Free Video Tutorial: Using Tags in OSX - Part 1 - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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This week's show takes you through the basics of OpenMeta and introduces to the tools and techniques available to start organising your data properly. The show also introduces you to some applications now embracing OpenMeta, and gives you an insight of the potential power of this open source system.

Tagging has long been used to advantage in many applications and web services, as a way to organise and retrieve data effectively and efficiently.

A tag is simply a keyword that you can assign to a piece of information or object. The beauty of using tags is the complete flexibility it offers.

Assign multiple tags to an object and you have complete control on how you structure your data for future use.

Freed from the shackles of a fixed folder hierarchy never again do you have to waste time pondering ""Where shall I save this document?"" in some convoluted directory structure.

Just add the relevant tags to the file and let the speed and power of your Mac retrieve it for you instantly.

Ever wanted to file a document in two places at once? Well with tags it's simply a matter of assigning multiple tags and the problem is solved.

Up until now the only system wide option you had for tags was using keywords in the Spotlight comments field. It worked but was extremely limiting. There were no standards imposed and applications were not able to interact or share a common set of tags.

These limitations are now lifted by OpenMeta - an open sourced simple scalable metatdata system for OSX. Rapidly becoming adopted as a standard method of handling and sharing tags system wide many of the top Mac applications are now being updated to take advantage of the benefits of OpenMeta.

This week's show takes you through the basics of OpenMeta and introduces to the tools and techniques available to start organising your data properly.

The show also introduces you to some applications now embracing OpenMeta and gives you an insight of the potential power of this open source system.

In detail the show covers:

  • OpenMeta Introduction
  • How OpenMeta Works
  • Creating OpenMeta Tags
  • Using Tagit to assign Tags
  • Using Tagger to assign Tags
  • Using LaunchBar Instant Send
  • Tagging Other Objects
  • OpenMeta and MailTags
  • Adding Tags at File Creation with Default Folder X
  • Searching OpenMeta Tags with Launchbar

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