Bare Bones Software Ships New Yojimbo 1.0

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Bare Bones Software Ships New Yojimbo 1.0
First Information Organizer for Mac OS X That Makes Information
Storage and Access Effortless Across Multiple Computers

BEDFORD, Mass. – Jan. 23, 2006 – Bare Bones Software, developer of leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today shipped Yojimbo 1.0, a completely new information organizer that effortlessly fits into the flow of work and digital life.

Now for the first time, Mac users can organize and manage today’s onslaught of information, even across multiple computers, with a natural user experience and the reliability expected from Bare Bones Software. Yojimbo revolutionizes information organization for individuals by providing an effortless mechanism to collect, store and find information as needed.

“Yojimbo is as easy to add to as your junk drawer, but as easy to find things in as a card catalog,” said Merlin Mann of “Smart soup is a good thing, and Yojimbo does that nicely.”

“We designed Yojimbo with an intense focus on providing an effortless user experience, so that it stays out of your way and yet remains at your fingertips,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. “Yojimbo makes it easy for any Mac user – from novices to uber-geeks – to stay organized without resorting to mental gymnastics.”

“At some point, we’ve all tried to invent or adopt a filing system to manage the ‘everything else’ in our lives,” Siegel continued. “Regardless of what you store and how you organize, Yojimbo works with you, never against you. You can store whatever you like in it; for example, I’ve been using it for everything from code snippets and web links to creating a home inventory.”

Yojimbo empowers Mac users to manage, effortlessly and securely, the onslaught of information encountered every day at work and at home, even across multiple computers. Yojimbo stores different data types: text notes, passwords, Web bookmarks, product serial numbers, PDFs, and web archives.

Data input into Yojimbo follows familiar Mac User Interface gestures such as copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, a Quick Input Panel, or PDF Services from the Print menu. Searching and retrieval are instantaneous, using either Yojimbo’s built-in search, or the Spotlight search system in Mac OS X Tiger.

An encryption subsystem allows customers to encrypt individual data items for storage, without interfering with ease of retrieval. Yojimbo encrypts data using the secure AES-256 algorithm standard. Its simple, flexible storage system allows for additional, personally-defined organization of data. Support for Mac OS X’s Sync Services synchronization provides data portability for .Mac account holders, making irrelevant which computer was used to access, add or modify an item stored in Yojimbo.

Yojimbo takes advantage of several Tiger-only technologies, such as Sync Services to provide easy synchronization across multiple computers for .Mac participants, the system-wide Spotlight search system for inclusion of Yojimbo-stored information in search results, and the Core Data frameworks for reliably storing information. Yojimbo 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later. For more information on Yojimbo, or to download a fully functional demo version, visit the company’s web site:

Pricing and Availability

Yojimbo is available immediately at a suggested retail price of US$39 for a single-user license; US$69 for a family-pack license for up to five people in a single household; or US$29 for an educational license for a single academic customer on one computer.

Yojimbo may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software. For details please visit the company’s web site at, send email to, or call (781) 687-0700.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users worldwide. The company’s award-winning products include BBEdit, a professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an extra-strength email client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance plain text editor. The company’s expanding product family also includes Super Get Info, a file and folder info utility, and Yojimbo, an effortless, reliable information organizer. Bare Bones Software has been crafting fine Mac software since 1993 and operates as a privately-held corporation based in Bedford, MA. For more information, visit or send email to

TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit, Mailsmith and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2006, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.