Archive for September, 2007

WebnoteHappy update: 1.3

WebnoteHappyWebnoteHappy, the happy little bookmarks organizer that loves tagging and, has been updated to version 1.3 (the first update in almost a year). This update includes a quick-add hotkey (F5 by default) to quickly toss bookmarks into WebnoteHappy without worrying about tags and whatnot (including Growl notification), support for DevonAgent and Opera 9, adjustable font sizes for the eagle-eyed and near-sighted among us, a resizable tag browser, and more.

For more details about the update, please see the release notes. Despite some limitations, WebnoteHappy is well worth checking out if you’re in the market for a bookmarks organizer.

Why the lack of real articles

I just wanted to apologize to everyone who reads Tagamac for not having gotten a real article out the door in a while (software updates are alright, but they can’t substitute for an actual article). I very recently switched from freelance web design to a salaried web design, so my time has become marginally less my own, and I’m also working on a software review.

I’ve got a number of articles in various stages of draft, though, so once the review is out the door you can look forward to more interesting reading than a stream of version numbers and summarized release notes.

LaunchBar on sale today only

LaunchBarAlthough this has nothing to do with tagging and I hate the fact that I keep posting irrelevant links, this really is too good to pass up. LaunchBar is on sale today, September 10, 2007 for 50% off. This deal is available through MacZot.

To be honest, LaunchBar is such amazingly good software that I’d advise buying it for the full price from the developer. However, if you need a great sale to convince you, then head over MacZot. I switched from Quicksilver to LaunchBar a month or two ago, and I haven’t looked back. LaunchBar has been far more stable, well-supported, and easy-to-use than Quicksilver ever was. Ironically, of course, it doesn’t have anywhere near the easy access to file system tagging that Quicksilver provides, but there you go. I love tagging, but I’ll take superior software over software with tagging any day.

McNucle update: 0.9.42

McNucleThe Nucle Browser beta, a Java cross-platform tagging solution, has been updated once more based on user feedback. Changes in this update include an improved GUI that makes it easier to add folders to McNucle and improvements in how Nucle Browser and McNucle server connected to one another on the same machine. Although I’ve noted my issues with this software before, the fact that it’s being actively improved is definitely a point in its favor.

For full details, see the iNuron blog post or the release notes.

Keyword Manager update: 1.3.1

Keyword ManagerKeyword Manager, the sleek iPhoto tagging plugin from Bullstorm Software, has been updated to 1.3.1. This minor update fixes an iPhoto crash that occurred when plugging in a camera and has been tested for compatibility with iPhoto 7.0.2.

For more details or to download, please visit the Keyword manager website.

File system tagging

The fact is that people usually want to tag their files, but unfortunately file system tagging is still one of the most difficult and onerous tagging activities. Although there are a number of different tools now to choose from, if you want to use tags in your file system you will likely need to roll your own solution to some extent.

There are two main categories of file system tagging software: software intended to help you tag your files, and software that you can use to roll your own solution. Keep in mind that the focus of this series of articles is on helping you find software; coming up with a workflow will still be up to you (although I’ll be publishing some workflow advice down the road). [read more...]

Yep update: 1.6.8

Yep!Yep has received yet another minor update to 1.6.8. This latest in a recent slew of updates fixes a Yepshot problem, so if Yepshot has been giving you grief you should probably jump right on this download.

Also, I regretfully must say that, try as they might, the Yep developers still have nothing on GraphicConverter when it comes to the Most Constantly Updated App Award. Keep trying guys! A few more years of this and you’ll be in the running.

Cha-Ching update: 1.1

Cha-ChingCha-Ching, everyone’s favorite tag-centric financial management software, has been updated to version 1.1. This update includes the addition of an “untagged” section (for finding those pesky untagged entries), better QIF and OFX importing, enhanced auto-completion, and some new and updated interface elements. Definitely a worth-while download if you’re a fan of Cha-Ching.

For more details, please see the Cha-Ching 1.1 blog post.

Picture Box update: 1.2.5

Picture BoxPicture Box, a simple tags-only photo organizer meant to complement software like iPhoto, has been updated to 1.2.5. This minor update adds drag and drop between Picture Box documents so that you can easily transfer photos with their tags with a flick of the mouse.

For more details (hint: there aren’t any), see the 1.2.5 release notes.

Tagamac on Ma.gnolia

Ma.gnoliaAlthough Tagamac is focused pretty closely on Mac OS X tagging software at the moment, my interest in tagging is a bit broader. To feed this obsession of mine, I wandered over to Ma.gnolia and set up a new group called Tag Your Life. Currently I’m the only (lonely) member, but if you like tags, occasionally stumble across articles about tagging outside of Tagamac, and are a member of Ma.gnolia (or willing to give it a try), you should check it out. I promise not to post links to Tagamac unless I write something really, really good.

Why Ma.gnolia? Because visiting is like getting slapped in the face by the color blue. This is my first venture into the world of social bookmarking, and I’d rather see pretty flowers than try the site that started it all.