For Documents. Tag, organize, see, find.

Photos have iPhoto. Music has iTunes. But when it comes to PDFs and other office documents, you're on your own. That is, until now. Now there is Yep and there's no looking back.

Built for macOS Sierra. Works on 10.8+

Start Yep for the first time and it automatically shows you all your PDFs, iWork and Office documents. The strength in Yep is being able to see your documents and search through them with out needing to worry where exactly you saved it to. Add your own tags to documents - which is like storing them in two places at once. Yep also has the ability to automatically file documents into a simple date based folder system located in your Documents folder. The result is that its easy to keep a running track record of receipts, invoices, research papers - without having to think about where to store it.

Has a built in scanning interface optimized for documents.

What's New

Version 3.8.3

bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great app, needs just a little work


Allows organizing by tags, easy to tag & modify tags applied, easy to see which tags already exist for applying to new documents. It is easy to move files from inside app including being able to select multiple documents from different locations and moving them all to together. Easily found all attached scanners including automatic document feeder on multifunction machine. I use it for all sorts of documents to collect related information together. There is also a Description section for adding any kind of notes about a document.

Would like to be able to add scans together since I may find information that relates to a previous scan.

The one thing I don't like is that any new scans are automatically filed into separate folders by day of the month, would rather have an option to put them all into one folder. But at least there are existing bookmarks that make it easy to select all newly scanned documents and move to where I want them.

Not useful for a big library


OK, maybe I'm not using this program for precisely what it should be used for. Anyway, I have an almost 20,000 files pdf-library, which, I thought, may be easier to organize with this program than with the Finder. But it is not.
First, with such a big library the program is quite slow. Every time it opens, it scans all the files anew, which takes a minute or so - thus, it takes much more time than simply searching for the file in the spotlight.
Second, although you can create tags however you want, you cannot change the categories by which the program sorts and groups your files. (It has several options, by name, date, time, etc.). The only way to at least partly create your own way of sorting is to sort by spotlight comments, and then enter a comment individually for all files you want to see in one category. But, it is extremely hard to do this with many files, and it still will not have any structure in the sorting (i.e., sub-groups, etc.).
Again, it would be nice to be able to group the tags as well, as they can be just too many.

All in all, I can see this program working fine with a small number of files, such as receipts etc., and where the sorting system is sufficient (e.g., as dates are in the case of receipts, etc.). However, with a big library it is quite useless, because it simply gets "over-crowded" with unarrangeable tags, and the also unarrangeable files.

Too quirky


I really want to like Yep, but it's bugs and quirks make it very frustrating. My biggest annoyance is with it's date handling: Yep allows you to set the creation timestamp on the file, it includes the date & time in the filename and it places the scanned PDF into a folder structure based on date. The problem is that none of these are synchronized when scanning a document, so if I scan in a receipt from a few weeks ago I have to change the creation timestamp, edit the filename and move it to the correct folder manually. Other bugs I've noticed in this version: it often doesn't save the last tag you enter on an item when creating a new document, and it loses track of files if you move more than one at a time using it's built in move function.


Ironic Software, Ltd.
8.6 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011, Ironic Software Ltd.


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