Tag Folders
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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
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.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Tag Folders User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Jon Stovell (developer) commented on 05 Sep 2011
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
[Version 2.6]


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Fontbot reviewed on 17 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 2.6]


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Sebastian_szwarc reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 2.6]


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Jimw commented on 12 Jun 2010
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/
[Version 2.5]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 12 Jun 2010
Spotlight comments are helpful, but limited in several ways. OpenMeta is designed to overcome these limitations. It can do more, and is more robust. A service or other method that only works with Spotlight comments simply does not do what OpenMeta-based software does.

Now, if Spotlight comments alone are enough for you, and you've found an interface that works for you, then by all means use it. If you need to go beyond the basics, however, you'll want to look into OpenMeta-based options. Tag Folders is only one of them; many others can be found at http://code.google.com/p/openmeta/wiki/OpenMetaApplications.
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Jimw replied on 12 Jun 2010
Nicely said.
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Sesquipedalian (developer) commented on 16 May 2009
Oops! Download link is now fixed.
[Version 2.1.1]

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Ean replied on 25 Jun 2009
Version 2.3 download link is broken now, June 25 2009 19:00 GMT.
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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2009
Oops, did it again. Sigh.

Fixed now. :)
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Mibrilane commented on 25 Jun 2009
No, now the download link points to an empty object.
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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2009
I think I need to look into finding hosting on another server. This one (vndv.com) seems to be getting flakey...

Sometime this afternoon the zip file somehow became 0 B in length instead of its proper 3.3 MB, causing the download to be just an empty file. I've uploaded another copy now, and it seems to be downloading properly. If there are any more problems, email me at tag-folders@googlegroups.com
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Ean replied on 25 Jun 2009
Yay! Thanks for fixing the download and thanks for this great tool.
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Sesquipedalian (developer) commented on 02 Sep 2008
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
[Version 1.2.5]


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Sesquipedalian (developer) commented on 24 Jul 2008
Glad to hear it. :)
[Version 1.0]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 24 Jul 2008
That was meant to refer to your getting things working, Mathew.
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mathew commented on 24 Jul 2008
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
[Version 1.0]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 24 Jul 2008
Do the tags appear in the Spotlight comments section of the Info window of the file?

During testing I noticed that occasionally files on the Desktop would have the tag applied to their Spotlight comments, but it would take a few minutes for the change to be reflected in the Spotlight database, and thus for the file to show up in the Tag Folder's Smart Folder. This always cleared itself up after a few minutes on the occasions it happened. If you want an immediate fix, temporarily moving the file into another folder typically does the job.
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mathew replied on 24 Jul 2008
It's working now. Who knows what was going on before. Okay, now that it's working I'm looking forward to playing around with this app. Seems very useful!
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WagnerN had trouble on 16 May 2009
Download link still broken :-(
[Version 2.1.1]


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skapplin had trouble on 16 May 2009
The download link is broken or mal-configured.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Vitezslav Sichtar had trouble on 05 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 1.3.3]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 06 Jan 2009
If you go to the Tag Folder support group and post your problem there, it will be much easier to try to fix your problem. The address for the support group is http://groups.google.com/group/tag-folders. You can also get there by clicking the More Information link at the top of this MacUpdate page, and going to the support section of the Tag Folders website.
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greatoe had trouble on 20 Aug 2008
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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[Version 1.2.2]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 21 Aug 2008
I have an idea what is going wrong here, but I'll need more information from you first. Can you please email me? My address is included at the end of the user guide.
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greatoe commented on 22 Aug 2008
thanks for the tip from Jon, developer of this very nice tool, this problem is solved.
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macfidelity had trouble on 19 Aug 2008
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
[Version 1.2]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 19 Aug 2008
Should be fixed now

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Just-Mac rated on 07 Aug 2012

[Version 2.6]


Downloads:30,480
Version Downloads:3,580
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:22 Jul 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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