Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 2.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 2.0
New Tag Explorer, Enhanced Quick Input Panel and Image Import Combine To Make Information Organizing Even More Effortless

BEDFORD, Mass. – Sept. 1, 2009 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of Yojimbo™ 2.0, a significant upgrade to the popular, easy-to-use information organizer. Yojimbo 2.0 makes it easier than ever to add and categorize, plus search for and retrieve information items.

“Yojimbo 2.0 makes it even easier to capture information items, which is hard to imagine, but true,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software. “The Tag Explorer provides a major new interface for working with tags, which are the primary organizational mechanism for many people. The new Quick Input Panel represents a remarkable advance forward. Every addition in Yojimbo 2.0 contributes to the quest for a digital junk drawer that is powerful yet effortless to use.”

Yojimbo 2.0 introduces a Tag Explorer system which lets users navigate the contents of the Library or of Collections by selecting tags which reveal related items. The Tag Explorer filters items based on the selected tag, and simultaneously further refines available tags.

Tagging in Yojimbo 2.0 is more flexible than ever with new commands for adding, removing and setting the tags for selected items. A tag collection can now match items which have “any” of the specified tags, or which have “all” of them.

Yojimbo 2.0’s enhanced Quick Input Panel accepts dragged images, sets ‘date imported,’ intuits titles for untitled URLs, and supports assigning more metadata to items when they’re created, including Flagged status, Comments and Labels. The enhanced ‘Save PDF to Yojimbo…’ command now allows specification of a name, Tags, Flags, Label and Comments for the item.

Yojimbo 2.0 introduces a “New Image” command with corresponding input sheet that allows previewing and direct import of images.

An enhanced search field now offers completions for Tag and Label names. A new “Clear Highlighted Search Terms” option clears search terms highlighted by doing a content search, or using spotlight. Yojimbo 2.0 now retains the previous sort order and remembers which items were selected for each collection.

Double-clicking on an item in the Drop Dock now reveals the item in the main window. Yojimbo 2.0 now allows application of Labels and Tags to items with a simple drag and drop. Yojimbo 2.0 makes it easy to add any Collection to the Drop Dock.

Yojimbo 2.0 also includes fixes to reported issues and significant refinements to this popular, easy-to-use information organizer. Detailed information on all of the changes and improvements implemented in Yojimbo 2.0 can be found at:

Yojimbo 2.0 is a Universal application that requires Mac OS® X 10.5.7 or later, and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard™.

Bare Bones Software today also released Yojimbo 1.5.2, a maintenance update that addresses reported issues. This update is recommended for all Yojimbo customers whose systems do not meet the requirements for Yojimbo 2.0 or who do not wish to upgrade. The Yojimbo 1.5.2 update is available free of charge to all registered Yojimbo customers from the Bare Bones Software web site:

Yojimbo Organizes Everything Else

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, images, 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. If desired, Yojimbo will encrypt data using the secure AES-256 algorithm standard.

Its simple, flexible storage system allows for personalized organization of data. Support for Mac OS X’s Sync Services synchronization provides back-up and data portability for MobileMe account holders, making irrelevant which computer was used to access, add or modify an item stored in Yojimbo.

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 today at a suggested retail price of US$39 for an individual license; US$69 for a family-pack license for up to five people in a single household; or US$29 for an educational license. Any registered owner of Yojimbo can upgrade for $20, including individual, family and academic licenses. All licenses provide for synchronization of multiple computers.

Anyone who purchased Yojimbo on or after January 01, 2009 is eligible to receive a free upgrade. Customers who purchased directly from Bare Bones Software will be notified automatically via email. Upgrades may be ordered from the Bare Bones Software online store:

Yojimbo may be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software. Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available. For details please visit the company’s web site at, send email to, or call (978) 251-0500.

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, plus quite a few awards. For more information, visit

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 © 2009, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.