Tag support for multiple word names
Firstly thanks for this awesome app. I was looking for an evernote alternative that i can use on linux. And surprisingly, although not mentioned by many linux blogs, Tagspaces is the closest one can get to evernote.
I could have used evernote using Wine, but i will prefer apps that have versions for Linux.
Tagspaces does almost all the jobs.
Only niggle, that kept me from shifting permanently to Tagspace, is the inability to add multiple words in the same tag.
I am a medical physician. For example if you need to add a tag ' Blood sugar' in tagspaces, either it appears as two separate tags. Or you can add them within the same tag with a 'hyphen' in between them.
I will really appreciate if adding multiple words within the same tag is made possible. ctually, in our field there are many names of disease that are quite complex and contain many words.
Sincerely hope the developer considers this in future releases.
Thanks and regards
Jon Light commented
I fully agree with the OP - I took it for granted that this would have been provided and spent time playing around with single quotes and double quotes to try to get it to work. I am compiling quotations and key phrases and concepts from the writings of a particular author, not all of my intended tags are single words. It really is not very tidy to have to add - or _ between words that belong together and act as a unit. I find it strange that the concept of a tag - a qualifier is reduced to a single word. There are many words that are separate but are found together to create one concept and are incorrect if made into one word. I think this is a great shame, it really diminishes the software for my application - not sure if I will be able to make it work in a way that will not be a painful niggle as the OP calls it. Sorry to seem ungrateful - its free software after all, I just find it a shame that flexibility in the way people think and use semantic tokens has not been reflected in the code by the decision to treat a space as a separator rather than just another character.
Some users will see the above list as double filters but other people especially specialists may see them as single concepts - a band short of a bass player will not see him as a type of guitarist who chooses to play bass - they will see him as a bass guitarist, someone who quite possibly cannot play guitar at all.
The documentation already tells us to use commas if entering multiple tags on one line, from the point of view of the documentation it would seem perfectly reasonable to interpret a space as a character not a separator which has already been defined as comma.
Another way would be to what programmers do with variables, chaining together words with every word starting with an uppercase letter. Something like "bloodSugar" for example.
AdminIlian (Dev, TagSpaces) commented
thank you for your positive feedback for the project, and please excuse my late response. I personally will prefer for add tags for Blood sugar as blood-sugar, but I can not dictate your workflow.... The good news is that in the current release you can exchange the tag separator with some other character like ",". This can be done in the options and then tab "experimental". Please note that the options found here are really experimental and not widely tested. The bad news is that if you try to add a tags with a space in the dialog it will automatically be splitted in two words. But this can be fixes in the next version. As workarround for this issue I can suggest you to add the tag blood-sugar and then edit it to blood sugar.