Yojimbo 4.6 Release Notes

This page documents all feature additions and modifications included in the Yojimbo 4.6 release.

This update builds on changes made in the Yojimbo 4.5 upgrade. For important details about the changes made in that version, please see the Yojimbo 4.5 release notes.

Release notes for previous versions of Yojimbo are available in the release notes archive.

You can access Yojimbo's online help by choosing "Yojimbo Help" from the Help menu.

Important Notices

  • Yojimbo 4.6 requires macOS 10.13.6 or later. It will not run on any older version of macOS.


  • Yojimbo runs natively on Apple Silicon.


  • The "Downloads" window makes a triumphant return to the Window menu.


  • If Yojimbo can't find an existing data folder, and your home directory is unwriteable so that Yojimbo can't create a new data folder, the application will now alert you and quit, rather than continuing to start up and behaving strangely.

  • Hide the "Change Preferences" button in the software update window if the application doesn't actually provide software update preferences.

  • Fixed cosmetic issue when drawing text in the item list when a label is applied and the OS is in Dark Mode.

  • PDF archives of web pages are now always created asynchronously, so as not to stall the UI. This change also fixes a bug in which the application would hang when asked to archive a web page by an external source such as an AppleScript or bookmarklet.

  • When creating a PDF from a web address, if the downloaded data is "raw" PDF data, Yojimbo will create a PDF archive directly from the downloaded data, rather than trying to snapshot it as though it were a web page.

  • Restored bookmarklet installation to working order, mainly by making the "Bookmarklets" command on the Help menu open a page on our web site which provides appropriate information and instructions.

  • Changed a default behavior so that Yojimbo no longer attempts to force a light appearance based on the note's text or background colors when displaying or editing notes in Dark Mode.

  • Corrected the appearance of the Preferences window toolbar when running on macOS 11.0.