Archive for October, 2007

TaskPaper on sale today only

TaskPaperIf it wasn’t enough that it’s currently released at an intro price, TaskPaper is on sale November 1, 2007 only at the MacUpdate Promo. If you enjoy managing your to-dos without all the cruft that shows up in so many GTD-based software, TaskPaper may well be the perfect solution for you. I’ve been using it while I waited for iGTD to get updated, and I’m not sure if I’ll go back. TaskPaper is that cool.

For more information, and to download the demo, head over to the MacUpdate Promo page.

iGTD update: Leopard fix #2

iGTDiGTD has received a minor pick-me-up today. If you’re running Leopard, then pick it up over at the iGTD downloads page. This minor update provides the ability to link to specific messages whether or not you have MailTags installed and fixes a pair of bugs that affected editing tasks.

For more information, see the blog announcement.

Avenir update: 2.3.7

AvenirAvenir, Tagamac’s choice for writing software, has been updated to 2.3.7. This point release fixes a bug with annotations and brings full support for Leopard. Leopard introduced a bug in how Avenir dealt with tags that prevented projects with tags in them from opening, which has fortunately been fixed.

Although the update is not currently showing up in the program’s auto-update, if you’re running Leopard you should grab it from the Avenir forums.

iGTD update: (Leopard only)

iGTDiGTD, a powerful GTD task manager with tagging support, has been updated to This minor update is intended for users of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard only, and mainly re-implements adding tasks to iGTD via the function keys for most major programs. iCal synching is still unavailable.

Although iGTD will eventually be merged back into a single application that is compatible with both Tiger and Leopard, the developer wished to get the fix out as soon as possible. For more details, please see the announcement.

MailTags update: 2.2b5

MailTagsAt last I can feel comfortable about upgrading to Mac OS 10.5 Leopard: MailTags has a public beta for 3.0. While the beta appears to be stable (hence its being made public), you should keep backups of your mailboxes. To-do and event capabilities have also been temporarily removed, as iCal interoperability has changed dramatically.

For a full description of what’s working and what’s not, see the 2.2b5 forum announcement.

Leopard update for TagBot yet to come

Big Robot Software has posted a notice that while TagBot is mostly compatible with Leopard, showing tagged files does not yet function. If you’ve upgraded to Leopard, you’ll still be able to use TagBot to apply and import tags, but until Big Robot is able to release a full bug fix, double clicking a tag in the list will be pretty pointless.

They point out that the incompatibility has no harmful side effects, so you can continue to use TagBot with impunity; you’ll just need to browse your tags some other way (for instance, through the much speedier Spotlight).

Pukka update: 1.6.2

PukkaPukka, a desktop client, has been updated to 1.6.2. This minor update brings full compatibility with OS 10.5 (with the caveat that developers weren’t given the Gold Master, so there may be one or two more bugs to quash) and some minor bug fixes.

For details, please see the 1.6.2 blog announcement.

Talking about Leap

Tagamac is launching a new section of the site! Called “Mac tagging”, this section will house articles and more focused on tagging specifically in Mac OS X with desktop software (as opposed to the articles about general tagging principles in the General section or newsbites about software updates).

Leap To kick things off, I’ve got a special treat for you: an interview with Tom Andersen, one of the two developers of Leap, a new application for tagging your file system. I don’t generally go in for interviews, but the recently released Leap public beta made me pretty curious and I decided to head to the source. Tom reveals where Leap is heading before the final 1.0 release, explains why you need to ditch your complex Finder hierarchies, and describes why Cover Flow in Leopard is not actually your friend. [read more...]

EagleFiler update: 1.2.6

EagleFilerIf you weren’t already having a good day, then here’s some news to cheer you up: EagleFiler, the Finder-friendly file library, has been updated to 1.2.6. This update brings a slew of bug fixes and cosmetic enhancements including an updated Leopard-style source list, capturing from MarsEdit, scripts for capturing via LaunchBar or Quicksilver, French and German localizations, and improved import speed. This definitely looks like a great update to install, although keep in mind that once you’ve opened an EagleFiler library in 1.2.6 it will not open in previous versions (the files will still be accessible from the Finder, of course).

For more information, please see the 1.2.6 blog announcement.

Big Robot Software: back in business

Due to technical difficulties with their web server, Big Robot Software (makers of TagBot) has been unavailable for several days. If you’ve had trouble reaching the Big Robot by email or the web, you should now be able to access their website. If you’ve had any trouble with licensing or otherwise reaching them, you should now be able to get help via their support email: support_bot