What are the best file tagging solutions for OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by philosopherdog, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2008
  2. FightTheFuture macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    don't forget osx's built in Automator "Spotlight Comments" function. basically it works the same way as Punakea but can be automated.

    i used Punakea and it's pretty good at tagging files. however, i've accumulated so many files that need to be tagged that i simply gave up trying. i now make a point to remember that if have a new file that i'll absolutely need to find later, i'll tag it immediately... kindof like my checkbook ledger.
  3. SamNeeds macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007
    Tags seems okay, but I'm not totally sold on it. I want something that's quick and simple. Select a bunch of files, hit a hot key, type some tags, hit enter, done.
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    Looks like I'm the guy resurrecting these threads today.

    I'm looking for something to tag my bookmarks with (I don't like Delicious; seems too 'busy'), but I'd also like something to extend other aspects of the OS as well. Tags looks like it would work for bookmarks, and I feel like the tagging power of Address Book is incredibly under-utilized, so I need something for that, too.

    My other hope is that whatever I use will get the tags currently in use and will make something happen with those. I'm getting tired of drilling down into folders, and it seems like some kind of tagging application would really help in solving this problem.

    Anyone have any thoughts on any of these?
  5. omightyisis macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007

    There are so many options out there now. I'd love to hear what solutions people use.

    Also any tagging strategies would be appreciated!

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