Installation and Setup

Installing Windows version

The Windows version of TagSpaces is distributed as zip file, which can be downloaded for 32bit and for 64bit versions of Windows, depending on your system. Then you have to just unzip the downloaded file in a folder of your choice somewhere on your system. In the unpacked folder you will find a file called tagspaces.exe, which can be executed with double click.

Updating the Windows version

Just exchange the content of your current installation, with the content from the zip-file of a newer release. You don't have to worry about your tag library and locations since they are persisted in the users home folder.

Installing OS X version

For OSX 10.9 or later you have to download the 64bit of the application. Then you have to double click the downloaded zip file in Finder to unpack it properly. Some users are reporting issues with unpacking the app with some 3th-party zip utils.

Note: By default Mac OSX does not allow TagSpaces to be executed with a simple double click, because it is currently not digitally signed. To work around this, right-click the TagSpaces.app folder and choose Open, then click Open on the dialog that appears. You need to do this just once.

Updating the OS X version

Just exchange the content of your current installation, with the content from the zip-file of a newer release. You don't have to worry about your tag library and locations since they are persisted in the users home folder.

Installing Linux version

The Linux version of TagSpaces is distributed as tar.gz file, which can be downloaded for 32bit and for 64bit Linux versions, depending on your system. Then you have to just unpack the downloaded file in a folder of your choice somewhere on your system. In the unpacked folder you will find a file called tagspaces, which can be executed with double click or in a terminal. We also offer 64bit deb and rpm packges for respectively Debian and Red Hat based distributions.

Updating the Linux version

Just exchange the content of your current installation, with the content from the tar.gz-file of a newer release. You don't have to worry about your tag library and locations since they are persisted in the users home folder.

Installing Android version

You can install the Android app directly from the Google Play Store.

Updating the Android app

Once we publish a newer version of the Androi app, it will be automatically installed on your mobile device within the following days.

Installing the Firefox Addon

Download the Add-on for Firefox. Open the Add-on tab in Firefox from the main menu and then click on the Add-on puzzle icon, or simply type ctrl+shift+a or command+shift+a. In the opened new tab, go to the settings dropdown on the left of the search field and select Install Add-on From File.... Then choose the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

You can also find TagSpaces in the Mozilla's addon store, but consider that the version there could be some months old due to their slow approval process.

Once installed the add-on can be started from the TagSpaces icon in the right upped corner of the browser or from the browser's main menu Tools > TagSpaces.

Updating the Firefox addon

Once a newer version of the Firefox addon is approved for the Mozilla store, it will be automatically installed on your Firefox browser within the following days.

Installing the Chrome Extension

You can install the Chrome extension directly from the Google Chrome Store.

Installation from the TagSpaces webpage

An alternative way is get the extension directly from our download page. If you do so, please consider the following instructions:

  • Download the extension file from the link above and save it to your computer.
  • Click the settings icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Tools > Extensions.
  • Locate the extension file on your computer and drag the file onto the Extensions page.
  • Review the list of permissions in the dialog that appears and click Install.

After the installation, the TagSpaces extension can be started from the TagSpaces icon in the right upper corner of the browser.

Updating the Chrome extension

Once we publish a newer version of the Chrome extensions on the Chrome store, it will be automatically installed on your Chrome browser within the following days.

Installing TagSpaces PRO

Under Windows and OS X we are providing installer for TagSpaces PRO, which are signed with modern certificates. The following screenshot show this certificate in action during the installation under Windows.

Screenshot showing signed installer under Windows

Here are the steps needed for installing the PRO version on your system.

  • Save the installer file to a location on your hard drive.
  • Locate the installer and double-click to start the install process.
  • The Windows installer allows you to specify a custom install location.

Updating the PRO version

Just run the installer from a newer version of TagSpaces. It will automatically update your installation.

New version notification

Once a new version of the application is available, you will see a green present icon near the TagSpaces logo. Clicking on this icon will lead your to the what's new webpage on the TagSpaces website. Here you can download the new version of the application.

New version notification

If you do not want to TagSpaces to check for the availability of new version, disable this functionality in the settings

Running TagSpaces in portable mode

The Windows and Linux versions of TagSpaces can be started in the so called portable mode, allowing the use of the application from an USB-stick or other portable devices. In this mode all the configuration information such as tags, tag groups and connection to locations is stored in the folder from where the application is started and not in the home user folder on current operating systems. The portable mode can be started with the tagspacesp.cmd script under Windows or the tagspacesp under Linux. These scripts are located in the unzipped application folder. Under Linux you have eventually to make this script executable with this command chmod +x tagspacesp.

Updating the portable version

In order to update a version of TagSpaces used in portable mode for example on USB stick you have just to exchange the files and directories with the new ones, coming from the installation package of the new application version.

Important Be careful not to delete the tsprofile sub folder, because it contains the information for you locations, tag groups and application settings.

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