Add tag to directory only
I want to be able to tag directories like files. Tags are on directory NOT recursively tag files inside the directory.
Directory named "adirectory", when tagged with "ReadMe", it becomes "adirectory[ReadMe]". but files inside does not change.
This is very useful because more and more consumable media are no longer single file only. For example an audio book comes with a directory with many mp3 files. If I have 15 audio book novels and each have 50 mp3s. I want to tag "ReadNow", "Done", "Later" then I have to tag every files. When search every files shows up. What I really one is just the folders show up and I can open and copy to my phone to listen.
That's no the only use case. I argue there are many applications to it.
For example, if I am trying to find new job. I usually organize all information for a company in a folder, like cover letters, notes, resume sent. It will be nice to tag the folders, "FollowUp", "Research", "FillApplication". I really don't want every files show up.
Same thing when I rent/buy a house. I put all pictures, videos, web screen shots and notes inside a folder for each house. It's nice to just tag the folder so I can tag "LIke", "Great", "NeedWork"
It might be a simple change by just listing the sub directories also in the file panel and treat them like a file.
Greatly appreciated if you can add the feature.
I want this feature, too, not as a change to the name but as metadata for the directory. My specific application is Cakewalk Sonar, which stores a musical project as a directory containing a project file, past versions of the project file for version control, and a subdirectory containing lots and lots of audio files that are attached to the project file (which has metadata pointing to those audio files). Metadata on the individual files isn't useful, only for the project as a whole. I want to tag projects with % complete, rating, style, etc.
Tagspaces is an awesome idea. Keep up the great work!
Cool Hack for windows path length limits..
But maybe a special file inside a directory can work too. Ect. one can define a special tagging file, for example:
If Tagspaces finds a file with a special extension, e.g. "*.tstf" for Tagspaces Tag File, then it would recognize this as a file with all meta data to the dir. The "*" in the name would be the first Tag, and then inside this as "*.txt" coded file, the tags would be seperated with a "#" or else.
Just an idea, for those who need many tags, or have many sub dirs, or dirs with longer names.
Of course i am no programmer, so please understand if this is just an idea and i am wrong with the technical possibility of it.
Caroline Artz commented
I agree completely about this. I want to like/use this so badly...and to be honest, I haven't bothered to explore the breadth what this app can do after being unable to accomplish this.. Am I missing something obvious? I hope so...without this feature, it's unusable. Modifying the names of my directories is in no way an option for me. I'm a web developer, already limiting any chance of or desire for changing directory structure and the obvious need for these to be TAGS, not categories...at the top level i need many to many. I'm so surprised this isn't an option or at least a heavily demanded feature. Please let me know if I'm just totally missing something and this is in fact possible? Like with the native tagging function on OS X, but the organizational GUI that makes this app so attractive for me.
I really consider this a vital feature. I just downloaded this software assuming it could do exactly this, for the reasons the OP gave, and I'm miffed that it can't. I guess I don't understand the connection with directory file path length, but is that just an inconvenience or constraint or does it stop this feature being possible? I'd rather a limited version of this feature than none at all.
Adding words to the directory name could be a fine solution, but I'd want tagspaces to do that automatically for me using the GUI tag dragging and not by painstakingly typing words in hundreds of directory names I want to tag, by hand. Otherwise, there's really no benefit to using the software, even if it can search them later! I really hope you'll consider this feature more.
Great software otherwise, though. Cheers.
> consider the name of the parent directory in the search results, so every word added to the directory name, will be considered as a "tags" for all direct children/files of a directory
This sounds like a good feature
AdminIlian (Dev, TagSpaces) commented
I am currently not allowing tags in the directory because the length of the file path including the directories is limited in the most of the common files systems. But if you wish to add some information to a directory just add the word you need to its name. Here you are not restricted from TagSpaces. In feature releases of TagSpaces I am planning to consider the name of the parent directory in the search results, so every word added to the directory name, will be considered as a "tags" for all direct children/files of a directory.