Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 4.0

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Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 4.0
Supports Service for Transparent Synchronization Between Macs, Adds Full Screen Support, Now Optimized for Retina Displays

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. – August 14, 2013 – Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of Yojimbo™ 4.0, the effortless information organizer for Mac OS X.

Yojimbo 4.0 introduces support for a new sync service that provides silent, transparent data synchronization across multiple Macs for service subscribers. This feature grants data portability, making irrelevant which computer was used to access, add or modify any item stored in Yojimbo. Any Yojimbo customer who wishes to use this sync service may subscribe directly within the application. In addition, Yojimbo 4.0 adds full screen support for the main Yojimbo window and for information item windows, along with updates for improved appearance on Retina displays.

“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. “The synchronization support in version 4.0 fits perfectly within that focus, working tirelessly in the background to keep your Yojimbo data close at hand, no matter which of your Macs you are using.”

Yojimbo 4.0 requires Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later. Detailed information on the new features and changes in Yojimbo 4.0 can be found at:

Yojimbo Organizes ‘Everything Else’

Yojimbo empowers Mac users to manage, effortlessly and securely, the onslaught of information encountered every day, even across multiple computers. Yojimbo stores rich text notes, passwords, bookmarks, serial numbers, PDFs, images, and web archives.

Gathering information is easy through familiar Mac interface gestures, Yojimbo’s own Quick Input Panel and Save PDF to Yojimbo commands, and it can encrypt stored data using the secure AES-256 algorithm standard. Yojimbo’s tagging system empowers simple personal organization, and information retrieval is instantaneous through its built-in search or Spotlight.

Support for an optional, subscription-based sync service allows users with multiple Macs to silently and transparently exchange data between computers (subscription sold separately).

Yojimbo can also directly synchronize data via WiFi from one Mac to Yojimbo for iPad (sold separately), including encrypted items and tags.

Yojimbo 4.0 requires Mac OS X 10.8.2 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 4.0 is available at a suggested retail price of US$30 for an individual license or US$60 for a family-pack license for up to five people in a single household.

Subscription-based synchronization accounts are available for US$2.99/month, with the first 30-days free at sign-up, cancelable at any time. All Yojimbo 4.0 licenses support subscription synchronization of multiple computers.

Any registered customer with Yojimbo 1.0 through 3.0.4 may purchase an upgrade to Yojimbo 4.0 for US$20, including individual and family licenses. Customers who purchased from the Mac App Store can purchase an upgrade by visiting:

Anyone who purchased Yojimbo on or after June 14, 2013 will be eligible for a free upgrade. Note: This free upgrade includes a Yojimbo 4 license only; it does not entitle the recipient to a free synchronization subscription. Qualifying registered customers will receive an email notification from Bare Bones Software automatically. Qualifying customers who purchased from the Mac App Store should visit the following page, or contact Customer Service for assistance:

Yojimbo 4.0 is available exclusively from the Bare Bones Software online store:

Multi-user (site) license pricing is also available. For details please visit the company’s online store, send email to, or call (978) 251-0500.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Mac. 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 and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2013, all rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.