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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RE[2]: Tagging
by Moredhas on Thu 13th Jun 2013 20:50 UTC 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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RE[3]: Tagging
by redshift on Thu 13th Jun 2013 21:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Tagging"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

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.


I am very anal about my directory projects because I create complex video, multimedia, and print projects with numerous assets. But I still see plenty of value in tagging because that makes it easier to find assets across projects that might relate to my next project. This can help "power user" with massive file systems hierarchies and novice users with a cluttered documents folder. I think this could benefit most OSX users.

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RE[4]: Tagging
by zcal on Mon 17th Jun 2013 18:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Tagging"
zcal Member since:
2012-07-27

This.

Tagging can also be useful in multiple user systems because folder structures for WIP content tend to be ad hoc and representative of clashing mental information maps. Being able to designate something by more than its physical location helps increase findability.

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