[Design] Re: MailTags
bcm at osafoundation.org
Wed Jan 18 15:48:34 PST 2006
On 1/18/06, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> So it seems like the scenarios being described are really labeling
> (in email) as a way of *categorizing* mail (into pre-defined buckets,
> that maybe don't change as much)...as opposed to tagging for the sake
> of describing the content of an item (this item talks about
> restaurants in san francisco), as a way of enhancing search.
for me, yes. i don't speak for pieter ;)
tho to further refine your summary, these categorizations are only
useful to me while i'm processing unread messages. once i've read a
message, the label loses its utility.
i do something very similar with tasks in backpack, btw, but the
categorizations are useful for a longer period of time - until i've
marked a task completed.
i use calendarhub for calendaring at the moment, and while it lets me
tag events and filter the calendar view by a specific tag, i haven't
really found that useful.
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