Punakea
Punakea 1.3.1
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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.
What's New
Version 1.3.1:
  • Fixed Open With menu when in thumbnail view
  • Fixed crash when clicking on menubar item
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Punakea User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Slarkin commented on 28 Apr 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.
[Version 1.2.3]

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hugelshofer replied on 29 Jan 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 reviewed on 23 Feb 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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Carsten Langrock commented on 13 Feb 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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Bobembry commented on 13 Feb 2012
Beware of people who treat their customers and early adopters badly — not a good sign for the future.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Mezz commented on 12 Feb 2012
Wow, paid for it this past August; now I have to pay for it again...with no upgrade path?!
[Version 1.2.1]


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Sforf reviewed on 12 Feb 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.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Hobojoe replied on 12 Feb 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 commented on 11 Feb 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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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BlackMacX reviewed on 14 Dec 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.
[Version 1.1.6]

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Pik80 replied on 05 Feb 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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Sforf reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
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!!
[Version 1.1.6]

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Nudgenudge (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2011
Regarding the issues you raised:
- It does play nice with other OpenMeta taggers, it will find all files tagged with any OpenMeta compliant tagger. The 'Rebuild Tag Database' command is just there to add names of tags added only with other taggers to the Punakea tag cloud.
- I'm not sure what you mean by "other metadata in Spotlight", Punakea reads and writes only the metadata using OpenMeta. Also, Spotlight is the fundamental technology all tagging applications until now are based on (including and especially OpenMeta), so all of them depend on Spotlight
- The Tag Folder is an optional feature that you don't need to enable if you do not like it. A lot of users find it convenient to have an automatically created folder structure resembling their tagged files, e.g. for browsing in an "Open Document" window. In any case, if you do not like it, disable it in the Preferences, and it will be gone. You are right, though, that the folder structure is not perfect, as it does indeed not reflect name changes of tags. You can however rebuild the folder at any point in time by switching it off and on in the preferences.

Sorry for the hassle you had with Punakea, we've tried to build it to suit many different uses. Unfortunately, sometimes a feature that is perfect for one user is annoying for another one.
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Dr.snooze reviewed on 08 Aug 2011
Punakea- tagging was never easier!
[Version 1.1.6]


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Stike had trouble on 30 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Pik80 had trouble on 05 Apr 2011
Punakea doesn't seem to detect InDesign Book files most of the time. Frustrating. Spotlight can detect the same file within seconds.
[Version 1.1.4.1]


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Pik80 had trouble on 11 Mar 2011
Cut, Copy, and Paste are always grayed out for me. Does anyone know why that is?
[Version 1.1.4.1]


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Frankns had trouble on 13 Jan 2010
Don't see it ...

Where is Quicklook?
[Version 1.0.5rc1]

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Johannes Hoffart (developer) replied on 14 Jan 2010
In 1.0.5RC1, if you select a result file, just press space (as you would in Finder), and a Quick Look preview will pop up.
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defnam had trouble on 12 Dec 2006
and just to add that i cant see the sidebar :-(
[Version 0.1.2b]

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Johannes Hoffart (developer) replied on 12 Dec 2006
Hm, did you move your cursor to the edge specified in the prefs? It is on auto-hide by default. Or maybe you got a multi-monitor setup and the sidebar is located "in the midde", that is a little troublesome at the moment ;)
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defnam had trouble on 12 Dec 2006
this app is great, just what i need to keyword hundred's of photos that i have. but in punakea browser i cant see the photos that i keep on my external hard disk's. they apear in tager but when i want to look at them in the browser they dont show and i have to force quit the app. the app is great but maybe it has the problem with files on external drives... or is it just me. anyway any help is very much apreciated. macbook pro 10.4.8
[Version 0.1.2b]

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Johannes Hoffart (developer) replied on 12 Dec 2006
Is spotlight active for the external harddrive? If it is, please check if there are any tags in the finder spotlight comments of the files you have tagged - you can see the spotlight comment by selecting the file and pressing cmd+i.
If there is a comment, the problem is with spotlight, if not, please go to http://www.nudgenudge.eu/support and tell us in our forums (we are checking them more frequently than macupdate).
Punakea works perfectly for my external firewire drive.

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livingcrayon rated on 29 Aug 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



jameel rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



rmborg rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



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Hitme rated on 03 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1.6]



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Cartoonasaur rated on 08 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1.4.1]


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Version Downloads:403
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Commercial
Date:22 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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


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