Since our initial launch of version 1.0 in 2017, we have remained true to our commitment: a one-time purchase with lifetime free updates. With each major update and significant revision, our team's unwavering dedication and determination have shone through.
Now, let's explore the exciting features and enhancements in the upcoming Eagle 4.0 beta version. This release introduces a cutting-edge "plugin system," a fresh and modern "UI style," and the integration of powerful "AI tools." In this preview, we will delve into the notable updates and improvements, including performance optimization, expanded format support, a contemporary illustration style, and much more. This all-new version has been meticulously crafted to enhance your user experience, streamline your workflow, and boost overall efficiency.
Please be aware that this is a public beta version, currently in the testing and experimental phase. Given the possibility of bugs and instability, we strongly advise all users to back up their data before transitioning to the new version. If you haven't backed up your Eagle data before, we recommend taking the opportunity to learn how to do so to ensure security and uninterrupted access to your valuable information. If you need guidance on how to back up your Eagle data, simply click here. Your data's safety is our priority.
Furthermore, it's important to clarify that there may be variances between the content of the public beta version and the final officially released version. Certain new features are still in development, which means that in the current testing version, some expected features may not yet be accessible. We genuinely appreciate your understanding and support, and we eagerly anticipate your invaluable feedback to aid us in ongoing enhancements and the refinement of our products. Your input is integral to our mission to provide you with the best possible software experience.
Let's now embark on a journey to explore the exciting new features and changes in the 4.0 Beta version together:
Eagle Plugin API Document: https://developer.eagle.cool/plugin-api/get-started/readme
In this new version, you'll discover an array of plugins within our Plugin Center, curated both by our official team and other talented developers. These plugins span diverse categories and functions, such as productivity enhancements, file conversion, compression, image editing, video editing, download management, and the expansion of supported file formats, among others.
Here are a few plugins that the Eagle team has already crafted or is actively developing, and we eagerly anticipate an influx of more intriguing and practical plugins from additional developers!
With the Pinterest Visual Search plugin, we bring the power of Pinterest's image search functionality directly to you. Now, you can use any image as a jumping-off point to swiftly discover a wealth of inspiration in a similar style and category. Unleash your creativity and exploration like never before!
Experience the marvel of AI technology with our Image Enlarger plugin. Enlarge any image to over four times its original size while preserving clarity and detail. What's more, it supports batch processing, eliminating the need for tedious one-by-one operations and vastly boosting your efficiency.
Our Image Background Remover plugin leverages AI technology to automatically identify the main objects in an image and accurately eliminate the background. Just like the Image Enlarger, it supports batch processing, streamlining your workflow and enhancing productivity.
Say goodbye to image storage woes with our Image Compressor plugin. It rapidly compresses various mainstream image formats, reclaiming valuable storage space. You have the flexibility to adjust image quality levels with a simple click, choose between lossy or lossless compression, and save even more storage space.
Effortlessly convert and optimize your image collection within Eagle using the Image Format Converter plugin. It supports conversions between popular image formats like WebP, JPG, PNG, and more, accommodating your diverse needs while helping you save disk space.
The Image Cropping Master plugin simplifies the intricacies of cropping work. Easily mark multiple cropping areas on an image and export them as images in various mainstream formats with a single click. This feature makes it a breeze to accurately extract multiple areas from a single image.
This exemplifies the potential of format extension plugins. With the ePub Format Extension plugin, managing and reading ePub e-books within Eagle becomes effortless. Elevate your e-book management experience to the Eagle standard, enjoying seamless integration and organization for your digital library.
Eagle 4.0 introduces a fresh design language, breathing new life into the entire application. Our design overhaul includes the integration of "transparent, frosted glass," and other effects, refining the appearance of interface elements, resulting in a more contemporary and streamlined aesthetic.
Beyond the visual enhancements, we've meticulously reimagined and fine-tuned crucial features, optimizing the interface's logic to deliver a smoother and more user-friendly interactive experience. This revision promises to enhance both the visual appeal and user experience, providing our users with an elevated and more enjoyable interface.
In this revision, we've undertaken the task of redesigning the icons for the application, resource library, Eaglepack, and plugins. This effort enhances their aesthetics and details, rendering each icon more distinct and comprehensible. Furthermore, it bolsters overall consistency, ensuring users enjoy a visually harmonious and unified experience throughout the application.
In the latest version, we've revamped the batch save window with significant improvements. The most notable change is the relocation of the filter tool from its previous position at the bottom to the right sidebar. This adjustment makes content filtering more intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, we've adopted a new technical architecture to enhance image download speeds further.
We realize that users have two completely different needs when using the "Scan Duplicate Files" tool. Some users hope that the tool can provide accurate scanning to avoid similar but different files in the scan results. While other users hope that the tool can perform fuzzy scanning, in order to find images that are visually similar, but differ in format, size, and resolution.
To meet these two needs, we have completely rebuilt the "Scan Duplicate Files" tool in the new version. We provide two functions, "Scan the Same Files" and "Scan Similar Images", to provide users with perfect solutions in both scenarios:
The scan results are clear at a glance, and you can choose the files to merge on your own. Whether it's "Scan the Same Files" or "Scan Similar Images", the layout structure of the scan result page is similar, effectively maintaining the consistency of operation habits.
In addition, the new version of the "Scan Duplicate Files" tool also supports specifying the scan range. Users can choose "Scan All", "Scan Current List" or "Scan Selected Files", decide the scope of the scan according to their own needs, thereby avoiding unnecessary waiting time.
Our batch naming tool has undergone a complete redesign. In addition to the real-time preview feature, we've reimagined the interaction logic to significantly reduce the learning curve, making it more accessible for users.
We've undertaken a complete redevelopment of all right-click menus within the application. This update not only unifies the visual design and interaction experience of the menus but also introduces a search function for menus with extensive features. This enhancement allows users to swiftly locate the required right-click items, greatly improving operational efficiency.
Our browser extension has received a substantial overhaul in this update. We've introduced a fresh interface design, but the most significant transformation lies in the complete rewrite and redevelopment of the entire extension, upgrading its core to Manifest V3. This transition to the new version of Manifest V3 ushers in remarkable performance improvements.
One standout enhancement is the integration of Service Worker technology, which reduces the extension's consumption of computer resources. This translates to a more memory-efficient and faster-running extension, ensuring a smoother and more responsive user experience.
Adding tags is a fundamental feature in Eagle, but we've identified two main issues that needed attention. Firstly, despite many users effectively organizing tags into various tag groups, the tag selection window lacked corresponding filtering functions. Secondly, for users with a substantial number of tags, the issue of lag in the tag selection window had become a concern.
To address these concerns, we have undertaken a complete redevelopment of the "Tag Selection Window" feature, bringing significant enhancements. Here are the key highlights of our improvements:
New Interface Layout
The tag selection window's interface has been entirely redesigned to make it easier and faster for users to locate the tags they need.
Tag Group Sidebar
We've introduced a tag group filtering function on the left side of the window, enhancing the user experience by simplifying the process of finding specific group tags.
Significant Performance Improvement
The newly developed tag selection window ensures a smooth operating experience, even when managing thousands or tens of thousands of tags. This eliminates any concerns of lag when working with extensive tag collections.
The comprehensive overhaul of the tag selection window, encompassing interface design, functional layout, and performance, promises to deliver users a thoroughly upgraded experience.
Efficiently categorizing your files has always been one of Eagle's standout features. In this version update, we've introduced several detailed enhancements to the "Folder Selection Window (F)," including:
Quickly navigating to the desired content has always been a cherished aspect of Eagle's functionality. In this version update, we've made several detailed improvements to the "Quick Search Window (J)," including:
We have redesigned the "Library Switch" window. The new interface design makes the overall visual feel more comfortable and concise.
You can directly view the current status of the library in the list, for example, when the library path has been moved or not yet connected:
In this version update, the "Inspector" has received numerous detailed improvements, including:
In this version update, we've introduced a "Pin" function to the "Filter." With this function, users can quickly determine which filters are displayed by default and which are hidden. Hidden filters can still be accessed via the "+" button. Additionally, we've made several detailed improvements, such as:
In addition, we have made some detailed improvements, including:
In addition to a fresh visual design, the sidebar now supports batch folder adjustments and intelligent sorting of folder lists, enhancing overall usability and efficiency.
The above are the main update highlights of the Eagle 4.0 beta version. In addition to the above content, there are many more noteworthy places in this update, let's continue to explore more update details!
The Eagle 4.0 beta version delivers remarkable performance improvements to enhance your user experience. Here are the key highlights:
These performance optimizations ensure that your interactions with Eagle are more seamless and efficient, saving you valuable time and enhancing productivity.
The Eagle 4.0 beta version introduces support for an array of new file formats, expanding the scope of your creative possibilities:
Redesigned "Sort, Layout" Menu
We've completely overhauled and revamped the "Sort, Layout" menu to make file organization a breeze.
Video and Audio Hover Play
Our new interface now offers seamless video and audio playback with a simple hover action.
Automatic Playback for GIFs and WebP Images
Enjoy automatic playback of GIF and WebP animated images in your list without the need to hover (configurable in preferences).
Expanded Copy Options
We've expanded the right-click menu's copy functions, offering more copy formats like folder path, thumbnail, name, and base64.
Easy Sharing with AirDrop (macOS)
Share files effortlessly to other devices using the new "Share" function in the right-click menu, now supporting AirDrop on macOS.
Enhanced "Open in Other Applications”
The "Open in Other Applications" function now aligns perfectly with the system Finder on macOS, making your file management experience seamless.
Improved Subfolder Thumbnails Display Subfolder thumbnails now display content without cropping, making it easier for you to identify your files.
Batch "Open in File Manager" You can now open multiple files in your preferred file manager with a simple batch right-click action.
Effortless File Renaming Rename files with ease by simply single-clicking on the selected file name, similar to the convenience of Windows Explorer.
The interaction logic of the spacebar preview has been fine-tuned to ensure that preview tools for different file formats are displayed in the most intuitive way. Additionally, we've relocated the left and right switch buttons from the sides to the bottom of the window, reducing the distance between the two buttons for smoother left and right navigation. These adjustments make your experience with spacebar previews more seamless and efficient.
We've optimized the letter preview function in font management, allowing you to easily identify missing letters in your fonts.
Our video player and function icons have undergone a redesign, ensuring a consistent and minimalist style across the board.
Similar to the Video player, the gif player and its function icons have been redesigned to maintain a consistent and minimalist aesthetic.
Redeveloped and designed the "Bookmark Browser". The new version of the Bookmark Browser has added these features:
In addition, we have made some detailed improvements, including:
The "3D Model Preview" tool has been redeveloped to provide additional functions, simplifying the process of previewing 3D models.
Support for "Folder Name" filter condition
Support for right-click creation of sub-smart folders
We have redeveloped and designed the "Tag Management Page", and mainly made the following adjustments:
We have adopted a neater layout, making it easier to find
We now support switching between "Alphabet / Group" grouping methods
In addition, we have made some detailed improvements, including:
We have redeveloped the add tag window, making it easier to choose tags now
We now support batch renaming
When sorting tags by quantity, if the number of tags is the same, we will sort them in alphabetical order.
We've given the "Action Creation" window a fresh design, making the process of creating actions more transparent and user-friendly.
Our redesigned "Activated Device Management" feature offers a more user-friendly way to manage your activated devices. With these adjustments, you can:
We've meticulously redesigned the entire process of starting the application from scratch. This new approach is geared toward assisting first-time users in swiftly selecting their preferred themes, installing browser extensions, and creating their very first library. This revamped onboarding experience is tailored to ensure that every new user gets off to a great start with Eagle.
In addition to introducing a fresh visual style, we've also reimagined all the components used for notifications in this update. This revamp has made the notification states of "success, warning, error" more distinct and easier to understand.
We've undertaken a complete transformation of all the illustrations within the application, aiming to imbue it with a more professional and minimalist visual style.
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We've made significant enhancements and introduced new features in Eagle 4.0 beta to elevate your user experience:
Custom Thumbnails for Fonts and Audio
You can now enjoy custom thumbnails for fonts and audio files, making it easier to identify and organize your assets.
Enhanced Full-Screen Mode
Our full-screen mode now features a sleek "pure black" background, providing a distraction-free and immersive viewing experience.
Smart JPG Image Rotation
We've implemented a smart solution that utilizes EXIF properties to automatically rotate JPG images. This not only prevents file size increases but also maintains the original color integrity.
Redesigned "About" Window
Our "About" window has received a fresh and modern redesign, offering a more informative and visually appealing experience.
Enhanced Device Resolution Support
Eagle now supports the iPhone 14 Pro Max's impressive 1290x2796 resolution. Moreover, you can double-click to view intelligent scaling to 33.3%, ensuring optimal image clarity.
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