Table of Contents       8. Workflow Integration

8.7 NeoFinder and Tags

Apple has introduced Tags as a new method to organize your data in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

A typical use it to add some keywords to interesting files or folders.

You can use Apples Get Info window for that (or NeoFinder, see below!):

Tags in the Get Info window of Mavericks Finder

Of course, NeoFinder catalogs these Tags for you! And again, NeoFinder is the only cataloging application able to do that…

All you have to do is activate this option in the Cataloging Preferences:

Cataloging Settings to Catalog Tags in NeoFinder

Then NeoFinder will happily catalog the Mavericks Tags of all your files and folders for you.

Along with Apples Finder Tags, NeoFinder will also read the older
OpenMeta Tags, and cataloging of the Tags is even possible back to Mac OS X 10.6, something that even Apple cannot do!

And with the new NeoFinder 6.8, you can even edit the Finder Tags directly with NeoFinder!

The Inspector will display the Finder Tags in the Get Info section. And you can simply click into that field, and edit them, just as you would do directly in the Finder!

So now you can simply add, remove, or change Finder Tags for your photos, files, and folders directly inside of NeoFinder!

How NeoFinder displays your Tags

1. You can only edit the Finder Tags, if the original file or folder is currently online, and thus available to NeoFinder. NeoFinder will add the changed Tags to both the original item, and its catalog.

2. Also, editing the Finder Tags will not change the modification date of the original file or folder. Also, it will not change the content of a file in any way.

That is not all, as you can simply click in one Tag, and find all items with that same Tag:

Find a Tag in NeoFinder

Of course, for even more control, the powerful Find Editor has options to search for Tags, too. This also allows you to create Smart Folders based on Tags.

Find Editor setup to search for Tags in NeoFinder