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Tags is described as 'allows you to manage your files in a way far superior to folders. Work faster, and be more efficient' and is an app in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Tags for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Google Chrome. The best alternative is TagSpaces, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tags are Tabbles, Keepmark, RecentX and allTags.

Tags alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be File Managers or Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tags.
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Tags allows you to manage your files in a way far superior to folders. Work faster, and be more efficient.

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    TagSpaces

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    TagSpaces is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingTagSpaces can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with TagSpaces.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTagSpaces supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Cross-platform file tagging and file finding
  2. Tag files, along with your peers to organize and find them. Works on local or network drives and in the Cloud. Tabbles features collaborative tagging, auto-tagging rules, an Outlook Plugin, a Chrome extension and is well integrated with Windows,.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingTabbles can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ PortableTabbles can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Tabbles.
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  3. Keepmark is a desktop, privacy first documents organizer. You can organize with it your files, email, bookmarks, tasks, news, and other resources. Its available for Windows, Linux and Mac.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownKeepmark supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineKeepmark can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedKeepmark is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ PortableKeepmark can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  4. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. allTags was developed to manage large file sets efficiently. Time-consuming actions, like naming files and choosing folders, are replaced by flexible tagging operations.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingallTags can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupallTags will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningallTags has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineallTags can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ PortableallTags can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Docspell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Docspell is a personal document organizer. You'll need a scanner to convert your papers into files. Docspell can then assist in organizing the resulting mess .

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    TMSU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TMSU is a tool for tagging your files. It provides a simple command-line tool for applying tags and a virtual filesystem so that you can get a tag-based view of your files from within any other program.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingTMSU can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  8. WhereIsIt is an application written for Windows operating systems, and designed to help you maintain and organize a catalog of your computer media collection, including CD-ROMs and DVDs, audio CDs, diskettes, removable drives, hard drives, network drives, remote file servers, or...

    ⚫︎ PortableWhere Is It? can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingWhere Is It? can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Discontinued

    Last version: 2014Lot of functionality not working anymore (IMDB)

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    TagFlow

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TagFlow is a simple, intelligent and efficient files manager based on tags. It allows you to easily organize, find, share and backup all your files by tagging them. Organize and find your files is easily and will improve your file organisation.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingTagFlow can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Taglists

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    TagLists is a small application for OS X that allows you to quickly see which files you've tagged with particular tags. It uses the OpenMeta tagging system, which means that it finds files that have been tagged with any of the applications that support OpenMeta.

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