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Color Coding Fun!

by Nibbles Skribbles on 5 September 2012
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One of my favorite organizing tools is color coding my files. I am a very visual person, and it helps me to see the colors that hold meaning to me.

Color coding your files on a Mac is super easy, simply right click on the file or folder and select the label color you want to use! That’s it.
Here’s my system. I mostly use Green, Yellow and Nothing for my kits (my CU has a more complex system, and I have one for designs in progress too but we don’t need to get into that). Here is how I code my kits and templates. Maybe something this simple would work for you or maybe something else would work better!
Green – I purchased the kit and it’s been used.
Blue - I purchased the kit and it needs to be used
Yellow - I’ve used the kit to scrap a layout
No Color – Means it was free, a gift or a CT kit and it hasn’t been used.
and here’s my system at work.
Windows users: Boop has shared this program you can get for your PC that does similar things. She has tested it, I have not. If you have questions you can leave them here and we will get her to try and answer them for you!
Happy Color Coding!
PS: Wondering how I got all of those folder icons to show up on my Mac? Check out this tutorial here.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amberpony 11 February 2013 at 6:34 am

The PC version that You have linked Does Not Work with Windows Vista or 7 according to the comments at the site.
To Bad would be nice to have something like that.


2 Mandak (Nibbles Skribbles) 11 February 2013 at 1:24 pm

Amberpony, I’m sorry to hear that! I know nothing about Windows! The program was suggested to me by some of our designers last fall.


3 AnitaB 11 July 2013 at 1:54 pm

I’ve never used this feature – but I’m thinking of ways I want to use it – thank you for sharing this!!


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