Category: Data organizer
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.7 or after (10.5.8, 10.6.5 or after recommended)
Review Computer: 2.2GHz 13” Macbook Pro, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM
Network Feature: Yes (MobileMe await for syncing opposite computers)
Processor Compatibility: Intel
Availability: Out now
Think of Yojimbo as a junk drawer for your Mac. It’s a place to force all a things you’re certain you’re starting to need sometime in to a mark where you’ll know to look. Now, suppose which it’s a magical junk drawer, where we can supplement tags to a rare pieces of string, crayons, as good as bottle openers, permitting we to search, sort, as good as find what you’re seeking for.
And a sort/search duty is a single of Yojimbo’s strengths, since it’s no complaint to only have a printed matter upon your desktop where we chuck screenshots, PDFs, content files, as good as bookmarks—I do it a lot. The complaint is anticipating what we need when we need it. Yojimbo creates classification crap files a specialty.
So! How it works: we can chuck things in to Yojimbo multiform ways. The initial is a focus window—a customary OS X Three mirror window with categories upon a left with precreated folders for Notes, Bookmarks, Images, as good as Archives. (This, by a way, does not meant dense files; along with audio as good as video files, we can’t store dense files in Yojimbo. It simply won’t take them.) You can additionally emanate your own folders. The center mirror shows all a files in a comparison folder, as good as a preview window display a essence (what a picture looks like, what a content is, etc.). The distant right row shows all a tags used in a files in a folder. Clicking upon a add-on shows we all a files which have which tag.
To get files in to a app window, only draw towards them in to a categorical living room or whatever printed matter we like. Note, however, which we can’t draw towards a folder from your desktop in to Yojimbo to emanate a latest folder. Or we can emanate a latest note, duplicate a URL, or a cue record in a app itself. Once we draw towards a record in to Yojimbo, it creates a copy of which file, rsther than than relocating a original.
The second approach to get files in to Yojimbo is to draw towards it in to a Drop Dock, which is a add-on which sits off to a side (or corner, which a user can select in a Preferences). The Drop Dock lets we entrance a Library, Flagged Items folder, or any user-created folder. It’s generally accessible for browser elements such as cinema which we need to fast store. It functions with hyperlinks, as good (or any upheld record arrange which we can drag, really), though if we instruct to store a Hyperlink upon a fly, I’d suggest regulating a Quick Input panel.
The Quick Input row creates an entrance for whatever’s in your clipboard—text or images—and it does a good pursuit of being intelligent about it. Hyperlinks have been put in to a bookmark file, images have been put in to a picture folder, as good as content files. If we try to emanate a latest Quick Input though carrying saved a final one, it’ll ask if we instruct to save a aged record or emanate a latest one. Oh, as good as a default for activating Quick Input is F8, which conflicts with Exposé.
Yojimbo has a single some-more pretence up a sleeve; in a imitation menu, underneath a PDF menu, you’ll find an choice for Send PDF to Yojimbo.
Like we said, Yojimbo creates poke as good as arrange a large offered point; in further to classification by a content of records as good as PDFs, we can additionally add-on each record if we have a participation of thoughts to do that. You can collection add-on files by opening a record inspector. If a record needs to be protected, we can encrypt it regulating a app’s master password. If we emanate a cue record in Yojimbo, it’s automatically encrypted.
So, Yojimbo functions really good as an organizer, though it’s not though a peculiarities. One, as we mentioned, is which it doesn’t work with audio, video, or dense files, which happens to be what we have a lot of upon my desktop. The second is which removing files out of Yojimbo doesn’t regularly work in a same way. You can draw towards them behind out to a desktop, duplicate them to a clipboard, as good as draw towards them onto applications in a wharf to open them. But we can’t draw towards images in to Tweetdeck, or in to a web browser to perspective it. we suspicion to emanate an alias to give me easy entrance for, say, uploading to a website, though a files have been stored low in a complement library, as good as have been renamed as good as reformatted to be Yojimbo-specific.
You can right click as good as “copy link” to a file, though this gives we a Yojimbo-specific URL upon your mechanism that’s of singular use. Also, for images, Yojimbo will not poke by a Extended Info, or even a record arrange if that’s not enclosed in a tangible name.
Yojimbo additionally has a web-based “Sidekick” choice of indeterminate value. By activating this, we can put your living room (or only tag-specific items) in to a printed matter as good as entrance it regulating Personal Web Sharing, which creates a read-only web page for a files. Since we operate a Macbook Pro that’s defunct many of a time I’m divided from it, we told Yojimbo to store these files in my Dropbox folder. This is fine, so distant as it goes, though it still uses a rather keen storage hierarchy which done files formidable to find whilst accessing Dropbox upon my iPod touch.
Yojimbo does have an iPad app, which I’ll be reviewing separately.
If your desktop is impressed with content records as good as screenshots, Yojimbo will have a good personal organizer which allows we to dont think about about them until we need them, as good as find them when we do. But notwithstanding this being a third chronicle of a app, a functionality is rare as good as it doesn’t take value of all a report supposing by picture files. It’s not a seamless app, as good as if we instruct it’s assistance in organizing your desktop, you’ll have to outlay a small time removing used to how it works. It’s a good thing for transfer files into. we only instruct it were a small simpler to get them out.
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