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Yojimbo 2.2

Bare Bones Software has released Yojimbo 2.2, an interesting update to the company’s information organizer that’s designed to hold text, images, PDFs, serial numbers, passwords, and nearly anything else you can think of. New in 2.2 is a feature called Sidekick that exports Yojimbo data with user-selected tags to a constantly updated collection of Web pages built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so the data can be browsed or searched in any Web browser. (Bare Bones even added HTML5 code that enables the data to be cached locally by an HTML5-savvy browser; unfortunately, current Web browsers are inconsistent in their support for this feature.) Once exported, the data can be served by
Personal Web Sharing, uploaded to another Web site, shared among devices via Dropbox, or anything else that can be done with Web pages. The goal of Sidekick is to give users the capability to view their Yojimbo data anywhere, such on an iPhone, iPad, Windows-based PC, or someone else’s Mac. Of course, it’s worth putting some thought into what you export and how you’ll limit access to that data if some of it is confidential; Sidekick only exports password items if you’ve entered a Sidekick password in Yojimbo and viewing password items requires entering that password on the resulting Web pages. Along with Sidekick, Yojimbo 2.2 provides a number of minor bug fixes and behavior changes; see the full release notes. ($39 new, free update, 6.8 MB)

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