Leap: organise your files by ‘tagging’ them
I have run my business from my Mac for the last 20 years.
Some of my brochures and newsletters have dozens of images in them, and in different resolutions, plus greyscale as well as colour.
Then there are pdfs, Word and Pages documents, and so on. Spotlight is great, but I also use a program called Leap from Ironic Software.
With it I can ‘tag’ any file with ease.
Here’s what it looks like…
You can see most of the tags I use on the left hand side, and where I have the most entries for a tag, that tag is shown larger in size.
I have bought loads of stock images from iStockphoto.com, so all these are tagged ‘iStockphoto’ to use on the covers of my ebooks, in my eproducts and also in my printed Effort-Free Life newsletter.
The greyscale ones are tagged ‘grey’.
I have downloaded dozens of thumbnails from the site which I may buy one day at full resolution, so these are tagged ‘thumbnail’.
My last PA transcribed about 260,000 words that I have dictated, and these files are also tagged for easy finding.
And I have many other tags like ‘handling challenges’, ‘internet marketing’, ‘product creation’, ‘productivity’, and so on – all subjects that I write and teach about, so I can quickly track down information to help me, say, write a new ebook, or design a new teleconference program.
It’s a lovely piece of software.