Inspired by Brett Terpstra’s post, Some suggestions for better tagging, I have found myself tagging everything I can.
As part of a productivity bundle, I now own Tags, a Mac app dedicated to tagging everything including web pages, emails, files, and more.
The thing is, I find that I have tags all over the place now, and I wonder if there is more cohesion to be found in the world of tagging.
For instance, I am viewing a web page and would like to recall it at a later date. Typically, I would save it to my pinboard and add a tag. Now that I’m using the Tags app, do I tag it with Tags instead of sending it to my pinboard? Similarly, when I’m in Mail, I typically tag items with MailTags. Now, should I stop that and just use Tags?
Another issue is that I use a MacBook Air at home and a Mac Mini at work. I’m fairly certain that the tags I save with the Tags app are only ‘good’ on the machine I’m currently using. I guess it wouldn’t make sense to have my tags synced up necessarily so that’s fine.
Trying to find a suitable tagging workflow.