Caboodle For Mac

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Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Dejal Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

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Caboodle lets you drag and drop a variety of files into each blank new entry, including images, HTML pages, PDFs, Word documents, and videos. If it can’t read the files itself, it’ll create an. Caboodle for Mac Free to try Dejal Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.4 Server/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.5 Server Version 1.5 Full Specs Download Now Secure Download.

Structured and Free-form, Together At Last

Some kinds of information are best stored in an organized structure, like a phone book. You want a label and a short value, and don't care about text formatting and such: you just want the information.

On the other hand, sometimes you'd like to write a paragraph or two about something, or include pictures, web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and more.

Why compromise? Caboodle gives you both, with no learning curve!

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Your Bag of Tricks

Caboodle provides a single place to store, organize, and find those little pieces of information that you might have previously stored in Stickies or obscurely-named text files strewn over your desktop.

[Entry Icon]Every Caboodle entry has an icon and subject. The icon can be altered for each entry, if desired, to make them even easier to identify. The subject is the name of the entry, displayed in the entries list. The entry is automatically saved when you switch to another one (or quit), or can be manually saved as desired.

The entries list is a standard outline, making it simple to see as many or as few entries as desired. You can select one or more entries and drag them to reorder them, or to move them up or down the hierarchy, and expand or collapse the entries.

You can also type in the search field to quickly locate entries: the entries list changes to show only the matching ones, with the match words highlighted in each entry.

One Big Happy Family: Sibling and Child Entries

[Outline]Caboodle uses an intuitive inheritance design. When you create an entry, it inherits the icon and custom fields of its parent. You can choose to create a 'sibling' entry, at the same level as an already selected one, or a 'child' entry, within the selected one. This allows quickly creating content in an organized fashion, without precluding you from changing the icon and custom fields any time you like.

Yes, that's right: there is no 'folder' concept in Caboodle. Every entry can contain other entries, so you can treat any entry as a folder-like container, and add child entries when needed. The parent entry could just have a subject, to treat it like a primitive folder, or it could contain a summary of the contents, general information, or whatever you like.

Uniquely Flexible Custom Fields

[Uniquely Flexible Custom Fields]In addition to the standard subject field, you can create your own. Simply click the [Add] button to add a custom field. You can give it a suitable label, and type whatever value is desired. What's more, you aren't restricted to the same custom fields for all entries: you can add or remove custom fields for each entry, but thanks to the inheritance, each entry starts with the same set as its parent.

Simple Storage of Your Stuff

Custom fields are useful, but most of the time, you just want to jot down a thought, store a picture, etc. Caboodle handles this simply and elegantly. You can type or paste rich text, drag or paste pictures, PDFs, and even documents into the text area of an entry. Caboodle stores a copy, leaving the original intact.

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Any content stored in Caboodle can also be dragged out again. Drag a PDF out to make a copy on your desktop or elsewhere; it is still stored in the entry. You can also double-click on such items in Caboodle to directly open a copy of them in Preview or whatever application is appropriate.

Add a Little Style

Caboodle has style... style sheets, that is. It has a full range of rich text formatting options, including the usual font panel and menu commands, plus you can easily create tables, numbered or bulleted lists, and live links to web pages.

For Your Eyes Only

[For Your Eyes Only]What about privacy? Got some information you don't want others to see? An entry can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information, using an industry-standard encryption algorithm. Simply type and confirm a password - but don't forget it! Decryption is as easy.

...Unless You Feel Like Sharing

Moving from another collection tool, or separate documents, is an easy process. Caboodle can import HTML, plain text, rich text (RTF), and Word format documents into entries. You aren't locked into Caboodle forever, either: if you want to change to some other product in the future (for some reason), or just want to extract some entries to share with others, you can easily export some or all entries as PDFs, plain text, rich text (RTF), or Word documents.

Caboodle also supports the Mac OS X Services menu. It adds two Services functions: one to add a new entry using the selected text in another application, and another to insert text in other applications using selected text in Caboodle. Of course, you can also drag or copy text and other content between applications.

Try It Now!

Download and try Caboodle for free! Version 1.5 is currently the latest release. Read the Caboodle 1.5 release notes to see what has changed in this version, or read the User Guide to find out more about it.

New in 1.5:
(2013-04-14, R 1033)

  • The standard edition of the app is now signed with a Developer ID to support Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion. (Standard edition only)
  • Rebuilt for Mountain Lion using Xcode 4.
  • Many changes to improve Mountain Lion compatibility.
  • The license button in the Caboodle window now shows the Licenses window instead of going to the Dejal Store web page. (Standard edition only)
  • Added a license button to the Preferences window, when unlicensed, to make it easier to buy the app. (Standard edition only)
  • Fixed a bunch of memory leaks.
  • Updated localizations.
  • Caboodle now requires an Intel Mac and a minimum of OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

New in 1.4.1:
(2011-08-18, R 1030)

  • Restored support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), which was accidentally (and ironically) disabled in the previous release.
  • French localization improved.

New in 1.4:
(2011-08-16, R 1030)

  • Fixes for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) compatibility.
  • Added full screen support on Lion.
  • Added a default font option to the General Preferences. By default it is used when there is no selected entry when adding as a sibling or child (i.e. creating a top-level entry), but there's a checkbox to use it for all new entries. If that checkbox is off, new entries inherit the previously selected entry's font attributes (as Caboodle has always done).
  • Added an automatic save one minute after changing an entry. Caboodle already auto-saves when selecting a different entry or on quit (if you made changes).
  • Removed the File > Save command, since a manual save is no longer useful, and it could cause confusion.
  • Swapped the View and Decrypt buttons in the decryption sheet, so View is now the default, since it is the most commonly used. The Decrypt button can still be activated via the keyboard via Cmd-D.
  • Replaced the password validation logic, since it broke when building for Mac OS X 10.5 and later. Note that this means that entries encrypted in version 1.4 and later can't be decrypted in earlier versions.
  • Deleting an entry will now leave no selection, rather than selecting whatever happened to be after the deleted entry.
  • Removed the license agreement window. The license agreement can be viewed online.
  • The standard edition of Caboodle now requires a minimum of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
  • Many other behind-the-scenes improvements made possible by dropping Tiger support.
  • Note: this version (and any 1.4.x bug fix releases) will be the last to support PowerPC (PPC) and Mac OS X 10.5. Version 1.5 will require an Intel-based Mac and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later.

New in 1.3.7:
(2011-01-06, R 1026)

  • Changes to be compatible with the Mac App Store.
  • Caboodle Express for the App Store requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later, and omits the built-in update mechanism, since updates are done via the App Store.

New in 1.3.6:
(2010-05-17, R 1025)

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  • Performance improvements for Snow Leopard.
  • Please note: the next non-bug-fix release will likely require Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) as a minimum OS. So this may be the last version that supports Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

New in 1.3.5:
(2010-02-03, R 1024)

  • Fixed an issue with looking up licenses in certain situations.

New in 1.3.4:
(2009-11-16, R 1023)

  • To improve performance and reduce disk space, imported PDFs, files dragged to the Dock icon, or via the Save PDF to Caboodle print option are now copied to an Attachments folder within the Caboodle data folder, and aliased to the entries. This can be disabled via a hidden preference, by entering defaults write com.dejal.caboodle ImportAsAlias NO in Terminal, if desired.
  • The entry icons for files dragged to the Dock icon and saved to Caboodle are now set to those files' icons.
  • Fixed an issue where entries added by those means could be lost if Caboodle was quit without making further changes.
  • Find text operations, e.g. Find Next (Cmd-G), Find Previous (Cmd-Shift-G), now work when the entries list is the active control; the entry text is made active then the operation performed.
  • Removed ancient code to move pre-1.0 data, since nobody could still be using those versions.
  • Improved the data loading to reduce the risk of using empty data if the existing data can't be loaded.
  • Now includes a 512x512 application icon.

New in 1.3.3:
(2009-09-10, R 1022)

  • Enhanced Snow Leopard compatibility.

New in 1.3.2:
(2009-07-07, R 1021)

  • Dragging text to Caboodle's Dock icon now adds a new entry with that text (including rich text, e.g. from a word processing document or web page).
  • Dragging any document to Caboodle's Dock icon also adds a new entry with that document as an attachment, and the document's name as the Subject. Even easier to add entries!
  • Added a safety check to ensure the data has been fully loaded before handing a Services menu request, to avoid risk of data loss if Caboodle isn't running when adding an entry via the Services menu.

New in 1.3.1:
(2009-06-24, R 1020)

  • Improved the handling of imports to use multi-threading only when appropriate.
  • Added exception handling and an alert when saving the data, in case something goes wrong, e.g. too much data being saved.
  • Prices increased slightly.

New in 1.3:
(2009-05-19, R 1018)

  • Added a Save PDF to Caboodle option to the printing workflows (i.e. the menu in the PDF button in print panels), making it really easy to save any document to a new entry just by (effectively) printing it to Caboodle.
  • Added a menu command to the Caboodle menu to Install PDF Workflow..., so you can install it later if desired.
  • Added a PDF... option to the Import sub-menu. PDFs are imported as attachments in new entries.
  • Added an alert panel to ask if you want to install the print PDF workflow, since some people might not want it (e.g. if only trying Caboodle). Only appears once.
  • The folder hierarchy is now preserved when importing; folders are imported as entries with a folder icon and no text content.
  • Added Web Archive and HTML options to the Export sub-menu. The Web Archive format is nice and tidy, and can be displayed in any modern web browser. The HTML export outputs the entries as folders of HTML files and images.
  • Improved the handling of exports to use multi-threading only when appropriate.
  • Added General Preferences to include or exclude the creation and modification dates, Subject, and/or custom fields when printing and exporting. They are all included by default.
  • Changed the format of the printed/exported dates to be the same as displayed in the window, and fixed a bug where it was outputting the creation date instead of the modification one.
  • Fixed a cosmetic bug where having an entry selected, doing a search and not selecting anything, then clearing the search would leave the selection without displaying the corresponding entry content.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent finding licenses in very rare circumstances.
  • German localization improved.
  • French localization improved.
  • Dutch localization added.

New in 1.2:
(2008-10-13, R 1015)

  • Added a View button to the decryption sheet. If clicked, the entry is temporarily decrypted and displayed read-only until you quit, but remains encrypted on disk, so the next time you use Caboodle it will still be encrypted. To edit the entry or keep it decrypted, click the Decrypt button instead.
  • Added a checkbox to the encryption and decryption sheets to enable saving the entered password in the keychain. The state of the checkbox is remembered automatically.
  • Added a new Security preference page, where you can specify a default password to use for encrypting and decrypting entries, and options of whether to use that, the keychain, the previously-entered password, or nothing when encrypting and decrypting. The default password is stored in the keychain, for security.
  • When displaying the encryption sheet, if there is a password for this entry in the keychain (i.e. it had previously been encrypted and the password saved), it is defaulted into the password fields. Otherwise if you've previously entered a password or any entry, it is offered instead. Otherwise if there is a default password specified in the preferences, it is suggested. The source of the password is indicated below the fields. These are all dependent on the preferences. You can of course replace the suggestion with a new password, if desired.
  • Similarly when decrypting, it will pre-populate with the keychain, last-entered, or default password, if available and valid. It only offers the password if it is correct, so you can just click the View or Decrypt buttons without typing anything.
  • Using the Services > Caboodle > Add Entry with Selection command, or dropping text on Caboodle's Dock icon, will now set the Subject to the first few words of the first line of text. Also improved the entry creation decision: if the selected entry has child entries when using these functions, the new entry will be a child of that one, otherwise it will be a sibling.
  • Now correctly indexes new text, instead of requiring a re-launch before it is available for searches.
  • Fixed a crasher when adding a new entry if displaying the search results.
  • Fixed a crasher when using the New Sibling button with no selection.
  • Fixed an issue with the Preferences window, where edits might not be saved when quitting with the window still open (specifically when an edit is still active).
  • Fixed a cosmetic bug with the Check for Updates feature when using a general release and wanting only general releases, and a beta release is available.
  • Updated the built-in Kagi purchasing tool to the latest version, which fixes some issues with Leopard.
  • Updated the French and German localizations.
  • Caboodle now requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later.

New in 1.1.4:
(2008-05-05, R 1013)

  • The state of the menu item »Check Spelling While Typing« is now remembered across launches, so you can turn it off if you don't want it.
  • Fixed a bug where new child entries might not inherit a newly added icon or custom fields.
  • Fixed a bug with exporting, where a '/' in an entry Subject could cause the export to not work as expected.
  • Updated the built-in Kagi purchasing tool to the latest version, which fixes some issues with Leopard.
  • Switched the distribution method to ZIP archives instead of disk images, as it's simpler for everyone. Feedback welcome!
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the previous version to run on a MacBook Air.

New in 1.1.3:
(2007-11-19, R 1012)

  • Attachments are now saved to a unique temporary folder before opening (via double-clicking), to avoid mistakenly using the same file for more than one, if they happen to have the same filename.
  • Enhanced the URLs for the Help menu to better support localization.
  • German localization added.
  • Fixed the tooltip for the keep backup checkbox in the Advanced preferences.
  • Updated the built-in Kagi purchasing tool to the latest version, which fixes some issues with Leopard.

New in 1.1.2:
(2007-06-28, R 1011)

  • The ruler visibility state is now correctly remembered for each entry, and the default ruler state for new entries (from the preferences) is respected.
  • Fixed a layout issue with the French localization.
  • Fixed an error that a few people experienced when checking for updates.
  • Some optimizations in the Caboodle Assistant window.
  • Minor tweaks for Leopard (10.5) compatibility.

New in 1.1.1:
(2007-04-16, R 1010)

  • Now automatically saves the entry when leaving the Subject field (via tab or click) or modifying the icon, so the entries list is immediately updated, to avoid confusion.
  • The entries list now remains the same size when the window resizes, rather that being resized proportionally.
  • Changed the default icon to a larger green ball, to avoid alignment issues that the smaller one had (it was 16x16 instead of 20x20).
  • Fixed a longstanding bug where encrypting an entry that contains a table would lose the table formatting when it is decrypted. Note: entries encrypted with this version can not be decrypted by previous versions (but this version can decrypt previously encrypted entries).
  • Fixed a crasher when exporting as PDF.
  • Added French localization.

New in 1.1:
(2007-03-08, R 1009)

  • Added import functions for HTML, Plain Text, Rich Text Format (RTF), and Word Format. They import into a new entry within the current selected one, inheriting its icon and custom fields. Select no entry to import at the top level.
  • Added export functions for PDF, Plain Text, RTF, and Word. They export the selected entries, including their child entries, preserving the hierarchy via folders.
  • Enhanced the Print function to include the dates, title and custom fields at the top, and to support printing multiple selected entries at once.
  • Added a New Sibling Entry function, and renamed the existing New Entry function as New Child Entry, with a new toolbar icon. The former adds a new entry at the same level as the selected one, while the latter adds one within the selected entry. As before, they inherit the icon and custom fields of their parent entry.
  • The Delete Entry toolbar button is no longer included by default; you can add it back if you wish.
  • Added a Select None (Cmd-Shift-A) command, similar to Select All, but to select no entries or text.
  • The Caboodle window close button is now available; clicking it will hide Caboodle.
  • The window close button now indicates when the current entry needs saving, using the usual dot indicator. Caboodle still automatically saves when you quit or change entries, so this indicator is just informational. You can always manually save if writing a long entry, if you wish.
  • Added a fabric lining behind the fields area!
  • The custom field values are no longer copied to new child entries (the fields themselves are still copied).
  • Enhanced the splitter between the entries list and content area. The list of entries can now be hidden and shown via a new Show/Hide Entries List command in the window menu. The splitter bar is now narrower, and you can hold Option while dragging it to resize the window at the same time as moving the splitter bar.
  • Fixed updating of the Show/Hide Toolbar menu command; now toggles appropriately.
  • Fixed bugs where changing an entry title or custom field value then immediately quitting without clicking or tabbing elsewhere wasn't saving the new value.
  • Fixed a cosmetic bug where deleting an entry immediately above an encrypted one would leave an ugly white gap in the window after dismissing the decryption sheet.
  • Added improved exception logging, to help with diagnosing possible future issues.
  • Now forces the OS to notice the Services menu commands without having to log out.
  • Replaced the feedback and e-mail options in the Help menu with Forums and Dejal Blog items.
  • Changed the Feedback toolbar icons into Forums ones.
  • Added a confirmation sheet to the license editor page of the Caboodle Assistant window, to avoid the common confusion of clicking Continue or Finish before Add when adding license details. (This was only an issue if entering the license details manually, instead of automatically via the clipboard or the built-in Kagi purchasing tool.)
  • Replaced the application icon with one professionally designed by Emily Pfeifer.
  • The Dejal logo has also been redesigned by Emily Pfeifer, so all places it occurred have been updated.

Caboodle Mac App

New in 1.0:
(2006-06-26, R 1006)

Caboodle For Macbook Pro

  • Erste Veröffentlichung
  • Initial general release.