[ubuntu-in] File manager than can organize by tags - like an image manager

Narendra Diwate narendra.diwate at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 05:41:53 BST 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Over the years of working with both images (many) and other files
> (many more) it seems that it is easier to organize images. There are a
> variety of image software (digikam, gthumb, the new "shotwell") etc.
> Its easy to organize them with multiple references - date, multiple
> categories etc. This in fact makes it easy & efficient in our multi
> disciplinary world to access the same image for multiple needs.
> However the same is not true for other files (od formats, pdfs etc
> etc) the only way we seem to be able to sort them is by what folders
> we make. Of course we can use meta search engines to find it by other
> keyword / dates etc. But it is not the same as being able to give
> multiple tags to a file and later being able to retrieve by that
> particular tag.
> So am wondering if such a file tagging / sorting and accessing
> "thingy" already exists and if so what is it. Or it is available and i
> don't know where to look.
> **
> posted this on Ubuntu forums, not much infor there (see
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9939307#post9939307)
> look forward to replies

This is like the one unanswered Q of mine till date. I have not found one
solution by which i can add tags to files and then sort them by tags.
Folders somehow dont seem like the best solution for me. Will see if there
are any in the FOSS world.

Narendra Diwate
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