Tag Folders
Tag Folders
2.6

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Tag Folders free download for Mac

Tag Folders2.6

22 July 2010

Finder-based file tagging.

Overview

Tag Folders are Smart Folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. Smart Folders can find a file anywhere on your computer. Regular folders let you organize your files with ease. Tag Folders do both.

Drop any file onto a Tag Folder, and it will immediately be tagged to match the Tag Folder's search criteria. Open the Tag Folder, and every file with that tag appears in a Finder window, available for use.

What's new in Tag Folders

Version 2.6:
  • Fixes a bug that could cause Tag Folders to claim incorrectly that OpenMeta was not installed and suggest reinstalling.
  • Fixes a bug that prevented tags from being listed in dialog boxes on non-English localizations.

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13 Reviews of Tag Folders

Jon-Stovell
02 September 2008
Version: 1.2.5

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I've opened a Google Group for Tag Folders. Help requests, bug reports, suggestions, and such can be made there. http://groups.google.com/group/tag-folders
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Jon-Stovell
05 September 2011
Version: 2.6
Hi all, Unfortunately, it seems that Lion has made changes to Smart Folders that cause Tag Folders to break. As some of you may have noticed, I have not been very active for some time on this software. The amount of time it would take to update Tag Folders to work with Lion while also maintaining backwards compatibility with Snow Leopard and below is simply more than I can spare at this time in my life. Therefore, I'm afraid I must end my work on Tag Folders. If anyone wants to take up development of the software, please do! It is, after all, GPL software. If you do, please post a link to your new and improved version here on MacUpdate so that we can all find it. For those of you still running Snow Leopard and below, the software will continue to work as is. For those of you upgrading to Lion, I recommend looking into other OpenMeta software. You can get a list of such software at http://code.google.com/p/openmeta/wiki/OpenMetaApplications. I personally enjoy Ali Rantakari's Tagger and TagLists. Thanks again to everyone who used Tag Folders, and even more thanks to all of you who reported bugs, suggested new ideas, submitted fixes, and so on. Without you, this software would never have been a fraction as useful as it was. Cheers to you all, and happy tagging! Jon
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Fontbot
17 January 2011
Version: 2.6
I tried this app a couple years back, when tags relied on Spotlight comments, but never got into the habit of tagging files. But since OpenMeta caught on and gained support from a variety of apps I've become a habitual tagger, so I was happy to rediscover Tag Folders and actually put it to real use. The concept may not be immediately intuitive, and some aspects of the interface can be confusing at first, so the User Guide is a must-read. But once familiarized with the various dialogs and the concept of Tag Folders as "Smart Folders but easier and more flexible", it emerges as an incredibly useful addition to one's tag-based filing workflow.
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seba-szwarc
28 December 2010
Version: 2.6
Well, when I saw this app I wanted to give it a chance. However it simply dont install correctly on 10.6.5. It crash during conversion of spotlight comments to OMtags then the conversion utility is always missing from app directory. It's also difficult to see omtags set by other applications, after installation we start with empty list of tags - very frustrating. Need to wait if you want to use it seriously.
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Jimw
12 June 2010
Version: 2.5
I use Add SpotlightCommments Service for this. It is a CM that you can right click on when selecting any file and just type in or add to the spotlight comment field. Spotlight uses this field when searching for terms and it is fully visible in a files Get Info Screen. I use this instead of any app because it is fast, easy and adds very little overhead to my system. Unfortunately the link to this is broken on MacUpdate so here is the direct link if you are interested: http://sourceforge.net/projects/addspotlightcom/
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Jon-Stovell
17 May 2009
Version: 2.1.1
Oops! Download link is now fixed.
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Wagnern
16 May 2009
Version: 2.1.1
Download link still broken :-(
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Skapplin
16 May 2009
Version: 2.1.1
The download link is broken or mal-configured.
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Vitezslav-Sichtar
05 January 2009
Version: 1.3.3
Ive been using Tag folders for a while and im pretty satisfied with its function. I only have one error message which im not sure if its connected either to finder issue or Tag folders. When i want to open one of my tag folder (others work while opening and tagging just fine) there is an error : "The operation could not be completed." I click OK and another message is : "Finder is busy". After this i can either edit or click OK. When i tried edit it opened tag folders code. I have no idea what to do to keep my folder alive again. Thank you for your reactions and suggestions.
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Jon-Stovell
02 September 2008
Version: 1.2.5
I've opened a Google Group for Tag Folders. Help requests, bug reports, suggestions, and such can be made there. http://groups.google.com/group/tag-folders
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Greatoe
21 August 2008
Version: 1.2.2
i got the following message when finishing the installation, it was TagPrompter running i guess. the origin message was in chinese so i tryed to translate it. -------------------------------------- unable to set "property list file "~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.jonstovell.TagFolders.tagprompter.plist"" to "{"osascript","/Applications/TagPrompter.app/Contents/Resources/Scripts/TagPrompterScript.scpt"}" --------------------------------------
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macfidelity
19 August 2008
Version: 1.2
Hello, i was trying to test version 1.2 today. Seems like the Install Tag Folders.app has a serious problem. In my case i just get a dialog which is higher then my entire screen displaying permission denies for each copy operation in your script. So it looks for me like your installer script is not able to offer a password dialog if a non-admin users tries to run the installer. Most apps do offer a authentification dialog if a non-admin user tries to install something. Advantage: users can keep non-admins and just use an admin-account for installations without being forced to swtich to that admin account. At least that is what it looks like at the moment for me. Feel free to contact me if you need screenshots about that problem or anything else. best regards fidel
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Jon-Stovell
24 July 2008
Version: 1.0
Glad to hear it. :)
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Mathew
24 July 2008
Version: 1.0
I've tried this out for 15 minutes. It seems to work pretty easily in terms of creating Smart folders. But it does not actually seem to tag new files. I created 2 new tag folders, then would drag a file onto it. But that file would not get tagged. (The tag folder itself DID contain other items with the tagging criteria--items that had been tagged in some other application at another time.) I like the idea of this product, but the automatic tagging doesn't seem to be working. I'm using 10.5.4
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