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Organize Your Files

TagSpaces is privacy aware, cross-platform file browser with note-taking capabilities.
It helps you organize your files and folders with tags and colors.

free downloads available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android

What is TagSpaces ?

TagSpaces is an app which can be used for collecting, browsing and organizing of files and folders. It is running on Windows, macOS, Linux and Android. The Lite version of the app is completely free and open source, published under the AGPL license. It features a modern intuitive user interfaces build on top web technologies. Key use cases of our software are:

Create & Collect

Create & Collect

With the TagSpaces Web Clipper you can collect web pages, bookmarks, geo-coordinates or screenshot from the Web. With the built-in advanced WYSIWYG Markdown editor you can create notes that can include tables, todo-lists, math formulas or diagrams.

Organize & Annotate

Organize & Annotate

TagSpaces can connect to any folder on your hard drive and provide a convenient way to browse its content. You have the ability to add labels called tags to any file or folder. On top of that in the Pro version you can add descriptions and geo-tags to files and folders.

Search & Find - Be productive

Search & Find - Be productive

Using tags along the folder hierarchy allows you to have cross references in the folders. The built-in search allows you to find files with any combination of tags. The PRO version features a full-text search on text files, which makes it a valuable substitution for Desktop search applications.

Why TagSpaces?

No Login ➜ No Backend ➜ No tracking

Privacy by design

Privacy by design

Keep full control of your data! Since the app does not needs Internet or online registration to run, your files never leave your computer and you can access them anytime. Our apps do not collect any user data or track the user's behaviour. Your files safely stay with you, and always will.

Just files - No vendor locking

Just files - No vendor locking

TagSpaces uses only human-readable text files to persist all the meta information such as tags, descriptions and colors. Since we do not have a database or a software back-end, there is no vendor locking and you can easily access your information even without our app.

Local-first, offline-first

Local-first, offline-first

Our desktop application is running completely offline on your computer or smartphone and does not require Internet connection. It is up to you to decide if and with which tools (e.g. Nextcloud, Dropbox, Syncthing) you want to sync your annotated files across different computers.

Add tags and description to files and folders

  • Organize your photos, documents, music, recipes or invoices with tags in the same way on all platforms.
  • You can assign custom color to every folder and tag, which makes the visual search easy.
  • You can add a custom thumbnail and text description to every file or folder.
  • In contrary to the most file tagging applications, TagSpaces does not persist the tags in a centralized way. As a consequence, the added meta information is not vendor locked.
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Play YouTube video showing the tagging and searching functionalities

Create digital notes as plain files

  • TagSpaces can be used as a full-fledged note-taking application similar to Evernote or Notion.
  • You can create and edit notes in WYSIWYG text editors.
  • Markdown, HTML and plain text are the available formats for the notes.
  • Common blocks such as lists, headers, tables and embedded images can be used
  • Our new Markdown editor supports even LaTeX math equations and source code snippets.
  • You can create To-Do lists and organize them in a kind of offline personal wiki for tracking your projects, ideas or memories.
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Browse and preview your files

The app is like a web browser but for files, where you can:
  • Open your digital photos and images
  • Preview and organize PDF documents and EPUB eBooks
  • Listen to your music and play videos
  • Organize your e-book library
  • Build you own personal digital asset management system
  • The list of the supported files formats is still growing.
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TagSpaces Browsing Files
Managing S3 buckets in TagSpaces

Turn S3 compliant object storage into an online file browser

In TagSpaces Pro you can connect as location Amazon S3 compliant object storage offered by providers such as AWS, Wasabi or MinIO .
  • Browse, preview, tag and search the files located there.
  • Edit files located in the cloud without downloading and re-uploading them.
  • Upload new files to the buckets with simple drag and drop actions.
  • Create time-limited, sharable links to files on buckets.
  • Create your own Dropbox or Evernote-like services only by using AWS S3, Wasabi or MinIO as back-end.
  • MinIO is explicitly supported, allowing you to self-host S3 compatible buckets on NAS systems and manage them.
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Geo-tag files and annotate maps by placing files on them

TagSpaces Pro has a built-in perspective, which allows you to show geo-tagged files and folders on a digital map. So you can:
  • Place any file or folder on a map
  • Annotate maps with files
  • Privately save favorite places
  • Plan or document trips and places to visit
  • Extract geo coordinates from photos with the built-in IPTC/EXIF support, so you can show them on a map
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Play YouTube video showing the capabilities of the Mapique perspective
Screenshot of the TagSpaces web clipper

Collect content from web pages with our Web Clipper browser extension

Save web pages, text snippets, screenshot from web pages or bookmark on your local hard drive as simple files for a later offline use.
  • We offer free Chrome, Edge and Firefox browser extensions for web clipping.
  • Saving whole web pages or only part of them, allowing you to use the application similar to the many "read in later" services.
  • Take a screenshot from the visible part of the webpage or create a bookmark to it. This, together with the tagging support allows you to use TagSpaces as a full-fledged bookmark manager.
  • Using just files for storing the web pages has many advantages. The main one is that your collected content is not "taken hostage" in any online service.
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Basic Features

 Easy File and Folder Tagging

The application supports adding tags with drag and drop to files and folders, in a transparent, not vendor locking way.

More on tagging

 Tag Library with Colored Tags

You can organize your tags thematically in tag groups. For example the group "family" can contain tags which represents the members of your family. All those tags can have the same color in order to be easily visually recognizable.

More on the tag library

 Powerful Desktop Search

The application supports searching for files and folder in your current location or folder. It can be searched explicitly for a given tag or a combination of tags. You can even exclude results with a given tag.

More about searching

 User Interface Themes

Currently TagSpaces supports a light and a dark theme, which can be easily switched.

More on the themes

 File and Folder Management

TagSpaces features a set of basic file and folder management operations such as create, rename, move and delete.

More on file management

 Support for Extensions

The application can be extended with additional viewers for different file types and perspectives which represent your files for different use-cases.

More on extensions

Our Products

TagSpaces Lite
For organizing files
and taking notes
free
open source,
no strings attached
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Downloads for other platforms
Includes:
  • Add tags to files and folders
  • Manage files and folders
  • Create thumbnails for images and videos
  • Take notes as files
  • Clip web pages
  • Preview and print files
  • Search files and folders
  • Use the app in dark mode
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TagSpaces Pro
For power users
who want to do even more
% 
regular price:
per user, per year
billed annually
Choose TagSpaces Pro
14-Day Money-back Guarantee
Cancel anytime.
All the benefits of Lite, plus:
  • Support the free TagSpaces products
  • Description for files and folders
  • Stored search queries
  • Advanced and full text search
  • Custom color for folders
  • Gallery view for browsing photos
  • GeoTagging of files and folders
  • Connect S3 compliant object storages (AWS S3, Wasabi, MinIO)
  • Time-limited links for file sharing
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TagSpaces Pro Web
For small teams
who want to work together in one place
per user, per year
billed annually
Choose TagSpaces Pro Web
14-Day Money-back Guarantee
Cancel anytime. Volume pricing
Same as TagSpaces Pro but running in a web browser:
  • Host the app on your own infrastructure
  • Simple to setup and maintain
  • Create custom deployment configurations
  • Use the app on mobile devices
  • Can be installed on NAS
  • Work exclusively with object storage
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TagSpaces Enterprise
For small and medium organizations, offering customizable web interface
price on request
contact us
for a custom quote
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Everything from TagSpaces Pro Web, plus:
  • On-premises web application
  • PWA mobile app
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • White-label custom packages
  • Development of custom extensions
  • Read-only mode for embedding in websites
  • Priority technical support
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What people are saying?

Jürgen Geuter
Jürgen Geuter @tante
If you need an alternative to Evernote, check out tagspaces http://t.co/YUhRvssn4X (Open source, no cloud, dropbox/etc support)
January 10, 2015
Jeff Beam
Jeff Beam @threecleartones
@tagspaces - finally, a simple elegant cross-platform file tagging solution.
22. Oktober 2017
Daniel Vladušič
Daniel Vladušič @dvladar
Wow. Just found out about the TagSpaces. Very cool stuff - Evernote, bye-bye and thanks for your continued support on Linux/Chrome platforms
January 9, 2015
Nacho Amelivia
Nacho Amelivia @namelivia
I'm switching from Evernote to @tagspaces + @ownCloud so my data is stored in my own machine.
November 20, 2014
Jason Tesla
Jason Tesla @ecuageek
TagSpaces - Un software que te permite organizar tus archivos por etiquetas y agregar notas para mantener el orden entre tanta información.

La versión en Android y WebClipper me parece más útil que la de el escritorio.#Opensource #WebAddOn #Android https://t.co/li25CJorNg
October 12, 2021
∰ Jesse
∰ Jesse @holocronweaver
Definitely. TagSpaces also supports storing metadata in per-directory hidden folders, which is probably the best way to go.
27. August 2017
Vixoen 🦋
Vixoen 🦋 @Vixoen
Since seeing the STACK of journals and binders I need to scan and thus discovering TagSpaces, I am reluctantly admitting that maybe digitizing all my notes for my book may not be the most horrible idea in the world. Very reluctantly.
October 21, 2020
Trystan Negus
Trystan Negus @trystann
Was really trying to find open way of 'doing' Evernote with filesystem. Almost thought of writing my own. Think I've found it: @tagspaces
February 2, 2015

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