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A Finder tag manager for Mac.

Taggy Tagger is a powerful, beautiful and easy-to-use tag manager designed explicitly for Mac. It comes with everything you need to put your file tagging to the next level. Whether you want to automatically tag files or find your tagged documents, it has never been easier before. With its unintrusive design working in the background, it seems like magic.

Rule Editor

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Tag, or no tag, that is the question.

Perhaps, Shakespeare would have had used Finder tags, if he could have. We never know. But we do know, that, with Taggy Tagger, it's a breeze to add tags to files, as well as remove them from files. And because sometimes, we need to replace a tag, we built that feature, too.

Rule Editor Tasks

As easy as turning on the lights.

With an intuitive interface to define which files should (or shouldn't) be tagged, it becomes incredibly easy to add tags to files. You only want to tag images? No problem. You want to tag files hidden deep in a dozen subfolders? Let Taggy Tagger do the digging. You want to do both in one go? Easy peasy. The app comes packed with a set of common rules to choose from, so you can immediately start tagging. All you have to do is flipping a switch.

Rule Editor Conditions

Smart tags for smart people.

Sometimes the information to use as a tag is already available in the file's metadata. Wouldn't it be cool, if there was an app that could just read that piece of information and add that tag automatically. Well, well. Taggy Tagger let's you automatically create tags based on the file's date or location.

Rule Editor Smart Tags

If tag then that.

Our innovative tagging engine puts your tags on steroids, so you can do more with them than just adding metadata to files. Automatically backing up your files to Dropbox or organising your files in the Downloads folder is just a tag away. Select any of your tags to create a file copy or file move action. Combined with the auto-tagging feature, you can fully automate your workflow. If Taggy Tagger then tagging becomes more enjoyable than ever.

Taggy Tagger Tag Actions

Let's play Tag and Seek.

There is no point in tagging your files, if you cannot find those files anymore. Taggy Tagger offers a simple, but powerful search based on tags, that covers all your basic needs. Search by one or more tags, exclude tags, narrow the search down by easily adding related tags or apply one of the many filters. And don't forget to save it, so you can find your Invoice PDFs, that were downloaded in the last month with a single click - anytime.

Rule Editor - File Search

Tagged. Moved. Found. Removed.

Taggy Tagger does four task exceptionally well. It tags files. It moves files. It finds files. It removes tags. All silently, while you can stay 'in the zone' and be focused. And if you ever want to know what it just did, it's right there in the menu bar. Whether it was one file or tens of thousands of files.

Rule Editor

Smart, real-time, effortless info.

Taggy Tagger gives you a glimpse of your tag usage right from the menu bar. See which tags are used the most and which aren't used at all. Click on a tag and a smart folder window with all the associated files will open straight away. Now, that's what we call effortless.

Rule Editor

Even more.

Multiple rules.

You can create and combine multiple rules, which gives you almost endless opportunities to work with Finder tags.

Manual batch-tagging.

Each rule can be manually executed anytime, so you can tag those thousands of files on your backup drive.

Group tags.

Finally, your tags can be put in order by sorting and categorising them into logical groups. (coming back soon)

Add tags.

Create new Finder tags easily from within the app without having to go to Finder. (coming back soon)


The app uses Apple's latest APIs and adheres to best practices like App Sandbox.

macOS Big Sur.

Fully compatible with macOS Big Sur, Catalina and Mojave.

Support Indie Developers

TAGGY TAGGER is developed by Dennis Schäfer, an indie developer from Germany and founder of innovation design consultancy Fox+Rabbit Innovation Design.

"There are not many Mac users, who use tags. But those, who do, know why. Unfortunately, Apple hasn't done anything with tags for us over the last few years. I'm on a mission to fill that gap in macOS."

He occasionally publishes articles about his work and interests in his publication Creating the Unimagined on Medium.