04 Apr

Yojimbo for iPad is a digital information store for everything and is released by Bare Bones Software.

** Important – This application requires the desktop version of the application to import any data **

This application is designed to allow you to sync your Yojimbo stored digital information with your iPad. This then allows your to search on this data as if you were using the deskop application.

If you are working on a project and your research data is in Yojimbo, or you have saved your holiday / travel documents in this Yojimbo then this application is perfect, as it will allow you to take all the data with you on the move, and have full access to it when you are away from the computer.

You may not be able to view all your data on the iPad as some formats are not viewable.

The main downside of the application is the lack of ability to create content or tag information within the application, the application is designed as a viewer (which is does well), but it would be nice to be able to add data, especially from email. It may be in the future some creation options will become available, but for now it is a limitation that is hard to overlook.

The user interface is nice and simple, making it simple to search and find your data.

On the upside:

  • Well designed user interface.
  • Good way to access your digital data on the move.

On the downside:

  • No way to add a new record on the move.
  • Suffered crashing issues until I switched on “Desktop – Sync All Data at Next Launch” in the System Settings.

Overall, if you own Yojimbo on the MAC and it is important to have this data on the move on the iPad, then this application is a must have. As of now, the iPad version is “unusable” without the MAC application, which is a shame as it could be a big seller even if its functions were a bit more limited than the MAC version.

Rating: 79%

Size: 2.3 MB

Price (at time of review): £5.99

Link: Yojimbo for iPad – Bare Bones Software, Inc.


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