Creating global tags

This article will teach you about:

  • what global tags are
  • creating global tags from a project
  • creating global tags from the global tags dashboard

Difference between global tags and normal tags

Normal tags are project-specific and only valid for the respective project. When tagging or searching, they are only displayed within the project you are currently working on.

For example, if you create the tag “bug” in project A, you have to create it again in project B. If you want to search for the tag “bug” and you have selected both projects, you will find two tags named “bug” in your selection.

However, global tags are always valid for all projects. They are displayed in each project during tagging. That means you only have to create them once and if you want to search for them, you search across multiple projects for the same tag.

Global tags are stored in the global tags dashboard, which is accessible from the left menu bar via the globe symbol. The global tag dashboard looks like your standard tag dashboard but every tag you create here is automatically a global tag. You can do everything you could do with normal tags, like changing color, merging, or deleting tags.

You can tell if a tag is a global tag or a normal tag, by looking for the globe symbol in its name.

Creating global tags from a project

You can turn any tag into a global tag. Thereby, tagged text passages will stay intact.

⚠️ Be careful: While it is possible to convert a normal tag into a global tag, it is not possible to convert a global tag to a normal tag.

  1. Go to the project’s tags dashboard.
  2. Hover over the tag you want to convert to a global tag. A three-dot menu ••• appears.
  3. Click on the three-dot menu ••• and select Make global from the dropdown menu. The tag will be removed from your normal tags and added to your global tags.

Creating global tags from the global tags dashboard

  1. Go to the global tags dashboard.
  2. Locate the global tag group to which you want to add your global tag.
  3. Click on the + button at the bottom of the group’s section. An input field will appear.
  4. Write your desired global tag name in the input field.
  5. Hit ENTER to create the global tag.