Almost 16 years old, many think it has grown steadily worse. It has faced new challenges such as iCloud, privacy, and APFS backups. Here’s how it works, and how to get the most from it.
Easy to access, well-supported in the Finder and elsewhere, Finder tags are powerful tools which rely on extended attributes to do their job. All you need to know about them.
Tools for editing metadata which is generally well-preserved, including copyright and keywords. Now native on all Macs.
Supporting 16 different types of metadata, from Authors to Version, you don’t need to know how they are stored, etc.
Updated for 10.15 release, with a clearer explanation of how Catalina’s new boot Volume Group works in practice, in the Finder and Terminal.
Note: I have now updated this with the latest roadmaps for 10.15 release. A further article will follow […]
Need to clean documents of metadata, remove versions, and zero their datestamps? Here’s the utility to help, when used wisely.
Catalina will change our boot disks substantially with its read-only system volume. Here’s an account of what we already have in Mojave.
Updates to two utilities to create and edit metadata in extended attributes, which work better with Spotlight search. Now compatible with Catalina.
What do we want? Time Machine backing up to APFS storage. When do we want it? Well, not quite yet.