Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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Tagging
by Elv13 on Thu 13th Jun 2013 15:06 UTC
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

Tagging is better because you can script it.
Ex:
* All files created during work week get a "work" tag.
* All downloads are accessible in the download tag, even if you move them around (I do know about hardlinks, but who use that for this?)
* You can tag ressources with a task in your todo list without moving them

Then there is the fact that it is easier to search for something and that you can have multiple tags by files.

Overall, if tagged was well implemented, and I don't think it is in 10.9, it would be better than folder. For now, it is just yet an other feature. I think tags belong to the document titlebar more then finder.

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RE: Tagging
by leonalpha on Thu 13th Jun 2013 16:25 in reply to "Tagging"
leonalpha Member since:
2011-02-02

Why you wouldn't just use folders instead is beyond me, but alas, I've never been in sync with how Apple disregards the file system.

As Elv13 above explained, tags allow you to group together files regardless of where they are. Also, I love the ability to add multiple tags to the same file.

I find it a bit surprising you don't see how flexible tags can be.

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RE[2]: Tagging
by Moredhas on Thu 13th Jun 2013 20:50 in reply to "RE: Tagging"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Flexible, yet they'd be entirely unnecessary if people weren't so divorced from the idea of a folder. Most computer users today literally do not know what a file is, let alone where it's stored. I'm not exaggerating in the least.

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