Collaboratively using tags and tag groups
Evernote's recent change in its pricing plans, restricting non-paying users to only two machines, have been an eye-opener to many. Even though the cloud-crazed hype is trying to convince us otherwise, with all the marketing tools at its disposal, keeping your private data in the cloud, and especially via vendor-locked solutions such as Evernote, had never been a good idea. With such vendor-locked, proprietary services, you do not own your own data, and have no control over its storage, meaning access to your own notes might be severely limited at any time, as it happened just recently.
TagSpaces provides the ability to connect AWS S3 compatible object storage (buckets) as locations. This opens the app for many new capabilities and use cases. By enabling you to store files online, you can build and easily manage your own personal cloud storage.
TagSpaces offers a way to connect S3 compatible object storage. Recently we figured out that this functionality works pretty well with the Wasabi cloud storage service and so I decided to write the following tutorial showing the steps needed to use TagSpaces with this service. Wasabi is a affordable and reliable alternative to object storage offered by Amazon's AWS. By the time of writing the price is 5.99 $ per TB storage per month and they are not charging for download traffic(egress) or API calls. Which makes their offer in my opinion very attractive.
In this tutorial you will learn how to install TagSpaces Web or TagSpaces Pro Web on a Cloudflare Pages.
Here you will find information about using TagSpaces Lite Web and TagSpaces Pro Web as Docker containers. The containers are lightweight based on the alpine linux and using nginx as web server.
How to setup MinIO buckets on your NAS in order to connect them to a TagSpaces Pro installation?
In this tutorial you will learn how to install TagSpaces Web or TagSpaces Pro Web on a Wasabi bucket and files from another bucket publicly.
Deprecated functionality: The here described functionality is not supported actively anymore. For a self hosted web version please use TagSpaces Enterprise
⚒ This tutorial is work in progress
Since version 5 of TagSpaces, we offer a free web version of the application. The setup of the free web version is the same as the setup for TagSpaces Web Pro and is described in this tutorial.
One of the most common questions I receive about TagSpaces, is about the missing files synchronization feature. The concerns of the users are that they spend an hour tagging their files on the laptop, but now they want to get the same results also on their tablet or desktop computer and vice versa. Our opinion here is that TagSpaces does not need sync functionality, because all the tags are saved in the names of the files or in the so called sidecar files, which makes this meta-information extremely portable between devices. You have to just to sync files and this problem is already perfectly solved by some many online services. This is one of the main differences between TagSpaces and other applications offering tagging on files. Most of those applications are using some kind of database to store the tags, which makes the transfer of this information challenging. Besides that, your tagging information in this case is locked by the vendor and you cannot migrate to another application or service without significant effort. Saving the tags in the file names make the information stick to your files, and you can find files based on the tags even with simple search functionality supplied with your operating system.
This article is work in progress
In order to provide an easy way to collect web content such as web pages, articles, PDF-documents, bookmarks, places and screenshots, we have created the TagSpaces Web Clipper browser extension. The main difference with other web clipping software is that our extension saves the content locally on the user's hard drive as plain files, allowing a full control on the saved files.