Folders vs Categories


#1

How are folders different than categories? Are folders representative of iCloud folders whereas Categories metadata only?


#2

I’ve asked the very same question.

I’m trying to understand the functional difference between Folders & Categories, and have submitted this question to MaginNote support.


#3

Yes, folders are representative of iCloud folders and OS folders, you could locate these folders in your OS. Categories are just like tags.


#4

So, one could still ostensibly use folders to mark which topical documents go – or even to prioritize certain documents. In other words, it seems like one could still use folders almost in the same way one uses tags – as far as delineation, correct?


#5

sure , you can use folder in same way with tags. One difference is that a file can only belong to one folder, but it can be linked to multiple tags.


#6

One of the great benefits of MarginNote, in my opinion, is the ability to use categories/tags for organization, rather than a sequential folder structure. What I would REALLY like is if those categories/tags would actually be macOS or iOS tags to the file itself. THAT would be super cool, because then those files could be used more easily by other apps.

Todd


#7

Based on my understanding of folders & categories, I’m using categories to label files’ subject matter and I’m using folders as a way of organizing my files by priority or work process (e.g., Urgent, Hight, Medium or To Process, To Export & File, etc.). Does that sounds like a proper way to use the MN system of folders & categories?

Here’s another suggestion / request…

I love the way that MN allows labels files with categories. It would be great if MN could also affix some kind of folder-label to files as well. Hope you’ll consider this suggestion / request…

Thanks!