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Posted by Luhmann
May 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM

 

I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like it would be of interest to forum members. An iOS version is under development.

App store link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slipstack/id1378774783?mt=12

Developer website:
https://synapdata.com/

Preview video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNFsK-eilo

 


Posted by satis
May 16, 2018 at 02:14 PM

 

It looks interesting for some management tasks. But it also reminds me why I don’t use tags - too much thought and time needed to implement and think about which tags to apply, dealing with renaming tags later, retagging later, needing to remember (or having to check) which tags already exist so similar but duplicative tags aren’t applied, etc.

Tags as shown in the video are a fine re-implementations of what we’ve had in databases for decades, and I could see this replacing a basic home database currently used with Filemaker (or other, simpler flat-file databases) but for textfiles and notes (as opposed to a movie database) I’d rather do simple folders and rely on good searching; indeed, for most regular users in recent years, search has replaced cataloguing and people are resistant to submitting to a tagging regimen for good reason.

Rant: More generally, unless tags are utterly necessary, I think they’re a relic, and I look on them with suspicion. while Lightroom libraries have long depended on tags for good reason, especially as hundreds and thousands of additional image get added, for most people, the introduction of AI-based search has helped to reduce the need for tags even with photos in home situations. (Google Photos is particularly amazing in its ability to find things and people.)

 


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