Filetags Alternatives

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filetags reviews and mentions

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  • Describe how would the perfect data hoarding/curating software be for you?
    3 projects | | 17 Jun 2022
    I don't know if this is perfect but for me, this method with its tools is working pretty great since a decade or so: Managing Digital Files (e.g., Photographs) in Files and Folders using filetags (all sorts of things related to tags), guess-filename (generates most file names for me), guess-target-folder and move2archive (moving files to their destination) + some more tools I wrote.
  • [Poll] Best software for hoarders and curators?
    7 projects | | 14 Jun 2022
    filetags and companions
  • Question about workflow, org-id-get-create, and org-store-link.
    3 projects | | 16 Mar 2022
    filetags and its companion tools is a direct result of my PhD projects with tagstore. For the basic concept of filetags, I worked with file tagging methods for at least six years.
  • I'm “still afraid to use spaces in file names” years old
    8 projects | | 11 Nov 2021
    I've always thought that personal files, photos, or any other kind of just needed more connections between them to improve my information retrieval experience. That's how I had become a Zettelkasten evangelist. I believed it would be the cure for the information overload disease of our era.

    But life made me use Emacs org-mode more and more, and I'm now in love with tags. Retrieving information has become so easy, especially with org-mode's tags inheritance, that I hardly think making connections between headings or notes is necessary anymore[1]. And I believe that applying tags to filenames (a la Karl Voit [2]) will create the same effect

    [1] A Zettelkasten-like system is still unbeatable imo when it comes to ideas repositories, i.e. a second brain you can talk to and get new insights. It's just not that great for personal knowledge management or project management.


  • Tips on organizing files that need to live in multiple locations
    2 projects | | 4 Mar 2021
    Technically, it makes use of filename-based time-stamps and tags by the "filetags"-method which also includes the rather unique TagTrees feature as one particular retrieval method.
  • How do you organize your data?
    4 projects | | 8 Feb 2021
    Technically, it makes use of filename-based time-stamps and tags by the "filetags"-method which also includes the rather unique TagTrees feature as one particular retrieval method.
  • Atomic, Multi-Hierarchical Organization
    2 projects | | 6 Feb 2021
    Maybe you have a look at the tagtree system of u/publicvoit: This tool creates a folder structure for files in a flat folder. The folders are generated with symlinks out of file tags. I thought about doing something similiar in org-mode: Generating a folder structure with headings that link to the original heading. At the moment this is still just an idea.
  • File naming conventions for a startup
    2 projects | | 2 Jan 2021
    Retrieval. I made some experience with providing a shared auto-updated TagTree on the file server for navigation retrieval. For search-based retrieval, I used a server-based index of DocFetcher. With a little effort, you can setup DocFetcher the binary on a file share so that not everybody needs to install his/her own instance. With this and that you can play around with the central index of your file server so that not every client needs to index the file server separately. Please report back when you get more experience here because in my company back then, local search was not embraced by employees the way I would have loved it. They already started the process of copying important files to their local hosts because the chaos (before I entered the situation) was too large to change their mind-sets afterwards. So you do have the chance of introducing new possibilities right from the start.
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