Offering a universal system that allows files to pass seamlessly from one app to another and be organized in more powerful ways is not just a nice gesture, it’s integral to killing off our current file-in-folder mindset.
I scoffed at tagging until I read Brett’s post — he makes some great points. I’ve never been a big fan of tagging, but I think if you fully commit to tagging and spend a couple weeks reorganizing your filesystem, you are probably better off in the long run — this seems to be the direction Apple is taking.
I don’t use many folders and I truly don’t tag, I just find things by search, but more and more finding by search without some kind of “thing” to immediately tone down the results, is getting hard. I’m giving tagging a go.