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Punakea
Punakea
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Tag your files and bookmarks.

3.9
Based on 21 user ratesRead reviews & comments

Punakea 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 version 1.3.1

Updated on May 22 2013

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

Information

License

Free

Size

3.1 MB

Downloads

30314

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Feb 18 2019
1.3.1
0.0
Feb 18 2019
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
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.
Denflinkegrafiker
Denflinkegrafiker
Oct 4 2014
1.3.1
4.5
Oct 4 2014
4.5
Version: 1.3.1
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.
Slarkin
Slarkin
Apr 28 2012
1.2.3
0.0
Apr 28 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.3
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.
Pik80
Pik80
Feb 23 2012
1.2.1
2.0
Feb 23 2012
2.0
Version: 1.2.1
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.
Carsten-Langrock
Carsten-Langrock
Feb 13 2012
1.2.1
0.0
Feb 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
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.
bobembry
bobembry
Feb 13 2012
1.2.1
0.0
Feb 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Beware of people who treat their customers and early adopters badly — not a good sign for the future.
Mezz
Mezz
Feb 12 2012
1.2.1
0.0
Feb 12 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Wow, paid for it this past August; now I have to pay for it again...with no upgrade path?!
Sforf
Sforf
Feb 12 2012
1.2.1
0.5
Feb 12 2012
0.5
Version: 1.2.1
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.
F451
F451
Feb 12 2012
1.2.1
0.0
Feb 12 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
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.
anonymous-mackerel-6638
anonymous-mackerel-6638
Dec 14 2011
1.1.6
2.5
Dec 14 2011
2.5
Version: 1.1.6
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.
Stike
Stike
Sep 30 2011
1.1.6
0.0
Sep 30 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
This app is currently crashing right away when launching, when it says "updating tags folder" or somethingsomething. I sent an eMail to support yesterday. Lets hope this bug is getting fixed soon.
Sforf
Sforf
Sep 14 2011
1.1.6
0.5
Sep 14 2011
0.5
Version: 1.1.6
While a nice idea, in practice it has flaws and limitations. Notice that it includes a "Rebuild Database" command in a pull down menu by itself. That is because Punakea does not play well with other taggers nor metadata in spotlight. Also notice the punakea folder it places within the Documents folder, it is filled with hundreds of aliases used to image the tag browser, not a good practice and depends too much on spotlight's indexing to update, and gives misleading results (like indicating tags that don't' work, not updating tag name changes and so on). It is quite primitive in my opinion with an elegant interface which does not update very well. Too many deficiences for $25!!
Dr-snooze
Dr-snooze
Aug 8 2011
1.1.6
5.0
Aug 8 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.6
Punakea- tagging was never easier!
Dkosiur
Dkosiur
Aug 3 2011
1.1.6
3.5
Aug 3 2011
3.5
Version: 1.1.6
Nice idea and will probably prove very useful, but I wish I could get the developers to recognize my serial number (purchased through the latest MUPromo). Still tells me the serial number is invalid! So I'm stuck in Trial Mode ...
Macupchris
Macupchris
Aug 2 2011
1.1.6
0.0
Aug 2 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
To Punakea's developers, hoping that they are reading this during the Mac Promo: - Lion compatibility? - Future upgrade plans (seeing that there have been some unhappy MacUpdate customers recently who bought software on Mac Promo, only to be hit by a paid upgrade a few weeks later) ? Thanks for taking the time to reply!
Drking
Drking
Aug 2 2011
1.1.6
5.0
Aug 2 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.6
I purchased this great app a few years ago and am still using it today. I love the way it allows you to drag a file directly into the sidebar (which stays hidden until you need it) and then tag it with one or more tags. Makes tagging fast and convenient.
saruke
saruke
Jul 8 2011
1.1.6
5.0
Jul 8 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.6
Great app for tagging your files!!
Herrsteps
Herrsteps
Jun 30 2011
1.1.6
5.0
Jun 30 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.6
still using punakea since it came out, still love it! another thumbs up!!
Irishrg
Irishrg
May 26 2011
1.1.6
4.5
May 26 2011
4.5
Version: 1.1.6
This is a fantastic application, it makes finding and managing files so so easy, I really love the linked cloud style of working through the tags to narrow down the file you want. The only downside is that it doesn't work for files which are stored on a network drive (such as an Airdisk), if this functionality was added It would be 100% perfect.
Pik80
Pik80
Apr 15 2011
1.1.5
2.0
Apr 15 2011
2.0
Version: 1.1.5
No more PowerPC support? :( Does Punakea rely on Snow Leopard features now?
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