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10.4: Alias individual Yojimbo items Apps
Tiger only hintI use Bare Bones' Yojimbo as an information repository, as well as to store my next actions and other notes that I consult regularly. But rather than switching to Yojimbo each time I want to view one of these items, I found an easy way to access them by creating an alias of the metadata file for the individual items.

Do a Spotlight search for the item you want to use, then select it and press Command-Return (from the Spotlight results drop-down, not the standalone Results window). This displays the metadata item (the file that Yojimbo creates for Spotlight searches) in the Finder. Make an alias of this file, then rename it; you won't want to keep the funny name it uses. In my case, I stuck it on the desktop, but you can put it anyplace. When you double-click the alias, the item opens in Yojimbo in its own window.

With this in mind, you can create aliases for other metadata files for any application that works this way. You'll find these in ~/Library -> Caches -> Metadata, then in folders for each application. In my case, I have Yojimbo, Delicious Library, iCal, Microsoft (nothing there; I think that stores Entourage events), Safari (bookmarks) and Transmit (favorites). Other applications that have their own importers will store metadata files there as well, though some might store them in other locations.
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