i have exchanged a couple of emails with the author of "My Smartfolders":http://www.castlepeaksoftware.com/
"My Smartfolders" is a shell namespace that allows you to tag files within your system (local or network). then you can create smartfolders that only display the files with certain tags. this is a big step in the right direction but the things that are missing:
- ability to tag files using the commandline
- access to the explorer right-click context menu for files in a smartfolder.
a minimal context menu currently exists but you will not have access
to the sendto menu or any installed shell extensions
- when a file is renamed/moved, "my smartfolder" can find it. although
generally, this is a good feature, it will create problems when using
"log monitor" because when you move a file, you want it to disappear
from the list. i suggested that the user be able to disable this feature
for certain smartfolders.
we talked about the ideas mentioned above and he said:
"Currently, we're in the process of evaluating in which direction we're going to take My SmartFolders, so you're feedback is very useful."
hopefully, i will hear something more definate in the future. if so, i will let you all know. it is currently $29 but if it can fix the problems above, i think they will have a new user.