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Tagging files with openmeta [ideas?]


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Tagging files with Alfred and Openmeta. 

 

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Usage

 

Tagging

Find file(s) with Alfred, run *Select files to tag* file action, type tags. 

 

Showing tags

Find file, run *Show tags* file action. 

 

Searching

Search for files tagged with given tag using tags keyword. 

 

Requirements

- Openmeta cli is in /usr/bin

 

 


 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Interesting ideas.

 

I like the search tags within Alfred.

 

I have just made a test Worflow that creates a text file (.txt) with clipboard content and adds the topmost app name as a tag. You can also add your own tags using Alfred of course. :)

 

I like the idea to add tag to the current Finder selected file. 

 

Well, I’ll test your workflow a bit more tomorrow. Thank you for sharing it!

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  • 3 weeks later...

If somebody is interested I updated my workflow.

 

It's no longer uses clipboard to store paths to selected files,

shows selection in Alfred using script filter and better handles multiple files.

 

Now, for me it's pretty reasonable way to tag items, especially using file selection hotkey (⌥\).

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  • 1 month later...

Hi bevesce,

 

I use your workflow all the time... thanks!

 

At the moment when you are typing tags to assign to a file, there is a lag of 1-2 seconds between what you type and what the workflow gets. So it is common to press enter too quickly and then you end up with missing tags or worse, half-typed tags.

Is there a way to speed it up?

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Hi bevesce,

 

I use your workflow all the time... thanks!

 

At the moment when you are typing tags to assign to a file, there is a lag of 1-2 seconds between what you type and what the workflow gets. So it is common to press enter too quickly and then you end up with missing tags or worse, half-typed tags.

Is there a way to speed it up?

 

It bothered me for some time too.

 

I did some profiling and most of the time my scripts is spending on retrieving tags of selected files.

I cutted some of not necessary calls to that function and it reduced time that scripts works by factor of two, but

it was not fast enough. If you check out newest update I added atag keyword that have the same functionality that tag keyword has but it doesn't displays any tags of selected files at all, which reduces time approximately 300-500 times and it's really fast (0.002s on my MacBook) but still inserting tags isn't instantaneous and I don't think that I can do anything more, it's just how Alfred works.

 

Let me know how it works for you after update, because I'm not sure myself. 

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