Tags editable from outside
Oh dear - that explains some problems I’ve been having.
Please could you include the capabilty for eagleFiler to recognise changes in tags made from outside, particularly from Leap.
The inclusion of OpenMeta tags in eagleFiler makes it work very well with applications such as Leap, and is, in my opinion, extremely valuable – allowing different “views” of the files on my machine. However, the fact that tags cannot be changed from outside is very counter-intuitive, especially given EagleFiler’s “open” directory structure, with the files fully accessible from the finder. Since the tag is conceptually a property of the file, it should be editable from outside of EagleFiler, in the same way that the file contents are.
Here’s a simple example of usage: I tag files, emails, etc. needing attention with “todo” when I store them – sometimes in an eagleFiler database, sometimes elsewhere. Leap (or Spotlight) allows me to quickly see all my “todo” items, no matter where they are stored. I’d like to be able to change “todo” to “done” in Leap. (Actually, I have been doing so, and wondering why my to-do list doesn’t get any shorter!!!)
I realise there will be implementation, and possibly speed, issues with getting eagleFiler to recognise changes from outside. I’d like at least the option of a slower system which kept a consistent view of tags. At least, even if eagleFiler doesn’t show tags changed from Leap, it shouldn’t delete those tags, which is what it seems to be doing now. – i.e. right now it is apparently reconciling its internal tag database with the OpenMeta tags by over-writing the OpenMeta tags. I’d prefer it to over-write its internal database.