In other words, it’s an app that is so good you want to tell friends and neighbors about it because it’s a solution that fits the problem so well, and then you wonder why there’s no iPhone or iPad version, because, well, you know, 21st century folk need to sync stuff between devices.
I could rant awhile about how Apple has done a good job getting customers to buy Macs and iPhones and iPads and will get some of us to stand in line for Apple watch and pay for it with Apple Pay on our iPhones, but then I think about telecommunications giants and how we used to watch television and listen to music on the radio for free, but now we pay everyone $200-$300 a month for the privilege to view and listen to what used to be free.
But I digress.
If you’re at all like me then you have plenty of pieces of information, snippets, if you will– photos, movie clips, URLs, documents, files, PDFs, and more– that cross our eyeballs and need to be looked at and sometimes saved because we’re a class of beings that saves more information than we will ever use, but that’s OK because now we have the tools to do it right.
That includes EagleFiler, a Mac app that is so wonderful at gathering and storing pieces of information in a hurry, storing it on your Mac, and making it drop dead easy to get to it. Think iPhoto or iTunes but for pieces of information instead of photos and music.
EagleFiler lets you drag and drop the snippets of information you want to collect, store them in folders you organize, and find them through flags or tags or a simple search. Encrypt sensitive and valuable information with a passphrase. Power uses will appreciate the keyboard shortcuts. The library system that holds all the files is of the open format type, which means it’s not proprietary, and files can be opened or retrieved by other Mac apps.
Create multiple libraries. Automate functions with AppleScript. Edit files from within EagleFiler. Save web pages as Web Archives or PDF files. There’s plenty to like, including the option of try-before-you-buy.
EagleFiler is much like Together, another Mac app that makes it easy to gather and store pieces of information you’ll want to retrieve later. EagleFiler does as much, costs a bit less, but, unfortunately, suffers because there’s no iPhone or iPad version.
There’s just not a better way to collect and store and retrieve all the snippets of information, text, files, PDFs, URLs, photos, and anything else– than EagleFiler. If only it had an iPhone and iPad version.