Michael Tsai has released an update to his tag-smart, open-format PIM app EagleFiler.
Michael could have aimed higher and called it EagleFiler 2.0; with over 110+ new improvements and tweaks, it certainly carries enough newness to warrant the higher number.
Fortunately, I don’t have to type them all out. Michael has provided a complete changelog for the update.
Here are five new features in the app that caught my eye:
- IMAP support and smarter Mail.app capture. EagleFiler can now IMAP mailboxes and individual email messages from Apple Mail. Nice!
- Omnivorous, universal importing. You can now import every file known to mankind into EagleFiler. If it doesnâ€™t know how to display it, EagleFiler displays the icon for the file and lets you open it in another app.
- Tag auto-completion. Tags now auto-complete as you type them, a great feature which saves both time and errors. EagleFiler now also displays an item’s tags in the status bar at the bottom of the window, so what you see them easily and edit or add to them.
- Quick Editing of web archives. A new “Added Convert For Editing” command quickly converts web archives to RTFD files for editing.
- Import of MailTags projects as tags. Emails marked with MailTags projects are tagged with those project names when imported into EagleFiler.
That only scratches the surface.
With the new tagging improvements especially, people who are into Getting Things Done (GTD) will find it even easier to adapt the tips in yesterday’s “Getting Things Done with Yojimbo” post to EagleFiler.
I find it hard to place EagleFiler into a hierarchy or scheme with other personal information managers (PIMs). It is more flexible but less polished than Yojimbo, more open but less fully featured than SOHO Notes, less powerful but less bloated than the DEVONthink projects.
Perhaps the best way for you to judge is to test it out yourself.
A demo is available from Michael’s site . If you like it, a licence costs USD 40.
Tags: Apple Mail, emails, imap, information manager, mail.app, PIM, Productivity, tagging, tags