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Colorful Tags (+ Hierarchical Tags)

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     Add some colorful flair and structure to your tags! COMPATIBILITY NOTE Colorful Tags evolved from the Hierarchical Tags add-on. Its feature-set differs based on which Anki version you are using: USAGE Simply right-click a tag and then either click on Assign Color or Pin: LIMITATIONS CHANGELOG Version 3.0.0 – 2022-09-15 Added Changed Thanks to Rumo and RisingOrange for their contributions towards this release! You can view all past releases here. HELP AND SUPPORT Please do not use reviews for bug reports or support requests. I don't get notified of your reviews, and properly troubleshooting an issue through them is nearly impossible. Instead, please either use the issue tracker (preferred), add-on support forums, or just message me at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com. Constructive feedback and suggestions are always welcome! CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright © 2014 Patrice Neff Copyright © 2021 RumovZ Copyright © 2018-2022 Aristotelis P. (Glutanimate) and contributors A special thanks goes out to AnKing for sponsoring parts of the development of this add-on. Colorful Tags is free and open-source software. The add-on code that runs within Anki is released under the GNU AGPLv3 license. For more information please see the LICENSE file that accompanied this program. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. The source code is available on GitHub. Pull requests and other contributions are welcome! SUPPORT OUR WORK If you like Colorful Tags, please give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends, so that more people can enjoy it! Colorful Tags was developed as a collaborative effort between Glutanimate and AnKing. If you enjoy the add-on, please consider supporting our work through one of the means listed below: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Supporting AnKing Please consider checking out our: YouTube Channel- How to use Anki for beginners and advanced users. Instagram/Facebook: @Ankingmed www.AnKingMed.com- Recommended add-ons, tutorials and more including how to download 40+ add-ons in < 5min Patreon- Support our work and get individualized Anki help! Check out our Anki Mastery Course! (The source of funding for this project) https://courses.ankipalace.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Supporting Glutanimate Make sure to check out my socials for the latest add-on updates and news: @Glutanimate    |     / Glutanimate    |     / @Glutanimate Lots of exclusive add-ons and other goodies also await on my Patreon page. Make sure to take a look!:          


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Really good!
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This addon's the best, I love the Hierarchical Tags and use them for pretty much every card, but is there any way we could get Colorful Tags support on older versions? I use Anki 2.1.35 because of an old addon I need and wish I could color my tags without sacrificing the other addon 🙏
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Thank youu!!
on 1665655081
Love the addon but how do you avoid this issue?


I order my subjects by numbers. So when it reaches 10. [insert title] then it messes up the order, where "10." is apparently higher than 1-9 but it should be lower because it has the highest values. The screenshot will demonstrate what I mean. So I have to work around this, making it less appealing to look at.
Comment from author
Hi! This can be a bit confusing because Anki uses alphabetical sorting rather than numerical sorting (so if something starts with a 1, it's always sorted ahead of something starting with a 2, even if it's a 10 in the first case and 2 in the second). The solution I've seen people use is to prepend the number with zeros. So if you have <100 items in total that you want to sort, you would name them 01, 02, 03, .., 10, etc. If you go above 100, you simply add another 0, i.e. 001, 002, etc.
That way the order is preserved between the items, even as you add new ones.
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Thank you for this!!!
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2.1.52 Working The prodigal child returns 🎉
Comment from author
Glad to hear it's working well, and thank you! 💙
on 1660814318
A really useful, good working tool.
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Please disable this as this feature is now redundant, it is now built into Anki's newest version 2.41
on 1642252927
Works on Anki 2.1.15
Specifically on Ubuntu from ubuntu-hirsute-universe repository
on 1641413361
Thanks for making this Add-On! It improves my Anki Workflow and works perfectly! Keep it up!
on 1640105607
Love to organize
on 1639929605
Anki classic. Many thanks!
on 1639647172
Customizable tag separator doesn't work
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This plugin is now REDUNDANT as the feature is built into Anki. For example with Version ⁨2.1.48 (fb07bad3)⁩
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So, right now, with versions above 2.1.41, this great addon is redundant?
on 1621953511
Incredibly helpful for organizing my decks, while keeping all relevant content together. Also helpful for reviewing with a custom study session.
on 1621574787
I like the add-on but changing the separator in the config does not change the separator, it appears the double colon overrides the config.

Otherwise, it works well!
on 1617286531
Should be implemented in Anki
Must have add-on
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An excellent add-on! Beautiful.
on 1614460827
Awesome add on
works perfectly
on 1613389258
the code gives me errors because i have an od version of ANki and i cannot update cause my MAC is too old
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One of those addons that I view as so essential to Anki that I forget its an addon.
on 1611590091
does work
on 1611498019
Not working on 2.1.35v.
on 1610708421
VERY VERY Helpful, especially for large downloaded decks like USMLE
on 1610694640
looks like a cool feature, but doesn't work in 2.1.38 (((
on 1610267701
Great. I really miss this one after anki upgraded.
on 1610073899
Worked for 2.1.31
on 1609987436
It doesn´t work on my anki :(
on 1608729672
It looks useful, but it doesn't work for me. I have the Anki version ⁨2.1.37
on 1608518376
Works on ⁨2.1.37 👍
on 1608131038
This is awesome
on 1605914422
Thanks, this is awesome.
It makes structuring the questions by chapters and subchapters incredibly much easier, which is a really valuable feature to me.
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FEATURE REQUESTS: Hierarchical 'drop-down' 'color' tags

Problem: browsing through a bunch of hierarchical tags while adding new tags to new cards is teddious and boring

Solutions (?)
-addon lets you add colors to tag fonts or backgrounds and different colors to it's hierarchies as well
-addon also lets you color tags through the browse and/or add windows
-Ability to collapse/Enlarge and color hierarchies in the Tag field of the "add" and "browse" windows

EDIT: Nevermind, checking Glutanimate Twitter i found Colors for tags are available in the "BetterTags" addon, still i would like to collapse/expand hierarchical tags during the "add" window.
on 1605208644
5/5 works great
on 1604789418
For some reason, even after downloading the add-on and enabling it and restarting my Anki, I am not able to see the drop down menu for hierarchical tags for the lolnotacop deck.

update: it works now, not sure what the issue was.
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this add-on is awesome. thanks so much!
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Nice add-on. What would be also nice addition to it is drag-and-drop function in browser: automatically editing tags, by removing tag prefixes of old location (if there was one) and adding tag prefixes of new location (if it's inside different tag). And also would be nice to have functionality to clear duplicate tags: for example if note have tags 'topic::subtopic' and 'topic', tag 'topic' can be removed automatically at user request.
on 1602254799
Very useful should come up as a default in Anki.
on 1602087199
I don't know what was wrong at first - I couldn't make the add-on work (disable, then enabled the add-on, went through the browser etc.), but now it works as it should. Very convenient to have it.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi there. Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with Hierarchical Tags. The add-on should definitely work with tags like that. Are you sure the add-on is installed and not disabled? (you can check under Tools → Add-ons). Also, are you sure you're looking at the tag list (Click on "Browse" → left sidebar thingy), and not the deck list? These are the two most common points of confusion for users.
If that doesn't help, please feel free to shoot me an email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com and I'll be happy to help you troubleshoot this.
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A great add-on for people who are hyper-organized!
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My browser sidebar went from two whole pages worth of tags down to three tags when fully collapsed.
I love that, but I have a question: How can I show my tags on my cards with an addon like this? The tag names are too long to show with {{Tags}} now. I think that showing the last part of the tag (the part after the last set of ::) would work, but I don't know how to make something like that show up on my card. I think JavaScript might work but I have no clue how to do something like that.
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So helpful!!!
on 1601265092
Thank you! An essential add-on to manage tags easier
on 1601250915
Absolutely essential add-on!
on 1600149150
It's great.

Is there anyway to disable the capitalization changing the tags though? I hate how if I forget to capitalize something, the tags are perceived as different tags and I have no idea how to change it back...
on 1598652978
Enhances the use of Tags !!
on 1597556529
works good for me
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vary good
but in Windows will not appear at first like Mac version
solution: open Browse then click on Filter check the box of the Sidebar.
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Thank you!!! it worked for me on 2.1.26!!
on 1595978729
Works well. Thanks!
on 1595607884
thank you for this!
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Can somebody please tell me how to get it to work on Anki 2.1.28 or 2.1.26 for windows? It's enabled but not working for me
Comment from author
Hi there! I'm sorry to hear that Hierarchical Tags is not working for you. It *should* work on 2.1.26 and 2.1.28 on Windows, but of course it's possible that there is some kind of bug at play or some other issue interfering with things. Would you mind shooting me a quick email at ankiglutanimate@gmail.com? That way I can take a closer look and help you. I'm sure we can figure this out.
on 1595286263
Great add-on. However, it is NOT WORKING on version 2.1.26 (even after attempting to "manually enable it")
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Tested on 2.1.19 works a treat. The only reason I have it is to keep my sidebar looking neat so I'm not the biggest power user but for my purposes the add-on has 0 flaws.
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Awesome for organizing
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update to tags for new anki versions
on 1591987775
Glutaminate makes the best addons that work well together. Awesome.
on 1591355185
Thank you!
on 1590920100
really helped me clean up my tags. it would be easier to use if you were able to rename tags instead of adding a new tag and deleting the old one, but that would probably be it's own add-on. it's also a little funny how a note can have, say, Parent and Parent::Child as separate tags. I'm not sure if that's a feature or a bug

Edit: Of course you have made a tag-renaming add-on, too. Sorry, didn't see that!
Comment from author
No worries at all! Add-on discoverability does need some work for sure :)

I'm not sure if you've stumbled on it yet, but besides "Search and Replace Tags", there's also "BetterTags" for even more powerful tag management features (though it's limited to my Patreon for now): https://www.patreon.com/posts/bettertags-v1-0-33338657 . Thought I'd mention it in case you need more tools to tweak your tags!
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Very Useful
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The add-on in is fine, but it does *not* work with 2.1.26 yet? Please advise. I can't seem to figure out how to revert back to an older version, so I am hoping there is a way to make the add-on compatible...
Comment from author
Hi there, the add-on should work under 2.1.26. Could you check if it's listed as active under Tools → Add-ons? There was an issue recently were an improperly set conflict key in an earlier version of the add-on would disable the add-on upon updating. So maybe we're seeing the results of that here.
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Solution to nesting tags after 2.1.23 update. Thank you glutaminate!!!
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Who would want to work without it ?
on 1589482398
reliable as always, I saw that the Addon was disabled, clicked on "go to addon page" and you already had the explanation ready. thanks and cheers!
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Thank you so much! I've downloaded so many of your add-ons. They are so helpful. You're the man sir!
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Just great!
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The most recent update disabled the add-on on my MacBook.

Update: 04/13/2020
Glutanimate contacted me and helped me correct the issue. It was a very easy fix (one button) and it is working perfectly now. I love the add-on and it makes finding specific tags much easier.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi there! Add-ons can supply a list of other add-ons they are incompatible with. In case of Hierarchical Tags 2, that's other older hierarchical tags add-ons like "Hierarchical Tags Addon (2.0 => 2.1)" or "Echelon". However, this works both ways, so if another add-on has "Hierarchical Tags 2" in its incompatibility list, then "Hierarchical Tags 2" will be disabled. Anki revisits this list of incompatibilities any time an add-on is newly installed or updated. So if "Hierarchical Tags 2" was disabled, this likely happened due to another add-on now having listed "Hierarchical Tags 2" as incompatible.

But to know for sure what's going on, I'll need more information on your Anki configuration. Right now I'm working completely in the blind (like trying to diagnose a patient with no case history, clinical findings, or lab report - a nightmare, right?). So my kind request here would be for you to use one of the contact links listed in the "Help and Support" section above to get in touch with me, so that I can take a closer look. Easiest would be an email to ankiglutanimate@gmail.com or issue report on the GitHub bug tracker (preferred, but requires more effort on your part). Otherwise I'm afraid I won't be able to help. Thanks!
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If the newest update messes up your tags, you have to go to add ons and reactivate Hierarchical Tags 2, restart anki, and the problem will be solved.
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One quick bug:
Changing the separator in the config does not change it when you click a tag in the tag hierarchy. The double colon seems to be hard-coded in.

For example, if I have a tag separator of underscore, and a tag named spanish_nouns, clicking on the tag "spanish" searches for tag:spanish::*, not tag:spanish_* (and by consequence shows no results)

edit: Thank a lot author! Fantastic addon
Comment from author before post was edited
Thanks a bunch for the report! Just pushed an update that should fix this.
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Nice add-on
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Works really well!
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This should be standard in Anki.
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Works well enough
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Thank you
on 1583813306
Works great with V2.1.21, thank you for updating this!
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It works perfectly !
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nice works
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Works great, notes much more organised
on 1581805066
Great add-on
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Thanks for making and maintaining this add-on. Works with 2.2.20.
on 1581562758
thank you, you made my life so much easier.
on 1581478424
Works! Thanks!
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Works really well
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Works on Anki 2.1.19
on 1580511973
Works perfect
on 1580511513
Thank you!
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This one works for the new Anki! Thanks.
on 1579864829
That's works! Thanks!
on 1579746251
So happy to have a version that works with the newer Anki update! Thank you!
on 1579543414
Works with 2.1.19!
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Works great. Thank you for creating a version that works with the latest version of Anki!
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Work very well
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Amazing work with the quick release. Bless you!
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Thanks for the quick release.