I love Yojimbo

Yes, I love Toshiro Mifune in the classic “Yojimbo,” A film that is totally funny, but also a morality play. It is also the exact plot of the Classic Sergio Leone – Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western “For a Fistful of Dollars” — True homage to the source, acting, and impact. But that is not the Yojimbo I am talking about here.

I am talking about a super useful utility I have installed on my Mac — Yojimbo from BareBones Software.

When I need to find a file, I always use Apple’s finder, but sometimes, that doesn’t work: The keywords I’m typing are not in the document, and I can’t remember any exact phrase in the document. All I can remember is “It’s a receipt dated January 2″ — Apple’s find just doesn’t know about keywords for my documents. So I use Yojimbo. If It is any file that is important at all, I will save it into Yojimbo, which cheerfully accepts most any file ore even a hastily typed cut and paste document. Yojimbo allows me to add keywords to it – later I can find the note by those keywords.

Yojimbo is my refuge of last choice: if a file is really important for me to find later, or is a transient page from the web, that I’ll never find again, I just put it in Yojimbo and plug in a few keywords. And I breath easier.

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