File management is one of the key areas that the Windows operating system needs improvement. Microsoft is introducing several new features like the new libraries in Windows 7. It is still not that easy to keep an overview of extensive file collections no matter if they consist of documents, photos, videos or audio files. Third party tools are the answer although most seem to target only specific file types. Apple's iTunes for example is a tool to manage audio and video collections but fails to do the same for documents.
TaggedFrog uses a different approach. The portable software uses tags - a concept known by most users from bookmarking websites, blogs and other Internet related activities - to index and manage files in Windows.
There are two ways to index files with TaggedFrog. The first option is to drag and drop files or folders into the interface. This will open a window with the option to add tags for these files. The same principles applies to shell context menu entries and the add file option in the program itself. The second option is to configure the auto-tagging option. This will automatically monitor folders and tag new files according to the user's configuration.
TaggedFrog can tag any files that are added by the user. It displays them in a tag cloud and provides search and filter options to quickly find the desired files. Two add-ons are available which will add audio previews and meta information import to the software program. The computer memory usage is a bit high when the software is active (can go up to 70 Megabytes+). TaggedFrog (via Techie Buzz) is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003. It requires the Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 and can be downloaded from the developer's website.
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