What is it?

The Resource Tagger Plug-in adds tagging functionality to Eclipse such that resources may be tagged similar to the content tagging in Del.icio.us and Gmail. The tagged resources may then be managed, searched, filtered, or otherwise operated on by their tag associations.

Current Version

The current version is 1.2.1 (see changelog for details, or just go get it).

What does it do?

Current Features

Resource Tagging
Any Eclipse resource can have one or more tags associated with it. The goal of these tags is to provide an alternate means of grouping and working with resources.
Tag Management
The tag set available to the workspace is managed through a tag view. Tag can be added, edited and removed using this view.
Search by Tag Association
Tagged files can be found via their tag associations. Currently the search is limited to either requiring all tags be associated with the resource or any of the specified tags.
Create Working Set From Tags
From the Tag Manager View, a working set can be created from all resources tagged with specified tags.
Create Working Set From Search Results
From any search result view, the user can create a working set of selected resources.
Open All Search Results Action
From any search results view, the user can open all selected search result resources in their editors.
Filter Resource Views By Tag Associations
A resource view can be filtered by specified tag associations (the JDT Package View is now also filterable).
Tags and Tag Association can be exported from one workspace and imported into another.

Planned Features

Currently there are a number of interesting features on the drawing board. If you are interested in what's to come, you should check out the Feature Request page; you are encouraged to submit your own feature requests if there is something you would like to see in an upcoming release.

Can I see it?

Screen shots of the plug-in can be found in the Screenshot page of the Sourceforge Project site.

How do I get it?

You can get the Resource Tagger Plug-in as a jar, through the update site or by checking out the source code from the subversion repository.

Plug-in Jar

Downloads are available through the SourceForge download system, which can be found at the following address: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=182210

Update Site

The update site is online and can be found at the following address: http://taggerplugin.sourceforge.net/update

Source Code

The source code is available in the subversion repository at http://taggerplugin.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/taggerplugin/. Be sure to pull the source from the correct branch. The trunk is always the current development version.


This plug-in is an OpenSource project available under the Eclipse Public License (v1.0).

How do I install it?

Installation is easy and there are two ways to do it. You can either download the jar file and drop it into your Eclipse plugins directory or you can add the update site (http://taggerplugin.sourceforge.net/update) to your Eclipse update configuration. I recommend the update site so that you always have the most current version.

The Resource Tagger Plug-in requires Java 1.5 and Eclipse 3.2 (or later).

How do I use it?

Usage documentation is provided as part of the plug-in. A "Resource Tagging" entry is added to the Eclipse help system.

Either it's broken, or I need help, where can I find it?

The SourceForge project site has forums, bug/feature request/suppport tracking and a mailing list that you are free to use. These are the preferred means of getting help. If all else fails, you can email me, but I am the only active developer so going through the support systems goes to me anyway. I try to respond and/or handle issues as soon as possible.