When comparing TagSpaces vs Explorer++, the Slant community recommends Explorer++ for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Explorer++ is ranked 16th while TagSpaces is ranked 19th.
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Pro Open source
TagSpaces is free and open source making it easily extendable with the help of extensions.
Pro Your can choose your cloud file storage
Using only files and no databases let's you make the decision with which cloud file sync service to use, making sure your notes are made available on other devices and platforms. It works great with Owncloud, Nextcloud, Dropbox or Google Drive.
Pro No web service or database lock in
The backend is simply the directory and file structure on your harddrive.
Pro No cloud
TagSpaces is running completely offline, sending no data to any cloud based service, unlike many Evernote alternatives.
Pro Free and open source
Con It renames your files in order to tag them
The positive side of this drawback is that this way the tags are easily transferred to other platforms by simply syncing them.
Con Setup could be more user-friendly
Seemingly abandoned. Hasn't been updated in a few years.
Con Useless for searching
Often completely misses loads of files that you know are there.
Con Crashes semi frequently
Crashes quite a bit. Sometimes random sometimes during network folder access. Loses current state and reverts to the state of the last graceful exit.