When comparing TagSpaces vs Clover, the Slant community recommends Clover for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Clover is ranked 24th while TagSpaces is ranked 31st.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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 Vanilla Explorer with added option of Tabs in single window and bookmarking
Pro It looks very good
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
Con Malware/Adware in new versions
Con Rare bug which loop open new tab,
need to force close the apps with task manager
Con All instructions are in Chinese
It's really difficult to follow the installation wizard if you don't understand Mandarin.
Con Unsuccessful installation can corrupt original file explorer
That force you too lool for additional file manager and repair original files.