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El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course by Scholle McFarland

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Get Organized with Finder Tags

Mavericks added a useful organizational tool to OS X that you’ve probably overlooked. Finder tags let you assign keywords and labels to files and folders on your Mac, in iCloud Drive, and even in some third-party file sharing services, like Dropbox. That means even if you prefer to litter your Desktop with files, a simple search can easily gather everything you need for a project . Finder tags aren’t much help with the files you already have unless you’re ready to put in some work, but they’re easy to add as you create new files.

**①** Tags let you find files easily on your drive, iCloud, or even in your Dropbox folder. If you designate colors for tags, a tagged file appears with a colored dot (or dots) by its name in the Finder.
Tags let you find files easily on your drive, iCloud, or even in your Dropbox folder. ...

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