Powerful, fast searching. Find anything. OS X Tagging with a real tag cloud.

Version 3.8 is built on and for macOS Sierra, runs back to 10.8.

With Leap, you are in control. See your search results visually.
Leap is indispensable if you are a creative professional, as you can easily pick out files by their looks, file type, and other criteria, all without interfering with your workflow.

Our users use Leap for organizing and visualizing projects full of files, drilling through thousands of files to find 'the one', and for enhancing the organization of large sets of research files. Get Leap and rediscover your computer.

Search with Spotlight - but see the results. Easily drill down to narrow your search by location, file type and more.

With Leap you find things based on your natural memory of that file. “Hhmm it was a big photoshop file of a basketball court” or “Something I tagged important” or “A word document somewhere in my documents folder”. With the Finder though, it's more like “I think it might be called bball.psd and that I put it in the originals folder in images in the Project 29 folder which I think I put in Documents... nope, not there... where did I put it?"

What's New

Version 3.8.4

bug fixes - dragging is better.

Ratings and Reviews



As others here have mentioned, Leap doesn’t add alot of value beyond what can be done in the finder, i.e., tagging files.

I have attempted to use Leap on several occasions to curate/rate files and always run into problems with corruption and or loss of tagged and/or rated files.

I just finished curating/rating/tagging a few hundred files and after rating the last file, the app hung, then crashed.

After I ran Leap again and restored from the in app backup, all the ratings are still not there -and- the app can’t seem to resolve which files have tags, which don’t , and WILL NOT store ratings.

Ironic knows how people want to use this software, and in each of their apps, they leave out key features found in their other apps to drive people to buy those apps.

The thing is, all of these apps are unreliable in a similar way. I highly reccommend against using this software.

Wonderful Timesaver


Evernote introduced me to the idea of tagging documents. However, I found the lack of notebook heirarchy to be limiting. I don't mind using tags as a primary form of navigation, I just want more structure. I researched file tagging applications and I came across Leap and Yep (Yep is a simplified version of Leap for documents only). After using trials of both from the company's website, I bought Leap without question. It provides great ease of use once you adapt to the nuances and it easily displays all of your documents. Tagging thousands of files is daunting at first. I'm still in the process of it. I'm focusing on current files and working on older archives when I have time. Overall, it is a great piece of software that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for more organization and structure for their files.

- Easily see all files
- Drop zone for easy tagging and filing
- Tag multiple or single items quickly
- Define tags that should always appear in the drop zone

- Dragging a file into leap (no matter if you drop it in a folder or on a folder) files it.
- Can be a little slow when it attempts to display a large number of files (expected)
- Lacks column view that is present in finder (I would love to see this added. I tend to use the arrow keys for folder navigation and I've found the column view to be the easiest

Great App


I have tons of files on my computer. For the last three years I've been in seminary and have accumulated hundreds of documents over various topics. Not only have I been given things to read in class, but have written a tremendous amount as well. All of it, sitting on my computer, and it's very difficult to find what I need when I need it. Leap is just what I needed.

The process of tagging is simple and intuitive, as is the process of finding what you've tagged. It seems like they've thought of everything. It's like a Finder on steroids. Not only that, but the app is being offered on the App Store at a huge discount over it's regular price. I plan on using it for many years to come.


Ironic Software, Ltd.
7.4 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015, Ironic Software Ltd.


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