I am a new user of DT 2 and now DT 3 Beta, although I’ve been a “lurker” for a while, learning about it off and on for years until recently taking the plunge.
I have a question for you all about tags. Specifically, the best practice way to create and name Tags. I am torn between creating long tags with embedded hierarchy and using multiple tags. When I was using Microsoft Outlook’s categories in Windows, in combination with a third party add-on called SimplyTag, I used the embedded hierarchy option. It worked well with the way Microsoft Exchange categories were represented in Outlook. Now, using Apple Mail, MailTags, and DT, I’m not certain which option is the best.
Here is a concrete example: let’s say that I’m working on a product called “Great App”. Great App has a feature called, “Save Profile”. Here is how the options would look:
- Embedded Hierarchy Option: “Prod - Great App - Feature - Save Profile”
- Separate Tags: “Product”, “Great App”, “Feature”, “Save Profile”
I would like to use these tags in concert with MailTags in Apple Mail, connected to a corporate Google Gmail account, to import them automatically for archived email. In Gmail, folders are merely labels (tags) that are nested within one another. However, MailTags imports a nested folder of many tags as “Product/Great App/Feature/Save Profile”; one tag with slashes between the different folder levels. As such, they will get sucked into DT as a flat structure, with no respect to any hierarchy of tags in DT that’s already set up.
Based on all of this, do any of you have any opinions on which way to go for my tag naming convention?
Thank you all very much for your time and assistance!