How do you manage all the files in your Mac’s Documents folder? If you’re at all like many long time Mac users, the Documents folder is a bit of a mess, but any file of value is usually in there. Somewhere.
What Mac users with many files really need is a simple, elegant, usable, and affordable file and document management system. iDocument gives you three of the four.
iDocument Because iCan
I don’t know about you but I’m just about over the whole iEverything that Apple spawned back in the day. iMac, iLife, iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iPhone, iPad, iPod.
It’s not just Apple. Mac app developers seem to have attached themselves to the iProducts naming scheme.
Here’s one that caught my eye, because of the name, iDocument, and the fact that my Documents folder is more than messy and in need of some professional organization.
This rather straightforward Mac app bills itself as simplicity and efficiency personified. It’s a more elegant way to manage documents and files on a Mac.
Wait a minute. Doesn’t the Finder do that? Yes, but you’re the one in charge of the folder hierarchy and that’s why things get messed up.
iDocument groups and catalogs files for you so they’re neatly arranged, easier to find, like a familiar library.
iDocument uses tags to help you setup and organize specific documents, but the app comes with more bells and whistles, including a new security function to hide documents with a password.
Folder structures can be exported directly to the Mac’s Finder, and files can easily be shared from within iDocument.
iDocument doesn’t even care where your files are located because it indexes files so it knows where everything is. You won’t need to move or copy files for iDocument to work, so think of the app as a single, graphic window that knows where your files are, displays them quickly, and organizes them they way you want.
Because iDocument uses tags to help organize and identify your files and documents, how does it work with OS X Mavericks (which also uses tags to organize files in the Finder)?
The developer says it’s tested and ready for OS X 10.9 when it’s released by Apple.
This is the kind of app that’s actually worth more to you than the price tag would indicate, hence the two week trial version so you can take it for a spin around the block.