Archive for September 18th, 2015

by Tom Nelson

Finder labels provide an easy way to organize and quickly recognize related information. For example, you might use red for all work-related items, blue for homework or research items, and yellow for personal items. You can also use color to organize and identify the pieces of a project.

Finder labels were available for the OS X operating system up to OS X Mountain Lion. With the introduction of OS X Mavericks, Apple replaced Finder labels with Finder Tags.

 FinderLabelsScreen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Finder tags are a bit more versatile than Finder labels, but they’re subtler and thus harder to see at a glance. Finder labels don’t have that problem, because they use bold colors to accent the name of a file or folder that has been labeled.

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