From another thread:
It seems that everybody and their brother is clamoring for the ultimate in tagging as a feature of DTPO, and I’m wondering why. I see way to many posts here nagging the DTPO team about including tags or they (the poster) will never buy DTPO.
I’m an old fart and perhaps beyond learning new tricks but I’m also a curious old fart. If I recall, tagging seemed to pop up out of nowhere into the mainstream of computer application use over the past three years or so. Being curious I tried a few programs that permitted me to tag various files in different ways. I tried the tagging feature of specific apps like Leap, which also produced a tag cloud. I started tagging my images within iPhoto.
After a few fits and starts I decided that tagging was simply more trouble than it was worth (for me). I was spending hours calling up files and images and graphics and stuff, trying to think of appropriate tags for each one so I could easily find what I wanted in the future.
The trouble was that I quickly forgot what tags were in use and so when I went searching on what I thought was a tag, nothing ever showed up. When I simply searched on filenames or filecontents I usually found what I was looking for, quite possibly because I create file names and something in the file contents that I do remember in context. That, to me, seemed a lot more productive and less consumptive of time than going through hundreds of thousands of files, images, whatnot and trying to append tags thereto.
So I’m throwing out the question to all you tag “addicts” out there: Why precisely does tagging make or break a deal for you? Is there no other way to organize your thoughts and files? For me DTPO offers so much in the way of AI and organizational capabilities that I wonder just how tagging will improve DTPO so much that it becomes a “must have” application. For me, it’s already a “must have” and I couldn’t live without it simply because it works and works well.
Positive remarks and responses welcome!.