Simple tagging and rating.

Tagging should be robust, simple and smart.
Free and open is always good too!


To tag a file – just drag it onto the Tagit application in the dock. You can also assign ratings. Tagit lets you drag multiple documents to it at once. With multiple documents, Tagit will add tags to all the documents, leaving individual tags on specific documents alone. Which is just what you expect and need. Your most recently set tags are easily added with a single click.


  • Two word tags can be made with the quote character (“New York”), or you can use the Space Bar and separate tags with commas with a trip to the preferences.
  • You need to drag a file (or a group of files) to Tagit in the dock to tag files.

Search Smart.

In order to search for documents with a specific tag or rating, simply click on Tagit in the dock. A handy search window helps you pick tags and or a minimum rating to search for. After you use the search feature a few times you can see how easy it is to search for tagged files without even starting Tagit – you simply type a search like ‘tag:splash’ into the Spotlight search window on your computer.

Robust, Free and Open.

Tagit is a free application – It will always be free. Tagit uses an open source document management system known as OpenMeta. With OpenMeta, your tagging and rating efforts are backed up as you back up your files. OpenMeta is quickly becoming the standard for document management on OS X. Deep, and soon the rest of Ironic’s products use OpenMeta to store, search and retrieve tags, ratings, project names, etc, etc.

Why free?

Tagit is a useful application on its own. It may be all you need.
But: There are some more powerful tools that Ironic delivers which expand on OpenMeta: Deep, for instance is an image management solution that allows you to search for documents based on size, shape and color palette similarity! Deep uses OpenMeta to store tags, and can deal with all image types stored anywhere on your computer. So our plan is simple – get you hooked on tagging, and then should your needs grow – be there with a strong suite of document managment tools.

Download Tagit 1.5

Minimum requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Built on and optimized for Mavericks.

Download Tagit 1.4.2

Minimum requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later. Supports 10.7 & 10.8. Tagit is a Developer Signed application, so it works with the security settings on Mountain Lion.


1.1 – Changed UI look. Fixed bugs in recent tags shown. Major bug fixed where editing files with Adobe products would sometimes lose tags.

1.1.1 – Added more support for Adobe xattr removing bug, updated to latest OpenMeta code.

1.1.2 – Fixed problem where recent tags were not updated.

1.2.0 – Fixed ratings search on 10.6. Updated tagging for 10.6.

1.2.1 – Fixed small problem with updating tags.

1.2.3 – Added nicer icon, also updated for latest OpenMeta and 10.6 versions.

1.3.0 – Updated for latest 10.7, 64bit, OpenMeta, now requires 10.6.

1.4.0 – Signed application, updated OpenMeta support

1.4.1 – Fixed problem with two word tagging tip overlapping a button, and a warning in the console.

1.4.2 – Added option in prefs to use commas to separate tags.

1.5.1 – Uses new Mavericks tagging on Mavericks, while maintaining compatible tags for 10.7 and 10.8 users.