to contextual menus in your other applications.
  • Added the OpenEagleFilerURLsInNewWindow esoteric preference, which can be used to make EagleFiler open record links in an existing window rather than creating a new one.
  • When dragging from the records list, EagleFiler now makes x-eaglefiler URLs available (instead of titles) when the receiving application expects plain text. This makes it possible to, e.g. drag and drop to Things to create a link to an EagleFiler record.
  • EagleFiler now preserves the flagged state when capturing from Yojimbo.
  • Updated the How can I put my library on my iPhone? section of the manual to reference Quickword, which allows editing of plain text and Microsoft Word documents from the iPhone.
  • Added a note saying that accessing EagleFiler’s Dock menu (e.g. to open a recent library) requires a right-click or a Control-click under Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Added a workaround for an error logging bug in the OS.
  • Improved number entry in the smart folder editor.
  • Fixed an appearance glitch when dragging from the records list.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that could cause EagleFiler to crash when indexing.
  • Worked around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that could prevent some files from being indexed.
Version 1.4.8 | Release Date: 2009-08-24 | Download
  • Capturing a bookmark from NetNewsWire, OmniWeb, Safari, and WebKit Nightly is much faster because EagleFiler no longer goes online to download the contents of the page.
  • The records list now supports click-through. This means that it no longer takes two clicks to select a different record when one of the inspector windows has focus.
  • Added an optimization so that image files with custom icons can be displayed in the records list without having to ask Quick Look to generate a thumbnail.
  • Improved the library opening speed by reducing the time spent building the action menu.
  • The How can I access my library from multiple Macs? and How can I put my library on my iPhone? sections of the manual now discuss SugarSync.
  • Updated the How can I put my library on my iPhone? section of the manual to add a link to Apple’s new MobileMe iDisk app.
  • The Errors window now appears on all spaces.
  • EagleFiler no longer auto-opens the Errors window at launch if it was open at quit.
  • The crash reporter works better with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • The software updater now supports two-digit version numbers like “1.4.10”—just in case.
  • Made the progress window wider so that the text fits better.
  • Updated the links for Mailsmith’s new home.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler’s auto-conversion from an RTF file to RTFD (e.g. when you pasted in an image) could overwrite a pre-existing RTFD file.
  • Fixed a bug where the Reply to Message command didn’t work properly with Entourage.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler sometimes didn’t let you type a space in the Capture with options window.
  • Fixed a bug where the fields and text view in the Info inspector would lose keyboard focus when switching to another application.
  • Fixed a bug where editing in the records list wasn’t committed before switching to an inspector.
  • Fixed a bug where importing a .webloc file via drag and drop didn’t set the proper source URL.
  • Fixed a bug where the record viewer would not remain collapsed when resizing the window.
  • Fixed a bug where double-clicking on a column header in the records list would open the selected records.
  • Fixed a bug where, for the first Capture with options for a library, EagleFiler would suggest the “unread” tag even if the preferences were set not to mark new records as unread.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would report an error when importing an empty message from Apple Mail.
Version 1.4.7 | Release Date: 2009-07-28 | Download
  • EagleFiler now copies tags into the extended attributes for Spotlight searchability and interoperability with applications that use OpenMeta (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later). EagleFiler also integrates with OpenMeta’s list of recent tags and (since version 1.4.5) imports tags that were assigned using OpenMeta. As with previous versions, EagleFiler’s primary tag store is its database, so you won’t lose any metadata if you store, edit, or copy files in a manner that discards extended attributes, or if you restore from a Time Machine backup. Once a file is in EagleFiler, the tags must be edited using EagleFiler. The Copy tags to Spotlight comments option still works, but since OpenMeta support makes it largely redundant it is no longer recommended except for use on Mac OS X 10.4 and for interoperability with non-OpenMeta applications.
  • EagleFiler now displays thumbnail icon previews of image files (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later).
  • Improved EagleFiler’s capture support for Journler. It now preserves the tags, comments, images, and resources, and it omits the entry header.
  • Revealing a message in the Finder now reveals a .eml file instead of an .emlx file. You can use File ‣ Get Info on this file to make Entourage the default message viewer.
  • When exporting messages, EagleFiler now adds a .mbox file extension so that Entourage will recognize that it can import from the file.
  • Improved the Web archives that EagleFiler imports from pages served as XML.
  • Now shows Growl notifications when using drag and drop tocopy files from one library to another.
  • EagleFiler now shows a library’s spinning progress indicator for all types of user-initiated operations, not just imports.
  • Improved the parsing of invalid e-mail addresses.
  • Increased the default capacity of encrypted libraries.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler allowed editing of locked files and then didn’t save them properly (due to a suspected OS bug).
  • Fixed a bug where some auxiliary frame content wasn’t saved into Web archives.
  • Fixed a bug where tags and notes were not preserved when dragging a bookmark from one library to another.
  • Fixed a bug where Control-Tab didn’t work with Web views.
  • Fixed a bug where certain Web pages wouldn’t import from Safari via the bookmarklets.
  • Fixed a bug where the search field lost focus after pressing Return/Enter.
  • Fixed a bug updating the search field label.
  • Fixed a bug where some file URLs wouldn’t import via bookmarklets.
  • Fixed a bug creating Web PDFs from non-conforming URLs.
  • Fixed a bug importing messages with X-From_ headers.
  • Fixed a bug importing messages from Entourage with Mac linebreaks and unescaped “From ” lines.
  • Fixed a bug indexing notes for libraries inside non-ASCII-named folders.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler highlighted search operators in the viewer.
  • Removed a Web archive workaround that’s no longer needed due to a bug fix in Safari 4.
  • Updated the French localization.
Version 1.4.6 | Release Date: 2009-06-01 | Download
  • The Drop Pad window now appears on all spaces.
  • When creating a Web archive, EagleFiler now uses the proper page title for Web sites such as gmane.org that change the title using JavaScript.
  • Added +$*/~()|%^& as characters allowed in tag names.
  • The search fields are now scrollable.
  • The ruler is now shown by default for editable rich text files.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for showing, copying, and pasting the ruler.
  • Updated to version 1.1.7 of the SkimNotes framework.
  • Updated the instructions for changing an encrypted library’s passphrase to work around a bug in Disk Utility.
  • Improved the display of messages containing invalid Base64 content.
  • No longer adds a useless x-msg URL to the bottom of text imported from mail messages as RTFD.
  • Worked around a bug in the Safari 4 beta that could cause some images not to be saved into Web archives.
  • Fixed a bug where the search wasn’t cleared when opening a folder in a new window with the ClearSearchWhenChangingSources esoteric preference enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the plain text font didn’t change the font of newly typed text.
  • Fixed a bug where the raw source for a message would sometimes show one extra character.
  • The crash reporter works better with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • The crash reporter now warns before sending a report without an e-mail address.
  • You can now press Enter to click the Send Report button in the crash reporter.
  • Updated Korean localization.
Version 1.4.5 | Release Date: 2009-03-24 | Download
  • When capturing from Apple Mail, EagleFiler can now directly import messages that are selected in smart mailboxes and in special “merged” mailboxes such as Inbox.
  • When you do a library search for a phrase, EagleFiler now removes the quotation marks when transferring the query to Preview or Skim.
  • EagleFiler now imports tags that are stored in a file’s extended attributes under com.apple.metadata:kOMUserTags by applications such as Tags, TagIt, and Default Folder X.
  • Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Added the assigned tag names AppleScript property, which can make writing scripts less verbose.
  • Added the ExcludeIndexesFromBackup esoteric preference to exclude EagleFiler’s index files from Time Machine backups.
  • Added the FindPanelDiacriticInsensitive esoteric preference.
  • Worked around bugs in Microsoft Excel and Word that could cause EagleFiler to import the wrong document.
  • EagleFiler’s temporary files are now excluded from Time Machine backups.
  • Worked around a bug in the Safari 4 beta that could make Convert For Editing not preserve images.
  • Worked around a change in Safari 4 that could cause problems when displaying or indexing Web archives.
  • EagleFiler now closes files immediately after you’re done viewing them.
  • Fixed a bug where the Errors window did not transform filenames for display.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler didn’t show Growl notifications after importing certain files via AppleScript.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes changes to a text or RTF document were not saved before opening the file in an external editor.
  • Fixed a bug with the date format in mbox files.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler did not follow aliases in the Stationery folder.
Version 1.4.4 | Release Date: 2009-02-11 | Download
  • Streamlined capturing from Apple Mail. EagleFiler no longer asks whether you want to capture the selected mailboxes or the selected messages; now it always captures the selected messages. Also made other changes to reduce the number of dialog boxes.
  • You can now use Command-Down-Arrow (Reveal in Container) with a message or file selected to have EagleFiler select it inside its containing mailbox or folder in the source list. This is useful if you had originally selected the message or file in Records, a tag source, or a smart folder and you want to see it in its original context.
  • When you ask EagleFiler to import a file (e.g. by dropping it onto EagleFiler’s Dock icon or choosing Open With ‣ EagleFiler) that’s already in the current library, EagleFiler now opens the file for viewing rather than complaining that it’s already in the library.
  • EagleFiler now uses non-modal notification windows (Growl, where available) to display the progress when capturing from a mail program.
  • EagleFiler now uses its own Find panel everywhere, not relying on the system Find panel, in order to avoid having two separate windows and to improve the interaction with the search field.
  • Added the SendsWholeSearchString esoteric preference, which lets you control whether EagleFiler updates search results as you type.
  • When you search for a phrase, EagleFiler now tries to highlight the whole phrase in the viewer, rather than the constituent words.
  • The Find panel works better with Spaces.
  • Items in the Services menu can now read the selection from EagleFiler’s records list.
  • You can now use the capture key to import New York Times Web pages that are in printer format, without having EagleFiler download the screen format instead.
  • When importing Web pages as RTF(D), EagleFiler now stores the URL in the file’s Subject field.
  • When you do a library search for a phrase, EagleFiler removes the quotation marks when transferring the query to the Find panel.
  • When creating PDFs from Web pages, EagleFiler no longer inserts your username into the PDF metadata.
  • When you press the capture key, EagleFiler now bounces its Dock icon once. This makes it easier to see that the capture has begun if the Dock was hidden or the sound was turned down.
  • When creating a new plain text file with the File column hidden, if you enter a filename with an extension into the sheet, EagleFiler uses that extension instead of .txt.
  • When merging mailboxes that are selected in the source list, EagleFiler no longer maintains the selection when the mailboxes are moved to the trash.
  • Deleting multiple errors at once is much faster.
  • You can now use Page Setup to change the orientation and scaling when printing.
  • When printing a text view, no longer scales down the width unless it’s necessary to fit it on the page.
  • The print job title now shows the title of the document being printed, rather than the name of the library.
  • If a file wasn’t downloaded from the Internet, its source URL is now empty rather than being a file: URL.
  • If there’s an error capturing from Firefox, EagleFiler now suggests uninstalling Default Folder X to work around a bug in Firefox.
  • Tooltips in the Errors window now show the full path rather than just the name of the file.
  • Worked around an OS bug that could cause problems when importing text from Apple Mail via services.
  • Better error reporting when EagleFiler encounters an AppleScript bug in NetNewsWire.
  • Improved handling of long library names.
  • Improved the error reporting when capturing from DEVONthink.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler would start importing a file that was copied into the To Import folder while the copy was still in progress.
  • Fixed a bug where indexing could hang if analyzing the file produced a large number of errors.
  • Fixed a bug where some Boston Globe Web pages were downloaded as HTML files instead of as Web archives.
  • Fixed a regression that could prevent MailTags from being imported from Apple Mail if the message also had annotations.
  • Fixed a bug where files that didn’t have notes could be imported with the note tag if it was in the Spotlight comments.
  • Fixed a bug where the URL wasn’t properly set when importing Web page text as RTFD via drag and drop.
  • Fixed a bug where, when importing IMAP messages from Apple Mail, EagleFiler would sometimes incorrectly report that attachments were missing.
  • Fixed a bug where the tags bar was hidden when it shouldn’t have been.
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll arrows for the notes text view didn’t work.
  • Fixed a bug handling errors when importing Web archives.
  • Tried to work around a URL cache problem that could cause imports to stall.
Version 1.4.3 | Release Date: 2008-11-20 | Download
  • EagleFiler can now display Skim notes attached to PDF files.
  • Added an esoteric preference to make EagleFiler import the selected text from a Web view in RTF(D) format rather than as a Web archive.
  • Added an esoteric preference to control whether EagleFiler displays images in HTML e-mails, for those concerned about Web bugs.
  • The color list tab is now available in the color panel.
  • In the records list, pressing Return now edits the filename rather than opening the file.
  • EagleFiler now preserves filesystem metadata when editing a smart folder’s .plist file.
  • PDF annotations are now indexed for searching.
  • The metadata backup files are no longer touched unnecessarily, for more efficient backups and syncs.
  • Improved error reporting when emptying the trash.
  • Fixed a regression where some files couldn’t be deleted.
  • Fixed a bug where tag searches with partial word matching didn’t work with non-lowercase tag names.
  • Fixed a bug where EagleFiler did not report unexpected errors when viewing files.
  • Fixed a bug displaying property list files that were not dictionaries.
  • Fixed a bug in the German localization for smart folders.
  • Fixed a bug where text could be truncated when printing.
  • Fixed a bug displaying Web archives created from Mail.
Version 1.4.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-30 | Download
  • Fixed a regression where the + button in the source list didn’t work.
  • Fixed a regression where phrase searches found records that didn’t match.
Version 1.4.1 | Release Date: 2008-10-28 | Download
  • The Tag Cloud window now supports tagging/untagging multiple records at once.
  • You can now setup a stationery file’s Spotlight comments so that new records created from that stationery have certain tags and/or notes.
  • EagleFiler now supports metadata AppleScripts to customize what happens when you create a new record from stationery. For example, for a journal entry a script could set the From to the name of the current user and set the filename based on the current date. This is described in the New Record ‣ Open Stationery Folder section of the manual.
  • The Quick Look window now works more like in the Finder. Instead of multiple windows, there’s now a single window whose content changes depending on what’s selected.
  • Added some toolbar shortcuts: Option-click the New RTF button to create a new plain text file, and Option-click the Tags button to open the Tag Cloud window.
  • EagleFiler can now display Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images.
  • EagleFiler now displays XHTML files as rendered HTML rather than as XML source.
  • Faster tag searching in Anywhere searches.
  • EagleFiler now understands .url files.
  • Made some AppleScript improvements: creation and modification dates are now settable, the import command now has an option for importing a named stationery file, you can update record checksums, and you can set the contents of the search field. An example script shows how to initiate an EagleFiler search from LaunchBar.
  • When you click to edit in the File column, EagleFiler no longer selects the file extension. (Previously, this only worked when pressing Enter.)
  • When importing a selection of text via the Services menu, EagleFiler now stores the source URL if the text was in a WebKit-based view (requires Mac OS X 10.5). Due to a bug in Mac OS X 10.4, dragging and dropping text onto EagleFiler’s Dock icon now requires Mac OS X 10.5.
  • For consistency with the Finder, the Label column of the records list now shows “--” instead of “None” and sorts by name instead of number.
  • Now uses “&” as the default prefix when copying tags to the Spotlight comments.
  • Improved reporting of unexpected errors.
  • Undo now works when the Tag Cloud window is in the front.
  • Changed the zooming keyboard shortcuts so as not to conflict with the ones for Universal Access. (You can still use Command-- and Command-+.)
  • Fixed spacing of Set Title in contextual menu.
  • Added Help button to the Software Update window.
  • Removed extra space in contextual menu.
  • Fixed a bug trying to open the Find panel when EagleFiler was displaying an image.
  • Fixed a bug where some toolbar icons didn’t load if you weren’t running under an administrator account.
  • Fixed a bug where the Find panel didn’t always pick up the query from the search field.
  • Fixed a regression where messages in mailboxes could not be opened in Apple Mail when running on Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Fixed a regression where Spotlight comments on files weren’t preserved when importing, if you had Copy tags to Spotlight comments unchecked.
Version 1.4 | Release Date: 2008-10-14 | Download
  • You can now create custom smart folders, which can contain an unlimited number of criteria, optionally using nested Any/All/None criteria. Creating and editing smart folders requires Mac OS X 10.5; however, once created, the smart folders can be used with Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Smart folders can now be organized into folders.
  • You can define actions to occur when you drag a record onto a smart folder. For example, you could make a smart folder that shows records with a certain combination of tags, and that will assign those tags to dragged records.
  • You can now create any type of new file from within EagleFiler. To do this, choose New Record ‣ Open Stationery Folder from the File menu. Whichever files you put in the Stationery folder become available as templates in the File ‣ New Record menu.
  • You can now drag messages out of mailboxes to convert them to freestanding .eml files. It’s less efficient to store messages individually rather than in mailbox files, but there are also several advantages: the messages can be stored alongside other types of files, they can be freely moved between folders, and they are searchable by Spotlight.
  • Added a Tag Cloud window, which shows a compact listing of all the tags. You can click on a tag to toggle whether it’s assigned to the selected record.
  • Added a Find panel for searching within PDFs and Web archives.
  • Added a preference to control which format Web pages are imported in. The supported formats are: Bookmark, PDF, Plain Text, Rich Text, Rich Text With Images, and Web Archive (the default).
  • Added a preference to control what happens to Spotlight comments when importing. This is useful, e.g. if you had already used another application to tag your files or if you had entered notes from the Finder. If you tell EagleFiler to Import as tags, each word is imported as a tag. If you tell it to Import as notes and tags, EagleFiler extracts tags (prefixed by & or marked using Punakea’s format) and imports the remaining comments text as notes.
  • Added commands to the contextual menus (Assign Tag, Set Filename, Set From, Set Title) so that you can quickly turn the selected text into metadata.
Version 1.3.6 | Release Date: 2008-07-22 | Download
  • Opening the Capture With Options window is faster and uses much less memory.
  • When capturing a headline from NetNewsWire, EagleFiler now preserves the flagged status.
  • Improved the error message when capturing from Firefox 3 fails due to a bug in Firefox.
  • Fixed some small memory leaks.
  • Fixed bug where .eml files converted to mbox format weren’t From-escaped.
  • Moved .nib files that don’t need localization out of the English.lproj folder. This should make it easier to run EagleFiler in a language other than English without changing the default language on your Mac.
  • Fixed bug truncating filenames containing decomposed characters.
  • Improved the French localization.
Version 1.3.5 | Release Date: 2008-07-02 | Download
  • Made various performance optimizations to the browser and activity windows.
  • If you click on a mailbox in the source list whose table of contents has not yet been built, EagleFiler now reports this in the viewer so that it’s more clear why no messages are shown yet.
  • Dropping between folders in the source list no longer targets the containing folder, since this made the subfolder drop targets too small.
  • Improved the way EagleFiler handles special “merged” mailboxes when capturing from Apple Mail.
  • Added EnableWebPlugIns to the esoteric preferences, so that you can prevent Web plug-ins (e.g. Flash) from loading in EagleFiler’s viewer.
  • Capturing a mailbox in Apple Mail no longer captures its submailboxes, unless they’re also selected.
  • Fixed bug extracting the metadata from files during import.
  • Fixed a bug where, in rare cases, EagleFiler would end up with two internal database records for the same file. This could happen with Web archives in the To Import folder.
  • Fixed the title of the Copy Image command when Control-clicking on an image in the viewer.
  • Fixed bug where EagleFiler would clear the display of the selected Web archive when using Capture With Options.
  • Fixed regression where AppleScripting a browser window didn’t work.
  • Reduced the delay before showing the Capture With Options window.
  • The font-chooser text fields now draw the text centered.
  • Single-click editing in table and outline views now requires Mac OS X 10.5, since it now relies on the standard OS functionality.
  • In certain circumstances, auto-updating no longer requires authentication.
  • Fixed bug where some operations in the Activity window would hang if the OS hung while setting a Spotlight comment.
  • Worked around suspected OS bug, which sometimes caused a file’s creation date to change when you changed the modification date.
  • Fixed bug where the Capture With Options window would be shown even if there were no items to capture.
  • Fixed bug editing filenames with no extension in the records list.
Version 1.3.4 | Release Date: 2008-06-03 | Download
  • Fixed regression where parts of the Drop Pad didn’t accept dropped files.
  • Fixed regression where source list titles sometimes would be truncated prematurely.
  • Fixed regression where the top of the viewer was cut off in the German localization.
  • Fixed regression where changes to the tags weren’t saved if you closed the window before pressing Return/Tab or clicking elsewhere.
  • The default search scope is now Anywhere.
  • The divider in the Info inspector now remembers its position.
  • The Tags field in the Info inspector can now be made shorter.
  • Improved launching speed.
  • Added Importing Mail section to the manual.
  • Added FolderMailboxTitleSeparateFromFilename to the esoteric preferences.
  • Improved error reporting when capturing from Microsoft Word.
  • Fixed bug importing Apple Mail messages when running under certain non-English locales.
  • Worked around a framework bug that could cause errors when closing a library.
  • Removed logging of invalid URLs.
  • Updated the German localization.
Version 1.3.3 | Release Date: 2008-05-20 | Download
  • Improved the speed of displaying large numbers of files or messages for the first time.
  • Can now capture from Opera.
  • Added New Rich Text File command to the Dock menu.
  • The Drop Pad is now resizable.
  • Worked around Mac OS X bug that prevented EagleFiler from indexing certain documents for searching.
  • The Capture With Options window no longer suggests the title from the previous capture, since that wasn’t very useful.
  • If a mailbox’s messages are not yet ready for display (because EagleFiler is rebuilding the table of contents), the mailbox name is now shown in gray in the source list.
  • Added placeholder text to the tags bar so that it’s more clear that it’s editable.
  • Expanded the documentation for the Verify command.
  • On Mac OS X 10.4, the viewer pane now shows custom rather than generic icons for files that it doesn’t know how to display. (On Mac OS X 10.5, it continues to use Quick Look.)
  • When searching, EagleFiler now ignores trailing meta characters in the query string, rather than returning no results.
  • The Drop Pad menu command now hides the Drop Pad if it was already visible.
  • Reorganized the Dock menu so that the fixed commands are easier to find with the mouse.
  • Improved error reporting when capturing from a “merged” mailbox in Mail.
  • Adjusted spacing in source list.
  • Added “raised” background style to the label in the tags bar.
  • Skips importing .git folders.
  • Improved error logging.
  • Fixed bug where the Tags palette sometimes showed the tags for the wrong library.
  • Fixed bug where the Tags field in the Batch Change… window didn’t become checked when you started typing tags in it.
  • Fixed bug with text color of non-highlighted text in selected rows of the records list, when it didn’t have keyboard focus.
  • Fixed error resizing the browser window.
  • Fixed importing of Word documents with blank titles.
  • Fixed bug where the command in the Window menu said Activity Viewer instead of Activity.
Version 1.3.2 | Release Date: 2008-04-24 | Download
  • Faster indexed searches when lots of results are found.
  • Faster at displaying large text files when running on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • The Title and From fields in the Capture With Options window will now try to clean up any text that you paste in, e.g. removing linebreaks and coalescing multiple spaces into one.
  • Enlarged the Title field in the Capture With Options window.
  • Some errors now have a tooltip that shows which library they pertain to.
  • Preserves more file metadata when editing documents within EagleFiler.
  • EagleFiler can now import URLs that contain the | character.
  • Adjusted mail-related icons when running on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Added MaxEditableTextFileSizeInMB esoteric preference, which lets you set EagleFiler to only show the first few megabytes of large text files, so that they display more quickly.
  • Disabled undo in the Title and From fields in the Capture With Options window to work around a bug in Cocoa.
  • Fixed bug where the viewer could lose keyboard focus when using Previous/Next Record.
  • Fixed bug where mailbox names were not indexed for Anywhere searches.
  • Fixed bug editing text or RTF documents that were stored on non-HFS volumes.
  • Fixed bug where indeterminate progress bars didn’t animate when running on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Fixed bug importing messages from Apple Mail that claimed to be sent in the year 2038 or later.
  • Fixed mbox separator-line dates for imported IMAP messages.
  • Fixed regression where files and messages didn’t sort together properly by modification date.
  • Updated the sdef file to the latest format.
  • Updated to Python 2.5.2.
  • Renamed the Activity Viewer window to Activity for consistency with Mail and Safari.
  • Fixed color of non-highlighted text in selected rows of the records list.
Version 1.3.1 | Release Date: 2008-04-09 | Download
  • When searching the Tags scope (or using “tag:” with another search scope), EagleFiler now lets you type incomplete tag names if Match Partial Words is checked.
  • The “@” character is now allowed in tag names.
  • When using Capture With Options, any tags or notes that you set are now used in addition to rather than instead of any tags or notes suggested by the capture script.
  • Changes to notes are now undoable.
  • Improved responsiveness by limiting the number of simultaneous file copy operations.
  • Fixed regression where Copy tags to Spotlight comments didn’t work.
  • Fixed regression editing files in the viewer whose path contained non-ASCII characters.
  • Fixed regression deleting notes.
  • When you delete the selected sources, EagleFiler now selects the next source in the list and maintains the scroll position.
  • Canceling a Capture With Options now brings you back to the application that you were in.
  • The tag abbreviation column now sorts by the actual tag names, rather than by the abbreviation symbols.
  • Worked around a Web Kit bug saving certain pages as Web archives.
  • Worked around OS bug that could cause a crash when resizing a browser window.
  • Tried to work around OS bug revealing files in the Finder.
  • After revealing a file in Path Finder, brings Path Finder to the front.
  • Re-positioned Format menu for consistency with Mail.
  • Fixed a rare crash when searching a PDF.
  • Fixed bug where dragging records in the list sometimes required an extra click.
  • Fixed sorting of sources, records, and tags whose names contain combining marks.
  • Fixed bug where the contextual menu sometimes had duplicate Highlight commands.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes the original title of a document (stored in the file) wasn’t indexed if you’d set a custom title in EagleFiler.
  • Fixed bug where “.plist” files were sometimes imported as text.
  • Fixed bug where a displayed Web archive could auto-open a window in the user’s Web browser.
  • Fixed bug remembering the PDF zoom level.
  • Updated German localization.
Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2008-03-11 | Download
  • Added Capture with options command (Option-F1 by default), which lets you set the library, destination folder, tags, and other metadata right when you press the capture key.
  • Added Batch Change… menu command and button in the tags bar. This lets you set the title, from name, label, tags, and notes of the selected records all at once.
  • Now uses Quick Look to display file types that EagleFiler doesn’t natively understand (e.g. Pages, Keynote, OmniGraffle, fonts). This feature requires Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Added Untagged smart folder to the source list.
  • Added Date Created and Tag Names columns to the records list.
  • Added Set Label submenu and contextual menu.
  • Added specialized viewing and indexing support for iCalendar (“.ics”) and vCard (“.vcf”) files.
  • Now indexes Skim notes attached to PDF and PDFD files so that you can search for them within EagleFiler.
  • Revised the icons and layout throughout the user interface.
  • Made various optimizations so that EagleFiler is faster and more responsive.
Version 1.2.7 | Release Date: 2007-11-14 | Download
  • If you create a New Rich Text File while one or more tag sources are selected, EagleFiler now assigns those tags to it.
  • Colored quote levels now work in HTML messages.
  • You can now hold down the Option key to empty the trash without a warning.
  • Now uses the proper Skim icon for PDFD files.
  • Combined the three system services into one, which detects whether it was invoke with a file, text, or URL(s). The keyboard shortcut can now be configured using System Preferences rather than a separate utility.
  • If you make EagleFiler a login item, set it to be hidden, and have it set to open a library when it’s launched, EagleFiler will now re-hide itself after opening that library.
  • Drag-importing from MacJournal works now.
  • The system service now works properly when EagleFiler wasn’t already running.
  • Control-clicking on a source group no longer selects it.
  • Improved scaling of the library document icon.
  • Fixed bug where the Apple Help didn’t work on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Fixed regression where assigning/unassigning tags using the Spacebar in the Tags inspector didn’t always work.
  • Fixed bug displaying some encoded message subjects.
  • Fixed regression where the top couple pixels of the viewer could be cut off.
  • Fixed bug where the icons of some types of sounds, movies, or images showed the wrong file type.
  • Fixed bug where the source list sometimes had the wrong background color.
  • Fixed ellipsis truncation of selected source names.
  • Updated German localization.
  • Added Korean localization.
Version 1.2.6 | Release Date: 2007-10-24 | Download
  • Modernized the source list and buttons.
  • Capturing the selected mailboxes/messages from Apple Mail now works when an IMAP path prefix is set.
  • Can now capture from MarsEdit (based on work by Eric Blair).
  • Added support for Skim .pdfd bundles.
  • Tags in the tag bar and inspectors now have contextual menus that let you reveal them in the source list, to see all the records with that tag.
  • Added French and German localizations.
  • There are new AppleScripts for importing from LaunchBar and Quicksilver.
  • You can now modify capture scripts while EagleFiler is open without having to relaunch for it to notice the changes.
  • Improved import speed, particularly when the source volume is slow.
  • You can now cancel an import in the middle of EagleFiler checksumming a file.
  • Fixed bug where capturing from Apple Mail didn’t work on pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Capturing now works with pre-release builds of Camino 1.6.
  • Select Source now preserves the selection in the records list after selecting the container sources.
  • Using the spacebar to toggle tags in the Tags inspector now interacts better with type-selection.
  • The search field now expands and contracts based on the available space in the toolbar.
  • Convert For Editing now preserves the title and allows duplicates.
  • After deleting a record or tag, EagleFiler will now select the next item in the list.
  • Clicking a link to open another EagleFiler record now gives it keyboard focus.
  • Now clears Web views that aren’t in use, saving memory and silencing sounds.
  • Capturing PDF files from Safari now works when the Schubert|it PDF Browser Plugin is installed.
  • Renamed the Library source to Records.
  • Improved capture script error reporting.
  • Metadata files are now invisible by default, and you can prevent them from being created automatically. There are esoteric preferences to control this. Also, EagleFiler avoids writing metadata files to disk if they haven’t changed.
  • After opening a library with EagleFiler 1.2.6, it will no longer be openable in previous versions of EagleFiler. Of course, the files and metadata are still accessible in the Finder.
  • Fixed color of selected tags in inspector.
  • Fixed memory leak with the Activity Viewer window.
  • Fixed progress bar inaccuracy when importing a folder of files.
  • Fixed bug importing .eml files exported from Thunderbird.
  • Fixed bug where certain types of sound files were imported as text.
  • Fixed bug displaying attachment names that used the Big5 character set.
  • Choosing colors is more robust and defaults to the spectrum view.
Version 1.2.5 | Release Date: 2007-08-21 | Download
  • Can now capture from Cyndicate.
  • Fix bug where Flash was disabled in WebViews.
  • Fixed bug where the insertion point would sometimes move if you edited in the record viewer and then manipulated the window before it had saved.
  • Improved the robustness of the startup code to prevent some rare problems when launching EagleFiler.
  • Improved handling of FDF files.
  • Fixed rare errors importing lots of files at once.
  • Verifying checksums is faster.
Version 1.2.4 | Release Date: 2007-08-02 | Download
  • The records list uses gentler background colors to indicate the files’ labels.
  • Now shows labels in the source list.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for going to the next or previous PDF page.
  • Now shows tooltips in the source list.
  • The records list now has an alternating background color, like the Leopard Finder.
  • Improved the responsiveness of the user interface when highlighting search matches in PDFs.
  • Fixed incorrect outline/table row heights when using certain fonts.
  • Now preserves extended attributes when copying files into the library.
  • When using Copy Record Link and pasting into a rich text view, the pasted text’s font will now match that of the surrounding text.
  • Improved the Next/Previous toolbar buttons.
  • Dragging from EagleFiler to a burn folder now creates a link instead of copying the file.
  • If the File column is hidden, both Enter and Option-Enter will bring the Title column into edit mode.
  • After you drop a file onto a spring-loaded folder in the source list, EagleFiler will collapse the temporarily expanded folders.
  • EagleFiler no longer tries to import SketchUp files as text, and therefore it won’t try to display them, which led to long freezes as the data overloaded Cocoa’s text system.
  • Improved capture error messages.
  • Fixed bug parsing tags from strings containing non-ASCII alphabetic characters.
  • Fixed bug where labels were lost when editing RTF or RTFD files within EagleFiler.
  • Now preserves modification dates when capturing from Yojimbo.
  • If the records list is empty because nothing matched the search, this is now reported in the viewer so that you don’t wonder why the list is empty.
  • If Allow Editing in Record Viewer is off, New Rich Text File will now always bring down a sheet for setting the text of the new file.
  • Choosing Edit ‣ Find ‣ Library Search… now works when the toolbar is in Text Only mode.
  • Fixed help book icon.
Version 1.2.3 | Release Date: 2007-07-02 | Download
  • Calculates folder sizes and shows them in the records list.
  • Added import plain text AppleScript command for when you want to import a string as a text file rather than an RTF one.
  • When you view a file, EagleFiler now makes sure that it’s up-to-date in the index, in case you modified it outside of EagleFiler.
  • When you edit a filename in the records list, EagleFiler no longer pre-selects the extension.
  • The Errors window no longer auto-selects errors when they are added.
  • Added progress bars when creating or opening a library.
  • Rotates the log file to prevent it from growing too large.
  • Changed the verification icon.
  • Improved error handling when creating or opening a library.
  • Fixed bug where folder labels weren’t preserved when importing.
  • Worked around OS bug that caused an internal error when pressing Option-Tab in an empty text view.
  • Errors reported from EagleFiler’s lower level frameworks are now reported in the log file rather than on the system console.
  • Fixed bug where EagleFiler would let you import the library into itself.
  • Fixed regression where cancelling an import sometimes didn’t work.
  • Worked around suspected QuickTime bug that caused EagleFiler to not import the proper ID3 tags from some MP3 files.
  • Improved reporting of duplicate file errors.
  • No longer tries to import .localized files.
  • Fixed bug handling locked files and folders.
  • Fixed bug where an error could be reported if you emptied the trash when a record in it was selected.
  • No longer tries to backup the metadata for missing folders.
  • Fixed bug displaying e-mail messages when the chosen font was no longer available.
Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2007-06-20 | Download
  • Fixed bug where some menu commands were disabled when the record viewer had focus.
  • When you view a PDF file, EagleFiler will now update the page count in the records list in case it has changed.
  • Fixed bug where PDF page counts weren’t transferred when dragging from one library to another.
  • Fixed bug importing text via drag and drop.
  • Fixed PyObjC bugs that could cause various crashes and hangs.
  • Fixed regression where Open in del.icio.us didn’t work.
  • Fixed icon scaling in Activity Viewer when merging mailboxes.
  • Fixed regression where where changing Allow Editing in Record Viewer didn’t take effect immediately.
  • Fixed bug where EagleFiler would re-open at launch even libraries that were in the trash.
  • Worked around Cocoa bug that could cause the record viewer’s scoll bars to be hidden if you expanded the viewer when the ruler was hidden.
  • Fixed bug where EagleFiler tried to import invisible metadata files.
  • Fixed bug where the copy cursor was shown when dragging and dropping within the record viewer.
  • Fixed bug where the spell-checking state wasn’t remembered.
  • Fixed bug with the PDF zoom-to-fit state and the contextual menu.
  • Worked around PDF Kit bug where the password field wouldn’t disappear.
  • Fixed bug with "To Import" folders and locked files.
  • Fixed bug where EagleFiler let you create a new library on top of an old one.
  • Fixed bug indexing certain HTML and Microsoft Word files.
  • Fixed bug with multiple backup metadata operations at once.
Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2007-06-08 | Download
  • You can now use the Export… command to export the selected messages in mbox format, so that they can be imported into any mail program.
  • The names of To Import folders now include the library name, so that you can tell them apart in a Finder or open panel sidebar.
  • Can now capture from Pukka and WebKit Nightly. When capturing from Yojimbo, now preserves the label as an EagleFiler tag. When capturing from Cocoalicious, Journler, Yojimbo, and WebnoteHappy now preserves the title rather than extracting it from the file.
  • The label colors now more closely match those in the Finder, and the pop-up menu sorts alphabetically.
  • The tooltip for the Tags column in the records list now shows the names of all the assigned tags.
  • Allow duplicate files in library is now a full preference.
  • When copying tags to Spotlight comments, EagleFiler now separates the tag names with a space instead of a comma-space, and there is an esoteric preference to set a tag prefix such as &.
  • When copying files into the library, now copies the Spotlight comments, too.
  • Added tooltips to help with setting tag abbreviations in the inspector.
  • The Backup Metadata command can now be used to force EagleFiler to copy the tags to the Spotlight comments, if you don’t want to wait for this to happen automatically.
  • Added esoteric preference to make EagleFiler display Web pages using their print stylesheets.
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2007-05-30 | Download
  • Made a variety of changes to improve EagleFiler’s speed and responsiveness, especially for libraries with many files.
  • You can now copy from one library to another via drag and drop. All of the EagleFiler metadata will be preserved.
  • The New Library… command now offers the option to create an encryped library.
  • Highlights search matches in the items list and the record viewer.
  • Each library now has a To Import folder in the Finder. Any files that you save into this folder will be imported when you open the library (or within the next minute or two if the library is already open).
  • You can now delete (and undelete) individual e-mail messages.
  • Uses the available Spotlight importers to index the content of many types of files that EagleFiler doesn’t natively understand.
  • Added Match Partial Words option to the search pop-up. When this is checked, you can search for partial words without having to type wildcards (*) in the query.
  • tag:<tagname> searches now work with Filename, From, To/Cc, and Title searches, rather than just Anywhere and Notes searches.
  • Can now capture from Skim and Journler (preserving tags).
  • When capturing from Cocoalicious, EagleFiler now preserves the tags and the description and extended description.
  • Added Backup Metadata command. EagleFiler will automatically backup a libary’s metadata when it’s opened (unless you have Shift held down) and also periodically after it’s been opened. You can manually backup the metadata by holding down the Option key and choosing Backup Metadata from the File menu. Metadata is backed up to EagleFiler Metadata.plist files inside the library folder. If you import a file that has backed-up medatadata, EagleFiler will use the stored metadata to set the title, from name, checksum, source URL, tags, and notes.
  • Added Copy Tags to Spotlight Comments preference. When this is enabled, you’ll be able to find files in your library by searching for their tag name using Spotlight.
  • If you hold down the Command and Option keys when opening a library, you can access the new Rebuild Indexes dialog. This lets you optimize or repair EagleFiler’s search indexes, and you can choose whether it indexes for word searches or phrase searches. Previous versions of EagleFiler always indexed for phrase searches. Switching to word indexing will speed up EagleFiler’s indexing and substantially reduce the amount of disk space that the indexes consume.
  • Added Update Checksum command, so that it’s easier to tell EagleFiler when you’ve modified a file using another application.
  • When importing via AppleScript, you can now specify which folder to import into, e.g. import files {theFile} container theFolder.
  • It’s now possible to change filenames via AppleScript.
  • When using Previous/Next Record with the Info inspector in front or the tags bar focused, the text field will retain its focus as the selected record changes, making it possible to quickly edit multiple tags/titles/filenames in sequence.
  • You can now press Option-Delete when viewing a tag source to move the selected records to the trash rather than unassigning the tag.
  • Added Esoteric Preferences.
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Version 1.1.6 | Release Date: 2007-03-05 | Download

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Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2006-12-17 | Download

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Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2006-12-05 | Download

Importing

* EagleFiler will now let you import any kind of document.
If it doesn't know how to display the document, it will
simply show the file's icon, which you can click to open
it in another application.

* When importing via drag and drop, you can now drop onto
folders or tags in the source list or into the records
list in order to put the imported records into that
folder or assign them that tag.

* Now recognizes many more kinds of text files and text
clippings.

* Can now import individual messages from Entourage via
drag and drop.

* Added Command- EagleFiler**.

* Added Import Clipboard command to the Dock menu.

* It is now possible to specify tag names and note text
when importing via AppleScript.

Capture

* Can now capture IMAP mailboxes and individual selected
messages from Apple Mail.

* Can now capture from Endo, Firefox, and WebnoteHappy.

* If you press the capture key when there is no library
open or while in an unsupported application, EagleFiler
will now try to help you open a library or import the
data in another way.

* Capture scripts can now import tags and notes.

Text and Rich Text Files

* It's now possible to edit text, RTF, and RTFD files
directly in the record viewer. EagleFiler will
automatically save any changes that you make and update
the files' checksums.

* Creating new rich text files is much smoother. The
keyboard shortcut is now Command-N instead of
Command-Control-N. If the File column is visible,
EagleFiler will bypass the sheet, select the new file in
the records list, and bring the File cell into edit
mode so that you can set the filename and title. You can
then tab into the record viewer to begin typing the
contents of the file.

* You can drag

Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2006-10-16 | Download
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