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Tag hierarchy

It would be nice if tags could be added in hierarchy. Eg. if I add a tag "daughter" to picture, the tag "family" would also be present (depending on the hierarchy of tags of course :) ).

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      • Alice Treat commented  · 

        Any update for this?

        Just reference that hierarchy is good for tag
        https://zapier.com/blog/how-to-use-tags-and-labels/

        "Ultimately, the researchers concluded the best system involves folders *and* tags. Use folders as broad buckets to classify your files; then, use tags to make them highly findable."

        "When you rely heavily on tags, you have to perfectly recall every single tag you’ve ever used, and exactly how it is spelled and punctuated."

        "it’s much easier to remember things with physical locations. That’s why you have to concentrate on memorizing a single phone number, but you immediately can recall where you left hundreds of items in your home."

        So, tag for easier to remember/search file
        hierarchy tag for easier to remember/search tag

      • Alice Treat commented  · 

        Any update for this,

        Here some reference that hierarchy is good
        https://zapier.com/blog/how-to-use-tags-and-labels/

        "Ultimately, the researchers concluded the best system involves folders *and* tags. Use folders as broad buckets to classify your files; then, use tags to make them highly findable."

        "When you rely heavily on tags, you have to perfectly recall every single tag you’ve ever used, and exactly how it is spelled and punctuated."

        "it’s much easier to remember things with physical locations. That’s why you have to concentrate on memorizing a single phone number, but you immediately can recall where you left hundreds of items in your home."

        So tag help us to remember / find file
        hierarchy tag help us to remember / find tag

      • Gustav commented  · 

        Not using Tagspaces currently but am considering. Lack of a tag hierarchy is a hindrance. The tag-grouping is nice but imho lacking.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        One addition to the last comment:
        Tagging tags instead of files is a workaround for the file name limit of 255 chars. Since the parents/child tags will belong to the tags, not to the files.

        The issue then is syncing the tag structure across all your devices. But that's a problem that's been tackled in lots of applications. Even a simple export/import function of a settings file would be enough for that. There are other tools to sync data. And then import the settings by using adding the "tagspacesettings" folder to tagspace or define it in the settings.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        If a hierarchy is added, isn't that a reproduction of a folder structure?

        Or could this be translated to a new group where you tagged the tags... I hope i´m making myself clear, well here is an example:

        The files tagged with "Sister", "Brother", "Mother" won't be tagged with family. Instead the tags "Sister" etc. will be tagged with family.

        Then in turn the taggroup "family" about the tags "Brother" etc. can be grouped again in another taggroup "People".

        That way it's just another tag group and not a hierarchical structure which in my opinion should be avoided. The way I described it above, you could create a tag cloud with related tags (with user defined relations). In a hierarchy that wouldn't be possible.

      • Dave commented  · 

        A simple way to integrate this feature would be the way Evernote approached this....each tag is unique and the nested function is only in appearance. By having the tags unique, file names do not need to be any longer.

        Honestly, not having this feature is the ONLY reason I have not completely switched away from Evernote. A nested tag structure allows me to organize like a folder structure, but have the power of tagging. The tags can be collapsed and allows for a much cleaner interface.

      • Duarte Farrajota Ramos commented  · 

        Having "nested tags" or some sort of tag hierarchy would definitely be great, but the way tags are stored currently probably limits this a lot, I mean file names would quickly grow to exponential lengths with deeper category child levels.

        Also, unless tag names would reflect their hierarchy (which would further increase their length), after being applied it would be impossible to distinguish between two identical tags belonging to different families or groups.
        Say:

        >Family
        >>Mom
        >>Dad
        >>Ana

        >Friends
        >>Peter
        >>John
        >>Ana

        After applying Ana tag unless it carried something in the filename like [Tag_Family>Ana_Friends>Ana_AnotherTag] it would be impossible to distinguish between the two.

        If a "Tag hierarchy" character could be defined (like we can currently set the tag delimiters and tag container prefixes and suffixes this could probably work, at the expense of very long file names. Maybe this could even be used to infer tag groups from the files tags, like a way to import tag groups from scanning files themselves. That could be really sweet

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