Software can save you from drudgery

A while back, I blogged about the problems of information overload:

What I’d like to do is bring those programs together, to share a folder structure or tag system between mail, RSS and Web. That means when I’m doing Mag X’s news section, I can access all the material I need by clicking on the appropriate folder, irrespective of its source.

I think I might have found a solution: Yojimbo. It can’t handle my Entourage emails (or if it can, I haven’t worked out how to do it yet) but I can drag and drop things from firefox and netnewswire, store serial numbers, scribble notes, archive web pages and encrypt data, and while I haven’t had the chance to play with it for too long my initial impression is that it kicks more arse than a giant metal millipede at an arse-kicking contest.

Extra kudos to Bare Bones Software for having a category called “Pirates” in the official screenshot.

The software’s free to try and then $39 for a single user, multiple machine licence, and if it’s even half as good as it seems to be then it’s twice as good as the notorious do-gooder Mrs Good of Good Street, Goodtown, Goodland.


Although it doesn’t seem as if I can drag Entourage emails directly into Yojimbo, I can drag and drop the text of emails. Which is almost as good.