#226995 - 05/01/0508:46 AMIs there a better way to add Spotlight comments?
Playing with Spotlight and Smart Folders.<br><br>Right now I am right clicking on a file and selecting Get Info to add Spotlight comments. Seems very cumbersome to do it that way. Is there a better way to add Spotlight comments to files?<br><br>
I don't know an easier way, but I must say that smart folders are the bomb.<br><br>I am a poor organizer of files, I admit. I do take care to name my files in a way that makes sense. For instance, on my IBM project, I started each file with this name IBM_name_date. I can now save these files to a date folder. I make a dated folder each week and every file from that week goes into it. I keep a few months of folders on my desktop. That's great when stuff is current, but 8 months down the road that file system screws me. Now, I can just make a smart folder that grabs every file with IBM_ and that will cover every file associated with that project. Sweet! They were thinking of me.<br><br>Another strategy would be to have Automator grab any file saved to the desktop and send it to the appropriate folder. I could have a script to send any file with IBM_ to the IBM folder. Any file associated with my Carson's project would have a script to send files starting with CARSONS_ to that folder. Sweet, sweet, sweet. A very nice upgrade from Apple. <br><br>
#226997 - 05/01/0510:01 AMRe: Is there a better way to add Spotlight comments?
I just can't get excited about smart folders unless I can add my own metadata to my files easily. Seems with all the hype of Tiger and the new file system that allows meta data to be added, Apple kind of missed an important feature - the user interface to add this meta data.<br><br>I can view the comments in the Finder, why can't I just double click the comments and edit them just like they way I rename a file.<br><br>
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