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For the complete list of changes please visit our changelog on github

Version 3.9.5 / 2021.03.27#

🎉 New features#

  • Added "Open parent folder internally" to the file menu, useful for file and folder entries in search results
  • Searched for any of the tags in a given tag group (OR search) (#1364)
  • Show directory menu on right click in the default and KanBan perspective
  • Added experimental support for Mac arm64 architecture
  • Changes in the context menu for files in the default perspective depending on the current selection
  • Added "Close All Locations" functionality in the locations context menu
  • Added "Use as Thumbnail for Current Folder" menu item in the file menu of the default perspective
  • [PRO] Added support for deleting not empty folders on object storage (#1351)
  • [PRO] Added missing rename folder functionality on object storage (#1352)
  • [PRO] Enable setting custom thumbnails on object storage locations
  • [PRO] Directory watching adjusted to the new indexing strategy, changes in the sidecar are now reflected in the user interface
  • [PRO] Added switcher toolbar for easy switching between perspectives
  • [PRO] Added optional sessionToken parameter to object store locations
  • [PRO] Many improvements in the KanBan perspective
  • [Enterprise] Added login screen with Cognito support
  • [Enterprise] Added user profile area and a sign out button in the help section

🌟 Enhancements#

  • Korean, Spanish, Armenian and Japanese translations updated
  • Added auto-focus on the tagging input field in the tagging dialog #1320
  • Added extra close button to some dialogs
  • [PRO] Improving file uploading experience on object storage
  • [PRO] Improvements in location export dialog, added select/deselect locations functionality
  • [PRO] Refresh current folder after closing upload dialog in object storage mode
  • [PRO] add isNotEditable in location's model, preventing exporting and editing locations
  • [Enterprise] Allow tag library to be loaded from dynamoDB

🐛 Bug fixes#

  • Fixing double tags in search results fixing #1354
  • Fixing issue with deleting tags on multiple files

Version 3.8.4 / 2021.01.29#

🎉 New features#

  • introducing open link functionality for handling external and internal links
  • added link in entry properties for sharing files and folders
  • integration of the help panel for mobile mode
  • add reload app button in the setting general tab
  • make uuid of locations visible and editable
  • enable opening folders from command line as parameter
  • added tool-tip in about dialog showing detailed version information
  • improve showing paths for cloud locations
  • adding history navigation in the desktop app as a experimental feature
  • redesign entry extension badge in the entry opener and grid perspective
  • read-only externally configured locations
  • [PRO] adding support for importing and exporting location configurations

🌟 Enhancements#

  • hide file menu by default on Windows and Linux. It can be made visible by clicking the ALT key.
  • removing transparency of tags in the default perspective
  • making default perspective toolbar translucent
  • limit the logo width to 200px
  • disable context menu on locations in read-only mode
  • update German, Indonesian and Italian translations
  • added current user interface theme as URL parameter for the viewers and editors
  • [PRO] making smart tag deactivatable in the external config
  • [PRO] theme colors are now customizable in the external config
  • [PRO] welcome panel is configurable in the external config
  • [PRO] make sidebar color and advanced search configurable in the external config
  • [PRO] added custom logo for the web version
  • [PRO] polish PWA app

🐛 Bug fixes#

  • [android] fix folder selection for location in the Android app
  • [android] fix Cordova paths for the SD card
  • correct folder name in the deletion dialog
  • re-enable open file from command line
  • fix issue with two cloud locations with the same or no path are not selected properly
  • fix update issue on folder deletion from top left folder menu
  • fix rename a folder from the 3-dot menu
  • fix select all entries state after change to empty location
  • fix colors of the file and folder title in dark mode
  • fix broken file editing after changing description or adding tag
  • [PRO] handle renames and uploads on read-only S3 connection
  • [PRO] switching S3 locations with no path broken
  • [PRO] enable exiting full-screen in gallery perspective on mobile devices

Version 3.7.6 / 2020.11.11#

🎉 New features#

  • Indexing of a location on opening is now disabled
  • Indexing starts on the first search in a given location. The index is valid for 10 minutes, after this time is elapsed the index is recreated on the next search. Every time a index is created it is saved in the current locations .ts folder as tst.json file
  • After a successful indexing the amount of the indexed files is shown in the search panel
  • Size of the location index was significantly reduced
  • If an entry has a geo tag, a map is displayed in the entry properties showing the exact location of the tag
  • The default electron spell-checker for desktop apps is enabled for the file and folder description filed and by editing of html files
  • Pagination for the grid perspective was added, the max count of file in given page can be adjusted in the settings of the perspective
  • PDF thumb generation in now in the main app windows, the hidden worker window is not shown anymore if a folder contains PDFs
  • Explanation before stating the mac tag extraction was added
  • Previewing files on Android was disabled due to security reasons
  • Added support for ACC audio format
  • Added ACC and FLAC file formats in search settings as audio formats
  • Close and clear uploads button added in the upload status dialog
  • [PRO] Previewing files on S3 is optimized to load only the first 10000 bytes of a given file.
  • [PRO] The editing of the description for files and folder can now be initiated with double click on the description field
  • [PRO] Embedding images in the file and folder description and opening external links from there, basic markdown help added
  • [PRO] In is now possible to select a default perspective for every folder
  • [PRO] Format of the date in the date editor dialog changed to YYYY-MM-DD for 2020-09-24
  • [PRO] A new perspective in BETA status called KanBan was added

🌟 Enhancements#

  • The tray menu on macOS was re-enabled
  • The Smart Tags group can now be collapsed (#1246)
  • Exiting full screen from the PDF-viewer fixed on touch enabled devices
  • Folder properties are now be opened always with details switched on, switching the details off is not possible anymore
  • The smart tags are now read-only and emoji icons were exchanged with real platform independent icons
  • Generation of thumbnails for ZIP files was disabled due to a potential performance issues on large files
  • Armenian, Japan, Korean and Chinese translations were updated
  • [PRO] Button for navigation to parent directory added in the Mapique and Gallery perspectives

🐛 Bug fixes#

  • Fixed showing thumbs and opening files from global search
  • Fixed global search crash on no location
  • Issues on switching directories and location locally and on S3 fixed
  • [PRO] Map in the Mapique perspective is now re-drawed after closing of a file or folder entry
  • [PRO] Fixed issues with uploading files to S3 from the desktop and the web version

Version 3.6.2 / 2020.09.16#

🎉 New features#

  • added upload progress dialog for copying/uploading many files at once
  • running in portable mode now visible in the desktop app
  • taking advantage of the automatic rotation of JPG according to EXIF now native starting from Chrome 81
  • [PRO] add a download button for files on S3 in Android
  • [PRO] added a feature in beta status for importing macOS tags in TS
  • [PRO] upload to S3 from/to sub directories tree only now possible
  • [PRO] uploading many files from local folder to a S3 folder in the location manager and from the Desktop now possible

🌟 Enhancements#

  • improved using of the Enter key for confirming most of the dialogs
  • updated Japanese and Chinese translations
  • enabling exit of the full screen from the PDF-viewer in touch screen only systems
  • moving the PDF thumb generation in main windows in order to prevent showing the worker window
  • fine tuning the importing of files
  • added a custom preview for DnD tags
  • added an uuid for the current folder in its tsm.json
  • added hover for row elements in grid perspective
  • improved entry selection in the row mode of the default perspective
  • upgraded pdf.js to 2.4.456 and electron to 9.0.3

🐛 Bug fixes#

  • fixed scrolling in the main folder panel
  • fixed a typo and wrong tooltip (#1167)
  • fixed user interface glitch in folder navigation (#1095)
  • fixed drag and drop to leaf nodes
  • fixed Move many files from local folder to sub folder on the same level
  • fixed tag library import functionality
  • fixed issue with deleting tags with the same name in different tag groups #1145
  • fixed various small issues in the tag library
  • fixed icon of broken thumbnail images
  • fixed toggling file operation on selection change
  • fixed open prev and next documents with keyboard shortcuts

Version 3.5.4 / 2020.06.08#


  • 🎉 added support for picture-in-picture (PIP) playing mode in the media player
  • 🎉 added switch for playing video with audio only, useful for saving cpu/battery resources while playing music videos
  • 🎉 adding path or URL as title to entry extension
  • 🎉 improving usability search area
  • 🎉 showing URL in the property's path field
  • 🎉 showing different icon in the property path depending on the where the file is located
  • 🎉 enabling re-indexing switch for all kinds of searches
  • 🎉 move files with drag & drop to the location's root folder #1130
  • 🎉 enabling escape key for closing application dialogs
  • 🎉 supporting enter for confirming changes in the dialog
  • 🌟 updating Greek and French translations
  • 🌟 upgrading to Electron 7.3.0
  • 🐛 fixing long file extension in grid perspective row view
  • 🐛 fix renaming files from dialog #1134
  • 🐛 disabling drag and drop from cloud to local location and vice versa
  • 🐛 fix opening directory in file manager on Windows
  • 🐛 correcting the way of tagging for custom data tag #1124
  • 🐛 fix showing main app window
  • 🐛 fix file sorting bug in default perspective #1120
  • 🐛 fix issues with file renaming and thumbnail showing in the entry properties


  • 🌟 global search with mix of local and cloud locations
  • 🐛 fix uploading file to s3 from windows
  • 🐛 fix handling object storage on windows
  • 🐛 fix collecting tags from current location #1111
  • 🐛 various issues with the global search, removing duplicates from the global search results

Version 3.5.2 / 2020.04.19#


  • 🎉 Added global key shortcut ctrl/cmd + shift + f for showing TagSpaces in search mode
  • 🌟 fine tunning ui of the entry properties area
  • 🌟 optimizing compact mode in grid perspective
  • 🌟 upgrading electron, material-ui, aws-sdk libs
  • 🌟 improving speed by removing the usage of id for tags
  • 🌟 showing tags for which it is searched in the search area
  • 🌟 optimizing displaying search results by removing the text content
  • 🌟 improving ui of the search panel
  • 🌟 enabling creating the index for all locations at once
  • 🌟 improving TagSpaces performance (by removing search index from Redux store)
  • 🐛 removing extra file with portable script because causing issue with MacOS signing
  • 🐛 fix issues with file renaming and thumbnail showing in the entry properties
  • 🐛 fix geo pointer shadow icon


  • 🎉 implementing multi location search, which we call Global search
  • 🎉 support connecting Minio and Digital Ocean Spaces locations
  • 🌟 allow browsing the root folder of a S3 bucket
  • 🐛 fix folder properties in s3 locations

Version 3.4.2 / 2020.03.06#


  • 🎉 implementing switch for toggling tags visibility
  • 🌟 improving handling of key bindings
  • 🌟 adding dmg builds for Mac OS
  • 🌟 restore showing tags in the compact list mode
  • 🌟 added confirmation for opening external links
  • 🌟 upgrading to electron 7
  • 🌟 code base migration to Typescript with Prettier
  • 🌟 updating Armenian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanize and German translations
  • 🌟 add menu with link to help in the Search area and location manager
  • 🌟 lazy loading thumbnails
  • 🌟 allowing spaces as separator for tags
  • 🐛 fixed crash on document save in some cased #1090
  • 🐛 fixed wrong panel in drawer or vertical panel
  • 🐛 changing default markdown formats

Version 3.3.0 / 2019.11.08#


  • 🌟 Make newly created files open in edit mode
  • 🌟 Make dialogs and the ui in general mobile friendly
  • 🌟 Improve navigation to parent folder #1038
  • 🌟 Add app detecting mobile mode
  • 🌟 Updating Armenian translation
  • 🌟 Adding platform information in about box
  • 🌟 Extending the welcome window
  • 🐛 Fixed missing uuid by tags, fixing #975
  • 🐛 Fixed auto focus in the create file dialog and the dialog for adding and removing tag #1033
  • 🐛 Prevent adding tags which already existing in a given tag group
  • 🐛 Fixing crash on mobile switch #1037
  • 🐛 Now the app exits on window close under macOS
  • 🐛 Fixing drag and drop highlight of tags #1021


  • 🎉 Added support for perspectives
  • 🎉 Added mapique perspective for showing geo-tags in map
  • 🎉 Added gallery perspective for presenting the images in a folder
  • 🎉 Added mobile mode with PWA support
  • 🐛 Allow geo tagging also in file names

For this release we have prepared a dedicated blog post.

Version 3.2.5 / 2019.10.10#


  • 🌟 Added new help panel, which can be opened from the vertical toolbar
  • 🌟 Improving the onboarding wizard dialog and the help panel
  • 🌟 Added help button in the tag library and default perspective menus
  • 🌟 Click on the search result counter now opens search panel
  • 🌟 Showing a warning message when the folders are hidden and no files are in the current folder
  • 🌟 Improving the onboarding dialog
  • 🐛 Fixing the tag group imports
  • 🐛 Fixing removing tags issue by mixture of sidecar and filename
  • 🐛 Fixing issue, preventing the removal of the last tag in the properties area
  • 🐛 Fixed global shortcuts for playing/pause media content
  • 🐛 Fixing not working tray menu
  • 🐛 Fixing drag and drop highlight of tags #1021


  • 🎉 Added new experimental perspective for viewing folders containing images as gallery
  • 🌟 Added initial perspective switch in the directory menu
  • 🌟 Optimizing update process for PRO users

Version 3.2.3#

Released on 2019.09.23


  • 🌟 Improving showing file and folder description in grid mode
  • 🌟 Hiding the button for moving folders from the properties section
  • 🌟 Changing the default background color for thumbnails to white
  • 🐛 Fixing adding new file types issue
  • 🐛 Fixing version check crash in the About dialog #1016
  • 🐛 Fixing word wrap on cell description
  • 🐛 Fixing file moving issue with drag and drop #1017

Version 3.2.1#

Released on 2019.08.20


  • 🌟 Major refactoring of the smart tags functionalities, smart tags are now ignored by the tag library exports
  • 🌟 Fixing row's compact mode in grid perspective
  • 🌟 Translations for spanish, german, check and other languages updated
  • 🌟 Improvements in the settings dialog
  • 🌟 Many small user interface and usability changes
  • 🌟 Add show in file manager functionality to the location context menu #1010
  • 🌟 Now the .ts folders are created only when needed #998
  • 🌟 Showing file entries count in the search results #991
  • 🌟 Skipping Unix like hidden folders (name starting with .) by the index generation
  • 🌟 Search is now started on change of the criteria in the search section
  • 🌟 Version number added on the right to the app logo
  • 🐛 Fixing #908 multiple file selection on Mac OS
  • 🐛 Fixing user interface shift on location change in some web browsers
  • 🐛 Fixing #1009 tagging issue
  • 🐛 Fixing audio playback issues on Android
  • 🐛 Disabling the tray icon and menu on Mac OS
  • 🐛 Bug when add new Tag #997


  • 🎉 Implemented ability to add geo locations as tags (geo-tagging)
  • 🎉 Implemented ability to tag files with custom date and time
  • 🎉 Implemented feature for changing the thumbnail of any file or directory manually
  • 🐛 Fixing broken download functionality on s3 locations

Version 3.1.4#

Released on 2019.04.04


  • 🎉 adding open location code / plus codes support
  • 🎉 added ability to open GPS coordinates in Openstreetmap
  • 🎉 added initial support for opening files from command prompt and url
  • 🌟 performance optimizations by updating the search index state
  • 🌟 detecting date and geo tags and displaying them as icon
  • 🌟 ignoring plus code by tag collection
  • 🌟 make updating the index optional after adding new tags
  • 🌟 updating electron to 4.1.0
  • 🌟 updating translations
  • 🌟 updating to fuse 3.4.2
  • 🐛 fixing wrong content scrolling on directory change
  • 🐛 fix crashes on MacOS Mojave


  • 🎉 content extraction of GPS and shooting date from EXIF and keyword from IPTC in JPGs
  • 🎉 add content extraction button in the directory menu
  • 🎉 extending search to support time periods and plus codes
  • 🎉 added search by last modified date and search by file size
  • 🎉 implementing read-only mode
  • 🎉 Supported loading external config with tag library and locations
  • 🐛 fix index persistence

Version 3.1.1#

Released on 2019.02.23


  • 🎉 making searching for tags case insensitive
  • 🎉 added the support for semi-transparent color for tags and folders
  • 🎉 extending redux to support external configs
  • 🎉 added read-only support for folder thumbnails
  • 🎉 adding option for the default perspective, making a single click to select only an entry #909
  • 🎉 added mkv to the list of the supported file formats for thumbnail generation, search and playing with the audio video
  • 🎉 adding show files with this tags to entry tag menu
  • 🎉 added the ability to add tags to all selected files by ctrl+clicking a tag in the tag library
  • 🎉 added the feature to tag all selected files when drag and dropping a tag onto a file
  • 🎉 making the app usable on small screens, hiding the middle panel if the height of the window is greater than the width
  • 🎉 first public release of TagSpaces v3 for Android with a minimum Android version of 6.0 (SDK 23)
  • 🌟 making the toolbars usable on small screens
  • 🌟 improving performance by converting react component to stateless functional components
  • 🌟 enabling drag and drop of tags from one entry to another
  • 🌟 enter confirm adding tags in the add tags dialog
  • 🌟 showing all notification in the bottom middle part of the screen
  • 🌟 showing the correct icon for the currently opened location
  • 🌟 exchanging folder separator in the folder breadcrumb
  • 🌟 enabling settings upgrade for keybindings and files types
  • 🌟 improving startup speed by introducing lazy loading for some components
  • 🌟 upgrading to electron 4.0.4, stabilizing MacOS Mojave
  • 🌟 updating react to 16.8.2 and some other libraries
  • 🐛 fix exception by not existing date for entry properties
  • 🐛 fixing remove file type icon
  • 🐛 disabling spaces, commas and hashes in the tag names
  • 🐛 updating to marked 0.6.0 fixing #913
  • 🐛 folder view not updating when selecting next or prev file in the file viewer


  • 🎉 added support for custom background color per folder
  • 🌟 always persisting index while on object store locations

Version 3.0.9#

Released on 2019.02.01


  • extending the tag search to support AND, OR and negative searches, thanks to @IHappyDayI
  • added search boxing enabling search restriction to the current folder
  • clear folder content on directory change
  • added some basic statistics for tag library #865
  • sorting tags in all tags lists #849
  • replaced "Open Containing Folder" function with "Show in File Manager" function.
  • add function to generate video thumbnails
  • add openUrl functionality to web version
  • playing next file follows selection in perspective
  • limit the parent directory navigation to current location
  • fix various usability issue in folder container toolbar
  • updated split pane resizer style to prevent the divider from overlapping with the scroll bar #855
  • added random sort order for directory content, useful when using TagSpaces as media player
  • getting previous and next entries iterate now only over files
  • previous and next file button select file in the perspective
  • added the ability to select multiple files by holding the shift key. #852
  • added the ability to add multiple files to the selection by holding the shift + ctrl key.
  • reflecting changing of meta data like description in file and search indexes
  • usability improvements in many dialogs
  • refactoring sorting functionality, added sorting by first tag, showing folder always first


  • added experimental full text search support for TXT, MD and HTML files in the desktop app
  • added functionality for find and extract all the tags from the current location
  • fix navigation to parent folder on Windows and for s3

Version 3.0.5#

Released on 2019.01.18


  • add collecting tag after rename #832
  • fix tag moving bug in tag library
  • fix the check for new version
  • setting minimum height for an empty tag group in tag library
  • making single file click configurable in default perspective
  • added different view modes in default perspective
  • added thumbnail mode switch (css cover vs contain) in default perspective
  • fixing sort order #820
  • fixing broken hiding hidden files and folders #836
  • fixing header text color in dark mode #835
  • updating electron to 3.1.0
  • fixing crash on quit by mac os #816
  • accessing the context menu for locations, tag groups and folders with a right mouse click
  • setting max width to location and tag group names
  • making the location switcher always visible
  • fixed the icons in the location menu
  • fixed the braking of the path history #821
  • fixed the scrolling issues in the location manager and tag library
  • fixed the hiding of the thumbs in row view by long texts
  • updating translations


  • added search filters for bookmarks and ebooks

Version 3.0.1#

Released on 2018.12.31


  • fixing tag color issues #799
  • fix tag name validation
  • fixing dark theme issue in settings
  • fix showing location initially by existing default location
  • disable spaces and other symbols in the tag names
  • fixing max height of the tag area in the grid view #801
  • fixing importing tag library in web edition #804


  • fixing pdf thumb generation

Version 3.0.0#

Released on 2018.12.21


  • New user interface based on React.js with resizable panels
  • Location indexing for faster search
  • Tree folder navigation
  • Dark theme
  • Preview for PSD, TIFF, DOCX files
  • Playing modes for audio and video files


  • Connecting of AWS S3 compatible storage locations
  • Watching for changes in a location
  • New advance search functionalities

Version 2.9.0#

Released on 2017.07.15


  • added support for playing FLAC and MP3 files
  • added switch for disabling global keybindings #574
  • allow navigation in the alternative directory with a single click
  • updating electron to 1.6.8
  • fixed size of a iframe viewer in the edge browser
  • fixed missing thumbnails of files from search results
  • adding additional check for file path
  • update i18n files for spanish, chinese, russian and dutch languages


  • fixed issues with handling tags in sidecar files #582 and #604,

Version 2.8.0#

Released on 2017.04.14


  • adding support for opening internal links in MD and HTML documents and in file and folder descriptions
  • redesigning the user interface of the list perspective, adding support for folders
  • adding a button in the editorHTML extension for selecting/deselecting of all checkboxes in the current document
  • adding a viewer for RTF as new extension
  • adding Vietnamese language thanks to dd721411
  • disabling editing of the description on click, due to the need to open links
  • moving the tags after the subfolders in the folder navigator
  • fixing issue preventing creating new files
  • fixing CSV export of the file list in Chrome
  • adding last changed date to the CSV export functionality
  • Firefox webclipper now generates .url files, added bookmark button to Firefox web clipper
  • fixing issue with handling paths containing % in the name
  • enable content search in webdav edition
  • export tag groups as json with unique id's, for easy reimporting
  • adding button for restoring the original tag groups
  • fixing issue with loading files on startup
  • fixing issue with removing multiple tags
  • removing deprecated nwjs support from the project


  • adding thumbnail generation for text based files such as md, text, json, xml, javascript and other
  • fixing the black background of html thumbnails

Version 2.7.0#

Released on 2017.02.04


  • adding support for Cryptomator, allowing the use of TagSpaces as encrypted Evernote alternative with the cloud provider of your choice
  • redesigning the user interface for file and directory properties
  • read only support for file and directory description
  • showing the count of tags in a tag group only if it is collapsed
  • adding support for gfm breaks for the markdown transformer
  • updating the user ideas link to point to a trello board
  • fix for the form validation in the dialogs
  • adding danish translations
  • saving the windows state, size and location for the next start of tha app
  • cap max result to 2000 in settings instead of setting the limit to 0
  • redesigning the file properties area
  • changing the reload application shortcut key to F5
  • added link to the new tagspaces documentation website
  • improved performance by search
  • migration to electron 1.4.14
  • #494 fixed - ignore file/directory names that start with dot, instead of full paths
  • #430 fixed - undefined in the file name
  • #498 fixed - support for relative path in portable mode
  • #489 fixed - psn startup parameter issue on mac
  • #454 fixed
  • #405 fixed
  • #411 fixed


  • added file description editor in the file properties area
  • added directory description in the directory properties are

Chrome Extension and Firefox Addon#

  • improved onboarding for the chrome extension

Android App#

  • corrected the loading of meta data

Version 2.6.0#

Released on 2016.11.23


  • Adding a tray icon with a menu
  • Adding global shortcuts for showing the application, opening the previous and next files, pausing the playback
  • Adding new keyboard shortcuts for open, open native and delete
  • Added buttons for changing background colour in viewerMHTML, viewerHTML, viewerImage, perspectiveImageSwiper
  • Added editing capabilities for the tag colours in tag groups
  • Correcting printing functionality in some extensions
  • Added a default color for the tags in the settings
  • Add a checkbox in the settings to open the tag library on startup
  • Added editor for date and time smart tags
  • Add readability mode in viewerMHTML and viewerHTML extensions
  • Adding support for reading emails in EML format
  • Added GIF to the list of supported image extensions for creating thumbnails on the fly.
  • Adding a new plus menu for creating the standard file types
  • Adding global shortcut for saving edited text files
  • Added 64bit RPM package
  • Arrow keys are now moving the selection of the current opened files in the grid and list perspectives
  • Tags are displayed now in the image swiper perspective
  • Added sorting and grouping capabilities to the grid perspective
  • Completely reimplementing the viewerImage with the viewer.js library adding many new features
  • Added markdown preview functionality in the editorText extension
  • Show source url and saved date in viewerHTML extension


  • Added geo tagging with the leaflet library
  • Making thumbnails size and format configurable
  • Correcting the generation of PDF thumbnails

Chrome Extension and Firefox Addon#

  • Minor bug fixes

Android App#

  • Correcting adding external files
  • Improving position of alert messages

Version 2.5.0#

Released on 2016.09.05


  • Support for folders in the grid perspective
  • Added colored file extensions by default and making them optional in the settings
  • Support for ToDos/Checkboxes in the rich text (html) editor extension
  • Added ability to browse folders in the grid perspective, should be enabled in the perspective's settings
  • New file menu items in the top menu
  • Placing the tag import and tag group create functionalities in the tag area
  • Added new logo
  • Added text to confirm and cancel buttons in dialogs
  • Added new menu items in electron's help menu
  • Button animation enabled
  • Added Maltese and Armenian translation
  • Added online/offline check for the webdav version
  • Added extCommon library as a place to share common code between the TagSpaces extensions
  • File context menu in the list and grid perspective


  • Minor bug fixes

Chrome Extension and Firefox Addon#

  • Added close button for the chrome extension popup

Android App#

  • A free app for Android released on google play store, called TagSpaces Lite

Version 2.4.0#

Released on 2016.06.09


  • Added initial implementation for searching in the HTML and MD viewers
  • The user interface of the audio/video player was updated
  • Audio/video player will trigger the opening of the next file in the current folder on finishing playback, allowing you for example to listen many audio files one after another like in a regular music player.
  • The minimum length of the tags was reduced to 1 character
  • Added the F2 key binding for renaming files
  • Added a help screen showing the key binding on F1
  • Fixed directory listing issue with the nginx webdav module #409
  • Fixing showing files containing a tag #441
  • Starting the search in the advanced search dialog on enter now possible


  • Minor bug fixes

Chrome Extension and Firefox Addon#

  • Added the ability to save the source url and date in the saved HTML web page

Android App#

  • Supporting playing of audio while the app is not in foreground
  • Fixing issue with opening files from search results on android #438

Version 2.3.0#

Released on 2016.04.30


  • Redesigning the search user interface, addin options
  • Considering the parent directory name by the search algorithm
  • Added an option in the settings for limiting the search results
  • Added an option in the settings for deactivating the default search in subfolders
  • Improving handling of not recursive search
  • Adding a "goto previus folder" button in the folder navigation
  • Adjusting the functionality for showing the availability of new versions
  • Fixing open files natively on OS X
  • Fixing user interface issue caused by too long file names in list perspective
  • Add experimental functionality for watching directories for changes
  • Fixing issue #358 which was preventing file renaming on network shares under OS X


Chrome Extension#

  • Fixes needed for the file system API changes in Chrome 49

Android App#

  • Reenabling the add existing file functionality on Android

Version 2.2.5#

Released on 2016.04.24

  • Firefox only release, with a signed addon
  • Addon migration to JPM

Version 2.2.1#

Released on 2016.03.28

  • Fixing embedded images in HTML with data url
  • Fixing search in ImageSwiper perspective
  • Fixing opening of the source link in MHTML viewer

Version 2.2.0#

Released on 2016.03.24

  • Migration the desktop app to the Electron shell
  • Adding live thumbnails for images in Grid and ImageSwiper perspectives
  • Adding language detection on the first application run
  • Adding polish translation thanks to fringoo
  • Fixing refresh issue after dir rename
  • Fixing issues in MD and HTML file viewer extensions
  • Showing Exif and IPTC information from JPEGs in the ImageViewer extension
  • Fixing opening external links
  • Fixing drag & drop of tags and files in grid perspective
  • Adding url of the opened file for the webdav version allowing sharing links to the opened document
  • Correcting loading documents on startup
  • Adding startup parameters like -p for portable mode or -d for debugging
  • Adding npm command for running a local test webdav server
  • Correcting opening of files on startup
  • Disabling the firefox file browser in the addon

Version 2.1.4 (Android only release)#

Released on 2016.03.22

  • Adding live thumbnails for images in grid and image-swiper perspectives
  • Adding language detection on first run
  • Adding polish translation thanks to fringoo
  • Fixing refresh issue after dir rename in Android
  • Fixing issues with the MD and HTML file viewers
  • Showing Exif and IPTC information from JPEGs in the image viewer extension

Version 2.1.1#

Released on 2016.02.03

  • Fixing issue with renaming folder in the WebDAV edition
  • Fixing missing icons
  • Fixing loading extension in Firefox

Version 2.1.0#

Released on 2016.01.28

  • Added new perspective(ImageSwiper) for browsing of photos and image
  • Separating all the extension in separate modules/repositories, so they can be now easily extended by advanced users
  • Adding support for search in subfolders for the webdav and chrome versions
  • Improving general stability, by migration of IO-APIs to promises
  • Script for generation of image thumbnails added
  • Fixed loading of directory tag groups
  • Fixed collect renamed tags issue #372
  • Fixed creating multiple taggroups #367
  • Fixed the opening of the containing folder of a file from the search result 374
  • Correcting the export of the tag groups
  • Loading thumbnails finding the thumbnail path if available
  • Allow printing of images in the webdav version
  • Load tag groups from last opened location meta data
  • Almost all modal dialogs can now be moved with the mouse
  • Enabling loading of meta data in non-PRO version
  • Correcting the opening of external links
  • Hosting the current jsdoc of the application on

Version 2.0.1#

Released on 2015.10.30

  • redesign of the user interface using material paradigms
  • using flexbox for performance optimization of the user interface
  • show file names in delete confirmation message
  • adding noty as a notification framework for the project, showing messages for failed operations
  • confirming the rename file, create tag, create tag group, edit tag group, create and rename directory dialogs with enter key
  • support opening of files in fullscreen
  • adding fx-extra node module. solving the issue with moving files over different partitions in the Windows, Linux and Mac apps
  • cleaning search results count on location close
  • adding initial getting started tour with the hopscotch library
  • making the tag group title also collapse and persist the tag groups
  • adding a default viewer for the EPUB files
  • single click opens files in grid perspective
  • save collapsed state of tag groups
  • rearranging file opener button toolbar, exchanging icons
  • added default startup location functionality
  • redesigning the viewerHTML and viewerMD extensions
  • fixing issue with opening files from command line
  • fixing issue with start in portable mode
  • added key binding ctrl+f for the search functionality
  • added key binding ctrl+a for selecting all files
  • adding badges for order of steps in the web clippers
  • adding confirm dialog for deleting perspective and file types in the settings
  • disabling directory watcher in native apps, due to performance issue
  • added Korean and Indonesian
  • integrating of the rendering engine crosswalk(chromium) for supporting older android devices with SDK 4.1
  • exchanging the pdf.js lib with a newer version
  • enabling back button on android

Version 1.12.0#

Released on 2015.07.29

  • Added a new audio/video player extension based on library
  • Added a new viewer for EPUB files
  • Added a new viewer for ZIP files
  • Hungarian and Chinese Taiwan (big5) languages added
  • Scrolling to bottom of the settings after adding new file type
  • Fixing drag and drop issue for smart tags
  • Directory watcher implemented for node webkit
  • Import tagGroups from settings
  • Added a web clipper for the Firefox
  • Added a an Android widget allowing to take photos and create notes directly from desktop
  • Fixing stopping of the playback of audio and video files after closing them #251
  • The settings of the Android app are now saved in a file in the app folder
  • Fixing issue with not recognizing folder on some webdav servers

Version 1.11.0#

Released on 2015.04.15

  • adding korean, greek, catalan, czech, swedish, turkish and dutch translations
  • add a new system tag group collecting all new applied tags
  • added delete selected files functionality to the list and grid perspectives
  • adding generating thumbs for pdf, bmp, webp and svg files in grid perspective
  • added import tag groups functionality
  • internationalizing the UI of the chrome extension
  • reimplementing loading animation
  • adding confirmation on the app closing by unsaved changes on the currently opened file
  • fixing drag and drop issue of tags from files to tag groups
  • exchanging pdf.js with a newer version, moving it as core lib
  • improving code quality by adding jshint and jscs to the project
  • clearing search results on directory change
  • adding handler for the add file button
  • adding title editing to the web scrapping function
  • correcting binding of fastclick lib
  • disabling the support of AVI files in the default settings #242

Version 1.10.3#

Released on 2015.01.29

  • Supporting adding of files on Android and the WebDAV edition
  • Fixing issue in the search
  • Fixing adding existing files in the native version #187
  • Fixing broken following of symlinks
  • Fixing doubling the main menu #193
  • Fixing not loading of external json with tag groups on windows
  • Enabling strikeout of text in HTML editor on Android
  • Persisting sort order in list perspective #165
  • Enable setting of the language throught url parameter
  • Updating translations

Version 1.10.1#

Released on 2015.01.15

  • Bugfixes in the search and for Mac OSX

Version 1.10.0#

Released on 2015.01.10

  • redesigning the search functionality
  • typing esc in the search box will close the search area
  • considering the parent directory name in the search results
  • showing search area by filtering for tags
  • adding new extension(viewerMHTML) for previewing of MHTML files
  • updating the Russian, German, French, Japanese, Slovak, Portuguese and Bulgarian translations
  • redesigning settings adding new css toggle switch
  • adding exif reader and automatically rotation of JPG files according to their exif orientation
  • making main menu configurable in the settings
  • adding the path to the file in the tooltip of the extension button
  • adding ico as supported file type
  • adding dom purify lib to the project
  • fixing #176 selecting the same directory twice
  • fixing refresh after deleting #149
  • fixing broken notification for new versions
  • [native] adding script for running TagSpaces in portable mode
  • [native] fixing handling of broken symlinks links #182
  • [OSX] fixing native menu with edit, copy, paste and window menus #174
  • [chrome] adding page capturing capabilities to the chrome extension
  • [chrome] disabling opening of the application on first install
  • [chrome] adding internationalization for the chrome store
  • [chrome] fixing double slash in the begin of a path in chrome
  • updating bootstrap to 3.2.0 and font-awesome to 4.2
  • adding spinkit to the project

Version 1.9.0#

Released on 2014.11.22

  • added new builds for 64bit Windows and Mac OSX
  • adding new HTML viewer with themes and content zooming
  • loading the background for transparent images after the loading of the image
  • images pasted in the HTML editor are saved as data urls allowing easy web scrapping
  • adding gradients at the begin and end of the left and middle UI areas
  • disabling the wrapping in of the title in the file editor by a long title
  • updating pdf.js to a newer version, solving error by opening of PDFs
  • keeping file selection after renaming/tagging
  • reconfiguring the default viewer and editors for html and json files
  • embedding default css styles in html files created by TagSpaces
  • MHT files are now opened in a new window in chrome and node-webkit, due restriction in security restrictions in chromium
  • adding printing and zooming capabilities to the html, markdown and image viewer
  • enable tagging of the selected files by double click on a tag
  • adding button for opening of the files natively
  • adding styling themes for markdown files
  • adding sandboxing for the viewer's for image, odf and html files
  • disallowing space as a character in dialog for adding new tags in a tag group
  • enabling the export to csv button in chrome and Webdav edition
  • adding experimental thumbnail generation to the grid perspective
  • fixing #119
  • fixing the utf8 issues #131 and #134
  • fixing issue with using webdav of different port #137
  • fixing issue #125 remind the user to enable "Allow access to file URLs"
  • fixing typo in the about box #133
  • fixing the reload of tagspaces on enter in dialogs #126
  • native versions based on Node-webkit v0.11.1

Learn more in the corresponding blog post.

Version 1.8.6#

Released on 2014.10.01

  • implementing of a new file edit functionality
  • implementing of an add file functionality in the desktop versions
  • implementing of the editorJSON extension as viewer and editor for JSON files
  • adding natural sorting of the file in the list perspective
  • adding initial russian translations thanks to darvin and ijon
  • adding BMP as supported file type for viewing
  • adding key bindings for edit document ctrl+e and adding tags ctrl+t
  • enabling the export of all tag groups as json file in the settings
  • enable importing of multiple tag groups from the .ts\tsm.json file in a location
  • preventing adding of tags and renaming while file in edit mode
  • disabling cleaning of the file selection on file close
  • fixing broken drag and drop of files and tags
  • increasing the size of the select file button
  • adding input validators for various dialogs
  • adding save binary file function
  • adding new file and dir create functionality
  • adding new color chooser in the some dialogs
  • implementing new file save concept
  • adding file move / copy functionality to the file menu
  • focusing the first edit box automatically after opening of a dialog
  • fixing #107 enabling the renaming of tags from for example todo in ToDo
  • replacing of the old chrome extension with a new one called TagSpaces Light supporting the read only functionalities of TagSpaces. This step is needed due the phasing out of the NPAPI functionality in the Chrome browser.

Learn more in the corresponding blog post.

Version 1.8.5#

Released on 2014.07.28

  • adding support for drag & drop of files into TagSpaces from your native file manager
  • adding copy and move file functionality
  • adding duplicate file functionality
  • viewer for .url .website and .desktop files added, allowing you to use TagSpaces as a bookmark manager
  • sorting functionality for the tags in a taggroup added
  • adding Spanish and initial Ukrainian translations
  • adding support for loading tags from the current location directory, feature can be enabled in the experimental tab of the settings
  • opening new files directly in edit mode
  • removing default content of new markdown and text files
  • disabling the blinking cursor in readonly mode
  • disable closing of the current location if a path was wrong or can not be opened.
  • adding focus window function to the platform APIs
  • adding a white background for the image viewer, useful for viewing transparent images
  • extending the directory browser with drive selector in windows
  • fixing issue with opening the directory select dialog
  • #101 duplicated main menu
  • #102 unable ti select text in the markdown viewer
  • [chrome] exchanging the chrome with chromelite ioapi not dependent on NPAPI
  • [firefox] adding file copy functionality and fixing messaging api change introduced with Firefox 30

Version 1.8.3#

Released on 2014.06.17

  • brazilian-portuguese translation added
  • portuguese translation added
  • japanese translation added
  • french translation added
  • slovak translation added
  • adding delete directory functionality
  • adding rename directory functionality
  • adding an export to CSV in the perspectiveList
  • disabling automatic resizing of the main window
  • fixing missing tags in the file viewer issue

Version 1.8.1#

Released on 2014.05.15

  • adding chinese and bulgarian(50%) translation to the project
  • releasing a technology preview of a self hosting version of TagSpaces based on WebDAV
  • marked integrated as a new markdown rendering library, allowing github's gfm, tables and more
  • now it is possible to associate a file type to be opened with TagSpaces by default
  • associating the applications in OS X, Ubuntu and Android to open markdown and mhtml files by default
  • adding file download functionality, allowing you to save a file locally wherever you want
  • adding top menu for the native applications, allowing you to access quickly basic functionalities
  • now it is possible to add keybinding to a tag
  • adding a new tag group with rating tags e.g. 1star with the keybinding t 1
  • adding tags to the file properties dialog
  • the file types in settings are now sorted alphabetically
  • adding keybinding for showing tag libraries s t and directory navigator s f
  • #65 implementing clean tags functionality
  • #68 showing files from hidden directories fixed
  • #62 fixing issue where the UI was not refreshed after file deletion

Learn more in the corresponding blog post.

Version 1.8.0#

Released on 2014.05.02

  • german and italian (50%) translations added
  • making the keyboard shortcuts configurable
  • adding shortcut for loading the previous (left or up arrows) and the next (right or down arrows) document
  • improvements in the options dialog
  • fixing opening links in the default browser instead of the application #53 in markdown files
  • fixing undo issue in text editor #45
  • adding setting for showing confirmation dialog before recursive scan
  • [osx] re-enabling the menu on mac #44
  • [firefox] fixing #59 about saving utf8 content
  • [firefox] optimizing the start TagSpaces button in the toolbar for support of Firefox 29
  • [android] new icon

Learn more in the corresponding blog post.

Version 1.7.9#

Released on 2014.04.02

  • removing of many tags on many files now possible in one step
  • adding swipe left and right gestures for image navigation
  • fixing text wrapping issues in list perspective
  • adding key bindinds for left and right keys for document navigation
  • redesigning the alternative path navigation in bottom part of the application
  • adding "close file" and "send to" actions to the file menu
  • making the toolbar icons flat
  • preventing opening links in html files

Version 1.7.8#

Released on 2014.03.21

  • enabling opening of the last opened location by the start of the application #29
  • adding the following key bindings
    • ctrl+r / command+r - reloads the current document
    • ctrl+s / command+s - saves the current document if opened for editing
    • esc - closes the current document
    • alt-enter - shows the document properties
  • making all dialogs not disappear by clicking outsite of the dialog
  • fixing issue with not displaying local images in MARKDOWN files
  • adding WEBP as supported image format (not in firefox)
  • starting hints are shown only if you don't have last opened location
  • preventing drag & drop of files in the application
  • [android] new rounded icons for android added
  • [android] added "send to" functionality for all file types
  • [android] eliminating the 300ms wait time by adding the fastclick library
  • [android] fixing the failing opening of the first document after the start of the app

Version 1.7.7#

Released on 2014.03.10

  • Improving and refactoring the layouting algorithm for a better responsible behaviour, especially on mobile phones
  • Adding support for viewing of ODF files (e.g. ODT, ODS, ODG, ODP) not available in firefox and chrome
  • Adding new version of pdf.js with support of printing, rotating, dragging, document properties and goto first/last page

Version 1.7.6#

Released on 2014.02.28

  • Releasing Linux and Debian 32bit packages of tagspaces for the first time
  • Improving the HTML WYSIWYG editor
  • Improving the Markdown viewer
  • The last state of the application window (e.g. maximized) is now remembered and restored on startup
  • Fixing issue with empty file titles, e.g. handling the case .txt by extracting of the filename without extension
  • Files are now sorted by name in the perspectiveList
  • Correcting the opening of the containing folder in the file viewer
  • Correcting opening of the containing folder functionality in node-webkit
  • Setting the min lenght of the tags to 2 chars
  • Setting space and comma as a separatos for multiple tag entering
  • [android windows linux osx] Fixing saving utf8 content
  • Fixing: #23, #26, #27, #30, #31, #32, #33
  • Partly fixing #25

Version 1.7.4#

Released on 2014.02.17

  • adding hints for the format of the tags in the dialogs
  • clearing current filter on location change
  • adding hover for the file title editor
  • facebook button added
  • disabling reloading of directory by tag rename
  • open files natively added to main file context menu
  • migration to node-webkit 0.9.1

Version 1.7.3#

Released on 2014.02.05

  • Added native client for Windows
  • Added native client for Linux
  • Added native client for Mac OS
  • Added native client for Android
  • Adding new welcome screen by the first start of the application
  • Redesigning the options dialog
  • Adding a new contact us popover
  • Adding settings for tag calculation, tagdelimiter and prefix of a tag container
  • Disabling automatically opening of the directory browser after directory change
  • Adding an alternative directory browser in the perspective footer
  • Adding a title to the perspective switcher
  • Adding hotkeys for reloading, fullscreen and devtool in node-webkit
  • Adding of a new contact us dropup
  • Adding a button for the activataion of recursive search
  • Vizualizing extracted tags from the search results
  • Extracting all tags from the currern search results added as experimental feature
  • Integrating viewerText as default opener for unknown file types
  • File properties dialog added
  • Adding predifined perspective per locaiton
  • Added XHTML as a new file type
  • New search functionality implemented. Added popup with search rules description
  • Adding location edit functionality
  • Fixing #19 markdown viewer scrollbar
  • Zooming with mouse wheel added to the image viewer
  • Panning and zooming added to the image viewer
  • Adding support for audio, video and source code filetypes
  • Move tag to first position functionality implemented
  • Adding of many tags at once separated by comma. Minumum tag length is 3 characters
  • [android] Adding HTML directory browser for android
  • [android] Opening files on double tap now possible
  • [android] Reading date and size file meta now supported
  • [android windows linux osx] Added support for natively opening of files
  • [android windows linux osx chrome] Fixing the huge horizontal scrollbar
  • [android] Recursive folder scanning now implemented in cordova

Version 1.6.1528#

Released on 2013.09.18

  • Redesigning the new version notification dialog
  • Correcting the sort order of the dates
  • Addded new mindmap visualization in the perspectiveGraph
  • Editing of HTML files is now possible
  • Added grouping by tag groups
  • The file list is refreshed after tag color change
  • Added some new vizualiazions to the perspectiveGraph
  • Smart tags added
  • Added custom scrollbars for webkit browsers
  • Footer shows found files count
  • Set filter is now perspective specific
  • Implementing search funcitonality in the perspective thumb
  • Added grouping by day, month and year in the thumbPerspective
  • Added warning for chrome users if TagSpaces has no access to local file URLs
  • Tags are now colored in the fileopener
  • Filter in default perspective has now a red icon if it is not empty
  • New library fixing a bug preventing opening a directory selection dialog in linux on chrome
  • [Chrome] TagSpaces opens automatically on first install in chrome