Keyword Manager
Keyword Manager
1.6b5

4.6

Keyword Manager free download for Mac

Keyword Manager

02 April 2011

Assign keywords to your photos simply and efficiently (Beta).

Overview

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 slow when assigning and removing keywords from a large amount of photos. Keyword Manager taps directly into iPhoto's own keywording system, for optimal performance.
  • Intelligent solutions for fast keywording
    Smart auto-completion helps you increase the rate at which you keyword your photos. Non-obtrusive auto-correction suggestions helps you avoid creating similar duplicate keywords.
  • Assign keywords while in full-screen mode
    With Keyword Manager you can still assign keywords to your photos, even when viewing them in full-screen mode.

What's new in Keyword Manager

Version 1.6b5:
  • iPhoto 9 compatible.
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31 Reviews of Keyword Manager

5
JamesHarrisPhoto
27 November 2006
Version: 1.0.2

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To me, this was a life saver. With over 5,000 photo in my iPhoto library, I had used the free Keyword Assistant to keyword most of the library, but it still didn't seem efficient enough. To those that haven't tried Keyword Manager yet because they were afraid of the $19 price tag, buy it at the developer's $12 promo price. After an hour or so, you'd probably agree that it was worth $19 or more if you have a sizeable iPhoto Library. With Keyword Manager, I keyworded nearly 500 photos in less than 15 minutes. I truly could not use iPhoto without it now.
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5
M-Rick
22 April 2015
Version: 1.6b5
Hope there will have a version for the brand new Apple Photos.
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Jfm
22 July 2011
Version: 1.6b5
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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bobembry
28 April 2011
Version: 1.6b5
Following iPhoto 9.1.2 update, Keyword Manager is not working for me. Developer notified.
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5
Raykloss
02 April 2011
Version: 1.6b5
Has always worked for me. The author works hard to keep up with Apple's changes, but is diligent.
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5
bobembry
02 April 2011
Version: 1.6b5
I've been using the beta without any issues that I'm aware of.
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Anon-Bud
17 February 2011
Version: 1.6b3
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
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4.5
Thebryceman
16 February 2011
Version: 1.6
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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Chas-m
14 February 2011
Version: 1.6
About bloody time ...
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22duke
23 October 2010
Version: 1.5.5
same here, developer please update or offer uninstaller
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richHolod
21 October 2010
Version: 1.5.5
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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Brennanbones
08 February 2010
Version: 1.5.4
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? Thanks.
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Memphisbird
09 October 2009
Version: 1.5.3
I would have contacted the developer directly, but I don't see any way to do that on the website, except for the forum that is filled with spam. I tried to install the latest update and it tells me there is "no valid iPhoto version on this system." Additionally, the modification date on the downloaded 1.5.3 installer says March 29, 2009. Is it really an update? Do I have the correct file? Do I even need this update? My current version is working just fine.
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Umijin
30 March 2009
Version: 1.5
Hmmm... The updater wouldn't work with iPhoto '06 (said it couldn't find a compatible version of iPhoto). The previous version had this limitation, and the MU description suggests it still works with '06.
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Marook
30 March 2009
Version: 1.5
Ahh, that is so nice - back to tagging my photos!
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Andrew-Scott
31 January 2009
Version: 1.4.3
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this version working with iPhone 8.0?
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Winsteph
27 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
Great plug-in. But it won't load in v. 7.1.
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Qubex
27 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
The latest Apple iLife update + Leopard install has killed Keyword Manager. It no longer appears in iPhoto. Uninstalling/reinistalling doesn't work. Any idea when it'll be fixed? It has become second nature to me by now, I can't work without it!
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login-2
12 August 2007
Version: 1.2.1
Literally a flawless keyword plug-in for iPhoto. Make's iPhoto complete. Look forward to seeing an update for iPhoto 7!
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Gavin-Cutshall
09 August 2007
Version: 1.2.1
This is an awesome tool, and I am a registered owner. Please release an iPhoto 7.0.1 compatible upgrade so I can enjoy all the KM goodness with iLife '08. Thanks!
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5
Dweingart
25 April 2007
Version: 1.2
I was a longtime fan of the free Keyword Assistant program, so the developers of Keyword Manager had a high hurdle to overcome to convince me to go from a free product that I liked to a shareware product. Well, I'm a registered user now. This program has such a fast and easy interface that it makes adding keywords to your photos fun. Highly recommended if you have a lot of photos. Two things impressed me in particular: 1) If you change your keyword structure the keywords already assigned to your photos change to reflect the new structure. 2) The ability to copy and paste keywords from one photo to another. Big timesaver. I only gave the program a 4 for features because I can see some logical areas for it to gain more abilities. For example, it could offer the ability to embed your keywords into the photos themselves (I don't think iPhoto does that currently). But overall this program gets a 5 star rating from me.
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5
Jokke
12 March 2007
Version: 1.2
This little plugin enhances iPhoto keyword management invaluably! Not only does it make keywords usable in iPhoto but it does so in a way so reminiscent of the Apple way, that you soon forget it was not always part of iPhoto. And it should be.
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5
Qubex
11 March 2007
Version: 1.2
Though I've always been a heavy iPhoto user, and I've always been aware that Keywords are the key to a flexible user experience, I'd always found the default Apple keyword-managing interface to be so clunky as to be basically unusable. Keyword Manager is a godsend. It's a fantastic piece of software that does exactly what it advertises in the best way possible: easy assignment and visualisation, simple searches and hierarchical arrangement of tags all in a simple, elegant, unobtrusive interface. It's simply wonderful. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Jimw
11 March 2007
Version: 1.2
I have not used Keyword Manager but have read the specs noticed the concerns about the price. For those who price is an obstacle there is a lighter duty product call Keyword Manager that has some of the basic features of this product. It is Keyword Assistant. Its price - free. I have been using it for years with no problem, Granted this is a more full featured product but if the price is an issue you have an alternative that might suit your needs.
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5
Ben-Fox
07 December 2006
Version: 1.0.2
To say it with one word: awesome. Keyword Manager is just what I needed to organize all the drawings from my free comic site http://www.geek-happens.com/. You have full control on categories and keywords and also can easily rename them. For retrieving your pictures you can either use Keyword Manager's filter function or the built-in spotlight search. Honestly guys, I'd have even bought this plugin for 50 bucks. €19 is a real bargain and with the promo-code somebody mentioned below everybody who uses iPhoto and does not buy it is just crazy. Thank you to Bullstorm!
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5
JamesHarrisPhoto
27 November 2006
Version: 1.0.2
To me, this was a life saver. With over 5,000 photo in my iPhoto library, I had used the free Keyword Assistant to keyword most of the library, but it still didn't seem efficient enough. To those that haven't tried Keyword Manager yet because they were afraid of the $19 price tag, buy it at the developer's $12 promo price. After an hour or so, you'd probably agree that it was worth $19 or more if you have a sizeable iPhoto Library. With Keyword Manager, I keyworded nearly 500 photos in less than 15 minutes. I truly could not use iPhoto without it now.
(3)
3.75
Getsomesauce
25 November 2006
Version: 1.0.1
Hey - I saw this comment from the developer at Versiontracker.com and thought you mind find it interesting. Here is his exact post: A lot of people seem to think that price of this plug-in is high. I can understand that to some people think that $19 is a lot of money. Some may not consider getting their photos organized be worth $19, or they have plenty of time to spend on keywording using iPhoto, or another tool. In any case, we're willing to try experimenting with the price. Until the 14th of December you can purchase Keyword Manager for $12, using the following promo code: VT-542U845 (for people outside the EU: $12) VT-542E845 (if you're in the EU: €12) If we see that the number of purchases increase enough to make up for the lower price, we'll lower the price of Keyword Manager permanently. As for you who are comparing the price of Keyword Manager with the price of iLife, please keep in mind that iLife is designed to sell Apple computers, and the development cost is basically part of every Mac you buy. We can't compete with that, so the comparison isn't really fair. Also, giving the plug-in a poor rating on say stability (you know who you are) because you don't agree with the price is also not fair, in my opinion. Johan Lindström - Bullstorm
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Mdamli
17 November 2006
Version: 1.0.1
Nice feature. Very well done and Apple-esque. I would concider purchasing if I didn't already have Aperture, where you can import the iPoto Library and assign keywords more or less just as easily. But for those who doesn't have or want to buy Aperture, this is defiitively one to go for.
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4
Andrew-Scott
08 November 2006
Version: 1.0
This is a sophisticated addition to keyword application in iPhoto. I use a lot of keywords partly because I have a large library and use Flickr, and therefore tagging, extensively. I like the way Keyword Manager applies multiple keywords when you apply a keyword that is a subcategory. Removing a keyword is also much easier than it is in iPhoto. It could be improved by the ability to alphabetise keywords. Also the price, for me, is too high, especially considering the Keyword Assistant is free. For $10 I'd be converted but for now I think I'll have to stick to KA. Nice work though. A mature expansion of keywords in iPhoto.
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2.25
StrictlyBagel
06 November 2006
Version: 1.0
$19??? Be serious... at $10 I'd purchase without a second thought. What do developers think when they put out software that is a one-trick pony and charge prices that are way out of line. iWorks goes for $79... and iLife, including iPhoto, costs some $99.
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5
Slnew
06 November 2006
Version: 1.0
This is brilliant, and I really like the way how I can activate it by clicking iPhoto's keyword button. Also being able to manage keywords in categories, instant search keyword. I say job well done.
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Jools912
06 November 2006
Version: 1.0
This looks very nice. The design of the windows fits perfectly with iPhoto's in-built palettes etc. Functionally its very good too. Exactly how I would expect this feature built-in from Apple to work... But $19.00? Half that and I would purchase this without thinking, and I'm sure the developer would get more registrations as a result. But for now, I'll stick with Ken Ferry's slightly inferior (but infinitely free-er) Keyword Assistant: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14092
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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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