Informant is a great app that has many advanced features that help you stay organized.  One of those features is Tags.  Tags are one of the top-level ways of organizing your data in Informant.  They are very flexible and ultimately you can use them any way you want to, however this blog post is dedicated to giving you some tips and some recommendations of “How to Use Tags” successfully.

First lets start with a bit of an explanation of what tags are and where they apply:
  • Tags are recommended as a “top-level” organization attribute.
  • Tags: Can be associated with Calendar Events, Tasks, and Notes.
  • Tags are a great way to make records stand out with default color and/or icon.
  • Tags are the most frequently used attribute for creating Filters
  • Tags DO sync with Informant sync. However, if you are not using Informant Sync you may have to set your Tags separately on each device.  Some 3rd party sync services don’t support Tags.
Managing Tags:Tags can be managed on your iPhone/iPad , Informant for macOS, or Informant for Android. If you use Informant Sync your Tags will be synced across all your devices.  Without Informant Sync, you would need to configure your Tags separately on each device.

Tag Colors and Icons: Tags can have a default color and an icon.  Anything associated with that tag will inherit that color and that icon. (Note: you can still override the tag color if you set a color at the item level).

Where do you set up Tags?Informant for iOS:  Tap Main button>>Settings>>Calendar, Triggers, and more>>Manage Tags
Informant for macOS:  Main menu: Manage>>Tags

Tags & Filters:
Tags are the primary item used in creating (view) Filters. Filters allow you to filter out certain data.  An example of this is creating a Filter for Home & Work