Punakea
Punakea
1.3.1

3.7

Punakea free download for Mac

Punakea

1.3.1
22 May 2013

Tag your files and bookmarks.

Overview

Punakea is a little app trying to help you cope with the day-to-day struggle of managing your files. Designed to complement Spotlight, it allows you to tag your files and bookmarks, freeing you of the strict hierarchy of the Finder's folder structure.

A "tag" is like a keyword. Tags can help you to group files which have something in common. You can assign as many tags as you wish to each file.

With its sidebar, it's always accessible with just a flick of the mouse, just drag and drop without any hassle. The tag cloud gives you a perfect view of all your tags.

Additional features:

  • Global hotkey to invoke the tagger
  • Automatically manage your files on your harddisk
  • Import your existing folder structure to tags
  • Integrated with all major OS X browsers to tag your bookmarks
  • Use Spotlight to search for your tags
  • Filter your tags by file type
  • Fully compatible with other OpenMeta tagging apps

What's new in Punakea

Version 1.3.1:
  • Fixed Open With menu when in thumbnail view
  • Fixed crash when clicking on menubar item

48 Punakea Reviews

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Carsten-Langrock
13 February 2012

Most helpful

I agree with the people who commented on the switch to the App Store. That's a pretty shitty move by the developers, especially since the app hadn't seen any updates in a long time. No wonder they are lowering the price to $10. I would look at other OpenMeta taggers. Somebody said that they could have called it version 2 and be done with it. Sure, if they had added any significant features. Only minor work has been done to get it to comply with the App Store rules, not more. The 1.2.1 version of the app is essentially the same as the 1.1.6 one, hence the similarity in version numbers. I paid for the app, but will not "upgrade", not even for $10. I'd rather spend extra cash on a new tagger.
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Version 1.2.1
Tachy0n
18 February 2019
Just a warning that the download is for an uncompiled folder. To get it to work you will need to use Xcode to create the app.
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Version 1.3.1
Denflinkegrafiker
04 October 2014
I've used Punakea for a couple of years now – and it's an important part of my workflow. What Punakea does good and does right – it's simple & fast. Say you have a file on your desktop – just drag it to the Punakea panel and Punakea store your file with the tags you add and remove it from the desktop. Even if you have your Punakea folder on an external hard disk. It doesn't get much easier to store a file... or find it again. No need to dive down an endless hitachi of files and folders – search through the MacOS Sportlight or Punakea.
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Version 1.3.1
Slarkin
28 April 2012
I paid $12.95 on 2.2.2011 as a MacUpdate Promo. Now for a simple update from version 1.1.6 I must pay $14.99 at the Mac App Store. This is a rip off! I will never do business with this software company again! There are better options.
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Version 1.2.3
1 answer(s)
hugelshofer
hugelshofer
30 January 2013
The Apple Mac App Store does not offer any updates or so for Software not purchased in the MAS store. You should get your updates directly from the developer: support@nudgenudge.eu Or maybe the download link above will work for You. If they let you down, well then .... pls complain here in full details.
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Pik80
23 February 2012
I don't think it is such a bad thing that the developer is charging again for this product at the MAS. The product was priced quite low to begin with and was even almost being given away in several bundle deals. I do however take huge issue with the fact that the software has turned into vaporware. HoudahSpot is continually been adding welcome new features while Punakea has just been sitting there. Getting a powerful app is a much bigger deal to me then how much I pay for it.
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Version 1.2.1
Carsten-Langrock
13 February 2012
I agree with the people who commented on the switch to the App Store. That's a pretty shitty move by the developers, especially since the app hadn't seen any updates in a long time. No wonder they are lowering the price to $10. I would look at other OpenMeta taggers. Somebody said that they could have called it version 2 and be done with it. Sure, if they had added any significant features. Only minor work has been done to get it to comply with the App Store rules, not more. The 1.2.1 version of the app is essentially the same as the 1.1.6 one, hence the similarity in version numbers. I paid for the app, but will not "upgrade", not even for $10. I'd rather spend extra cash on a new tagger.
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Version 1.2.1
bobembry
13 February 2012
Beware of people who treat their customers and early adopters badly — not a good sign for the future.
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Version 1.2.1
Mezz
12 February 2012
Wow, paid for it this past August; now I have to pay for it again...with no upgrade path?!
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Version 1.2.1
Sforf
12 February 2012
AVOID AT ALL COSTS, AFTER RECENTLY WASTING $25 NOW THEY WANT $10 MORE FOR A SIMPLE UPDATE (BY MOVING TO APP STORE AS THEY ONLY WAY TO UPDATE). AWFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE. I'M DELETING THIS APP AND WRITING OFF MY $25. TRY TAGS INSTEAD, A MUCH BETTER MORE EFFICIENT APP WHICH DOES THE SAME THING.
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Hobojoe
Hobojoe
12 February 2012
Here's how I see it: I bought Punakea two years ago at $25, just like you. They could have called this new release v.2, and then done what other devs have done: Call the $10 an "upgrade" fee. But that's pretty much semantics, right? I do agree that the MAS mechanism's inability to allow upgrades and coupons is problematic, and hopefully it will change in the future. But on the other hand, the software that was $25 is now much, much cheaper!
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F451
12 February 2012
When you go to update Punakea, the updater simply gives you this sole option: VERSION 1.2.1 (BUILD 1786) - FEB 10, 2012 Punakea is now exclusively available on the Mac App Store. Follow this link to proceed to the App Store. The update mechanism you are currently using is no longer supported. Future Punakea versions are now MAS only, including v1.2.1.
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Version 1.2.1
BlackMacX
14 December 2011
I bought Punakea early after it came out of beta and was available for purchase. I'd used Leap and wanted a tool with similar functionality and wanted to support a startup company. Punakea was lightweight and I thought good initially. That said, I found quickly that it can't (for me) handle more then 2 or 3 tags attached to too many files and/or too many files of one tag (I would have it crash when trying to tag 40 or so PDFs or when I was removing tags, it would often crash). I did email the developers who were as helpful as was possible; but my issues continued. I have removed Punakea, all related files and re-installed it, no change. Also, there were numerous times where I would remove a tag, then quit the application and go back a week or two later to find the tag back. This and the fact that for my usage pattern, Punakea isn't want I wanted, has lead me to remove Punakea and continue to search for a potential replacement. Sofar, the best I have found, it the Finder's SmartSearchs; they aren't perfect and not as nuanced, though the Finder doesn't crash on me and I can find files faster then I could with Punakea (also, having to maintain the org structure of the tags was a pain). It wasn't right for me; but might be for another.
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Version 1.1.6
1 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
05 February 2012
I recommend that you look at HoudahSpot. It is similar to the Finder's smart searches except that the search features are more up front rather then an after thought like with the Finder. I use it everyday and it works good. I do wish it had Punakea's tag cloud feature though. I told the developer about that feature and it said it was really interesting, maybe we will see a tag cloud in HoudahSpot sometime. Here's hoping.
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Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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