Thornbury, Canada – Ironic Software has today released an updated line of its OS X file management products. Apart from the usual interface and performance updates, the major new feature that these products support is integration with Apple’s new tagging system on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Apple has a new tagging system, but their interface is very simple and lacks power. There is no way, for instance to see a ‘tag cloud’ like Yep and Leap show. The editing and setting of tags is also Apple like in its simplicity and – to put it perhaps a little too bluntly – utter lack of regard for people who work all day on their Macs.
The new tagging system as developed by Apple uses the exact same technology that Ironic and OpenMeta have been using for years to set tags on any kind of document or file. These tags do not alter the file format, but live in the file system, attached to the tagged document.
“Its a clear case of ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ ” quotes Tom Andersen, president of Ironic Software. “We have been after Apple for years to introduce a tagging system, and it turns out that the technology works identically to the OpenMeta open source system we authored in 2009.” The OpenMeta source code has now been updated to work with Mavericks, and is freely available for any company to incorporate into their applications.
The tags that the Ironic suite of applications make are, in addition to being first class tags on 10.9, also viewable on 10.7 or 10.8 computers on the same network. This allows tagging to be introduced into an office without updating all the computers to Mavericks at once.
The press is invited to contact Ironic for review copies of their products.
The Ironic suite of applications is available from both the Mac App Store and the Ironic retail shop.
Ironic software. Document Managment on the Mac. Our products allow individuals and companies organize documents, images and PDFs using, tags, color and location content and other meta data. Unlike expensive ‘locked – in’ solutions, Deep, Leap and Yep do not use proprietary databases, or force you to import your files into a library. Copyright (C) 2011 Ironic software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.