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“File” Like An Eagle (Around the “Cloud”) With EagleFiler for Mac

The extended weather forecast may be for “cloud-based” storage of your valuable computer files, but if you plan on interacting with those files anywhere under the stratosphere, like your computer desktop for instance, we would advise adopting an “umbrella strategy.”

This is not a “bald” (eagle) assertion. For example, the ballooning size of music and movies makes the Apple iCloud and its innovative iTunes Match service so appealing because there is minimal uploading to press against the monthly data limits of file transfers imposed by most Internet service providers. Moreover, the diminishing cost-per-megabyte of local hard drive storage, and the spontaneity of being able to access your local “file room” of important business and personal docs, Web pages, images, bookmarks, snippets and stacks of email, both current and archived, instantly, makes having a  local nest equally attractive.

For its ease of use and versatility, EagleFiler, v.1.5, soars above the rest for organizing your digital lifestyle.

Produced by C-Command, the respected Mac development firm headed by Michael Tsai, the makers of EagleFiler have applied the body of knowledge that was gained working with the vast ocean of email that washes up on our computers each day. C-Command is the creative force behind SpamSieve, the world-class, Spam-filtering program for Apple Mail. Suffice to say, C-Command knows how to manage large volumes of data in sync with the ever-changing Mac environment. Having trusted them with our email, we were more than confident they could do a fine job with our other daily digital stores.

By using the native architecture and open format of the Apple Macintosh file system, EagleFiler maintains “data integrity” as a first priority. Anyone who has attempted to maintain an archive in a third-party application that churns through a version update every 3 months knows the aggravation not to mention the risk of outmoded or corrupted files. The “roadmap” for EagleFiler is more like a flightpath that follows the contrails of the Mac OS. Keeping your files out in the open also makes your data fully accessible to Search as well as to your other applications.

EagleFiler lets you import and view any kind of file: RTF, PDF, Word, images, Web archives, chats, and proprietary formats via Quick Look plug-ins. Just press the F1 key to import a Web page, a scrap of text, mail messages, or any file on your Mac. Press Option-F1 for extra fun.

Like iTunes and iPhoto, the software keeps your data in a library which is simply a special folder in the Mac Finder that EagleFiler manages, so there are no restrictions. Browsing your file content in the Finder matches the folders in EagleFiler.

Indeed, EagleFiler lets you speed up your mail program by archiving old e-mails. EagleFiler can convert from Microsoft Outlook and other formats to the standard Apple mbox format, and it’s designed to handle tons of mail efficiently.

With EagleFiler, you can view and edit the files using your favorite applications. Drag key files to the Dock or make aliases of them on your desktop. Search the files using Spotlight. Back them up using Time Machine. Label files in EagleFiler, and the labels automatically show up in the Finder—and vice-versa. Files in the library will still show up in your application’s Open Recent menus, and Preview will still remember which page of the PDF you were reading. In short, you can capture, organize, and search your files using EagleFiler, without giving up the normal conveniences of the Mac experience.

For extra security, NSA-approved encryption at the library level is also built-in. An encrypted library works just like a normal library except that all aspects of it (the files, notes, metadata, search indexes, and temporary files) are unreadable until the proper passphrase has been entered.

How will EagleFiler make you more organized and more productive? According to Michael Tsai, “EagleFiler can become your digital filing cabinet, a research assistant, and snippet collector. You can use it to write a journal, track all the files for a project or job, save your favorite Web articles, store financial statements, run a paperless office, plan a trip, collect your course notes, archive your e-mail correspondence, search mailing list archives, research a purchase, remember recipes to cook or books to read, store scientific papers, gather legal case notes, or assemble a scrapbook.” It could well be the most flexible tool on your Mac.

Download a free, 30-day trial copy of EagleFiler today! Visit http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/ [24×7]

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