Organize files with Tags

With the new OSX 10.9 “Mavericks” operating system Apple has added “Tags” to the finder.

Tags are a powerful new way to organize and find your files, even documents stored in iCloud. Simply tag the files you want to organize together with a keyword, like “Important.” Later you can locate the files by simply clicking on the appropriate tag in the sidebar. Or create a “Smart Folder” to automatically collect files you have assigned tags to.

Tag a file once, or give it multiple tags to assign it to multiple projects. So if you’re planning an event, you could tag the guest list you saved in Numbers, the flyer you designed in Pages, and the presentation you created in Keynote — and see them all with just one click.

Add Tags:

  1. When you save a new file there is a new field “Tags”
  2. Finder use the Tags icon that looks like a sliding switch
  3. While working in a supported file click on the file name at the top of the window



Power Tip: 

Create a "Smart Folder" to automatically witch use Spotlight search to automatically gather files by type and subject matter. Smart Folders are updated as you change, add, and remove files on your computer.


Posted on November 6, 2013 .