We updated the HTML editor to a newer version of the summernote editor supporting pasting images from clipboard. All the images in a HTML are now saved as data url in the current files, so now externally linked images are needed anymore.
One major improvement coming with version 1.8.6 is the redesigning of the file edit functionality. Now you are not forced anymore to confirm every time the saving of a file. And if you have already edited some file, a star will appear behind the file extension, letting you to know this. Since the start is present, editing of title or adding of tags will be impossible until you save your changes.
There is also a new entry in the file create menu, allowing you to import a file to the current opened directory in TagSpaces. Technically this functionality is just copying the selected file in your current folder. This functionality is currently available only for the desktop version, and will come soon to the Android and the WebDAV versions.
A feature requested from many users is the possibility to export of the tag groups from a TagSpaces installation, so it can be transferred to other devices. So now this is possible now in the general tab in settings dialog. There you will find a button called "Export Tag Groups as JSON".
We have done also some changes in the dialogs of the application, hoping to increase the overall usability of the product. Now all input text boxes have a validator, which is making the input box red if the input does not comply with requirement. It describes also the given requirement.
We are now automatically focusing the first input field in a dialog, enabling the user to immediately start typing. In addition we rework the color chooser dialog allowing the choose convinietly any color.
Another big change comming with this release is the making of the Chrome extension read-only and renaming it to TagSpaces Lite. This step is needed due the phasing out of the NPAPI functionality in the Chrome browser, making the renaming of files in Chrome impossible. So from now on TagSpaces in Chrome can be used only for browsing of your local content, if you wish to have the previous functionality you have to install the TagSpaces application for your platform (Windwos, Linux or Mac).
In adding initial russian translations was added thanks to darvin and ijon and TagSpaces can now open BMP files. We have integrated a so called natural sorting for the columns of the perspectiveList. Last but not least we added tow new key bindings for edit document ctrl+e and adding tags ctrl+t to current file selection.
One major new functionality is the ability to import files in TagSpaces by dragging them from your native file manager or desktop to TagSpaces.
After dropping of the file(s) in the currently opened folder, a dialog appears, where the user can choose between copying and moving of the dropped files.
The same dialog can be triggered manually by a toolbar button emphasized in the next screenshot with a red line.
This way the user can move or copy the currently selected file to a some other location.
Starting with this version it is possible to duplicate files. The operation can be triggered in the menu of the currently opened file.
To the name of the newly create file will be added the current date and time.
some title [important].txt will be duplicated as some title_20140825-074432 [important].txt
One other small addition to this version is the implementation of a viewer for .url, .website and .desktop files.
This is basically enabling you to use TagSpaces as a bookmark manager.
.url files can be created for example in Windows by dragging and dropping over the desktop a website from your browser.
.desktop files are the alternative to the .url files in Ubuntu.
Once you open such a file, a button with an URL will be shown in the viewer, allowing you to open this URL in your default browser.
Another long awaited feature was delivered with this release, allowing you to transfer easily tag groups and tags between different
installations of TagSpaces (on different devices).
It is currently not started by default and have to be activated in the experimental tab of the settings.
Once activated, by opening of a location, TagSpaces will try to find and load the tsm.json from the .ts folder which should be placed in the root of your location.
The tsm.json files, should be in the following format:
After successfully loading of the file a new tag group called "TagGroup 1" containing the tags "Tag1" und "Tag2" will be added to your tag library.
In the next release of TagSpaces we are planning a TagGroup export functionality, with which the user can easily create tsm.json files.
Note: In order to distribute the tsm.json file to other devices and since .ts is a hidden folder, allow your sync software to include hidded files while syncing.
Note: Please consider this feature as experimental and not production ready.
In the dropdown menu of a tag group the users will find now a "Sort Tag Group" functionality.
This command will sort the tags in the current tag group alphabetically. This could be useful if you have tag groups with many tags.
In addition spanish (thanks to gjasso) and initial ukrainian (thanks to 235) translations were added to the project.
And now if you create a new file in TagSpaces it will be opened automatically in edit mode.
We enhanced TagSpaces to be able to open files from the command lines, allowing you to associate certain file types to be opened with the application by default
In the installation packages for OS X, Ubuntu and Android we associate markdown and mhtml files with TagSpaces.
A download functionality was added, allowing you to save a file locally if you are using the webdav version or just to save a file under another name/location on your device.
adding top menu for the native applications, allowing you to access quickly basic functionalities
now it is possible to add keybinding to a tag, which makes file tagging very easy. After adding a key shortcut to a tag, a small keyboard icon will be visible in front of the tag in tag group, reminding you of the shortcut existence (see the ratings screenshot).
adding a new tag group with rating tags e.g. 1star. Using the previously described new feature you can now rate for example pictures with the keybindings from t 1 to t 5
The tags of the current file are now listed in it properties dialog.
New keybindings for showing tag libraries (s t) and directory navigator (s f) added, enabling you a quick switch between this two panels.
Implementing clean tags functionality, allowing you to remove all the currently assigned tags from the selected files, as requested in #65. This feature could be useful if you want to send somebody a file per email, but you don't want to send your tags as well.
Fixing #68 - showing files from hidden directories fixed
Fixing #62 - issue where the UI was not refreshed after file deletion.
The file types in the settings dialog are now sorted alphabetically.
Almost since the very first releases of TagSpaces back in the 2013, many users did requested a server based version of TagSpaces. They wanted to use the convinient tagging workflow of TagSpaces on their self hosted ownCloud or in general WebDAV instances. So starting from today this is possible, TagSpaces can now run on servers and once installed you can access your files from anywhere.
In order to test the hosted version you need a working WebDAV server. The current release was tested with success on ownCloud which is based itself on the sabre/dav WebDAV server. On Ubuntu my installation steps are the following:
Unzip the hosted version of TagSpaces somewhere in the www root folder of Apache. Currently the TagSpaces should be on the same host/ip and using the same port as the WebDAV server. This is so because of the XSS prevention build in the modern internet browsers.
Assuming ownCloud is installed in /var/www/owncloud and TagSpaces in /var/www/tagspaces you have to type something like this in your terminal:
cd /var/wwwsudo chmod -R 755 tagspacessudo chown -R your_www_group:your_www_user tagspaces
Open your browser and enter: 127.0.0.1/tagspaces. The TagSpaces UI should be loaded.
Create a new location with the following path: /owncloud/remote.php/webdav
Give a name to your location and save.
A dialog for credentials entering will appear. Enter here your ownCloud username and password.
That's all, you can now browse your ownCloud files in TagSpaces.
It is interesting to mention that you can open also your ownCloud contacts by creating a location with a path like /owncloud/remote.php/carddav/addressbooks/ilian/contacts. This does not make currently much sense, because you only see a list with VCF files, but who knows perhaps somebody will write a contacts perspective and VCF viewer for TagSpaces someday.
The current version can of the WebDAV version can be downloaded from here. Please note, that current status of the implementation is a technology preview, which is NOT suitable for production use yet !!!.
These days there is a real temptation and it’s funny in some strange way to categorize things not only in real life but also in the digital space. To define and categorize music, movies, books, games and another things is catchy. The problem is, that it’s very subjective. For instance, for somebody one book can be "science fiction" but for another "alternate history". It’s based on someone else’s subjectivity.
Tagging and tags is fresh and better alternative of categorizing and grouping things.
Tagging allows people to call thing with their own words. They don’t need to conform with keywords or categories in internet created by somebody else. Allow them to describe what they’re seeing in their own words, to imbue the experience with their own meaning. Tagging spares of your time, it creates a variety of tags in different sites and can make the searching for a specific song or a movie or a book or whatever you’re looking for much more easy and faster.
Tags are personal thing. Tagging something is your emotional response and not simply a taxonomic decision. With using tags, people have the control to define things in the web - not only for music, literature, games and movies, but also public websites, data repositories and consultations. Tagging is a new indirect way of control to express your mind and to call things your way - you can call it a "form of freedom of speech" if you want to go that far. Tagging is a power to create your own genres in movies and music for example.
There is also some negative side of tagging and tags - the photos. Not everybody is pleased when is tagged in a photo without his permission- mostly on Facebook. But at the same time tagging is the best way to group and categorize all of your large amount of photos scattered in different folders in the hard drives.