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EagleFiler 1.9.2

Michael Tsai of C-Command Software has issued EagleFiler 1.9.2, a maintenance release for the document organization and archiving app that updates its indexer to run natively on M1-based Macs. The update now uses standard system colors for built-in tags, enables you to exclude certain images from processing when importing from Evernote to work around a macOS crashing bug, improves indexing when EagleFiler can’t find or load the relevant Spotlight plug-in, works around a macOS bug that prevented the diagnostic report from working properly, and fixes a bug where the source list didn’t update after renaming a tag to an invalid name. ($40 new with a 20% discount for TidBITS members from C-Command Software or the Mac App Store, free update, 31.2 MB, release notes, macOS 10.12+)

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Comments About EagleFiler 1.9.2

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  1. Has anyone used Eaglefiler to archive (Apple Mail) emails?
    Just curious how well that works, especially for searching archives.

  2. I have been using it for about a year and have found it excellent on all counts – it’s robust and easy to use, has a fast search function, the developer is very responsive and there’s a free trial.

  3. Do you leave email on a server as well as archive it using EagleFiler? I like having email available on multiple devices (by leaving it on the server).

    Once email is store by EagleFiler (however that happens; I haven’t tried it), is it easy to group messages that were delivered to different accounts? Sometimes a topic will be in one of my email accounts but a related email will go to another, and I’m wondering if EagleFiler could reduce the confusion that can cause me. Thanks for insight.

  4. @ Will_M,

    After copying email messages to EagleFiler, you can choose to leave them on a server or in On My Mac, or delete them – these are independent processes.

    Messages in EagleFiler are grouped in the same folder hierarchy as on your computer.

    Once they are copied, I don’t know how easy it is to do what you are asking, but you can query the developer here:

  5. I recently purchased EagleFiler, and wondered what your workflow strategy is. Do you recreate the entire backup each time on a schedule? Or maybe backup by a range of dates into separate files? My intent is to use it as a backup/clone to Mail’s On My Mac files, in case of corruption or data loss when I move to Catalina or Big Sur.

  6. @schwartz,

    I got EagleFiler when I had to buy a new computer running Catalina and was afraid of losing messages in upgrading from Mojave.

    I archived all my messages and then deleted large numbers of mailboxes – mainly business ones – from my computer, but since then I haven’t decided what kind of strategy to adopt. (There doesn’t seem to be a pressing need.)

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