How do I work with allTags?

A quick look at how to add and tag files

My [file manager of choice] already supports tags. Why should I use allTags?

Most file managers that support tags, use them as additional meta data. This means that you still need to choose sensible file names and folder locations. You then assign tags to offer a secondary way to access your files.

allTags uses a different approach; tags are not assigned in addition to, but instead of file names and folder locations. This speeds up the process of managing files by limiting your choices to a single, flexible option - tags. Less time and effort is required for making decisions, while providing more flexibility and scalability for large file sets.

When adding files to allTags, where are they stored?

allTags uses a folder within the user home directory to store files. You can change this folder at any time or even split files between different storage mediums by using containers. For more details, visit the allTags Client documentation.

This application runs locally on your computer; it won´t send any of your files or meta data to the cloud, unless you want it to. If you are using allTags on your own, you can synchronize with other devices by using a cloud-folder (like GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Nextcloud, etc.). If you want to collaborate with others, you can setup an allTags Server.

How do I get my files out of allTags?

allTags includes an export function to allow fast access to files from outside the application. It will create dynamic file names, based on currently assigned tags and original file names. You can configure the behaviour of this feature from within allTags.

You can export hundreds of files together in a dynamically generated folder. This also enables the generation of tag-based file sets to be accessed for galleries, albums or digital dia shows.