On 19 Dec 2007, at 12:20, bcathey wrote:

I'd love to 1) be able to drag the entire collection to my desktop, or 2) drag a collection drop into an other collection (called "Archives"), 3) have a real archive function.

I've writing to Barebones and they tell me none of these options are going to happen.

What am I missing?

I'm new to Yojimbo so don't take too much notice of the following.... My understanding is that Yojimbo's primary focus is being really easy to use - dump stuff in, and search for it later. If every conceivable task were to have a button or menu for it, then you end up with Microsoft Word instead...:)

Obviously for 1) you can select everything inside a collection and drag it to a Finder folder, then delete the selection (if you're clever, you can do it without losing Yojimbo as the front application). Only a couple of gestures... Oh, and you'd have to delete the collection too.

I suspect this is scriptable...:)

I don't really see the point of 2) because that would require hierarchical collections.... And they're all still in the Library anyway.

If you want to hide a collection, you could always name it with a blank, and give it an icon of white space. It does look a bit stupid, though, with the trash underneath the empty lines, and if you have the counts showing too it's even stupiderI suppose having counts on a collection by collection basis, and a hideable trash, aren't going to happen either, though.

A real archive function sounds like a nice idea. Kind of Export and Delete. Another applescript.

tell application "Yojimbo"
        tell front browser window
                set colls to selected collections
                repeat with coll in colls
                        set everyi to every database item of coll
export everyi to ((path to desktop folder) as text) & "untitled folder"
                end repeat
        end tell
end tell

There's probably room for a 'delete' in there somewhere. (I don't like testing scripts with 'delete' in them...)

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