Keep It for Together Users

Keep It can import Together libraries from Together for Mac 3.8.8 and later. All files will be copied, and your Together library will be unaffected.

When you import a library from a registered copy of Together, or one purchased from the Mac App Store, you will automatically be shown discounted rates when purchasing the app, or provided with a free license if you purchased the app within the qualifying period.

Locating your Together Library
To see where your Together library is stored, choose File > Library > Show Library in Finder from the menu in Together.

Importing a Together Library

  • Choose Keep It > Import > Together Library from the menu
  • Drag the library file to the panel to select the library folder
  • Click Import.

Keep It will open Together to prepare the files, then import the library into a folder named after the Together library.

Encrypted Files
Keep It does not encrypt files, see Exporting Encrypted Items from Together for information on how to move encrypted items to another app.

Key Differences

Keep It has a single library to work best with iCloud, app extensions, and so on. Keep It works efficiently with large libraries, and its improved folders can be used to separate projects and make moving things between them straightforward.

On Mac, the sidebar can be hidden and will appear when you drag something to the edge of the window. The sidebar will automatically collapse if the window is made too narrow.

Compact Mode
Compact Mode reduces the app to a single column on Mac, and works in Split View or as a regular window, making it more flexible than Together’s Shelf.

In Compact Mode, navigate with swipes and clicks, or using the Back / Forward shortcut keys shown in the Go menu, along with the arrow keys and spacebar. Keep It automatically switches to Compact Mode when its window is made narrow enough.

To tag items and choose locations when importing, enable the “Show import view: When importing from other apps” option in Import preferences.

Favorites Bar
On Mac, favorite lists are shown in the Favorites Bar, which will show All Items, Recents and Favorites by default, but you can drag them off and add any folder, bundle, label or saved search by dragging them to the bar. You can also drag items to lists in the bar to add / move those items there.

Tag Filter
Tag FilterTags are shown in the Tag Filter, which appears below the item list on both Mac and iOS. The tag filter shows only the tags applied to the visible items in the list, and can filter items that have either all or any of the selected tags. Tags toggle on and off when you click / tap them. You can also rename and remove tags here.

To see the Tag Filter, click the button in the items list header or choose View > Tag Filter > Show Tag Filter from the menu.

Use the View > Tag Filter menu to change the way the tag filter behaves and how the tags are sorted.

keep It shows suggestions while searching, and selecting a suggestion turns that into a token, which can often also be manipulated.

You can also use keywords such as tag: or date: followed by natural language for the date (e.g. “yesterday” or “last Tuesday”). See Keep It’s Help files for a full list of keywords.

The item list now shows a summary and thumbnail when appropriate. These are stored in iCloud to provide a richer experience on iOS without needing to download the entire files. You can choose to show between 1 to 5 summary lines in the list in General preferences. The thumbnail is hidden for single lines.

Individual items can be shared via iCloud. Any changes made by others will be reflected in all participants’ libraries. Only the files are shared, not the label, tags, folder, etc.

Bundles work the same as Together’s groups, so an item can be in many bundles (or none at all), and removing a bundle doesn’t remove the items from the library.

By default, when a folder is selected you’ll see everything in that folder and its subfolders. The containing folder / bundle(s) will be shown below each item’s name, and clicking that will select the item in that folder or bundle. You can change this behavior in General Preferences.

The Recents list shows the most recently added and edited items across all your devices.

Deleted Items
Deleted items are automatically removed after 30 days, and show the time remaining (you can remove them individually, or using the Empty Deleted Items menu command).

Labels are shown below the folders and bundles in the sidebar.

Arranging Lists
Each list now has its own sort settings that will match All Items unless customized. Some lists have more appropriate options — for example, Recents and Deleted Items can be sorted by newest or oldest.

Item Info
Items have a dedicated Source field for the original URLs of web links and things saved from web pages, when that information is available.

On Mac, clicking the icon next to the tags field in the Info view will show a searchable list of tags. Either click or use the up / down arrow keys to select tags, and Return to add them.

When multiple items are selected, you will be shown options to add them to a bundle, move them to a folder, change the label or add tags.

Notes now have predefined styles for Title, Heading and Body. File attachments show the filename of attached documents, and allow you to switch between showing images and PDFs inline or as icons. Notes can be zoomed according to the setting in Fonts preferences. On iOS notes are resized according to the system text size.

The default New button in the toolbar can be changed to create new notes, or items from the default stationery, which can be set in the File > New from Stationery > Manage Stationery panel.

Rich and plain text files created from stationery can be automatically named or renamed according to the setting in Files preferences (disabled by default).

Tabbed Windows
Notes can be created in the list or their own windows, and these windows can be tabbed together according to your tab settings in System Preferences. To allow notes to be opened in tabs along with the main window, go to General preferences and change the “Allow Tabs for” setting to “All windows”.

Other kinds of files will be opened in their original apps.

Web Links
Web Links show live previews (like bookmarks in preview mode in Together) unless saved as PDFs for offline viewing.

Keep It for Mac can save two kinds of PDFs: single-page or paginated. Paginated PDFs resemble a printed web page, and single-page PDFs resemble Web PDFs in Together — essentially screenshots with selectable text and clickable links.

Keep It does not create web archives, as these are considered insecure. Keep It can still display web archives, but when you attempt to open those GateKeeper will say the file is corrupt and offer to move it to the Trash. The files are not actually corrupt, and there are instructions on how to get around that on the Keep It support page.