macOS High Sierra

Use tags to organize files

You can tag files and folders to make them easier to find. Tags work with all your files and folders, whether you store them on your Mac or keep them in iCloud.

Tag files and folders

You can add multiple tags to any file.

  • Tag an open file: Hold the pointer to the right of the document title, click the arrow, click in the Tags field, then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

  • Tag a new file when you save it: Click File > Save. In the Save dialog, click in the Tags field, then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

  • Tag a file on the desktop or in the Finder: Select the item, then open the File menu. You can also Control-click the item, or tap it with two fingers. Choose a color below Tags, or click Tags to choose from more tags or enter a new tag.

    In a Finder window, you can also select the item, click the Tags button , then enter a new tag, or choose one from the list.

Find items you tagged

  1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Search for a tag