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Keyword Manager introduces a brand new way of assigning keywords to your photos in a simple and efficient way.

Keyword Manager expands the functionality of your familiar iPhoto setup, and will greatly enhance your photo management experience. Download and try Keyword Manager today!

  • Hierarchical keyword grouping
    For example, you can have the keyword Paris as a subkeyword to France. Every time you assign Paris to a photo, France will also be assigned to that photo.
  • Much faster than any AppleScript based solution
    AppleScript based solutions become excruciatingly more...

What's New

Version 1.6b5:
  • iPhoto 9 compatible.


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • iPhoto 7 or iPhoto 8

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Jfm Member IconComment+73

It was an excellent tool. Unfortunately, the developers have decided to discontinue it, for understandable reasons. I quote:

"Some of you may remember that we posted a beta version of Keyword Manager 1.6 earlier this year, which was compatible with iPhoto 9.1.1. However, when version 9.1.2 was released, the beta version no longer functioned. This is because a number of the functions that Keyword Manager uses to do its work were removed from iPhoto in that update.

"Each version of iPhoto that is released requires us to rewrite the entire interface between Keyword Manager and iPhoto, due to the changes that Apple makes to the internal structure of the program. We'd like to stress that this is not unexpected nor in any way Apple's fault. It is just the nature of writing a plug-in for a program without a supported plug-in architecture.

"The economics of keeping Keyword Manager up to date has caught up with us and making the plug-in work reliably in the current version of iPhoto, and then the next one after that, would require a substantial investment in time and resources from our side, and even then it is not certain that we would get Keyword Manager working as well as we'd like."

Sorry to hear that - but thanks nevertheless to the developers for all the good work they did and the time they invested.

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Version 1.6b5

Too bad. It was an indispensable plugin for iPhoto. I really hope someone continues their work.

Bobembry Member IconComment+64

Following iPhoto 9.1.2 update, Keyword Manager is not working for me. Developer notified.

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Version 1.6b5

Yeah, sadly Apple seems to block out third party apps with each update nowadays. Annoying.


Heard from the developer this morning:

"Unfortunately, in the latest iPhoto update, Apple removed key components in the iPhoto code which allowed us to hook in and do our magic. This means we need to re-write big parts of our iPhoto connector. Sadly, this is also possibly the biggest change in iPhoto (for our purposes) since we released KM the first time - which indirectly means we need even more time to complete this update."

Raykloss Member IconReview+2

Has always worked for me. The author works hard to keep up with Apple's changes, but is diligent.

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Version 1.6b5
Bobembry Member IconReview+64

I've been using the beta without any issues that I'm aware of.

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Version 1.6b5
Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

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Version 1.6b3
Thebryceman Member IconReview+12

It's back! This is one of those gems that should be built in by Apple. Keyword Manager is fast, clean and indispensable if you do a lot of tagging - well worth the shareware fee.

Now if only Apple could fix all the functions they frustratingly deleted or broke in iPhoto '11...

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Version 1.6
Chas_m Member IconComment+451

About bloody time ...

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Version 1.6
22duke Member IconComment+246

same here, developer please update or offer uninstaller

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Version 1.5.5

You can get answers to questions like yours on the developer's website:

Q: How do I uninstall Keyword Manager?
A: The easiest way to uninstall Keyword Manager is to use the installer program that you used to install the plug-in. If you don't have the installer on your computer, you can download it again from this website. You can also uninstall Keyword Manager manually by deleting the file KeywordManagerPlugin.bundle in the folder ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/.

Q: Will Keyword Manager work with iPhoto 9 (iLife '11)?
A: We are currently looking into that. We'll let you know.

Ryszard Member IconComment+16

Same "can't reach the developer any other way" message.

iPhoto '11 does not load Keyword Manager as "untested." Removing the Keyword Manager folder from Applications Support, however, does not un-install the plug-in completely, so iPhoto issues the warning every time it's launched. Need a compatible version of KM or to know where all the pieces of it are so I can manually uninstall it.

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Version 1.5.5
Brennanbones Member IconComment+0

I see no contact info on the website, and for the forums, we need to be approved to post, and I have not yet been approved, so I'm posting here hoping someone will know...

I have iPhoto '09. When I'm in the 'Photos' section, I have it set up so that the Event Title appears; with all the photos showing, they are still split up by events.

When we click on the keyword to for it to show us all the photos with that keyword, is there a way for the results to be grouped by event, and for it to show our event title? Just like it would if I were to search the keyword?


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Version 1.5.4
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Version 1.6b5
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Downloads 14,040
Version Downloads 1,639
License Shareware
Date 02 Apr 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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