I tend to capture dozens of items and tag them later. the tagging is kind of awkward and tedious. there are two flows I use:
- tagging with mouse in the tag window. this is useful when I haven’t been tagging recently and don’t remember what all my tags are. however, I have too many tags. they don’t all fit in the tag window, so it has a scrollbar, which makes it harder to scan the list and harder to select the tags I want.
I think I’d like a compact view of all my tags, perhaps bubbles alphabetized and flowed like a paragraph of text. I don’t care about tagcloud size changes. it wouldn’t be too hard to make a hundred or so tags easily available. select/deselect tags can be a single click toggle.
- tagging with keyboard. cmd-shift-t is a bit awkward to type, but that’s not a big deal. a bigger problem is: say I’m viewing “unread” tags, going through them and retagging them. after I edit the tags for a record and press return, the record disappears from the “unread” list. now, no record is selected, and it’s unclear to me how to select the next record using just the keyboard. nothing I’ve tried works. it’s not even clear to me where keyboard focus is.
I’d like eaglefiler to be a bit more like mail programs. when I do something like delete/refile a record in the current list, it autoselects the next record in the list.