Barebones has released another update to Yojimbo, its information management app.
The new features focus on better integration, making it easier to get information in and out and to link items into other apps.
One-click bookmarking or archiving
Yojimbo 1.2 contains bookmarklets for Safari, Camino, Firebox and OmniWeb. When placed in a bookmark toolbar, they offer one-click bookmarking or archiving of URLs.
This is nifty, although keyboard shortcut fans may still prefer to use Fraser Speir’s applescript for archiving, which can be launched with a single keystroke through FastScripts or some similar app (although see Jade’s remarks in the comments).
A new “Copy Item Link” option in the Edit menu allows you to insert an application-specific URL into Yojimbo notes or another app altogether.
For example, using this new feature you can paste a link to a particular Yojimbo item into an iCal reminder or event:
Clicking on the URL in the information pane, jumps you straight to the linked item in Yojimbo.
Smarter Importing and Exporting
Yojimbo now exports bookmarks and URL clipping files rather then text files and includes comment data with exported plain text items like serial numbers and passwords.
In addition, copying or dragging items places additional formatting information on the pasteboard that can be used by applications that support it.
Importing .webloc clippings now uses the .webloc’s filename as the item name rather than the URL.
New users are now treated to a QuickTime movie when they first launch the app (old users can see it too by accessing the “Quick Start Movie” option in the Help menu. A “Getting started” document also outlines some of the basic features.
Search terms are now highlighted in matching notes, PDFs and web archives.
It also fixes a number of bugs in earlier versions. You can read a detailed changelog of additions, fixes and changes on the Bare Bones site.
No sign of the feature I most hope for, the ability to email an item easily. This seems odd to me, as I can’t be the only person who uses email as my main way to share information.
Yojimbo is shareware (USD 39 for an individual user, USD 29 for students and faculty, USD 69 for a family pack, up to five users) and is available from Bare Bones .
- Yojimbo 1.3: Tagging, hyperlinks and more
- Yojimbo 1.1: Martial your info with power and beauty
- Yojimbo: Bare Bones’ new information manager
- StickyBrain is no more
- Script to send a Yojimbo item with Mail.app
Tags: bookmarklets, information manager, not apple mail, PIM, Productivity, yojimbo