Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The article I'm about to link to, by Oliver Reichenstein, is pretty terrible, but it's a good way for me to bring up something I've been meaning to talk about. First, the article: "Apple has been working on its file system and with iOS it had almost killed the concept of folders - before reintroducing them with a peculiar restriction: only one level! With Mountain Lion it brings its one folder level logic to OSX. What could be the reason for such a restrictive measure?" So, where does this crusade against directory structures (not file systems, as the article aggravatingly keeps stating) come from?
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What do you mean?
by iskios on Thu 26th Jul 2012 01:50 UTC
iskios
Member since:
2005-07-06

What do you mean you can't nest folders in folders in Mountain Lion? I have Mountain Lion and I am doing it right now. If you mean in Launch Pad, yes, you only have one level, but as far as your directory structure for your data, those still work the same way they always did.

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RE: What do you mean?
by jsolares on Thu 26th Jul 2012 02:05 in reply to "What do you mean?"
jsolares Member since:
2005-07-06

It's in iCloud that you can only nest up to 1 folder, not only that only the application that saved the file has access to it, so you can't just create an email and attach a file, the app is the one that needs to initiate the email (i'm assuming via API's).

So if you save a file to the iCloud it's more of a hassle to share it and you can't open it from another program.

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RE[2]: What do you mean?
by clasqm on Fri 27th Jul 2012 07:46 in reply to "RE: What do you mean?"
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

So if you save a file to the iCloud it's more of a hassle to share it and you can't open it from another program.

Well, that last bit is not entirely clear. If Spotlight is set up to index the local copy that iCloud keeps in ~/Library, then opening the file up in another application becomes entirely possible. Failing that, no doubt the makers of the Found app are hard at work adding iCloud to their list of sources.

And as has been pointed out above, you can open the iCloud Open dialog and drag out the file to your desktop or wherever in your file hierarchy you like. Work on it with a dozen different apps, then drag it back in if you like. I'll let you know when ML is downloaded & installed.

It's a free offsite backup and syncing facility that works with Apple's own software. If you don't like it, don't use it. The rest of the Mac still works just like it always has. Talk about first-world problems ...

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