I’ve been using EagleFiler for a couple weeks now, and so far there have only been a couple minor points that I keep twigging to. That’s really terrific for such a new product!
- I frequently import a series of documents at once, and then need to go back and make the same changes to all of them (for instance, correcting the “From” field, or assigning a common tag to the bunch). Being able to select multiple files, and then edit common fields through the inspector would be a huge time-saver. The way iTunes handles multiple file edits would be ideal.
[Edit: Of course I find this thread: after posting. Personally, I would still prefer to do a multiple file edit within EF. Today, for instance, I imported 23 PDFs all from the same source. Having to go in and individually add the same text string to 23 “From” fields in a row is not fun Since I’m in the inspector all ready, that feels like a natural time to set a preliminary tag or two. So again, I’m duplicating a process 23 times in a row.]
Caveat: this may in fact be something which I can configure within OS X, and not a feature to be implemented within EF. When I Control-Click on a PDF, it would be helpful to have EF appear in the list of Applications I can open that PDF with. Having to go in to “Other…” and the select EF out of the list of all applications takes far more clicks (and more time) then the process should. In fact, this workflow detail, more than anything, is why I still have Yojimbo on my system.
This is more of a “nice to have” than “irks me everytime I use it”. I have a number of different EF libraries which I use on a daily basis, and I invariably forget to open one of them before I attempt to use it. If there were an option to have EF open with a set of libraries automatically loaded in the Drop Pad, that would be fantastic.