In today's digital landscape, where data privacy, offline accessibility, and seamless file management are paramount, file-based apps have emerged as a simple yet powerful alternative to countless App/SaaS solutions. These apps utilize plain text files for storing data, offering numerous advantages such as independence from back-end or online services, offline functionality, easy transferability, and data ownership. TagSpaces not only supports a wide range of file-based apps but also offers a host of features that make it an ideal choice for users seeking a versatile and efficient solution.
We released version 5.3 of TagSpaces this week. This time the focus was on editing capabilities of the application. So now TagSpaces supports revisions of the edited documents and features an auto-save functionality among the other enhancements.
Version 5.2 of TagSpaces was released recently. This time the focus was clearly set on the file viewer and editor extensions and on extending the search component. We have migrated all the legacy extension from Bootstrap 3 and jQuery to Bootstrap 5. Many of the used libraries were also updated to the newest versions. But let's start with the newly created extensions.
Extension for viewing 3D models
We created a brand-new extension for viewing 3d models. For now the extension supports a preview of 3d models in STL, OBJ, GLTF and GLB file formats.
Version 5.1 of TagSpaces was released recently, containing some new features and improvements. The main feature on which we spend a lot of development time is the Kanban perspective, which is again available in the PRO version.
The Kanban perspectivePRO
The Kanban perspective was rewritten from scratch in this version and is again part of the PRO version. Basically it gives you the ability to represend any folder with sub folders as a Kanban board, where the sub folders are the columns and the files can represent tasks.
We just a released version 5 of TagSpaces, which is a brand-new release including a lot of changes under the hood of the application, but also many new features and improvements. In general we concentrated on enhancing the ability to customize and personalize your folders. Here you will find what is new in this major update of TagSpaces.
We recently released version 4.0 of TagSpaces. This is a major release containing many improvements of the user interface and some big changes under the hood of the app. For the desktop app we have decoupled the processes for search index generation and thumbnail creation for images from the main app. Now they run as separate processes, which makes the main user interface run more smoothly. For the image thumbnail generation (for e.g. JPG, PNG, GIF or SVG files), we now use the native sharp library, which is blazing fast and brings enormous performance gains. We have redesigned how the left sidebar area of the application behaves, unifying much of differences between the mobile and desktop mode of the application. Furthermore the icons for the buttons for navigating to the next and the previous files were exchanged with down and up arrows.
Most of the smartphone companies offer some way to store and organize your photos. Google and Apple for example sync all your photos on their own respective cloud services — Google Drive and iCloud. Although these solutions are convenient, they cost you money and the ownership of your data in the long run.
Recently I took a picture of my son with the iPad. The photo came out at the whooping 15 MB, 5 MB for the picture and 10 MB for the movie, which was automatically created before the actual taking of the photo. I suspect that the storage space taken after pressing the shutter button on the latest iPhone is even larger. The cheapest iCloud plan of 50 GB of space costs you ca. 1 € per month (Google's current price is 2 € per month for 100 GB). It doesn’t look like much, but with the size of the photos and especially with 4k videos you can easily reach the 50 GB, and then you will need the next plan. Once you have so much data on a cloud system you may encounter vendor locking issues when trying to move your files from the cloud service.
Welcome to the late August release of TagSpaces. There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like.
WYSIWYG Markdown editor
WYSIWYG stays for what you see is what you get and this describes our new markdown editor best, where you do not have to know anything about Markdown, but you can still use its power.
Welcome to the June 2021 release of TagSpaces. There are a number of updates in this version that we hope you will like. Some of the key highlights are: