“Leap gives me the feeling of having control over the chaos that inevitably creeps into the home folder over the years, despite all efforts. And it’s incredible what stuff you can find that you didn’t even know exists.”
A more natural way.
With Leap you find things based on your natural memory of that file. “Hhmm it was a big photoshop file of a basketball court” or “Something I tagged important” or “A word document somewhere in my documents folder”. With the Finder though, it’s more like “I think it might be called bball.psd and that I put it in the originals folder in images in the Project 29 folder which I think I put in Documents… nope, not there… where did I put it?”
Folders and rigid hierarchies might have made sense back when we had hundreds of files, but we’re now swimming in images, files, movies and other data. That’s where tags come in. Tags are keywords that you assign to a file. This makes it extremely easy to find documents, regardless of their location. Why hunt through an arcane hierarchy of folders and files to find the document we want? Apple’s Finder first came out over 20 years ago and we think it’s time for a new approach to finding, organizing and browsing your most important documents.
Wikipedia defines serendipity as the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely.
Leap’s ability to quickly browse like documents allow you to stumble upon not only the file you were looking for but sometimes an even better one that you weren’t looking for. Leap’s search results show up as beautiful, scalable thumbnails that can be ordered anyway you want.
Use Leap’s loupe tool to inspect the document in perfect detail.
Mountain Lion ready.
Leap 3 has been rewritten for Lion and is updated regularly. Leap is developed on and Mountain Lion, while running on operating systems as ‘old’ as 10.6. Leap also uses industry standard OpenMeta tag conventions so that you can share tags across numerous programs. But not only that, Leap 3 has numerous user interface tweaks and improvements to make tagging, rating and browsing your files even easier.
Mac App Store requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.
Note: If you have already purchased Leap from the Mac App Store, then don’t download from here – you need to update using the Mac App Store App. Sometimes the version numbers available from the MAS and directly from us vary slightly due to the Apple Store approval process.
(also runs as a demo version)