Caboodle has a couple of handy commands in the Service menu for all apps that support it. A command to add text selected in another app to Caboodle as a new entry, and another to do the reverse.
Follow these simple steps to add a keyboard equivalent of your choice to the Add Entry to Selection command:
Keyboard & Mouse system preferences.
Go to the
Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
Click the [+] button below the list.
Application: All Applications.
Menu Title: Add Entry with Selection (exact
wording and case is important).
Keyboard Shortcut [Cmd][Option][Ctrl][C] (or a
shortcut of your choosing).
Launch a new application that supports Services.
Select some text, press [Cmd][Option][Ctrl][C], and it appears as a new entry in Caboodle.
Note: the new keyboard shortcut won't show up in applications that are already running until after you quit and re-launch them.
Save PDF to Caboodleprint workflow?
When you first start Caboodle (version 3.1 or later), it asks you
if you want to add the
Save PDF to Caboodle command to the
print workflows — i.e. via the [PDF] button in print panels.
This is a very handy feature, enabling you to print from any
If you chose not to add it, you can do so at any time simply by
Install PDF Workflow... item in the Caboodle menu.
If you decide that you don't want this feature (e.g. if you want
to stop using Caboodle for some reason), you can remove it by deleting
the alias file in the Finder. It is located in the path
~/Library/PDF Services/Save PDF to Caboodle, where
~ means your home folder.
Normally when you drag a file into a Caboodle entry it copies it, allowing you to delete the original. But often you want to keep the original in place too, and want to avoid bloating Caboodle's data with large files (or folders).
The solution is to hold down the [Control] key when dragging the file or folder to the Caboodle entry: the mouse pointer will change to include an alias symbol instead of the green plus. It will then make an alias (link) to the original. Then when you double-click on the file (or view it inline for images and PDFs), the original will open.
You can drag or paste icons from any image. For example, if you see a cute icon on a web page, you can drag that image to the image well in Caboodle.
Tip: you can switch applications in the middle of the drag, if you can't see the image well when the other window is on top of it: start dragging the image, then (with the mouse button still down) press Cmd-Tab to switch apps, and complete the drag.
You can drag any size image to Caboodle's image well; it will be resized appropriately.
It's easy: either de-select any currently selected entry, or click one of the top-level entries, then click New Sibling, and a top-level entry will be created. De-select an entry by Cmd-clicking on the selected one, or by clicking in an empty area of the list.
If there is an entry selected, the [New Child] button will create a new entry within it, inheriting its icon and custom fields – a very handy feature.
You can also drag any entry to any level: make it a top-level one, or within an existing one. The drag destination indicator is a black box when dragging onto an entry (to drop it within), or a black line with a circle on the left to drag to that location. The circle indicates the level to drag it to; move the mouse to the left and right to choose the level if ambiguous.
Assuming you're using Mac OS X Tiger or later, simply use the List
feature. Show the ruler, if not already, and choose a list style from
the Lists menu in the ruler (or the
Text > List menu command,
or the [List] toolbar button). You can then add items to the top level
of the outline. To indent an outline item, hit Tab at the start of a
line (an existing line or a new line). To outdent a new item, hit
No, you won't lose anything. The data is stored in a different location, so updating the application won't affect it. So go ahead!
Don't worry, it's still there, just hidden.
Perhaps you accidentally double-clicked on the divider.
You can show it again by choosing
Window > Show Entries
List, or by double-clicking the left margin of the window where
the mouse pointer changes to arrows (the menu command might be easier,
The data is stored in a folder within your Application
Support folder. The preferences are stored in your
Preferences folder, naturally. The locations are as
~ means your home directory:
These features are only available when you are using Mac OS X 10.4
Tiger or later.
Check out the Caboodle User Guide; it includes lots of information about the application.