I’ve been looking and it doesn’t seem there’s an obvious go-to solution for this. Which is a little surprising to me - seems like it would be handy for personnel organization of stuff.
I’m basically looking for a way to add multiple tags to some folders (optionally files) as metadata. For instance, if doing a python project that uses Flask with a MongoDB & deployed on Docker, I’d like to be able to tag that root folder with one for each. The idea being that I could then quickly find a project that uses XYZ tech, or also include topics, etc.
Thunar’s Emblem not really cutting it for me - I mean I could get a visual representation, but I’d have to memorize what Emblem I assign to what and the improvement would be minimal.
I know about Thunar’s media tag, but it seems to be purely directed at media file.
I’d be willing to switch from Thunar to whatever offers something decent. I’d be moderately interesting in switching from xfce to another ui (but I quite like xfce).
There seems to be SOME programs that aim at doing that (tagflow, tagspace). That may be an option (if you have experience with either on xfce, opinions welcomed). However I would have a preference for a simple & light solution, and seems to me the best would be something integrated into the file manager system.