Yep, Leap, Fresh – major update

April 5, 2016 | By | 6 Comments

This is a major update of Fresh, Yep and Leap. Well the new version number (3.7.0 and 2.7.0) is not a big change, but read below. Note that 3.7.0 is only available in these retail builds right now, Apple takes a while to approve new apps, so the App Store versions will not be updated for a week or so.

The biggest changes are under the hood – we updated the apps to modern ARC architecture, and removed and modernized a lot of code to work well on newer systems.

In addition:

Searching is now faster. The wait for initial results in Leap and Yep is now about a 1/4 of what it was in 3.Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 11.41.52 AM6. Also overall search speed is up by 30% or so. Searches that cover files that have already been searched are much faster – about 3x faster.

Searching on Fresh is now much better. It is faster and focus appears in the search field when you bring it forward.

Tag clouds are now accurate when you have more than 100,000 tagged or keyworded files on your system.

Scanning on Yep has had a few bugs fixed.

We have also added optional Bug reporting via Thanks for enabling it if you can, but no problem if you don’t!
Biggest change – the retail builds (the ones you download from this site) have the Sparkle update engine back in.

These builds now require OS X 10.9 or later.

Download Yep

Download Leap

Download Fresh

What about Deep?

We are looking at Deep. We like the colour searching that it has, but its architecture is not going to work long term, so the current plan is to somehow add Deep features to a future version of Leap. Let me know if you think that would be a good plan going forward.

These updates are all free to anyone with a 3.x licence already. (i.e. anyone who has bought in the last two years).






Filed in: Fresh, Leap, Yep

Comments (6)

  1. Chad Thomas

    Your plan to “add Deep features to a future version of Leap” – yes, I would like that. I’d prefer to work in just one application. Thank you for fine products! They have become a bit long in the tooth, but I appreciate that you have not just let them languish!

    • iradmin

      Thanks Chad. I use Leap and Fresh as part of my workflow everyday, and I’m not into changing them that much right now. The search and spotlight experience in the Finder has gone downhill over the past few years, so I’m more interested in keeping something that works how I expect it to. –Tom

  2. Chris

    What about the MAS versions? If this takes some time: any possibility to make a cross-grade to the non-MAS versions?

    • iradmin

      Mac Appstore versions are likely a week or so out. I have no control over their schedule. Retail (i.e. download from here) 3.7.1 should run fine with a license showing Mac App Store licensed, but its only a week or two more.

  3. Laura

    Yes – adding the color search/sort to Leap would be a great way to do things.

  4. Urs

    Yes please: “add Deep features to a future version of Leap” – would be appreciated very much.

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