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Category Archives: Tags and folders
The introduction of tags in the latest Mac OS has re-ignited the debate on tags vs. folders (e.g. in Mac Power Users episodes 172 and 167). For the last three years, I have consistently used folders for project files and tags for … Continue reading →
I was not the only one initially confused about OpenMeta and Mavericks tags. In the latest Macpowerusers, David Sparks asks Brett Terpstra what is the difference. It turns out OpenMeta and Mavericks tags are the same thing. I figured this … Continue reading →
I have previously written about Mountain Lion’s mini-revolution of renaming and moving files from within apps. Well, Mavericks went further. All you need to do now is to click on the file name at the top of the page and … Continue reading →
My workflow for storing reference files includes three elements: 1. Tagging (most often by DefaultFolderX) reference files while saving them to the Downloads folder; and 2. [for scientific articles and other citable pdf documents ] renaming and automatic archiving by Papers2 (see … Continue reading →
I have been checking Mavericks ability to handle OpenMeta tags which are essential for organizing academic reference files. I really hoped that the tags integrated in OS X would be compatible with my existing tagging system. At the moment I have … Continue reading →
Many academics now read journal articles on screen, as PDF files. Holdouts—and they are everywhere—print out forest-sized stacks of paper that teeter on crowded desks. Freedom from clutter is just one advantage of digital reading. Another is searchability: a large … Continue reading →
I enthusiastically used MailTags starting almost from the day I got my first Mac and until the last Friday. The reason I gave up was that my Mail.app has been choking on MailTags for the last several months. Working with email … Continue reading →
MailTags is a great way to organize your Mail. It allows to tag each message with specific Keywords or assign it to one or several Projects as well as create reminders and notes associated with an email. The good news … Continue reading →
I have recently started to use differently colored flags in Mail app. My past advice on email reflecting the GTD wisdom and the Inbox Zero principle was that an email message is either something which can be dealt with in less … Continue reading →
A simple search is usually sufficient to locate a reference in Papers2. It is triggerred from any application by pressing Ctrl-Ctrl and typing search terms (e.g. author’s name or title). This is excellent for citing, emailing or quickly consulting individual … Continue reading →