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Little Tagger v1.3.3

Released 08.09.2022

Ready for macOS 13

This release is tested with the latest beta version of macOS 13, named macOS Ventura.


The service menu item Add to Little Tagger was not available in Path Finder.
After using the service menu Add to Little Tagger / shortcut to add selected files, Finder lost focus and you had to switch apps to make Finder the active window again.
The file name filter was unintentionally applied when using the tag sidebar for tagging.

Little Tagger v1.3.2

Released 29.12.2021


Newly created tags were not added immediately, only after the second attempt.
Completion indicator was not reset after list of tags changed.

Little Tagger v1.3.1

Released 21.12.2021

Move & Resize Window

By default, when clicking the icon in the menu bar the app opens a pop-over, which is fixed in position and size. If you require more flexibility, you can now choose to open a window instead of the pop-over. The window can be moved everywhere on your screen and can be resized. In addition, you can choose, if the window should always stay on top of other apps, regardless of which app has currently the focus. You enable both features in general settings.

Apple M1 Optimized

The app runs natively on Macs with Apple's M1 chip. You might not notice any difference, but it's possibly good to know.


Saved profile settings were permanently overwritten after changing parameters of a loaded profile.
Some tags were not removed from files.

Little Tagger v1.3.0

Released 29.11.2021

Tag Sidebar

The highlight of this version. A sidebar window that can be opened from anywhere with a custom shortcut, the TouchBar or the main menu. The sidebar shows your tags in a tag cloud or list view and stays on top of other windows. The list view supports searching for tags as well as marking and filtering favorite tags. Dragging and dropping files from Finder onto a tag in the sidebar will add the tag to the file.

Tag Import

Out of necessity, tags can be imported by searching volumes and folders for tags assigned to files. This is the only way to import tags in macOS 12. In earlier versions, it is still possible to import tags from Finder preferences.

macOS 12

The app is fully compatible with macOS Monterey.


The app is available in German and English.


Tag import in macOS 12 was broken.
Non-downloaded iCloud files were not tagged.

Little Tagger v1.2.0

Released 20.04.2021

Touch Bar Support

It's now possible to control the app from your Touch Bar. You can load profiles, set file type filters and execution options, toggle the subfolder, file alias and remove tags switch and execute tagging directly from the Touch Bar.


You can now receive a notification in your system's notification center after processing is completed. Notifications are sent, if you allowed notifications, enabled them in preferences and the popover is closed and in the background. Customize the behavior of the notifications in System Preferences - Notifications.

Keyboard Shortcuts

It's now possible to control almost all functions of the main popover with your keyboard. Check out the help page to learn more about the different keyboard shortcuts.

Clear Tag Field

Enable in Preferences - Tags, whether tags should always be cleared from the tag field after files were dropped or imported. Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcut ⌥⌘T to clear the tag field.


App icon images in smaller sizes have better resolution now.

Little Tagger v1.1.0

Released 15.04.2021

This version comes with new features and bug fixes.

Shortcut ⇧⌘E

It's now possible to add files and folders from Finder to the app simply by pressing the shortcut ⇧⌘E, if files or folders are selected. If you want to use a different shortcut, you can change it in System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Services - Files and Folders - Add to Little Tagger.

Sticky Menu Bar Popover

The popover window is now sticky by default. That means, it doesn't close automatically, if the window loses focus, for example when clicking outside the popover window (e.g. in a Finder window to drag and drop files). This behavior can be changed in Little Tagger's Preferences - General.

Drag and Drop Improvements

If the popover is still shown, while dragging files out of a Finder window (see Sticky Menu Bar Popover), those files can be dropped directly into the files list view of the menu bar popover window, instead of the menu bar icon. It's still possible to drop files onto the menu bar icon as usual.

Additional File Filters

Files can now be filtered by their name or extension in addition to their file type. For comparison with the file name, the following options can be chosen: contains (default), does not contain, begins with, ends with, is equal to and is not equal to.

Manage the List of Files

The list of files is now managable similar to Finder. The files in the list can be sorted by name, file type or modification date. One or more individual files can be removed from the list by selecting them and pressing the delete key.

Case-sensitive Tag Suggestion

In case, you use a combination of lowercased and capitalized tags, enable the preference option Case-sensitive Tag Suggestion, as otherwise it requires a workaround to have the auto-suggestion of tags to work as expected.

UI Improvements

The UI of the main window and preferences window got some improvements. The main window now shows, how many files will be processed, as well as mark the files completed in the list of files, once the tagging job is done. There is also a short success message displayed after successfully saving a profile. You can access this What's New? page directly from the app's menu. The preferences window got help buttons for each setting to provide further information, what those settings do.


Issue that caused creation of nameless tags.
Issue that caused crash after dropping files without showing popover.
Issue that would prevent unsynced iCloud files from being filtered correctly.