Ironic Software Tagging and file management on OS X Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:13:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lead Assign Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:07:31 +0000 Ironic software is not all we do. Lead Assign is the newest product out of our Incubator North offices. Its a way to route incoming leads to your company to the appropriate sales (or admin) personnel.  Basically if you have a website with a contact form on it, when a user fills out your contact form (i.e. generates a lead) – we get that lead into someone’s hands within a minute. If the first person in your company offered the lead declines or fails to respond, then five minutes later the next sales agent gets an SMS about the new lead. Of course leads can come from more than just a contact form!  You can give it a quick try here at our how it works page.

Lead Assign gives you the power to automate lead routing based on rules you define.

  • Consolidate your incoming lead sources
  • Distribute leads intelligently
  • Reduce response time & increase sales

Lead Assign is an easily customizable, fully-automated, lead distribution software system that reduces the cost of doing business, guarantees effective distribution, and works with your existing CRM, or as a standalone solution.

It works well for any business that has a few people who can handle leads and a few lead sources. Responding in a handful of minutes to a lead increases success rates by large amounts. We have been running out of beta for about 4 months. Give Joe Steeves – our sales lead a call.



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Yep, Leap, Fresh – major update Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:47:03 +0000 This is a major update of Fresh, Yep and Leap. Well the new version number (3.7.0 and 2.7.0) is not a big change, but read below. Note that 3.7.0 is only available in these retail builds right now, Apple takes a while to approve new apps, so the App Store versions will not be updated for a week or so.

The biggest changes are under the hood – we updated the apps to modern ARC architecture, and removed and modernized a lot of code to work well on newer systems.

In addition:

Searching is now faster. The wait for initial results in Leap and Yep is now about a 1/4 of what it was in 3.Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 11.41.52 AM6. Also overall search speed is up by 30% or so. Searches that cover files that have already been searched are much faster – about 3x faster.

Searching on Fresh is now much better. It is faster and focus appears in the search field when you bring it forward.

Tag clouds are now accurate when you have more than 100,000 tagged or keyworded files on your system.

Scanning on Yep has had a few bugs fixed.

We have also added optional Bug reporting via Thanks for enabling it if you can, but no problem if you don’t!
Biggest change – the retail builds (the ones you download from this site) have the Sparkle update engine back in.

These builds now require OS X 10.9 or later.

Download Yep

Download Leap

Download Fresh

What about Deep?

We are looking at Deep. We like the colour searching that it has, but its architecture is not going to work long term, so the current plan is to somehow add Deep features to a future version of Leap. Let me know if you think that would be a good plan going forward.

These updates are all free to anyone with a 3.x licence already. (i.e. anyone who has bought in the last two years).






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OS X 10.11 El Captain support Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:21:23 +0000 It looks like all the current Ironic programs are running fine under 10.11, we have had no reports of any issues.

There is one thing that can happen on updating your OS.bundle Every time that happens, Apple decides to rebuild your spotlight database. This is a good thing, but while the database is being rebuilt, searching in the Finder or using Yep, Leap, etc may not work completely. The solution is simple – just wait it out. Note that on a Macbook the system may not get a lot of free time to rebuild Spotlight, plus do other housekeeping chores, as the lid may be closed and the system sleeping.

So if you have a laptop and upgrade the OS – leave it plugged in with the lid up for a few hours to let everything catch up.

We are looking at some minor updates over the next few months, followed by a more major update in 2016.


Tom Anderen

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Email Archiver Pro 3 is released Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:22:25 +0000

Email archiving can be a painful experience

I partner at Palmer Andersen. Our latest OS X product is a complete rewrite of the successful Email Archiver.

This new version does not require to be installed on the Mac, indeed the business versions let you archive the email for 10 or 100 employees or more from one computer. Or use it just for yourself to keep your email as a nice searchable hierarchy of PDFs.

You can see all the details at



Simplify your life with Email Archiver Pro

Helps you create SEC compliant, accessible, and searchable, archives of all you company emails.

Personal  /  Business  /  Enterprise

Archiving made simple.

Archive multiple email accounts and folders with the press of a button.

Find stuff easily.

Email Archiver Pro turns all your emails (or just the folders you select) into searchable PDF’s with attachments.

Reduce bulk in your inbox

Email Archiver Pro frees up space and allows you to make sure your conversations are backed up and easily searchable.

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The All New Email Archiver Pro 3 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:10:27 +0000 We are pleased to announce the availability of Email Archiver Pro 3 beta. (Free to use while in beta).

Check it out at the official Email Archiver Pro website.

Beta 4 shows off a major new feature: Custom path formats!

Email Archiver Pro creates a future-proof, accessible, searchable, archive of all your emails and accounts.
Email archiving made simple. Launch the application, enter your email details to create an organized folder of PDFs, one for each email.

Find stuff easily.
Email Archiver Pro turns all your emails (or just the folders you select) into searchable PDF’s with attachments. You can use our built in search engine, or your own.

Reduce bulk in your inbox
Email Archiver Pro frees up space and allows you to make sure your conversations are backed up and easily searchable.


Export email for a project or legal case into PDF format.
PDFs are a great format for searching and fulfillment of legal and other obligations.

Email Archiver Pro 3 is a total re-write of Email Archiver Pro 2. It now works without requiring Apple’s

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3.6.1 Leap, Yep fixes DropZone tagging bug Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:40:46 +0000 3.6.1 fixes a bug where the tag editor was showing white on white (i.e. invisible) tags when using the Drop Zone.

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 12.38.42 PMThe old one was a dark colour which Yosemite interpreted as me wanting white on white. Thanks to a few users who pointed this out. –Tom


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New Leap, Yep, Fresh and Deep! Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:12:40 +0000 New builds of Leap, Yep, Deep and Fresh are up on our servers and also on the Apple Store.

You can get the builds right here:

They require OS X 10.8 or later, and are 64 bit only applications signed by Ironic Software.

The changes are mostly of the keep the apps up to date variety, with the following fixes:

Leap/Yep – both have more tags available to choose from for autocomplete.

Fresh – You can now file documents from the cooler or fresh area directly to any folder on your computer. I have been wanting this capability for my own purposes for a while now.

There are also quite a few small bug fixes – mostly added as a response to customer feedback. Thanks for that!

Move a file anywhere quickly without wading through the Finder.

Move a file anywhere quickly without wading through the Finder.

Yep is version 3.6.0, Leap is version 3.6.0, Deep is version 1.5.4, and Fresh is version 2.6.0.

You can buy from Ironic directly by clicking the ‘Buy‘ item at the top of the page.

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MacHeist Bundle – Get Yep, Data Rescue Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:23 +0000 Mac Heist has just announced that Yep is included in their latest bundle.

In addition, Spotdox is being given away free by Mac Heist – no purchase required. Just visit Macheist and follow their directions for tweeting about Spotdox and the bundle.

Bundles like this provide both sales and marketing exposure for the indepScreen Shot 2014-07-23 at 10.10.52 AMendent developers out there. I bought a copy to get the latest Data Rescue (friends seem to bring me computers once or twice a year with ‘it don’t work and what’s a backup?’). Also high on my list is Periscope, which takes photos with your computer for security, wildlife monitoring, etc.

Its $19.99 for over $600 of value, so head over today!

10% of all sales goes to a charity of your choice, making it even easier to buy. Macheist has raised a lot of money for charity this way

Thanks for your support,

–Tom Andersen

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Spotdox is Yep and Leap on the iPhone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:04:02 +0000 We get requests on a regular basis – when is Yep coming to the iPhone/iPad? The answer to that question is basically ‘no’. Yep and Leap users have lots and lots of data that they are handling – thousands of PDFs, or video and media librarie

Take Your Mac With You.

s that cover many GB (or  TB!) of data. This amount of data cannot be stored on your iPhone. Which means a cloud solution.

A typical cloud solution, like Dropbox or SkyDrive (oops OneDrive), comes to mind. But to use Yep or Leap with Dropbox you would have to put all your documents in your Dropbox. This can work for some people, but even then there are some rough spots when accessing your files using Dropbox or others – no content search, icons are tiny and generic, etc. For many or mostpeople though, the storage and other limitations (like perhaps you simply don’t want all your documents on your Google Drive) make cloud storage a non – starter.

Spotdox solves that by allowing you to get back to your mac from wherever you are – on your phone, iPad, or any web browser. Full icons and full spotlight searching make accessing your files on the go easy. When you want to send a file to another person or edit / view a file on your iPad, Spotdox puts a copy of that file on your Dropbox account. With the plethora of tools that work with Dropbox already out there, you now have your office on your phone.

Spotdox is developed by the same people that make Ironic Software products.


‘Back to your Mac’ is an Apple Trademark that refers to a service that allows you to get files from your own Mac only when you are on another Mac .

Spotdox lets you access your Mac from any device – is that not what ‘Back to your Mac’ should be?

Spotdox can function on your laptop while its in your hotel room, allowing you to reference your computer while you are out at a meeting or touring on your off day.

Enterprise Functionality.

Instead of moving your entire company’s data to the cloud, Spotdox allows you to use your existing LAN, permissions and security to allow employees to access documents on the go. A full ‘paper trail’ is provided for any documents that users share with other people, plus Spotdox can be configured to use two factor authentication or even your corporate single sign on service – any service that works with Dropbox will function with us.

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BBC Article on Tagging Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:31:10 +0000 Ian Hardy of the BBC:

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It’s a little-known fact that in the computer world, the word “Tags” stands for Totally Awesome Gathering System.

Actually, it’s a little-known fact because I just made it up after spending a few weeks delving into the mini industry of desktop productivity, particularly the organisation of documents, spreadsheets, emails, images etc.

There is also a ‘fairly funny’ photo of me in the article, might give you a reason to click the link…

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