Add tags to your files with TagSpaces alternative file manager
TagSpaces is an open source file organizer. It can be extended with plugins for visualization of directory structures or for opening several file types. With the help of tags you can do research better. The application adds the tags in file names. As a consequence, tagging information is not vendor locked and can be used even without the TagSpaces application. TagSpaces features basic file management operations, so it is a kind of tag-based file manager.
You can use TagSpaces to organize you e-book library, containing for example PDF or EPUB books. You can create a personal “wiki” for tracking your projects, ideas or memories. TagSpaces will let you browse your file system in a convenient HTML5 web interface. You can organize your tags thematically in groups (e.g. tag group “family” can contain tags with the names of your family members, useful for photo tagging).
It is possible to add and remove many tags to many files at once. TagSpaces features a set of basic file management operations such as rename, create, move and delete files. The search in the application is currently restricted to file names only. A special query syntax allows you to narrow search results.
If you have a lot of files (which is the reason you may need a program like this) you will need a lot of time and effort to add tags to each file, but TagSpaces does not provide a way to add tags automatically. It still is a nice alternative sort of a file browser you can try and see if it is of any use to you.