I downloaded the demo a few hours ago – now I play a little with the features and see how I can integrate EF into my workflow. So far, I really like EF.
While surfing the web, I print loads of pages into PDF files for later reference. Sometimes I save a Webarchive if I do need the links inside the page later on. My primary usage would be the organization of all those files (right now I use a bunch of folders).
What I like most on EF is its support for a structure (unlike Yojimbo) and the PDF service for printing files directly into the EF library.
But I do have a few questions and feature requests:
Webarchives: The “From” field should contain the complete URL, not online the domain.
Save PDF to Eagle Filer (from Safari): The “From” field should contain the URL rather then the user’s name. I guess this is limited to what Mac OS X offers.
The search field is great (as mentioned by another user: I think that the default should be “anywhere”).
I wonder how useful it might be a few weeks/months down the road: How about an “advanced search” like the Finder’s Command-F, where one is able to create complex search queries?
BTW: I really miss that feature in Mail.app (only available through creation of a Smart Mailbox) and do hope that 10.5 will bring an improvement here…
The application should remember which files where open the last time and restore the session on the next startup.
Are where any plans for an Automator support? For example, adding processed files to an EF library at the end of a workflow.
How about a status bar stating the path to the currently selected file? I like OmniOutliner’s behavior on this.
The behavior of renaming the “Title” field should work like in the Finder or in iTunes (one click to select the row, another one to change to the edit mode).
Some of the clippings inside my clippings folder were imported, others not.
Error message: “Unsupported File Type – well.textClipping”
I can provide you with the text clipping, if needed.
Minimize of panels
It would be nice if I could minimize a panel to its title bar only.
Save PDF to EagleFiler
The best feature of all, but unfortunately, it’s not reliable: I was able to save a number of web pages as PDF to EF, except some (tried multiple times and they do worked in Yojimbo). Examples:
Import via Drop Pad worked (after saving the PDF on the desktop).
Saving as Webarchive worked, but I’m not a friend of those. BTW: It would be great if the capture key for Safari would optionally support “Save PDF to EF” instead of Webarchives (maybe a different behavior if the alt key is pressed?).
When the page title contains a colon, the file name will contain a slash. In my opinion, file names shouldn’t contain special characters like colons, spaces, or slashes (I really like the “sanitize” function of DropDMG).
Right now, I have to “clean” every file name by hand (does anyone know of an Automator action for this one?).
How about transferring Spotlight comments into the “Notes” field after adding a file via the Drop Pad?
If I sort by file type, the items are sorted by those (as expected) but I do not have an option how to sort the items within that. The files are sorted by date as second priority (first priority being file type) but I would like to be able to sort them by title or file name as second priority.
Sometimes I just need to make a screenshot of a beautiful web-page and annotate it. It would be cool to make a screenshot of the current window or even a rectangle, save that to EF and annotate it there. Imagine a feature within Snapz Pro X which allows to choose EF as a target rather than a folder… That would seriously kick some ass!
Made on a Mac.