In this article, I want to show you how to play around with label on Finder, only for Mac. I will discuss about how we can use Finder to label items, rename label and search labeled files.
This is very easy and very fun, with only 3 steps required. But before starting, you need to open your Finder.
- Open Show Inspector menu with keystrokes Command-Shift-I
- Highlight all the items that you want to label
- Click on the label you want to give and those items will have the same label
Instead of using original name provided by Mac, you can customize yourself your label name.
- Open your Finder Preference Pane by using keystrokes Command-Comma or through Menu Bar → Finder → Preferences
- Go under the Labels tab
- Replace existing name with your preference
Tips : You can use label for rating your items, i.e. red color for highest rating up to gray color for lowest rating.
Searching Labeled Files
Every labeled files is also indexed by your Spotlight. Therefore, Spotlight can search for these labeled items. How to do the searching? Follow these steps :
- Open Finder
- Create a new search by using keystrokes Command-F or through Menu Bar → File → Find
- Click the Kind button. This means we want to search by Kind
- Choose Color Label
- At last, choose the label you want to search