Webjimbo – an introduction

July 14th, 2011 by

Webjimbo is a web interface for Bare Bones Software’s Yojimbo. It lets you view and edit your Yojimbo data from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser.

Yojimbo wherever you are

Webjimbo runs a small web server on your Mac. This means that wherever you are, you have access to your Yojimbo notes, bookmarks and everything else as long as you’re at a computer with an internet connection.

Say you run Yojimbo at home: now that important information’s available to you at work or from an internet cafe. You can add and edit items too, so you can record information as it comes to hand. When you’re at home, you just use Yojimbo as usual.

Secure

Webjimbo is protected with a password of your choice. You also have the option of using a secure connection (https) to protect your information while it’s in transit over the internet.

Safe

All changes to Yojimbo data are made through Yojimbo’s AppleScript interface. There is no direct manipulation of the Yojimbo database or any other trickery, so your data is safe.

iPhone version to come

A version of Webjimbo optimised for iPhone will be released in the future. Stay tuned.

No longer just Mac

Stuck on a Windows machine at work? It happens to the best of us. Because Webjimbo runs in your browser, your Mac’s Yojimbo data is available to you no matter what type of computer you’re on.

Works like a real application

Webjimbo works more like a desktop application than a regular web site, thanks to AJAX goodness. If you use gmail or other online Google applications you’ve got the idea. If not, you’re in for a nice surprise.

Simple

Webjimbo is a simple, self-contained application. It makes no modifications to your Mac’s setup or to Yojimbo. Configuration is easy thanks to a setup assistant that walks you through the necessary steps.

Trouble syncing?

Syncing Yojimbo data between Macs can be a hassle. Although Webjimbo doesn’t provide everything you can do in Yojimbo, the basics are all there, so it’s a serious alternative to syncing. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you using syncing in some cases and Webjimbo in others.

Multi-user environments

A number of people have expressed interest in using Webjimbo to give multiple users (in an office, for example) access to a shared Yojimbo database. This is indeed possible; please read this section of the FAQ first, though.

Requirements

Your Mac running Yojimbo needs to be accessible from the internet. If your internet connection doesn’t have a fixed IP address, you will probably need a free service like DynDNS. More about this….

Connecting to Webjimbo requires a modern browser. Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, Internet Explorer 6+ and Camino 1.5+ are supported.

Webjimbo requires Yojimbo 1.4.

Limitations

Webjimbo makes the core functionality of Yojimbo available, but there are limits:

Note editing is plain text only. You can view formatted notes (including attachments), but if you edit them formatting and attachments will be lost.

Encrypted notes are displayed in plain text only, without formatting or attachments.

You can’t edit passwords or encrypted notes.

You can’t view encrypted archives.

A closer look at Webjimbo

July 13th, 2011 by

Webjimbo is a computer interface that allows you to access your Yojimbo anytime and anywhere. Its main function is to share Yojimbo data. All you will need is to log in and have your Yojimbo connected. It allows you to search, view and edit all of your files and documents on any computer, no matter what web browser you are using.

Webjimbo also has an iPhone and iPad interface that has made multitasking anywhere even more easily.

The best thing about this is that it doesn’t duplicate your files and data from your Yojimbo account because you will be dealing directly with your Yojimbo account. This ensures that all changes and edits on your bookmarks and notes are up to date.

As usual, with anything concerning the internet, one significant aspect will be security. Your account will be protected by a password and all of your data will be encrypted. This will allow your account to be secure enough to be visible over the internet. It also uses a secure http:// or https:// that provides more security than the average http://.

You will be provided your own URL when you use Webjimbo. For example, johnsmith.findpresence.com. This does not mean that all of your data will be duplicated or transferred to the server. Like I mentioned earlier, no files or data will be duplicated. When you see your log-in page, your browser is coordinating directly with your computer.

Installing the software is not as complicated as other set-ups are. It has a very simple and direct way of guiding you through the process. Just make sure that you are able to read the instructions first before proceeding. If you are confused with something, Google is always there to help you out. The file is just at 22.66 MB and won’t take too long to download.

Webjimbo has a few requirements. You need to have a Mac OS x 10.6 or higher. And since you will also be connecting your main Mac to a connecting computer, the connecting computer can have any operating system (OS) but the supported browsers are Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 6+, Safari 4+ and Google Chrome.

It is easy, convenient, fun and user-friendly! But, if you aren’t convinced yet – Webjimbo also offers a free 20-day trial. Once you enjoy all of the benefits of this amazing software, you will just want to have one for yourself. Try it and savor the experience.