Is there an online equivalent to a file cabinet?
Been searching around for a little now for relevant topics on this. Some discussions around discrete vs. reference filing systems. Some on alpha vs. numerical systems. And the most relevant ones to me - are the various discussions of how ppl are using software like Evernote, Google Docs - even Gmail as their filing system of choice.
But I've used all those - and found I had to rely heavily on tags as my filing reference system. The problem is - I get tag happy and then the whole system breaks. Mainly because then the most efficient way of finding anything is via a Search for a tag. And success is spotty, nevermind the speed of culling all the relevant results.
Filing cabinets (I have two huge ones) make you think about what "tag" to make into a folder. The little friction helps.
My question is...is there an online equivalent for this? Specifically, a system that doesn't depend on tags? I can only think of the Windows desktop file system but that's not really online. Or maybe the better question is...do I really need one? Am I just using tags wrong?
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