Leap - Even better than 10.5 Finder?

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  1. psychofreak Retired

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    Look at this awesome video....this really is a leap ahead of Tiger's Finder, and with the notable exception of some awesome features (screen sharing especially, QuickLook from list view too) it challenges Leopard's Finder in my opinion. Definitely will be worth it for those staying with Tiger:

    Link to video of Leap

    The iPhoto-like UI seems even more Mac-ish than Leopard's Finder...very user friendly :)
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Looks quite good, got the demo have played a little. Will see how it turn out in the next 21 days.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    care to post a link that isn't a video? i'm at work :eek:
     
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    Nice! This really shows the power of Spotlight when integrated into a file manager. I also like the loupe idea, but Quicklook in Leopard might be more practical.

    On a side note, I've always hated iTunes 7 style source list.
     
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    thanks. i'll try the video later
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    12 minutes and 14,324,185 page outs later I'm back. I pressed the images button, it did find ~30,000. It then took over my entire machine (2.16 C2D 2GB RAM iMac) i had some control but it was delayed by about 30 seconds. It took down Safari, Finder, and Mail. Finder was still having trouble for about 2 minutes after I finally managed to quit the thing. It is a Beta after all but i didn't expect it to hammer my system to the extent it did.

    The good thing is that it seems to be a first time thing, I just opened it again and it had to find the pictures again but that only took 10 seconds and it then displayed all of the thumbnails with little to no latency.
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Hmmm, maybe I won't give it a try...
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah i know
     
  10. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Its been working perfectly for me BTW, but that is a bad sign...
     
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    So what happens if you press images, how many did it find on your comp
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's definitely a different take on file browsing. I think Apple could take a few pointers from LEAP. But at the moment I find QuickLook to be far more useful than any of the features I saw in the video. Especially since the Finder in Leopard is suppose to be able to search by filetype etc. as well.
     
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    agreed. plus, i don't want to have to launch a program to "replace" my finder.
     
  14. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    You can set an app to replace Finder...here is a guide of how to do it with Quicksilver :)

    Yes, the zoom thing is nowhere near as QuickLook, but the navigation is awesome...
     
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    i tried quicksilver once. we didn't get along. ;)
     
  16. MrMoore macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. It wasn't the Leap that interesting me as much as the "Yep" Program on their site. I currently use Adobe's Bridge that came with PhotoShop Elements to manage my PDFs but since it not a universal version it tends to be slow on occastion. :D
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It seems like a very nicely done application, although xUKHCx's experience is kind of scary. The Yep/Leap deal is pretty good also, although I guess my biggest PDF collection by far is journal articles (of which I have ~2000-3000), and Papers would really be better suited than Yep to that.
     
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    You clearly didn't try hard enough...Quicksilver is for EVERYONE ;)
     
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    An update...I used the method posted above to replace Finder with Leap...works fine so far :)
     
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    Hmmm...I'm not sold, but I'm basing it just on the video. Some of the GUI design really bugs me, and so far, I'm sold on Leopard. Despite the bugs in beta builds has been shaping up very nicely. I hate adding applications when the system supplied tool is either perfect or close enough.
     
  21. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    2825 images on a 2.16 Macbook with 1GB RAM :)
     
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    I hate those tag cloud things, they are ugly and confusing.

    I like some of the ideas in the app though.
     
  23. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    I'm on Leopard now, and Leap is not as good as Finder IMO on this OS...however some of the ideas and the 'bouncy' UI are appealing...
     
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    12420 images. And it didn't crash my 2.2 SR w/4Gigs of RAM. Since I'm planning on staying with Tiger for a while longer before I make the move to Leopard, LEAP makes for a great tool - especially since I have A LOT of files that need to be found quickly. I think I'm an electronic pack rat :(
     

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