macOS New App Release – Rixtag 2.4


Product Announcement – Independent development team, Rixstep of Stockholm, Sweden has released Rixtag 2.4, an important update to their macOS tag editor. The massive size of the Mac’s internal and external hard drives makes it tough to organize files and directories. Rixtag helps users rethink how they store and categorize files and directories through the use of descriptive tags, making it easier to search and find anything stored on a Mac hard drive.

Rixstep saw a need to rethink the way Mac users stores and categorize their files. It isn’t unusual to find a home directory with tens of thousands of files stored inside it. While users can certainly create sub-directories with descriptive names, such as “Movies,” “Photos,” “Music” and more, it isn’t enough.

“Most people have too many files. They’re desperate to store them in a way so they can find them later,” says John Cattelin, Rixstep Media Contact. “Users are relegated to using file names of an unwieldy and inordinate MAX_PATH length, folders and subfolders, and subfolders inside those subfolders, and even colors to organize files. There had to be a better way.”


  • Adds descriptive file names
  • Simply drag-and-drop to apply a tag to a file
  • A quick refresh shows all file tags
  • Click a file tag to display all related files

Rixtag is fast, and it’s easy to use. Simply fire up the app, and hit the “Refresh” icon in the Rixtag toolbar. The app will then scan all of the files in the Home directory. Users can also click the “Expression” button to limit their search to a particular regular expression (for example, “.jpg$” will find all JPG graphic files), or limit it to a certain subdirectory.

All file tags will be listed on the left, click any tag in the left pane, and every file that has been tagged with that tag will be displayed in the right pane. Double-click any file shown in the right pane to view the file. Information about any highlighted file can also be displayed by clicking the file and then clicking the handy “Info” button in the toolbar.

Adding an existing tag to a file is a breeze. Users can click on a file, click the “Tags” button in the toolbar and enter the tag to be applied to the file. Or, drag-and-drop can be used to apply a tag, by selecting the file or files in the right pane, and dragging and dropping them on the desired tag, in the left pane.

Replacing a file tag is also as simple as drag and drop. Hold down the Command key on the Mac’s keyboard while dropping the file on the desired tag, and the tag won’t be added to the current tags, but the new tag will instead replace the old tags.

“File names have never been descriptive enough. Google Desktop wasn’t the answer, and neither was Spotlight,” continues John. “Users needed something more, an app flexible enough to address their current and unique situation. Rixtag makes organizing and finding files on huge multi-terabyte drives easier than ever.”

Device Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 compatible
  • 64-bit processor
  • 275 KB

Rixtag 2.4 is part of the Xfile bundle along with over 20 other file management utilities, for only $59.00 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Rixstep website. It is also available as part of a $99.00 ACP subscription.

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