- As We May Think. Vannevar Bush. 1945.
- UpLib: A Universal Personal Digital Library System. William C. Janssen and Kris Popat. 2003.
- Designing better file organization around tags, not hierarchies. Nayuki. 2017.
- Prefer associative ontologies to hierarchical taxonomies. Andy Matuschak. 2020.
- Spatial Software. John Palmer. 2020.
- A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate. 1965.
- Xanalogical Structure, Needed Now More than Ever: Parallel Documents, Deep Links to Content, Deep Versioning, and Deep Re-Use. 1999.
- A Cosmology for a Different Computer Universe: Data Model, Mechanisms, Virtual Machine and Visualization Infrastructure. 2004.
- A Graph-Theoretic Introduction to Ted Nelson's Zzstructures. Michael J. McGuffin. 2004.
Software for organizing information
- Foam. A Roam Research clone as a Visual Studio Code extension.
- Roam. “As powerful as a graph database.” SaaS.
- Org-mode. “Rudimentary Roam replica with Org-mode.”
- Boorus. Oriented towards media, not text. There are many. Every booru I have seen identifies files by their checksum, usually MD5. It may be better instead to identify them by a perceptual hash.
- Hydrus. A cross-platform desktop booru with optional server-based collaboration. Stores tags in a database.
- Tabbles. A desktop and Web-based document manager with optional server-based collaboration. Windows-only. Allows chat-like comments on files. Stores tags in a database. Proprietary.
- TagSpaces. A cross-platform desktop document manager. Stores tags in filenames or sidecar files.
- TMSU. A cross-platform command line tool for tagging files. Can expose a virtual filesystem for accessing files by tag. Stores tags in a database.
- AlternativeTo: Apps tagged with 'tag-based-file-management'
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