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Getting organized with OSX labels
Merlin Mann | Sep 10 2004
Shawn Medero suggested the subject of using OSX labels to get organized.
Here’s a quick tip: think of labels less as ornamentation or overly-specific vertical tags. Think of your labels as a system of functional markers that complement your existing organizational system—that provide information you might want during a search, backup, or time-based script events and reviews as an example.
So, for example, you already probably organize files by project or client, suffixes tell you what kind of thing something is, and dates tell you, well, when something was made and updated.
So try using your labels for stuff like this:
That way, stuff can be scattered all over your drive and still be instantly locatable by its functional, temporal, or contextual purpose.
With the release of Spotlight, I suspect this stuff will get a lot sexier and more useful, too.
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