This brief walkthrough is designed to give you an idea about how Tagged Links could help you share those useful links you find on the Internet with those people your are collaborating with. You can try it on your own environments by downloading the evaluation here:
Or try it on ours here:
Site: Tagged Links
Tagged Links Walkthrough
The Tagged Links List
A “Tagged Links” list is just like any other, they are created via the “Create” page in your site, and you can have as many of them as you like. Each one has its own list of tags that can be applied to links, as you add them.
As you can see, it looks just like every other SharePoint list, with one exception, browser integration that can be installed by following the instructions:
“To create a browser button for quickly adding links to this list, right-click the below link, select 'Add to Favourites...' and select the 'Links' folder in your favourites:
Add link to MyDemoSite - Tagged Links”
After following these directions a new button will appear in the links toolbar of your browser. Next time you are on a web site which you think other people in your team would be interested in, you can save it directly to this list by just clicking the button.
What’s even better is that Tagged Links does most of the hard work for you, by automatically adding the URL and Title to the new item. So all you have to do is add the relevant Tags and enter some notes.
In the screenshot to the left you can see that a number of tags already exist in the list and can be applied via a checkbox. Tagged Links makes it easy to add new tags by including a text box where you can enter new ones.
When you save the item these new tags are added to the list and will be available as a checkbox items for next time. You can see this in the next screenshot.
This is a real time saver, keeping your links organised in a more accurate and consistent way.
That sort of consistency is important not just within a single “Tagged Links” list, but across all tagged links lists. For this reason we added the concept of “Global Tags”. This is a list of tags that is defined at a Site Collection, and then used by all Tagged Links lists, regardless of which site in the site collection they belong to. Global Tags are created via the “Site Settings” page.
Clicking on “Global Tags” takes you to a standard SharePoint list where you can maintain the list of tags which you would like to be available through all Tagged Links lists. When global tags have been defined, the following appears at the bottom of the “New Item” form:
So far we have talked about how to create a new Tagged Link, in the process describing it via tags and a note, organising it for others. However, probably the most powerful feature in tagged links, is the advanced graphical views. A Tag Cloud and a Tag List help you quickly determine what tags are most popular, and allows you to quickly filter the list of links at the click of a button. This makes it easier to find what you are looking for. Words don’t do it justice, so here are a couple of screenshots:
That pretty much wraps up Tagged Links, please do take a look, we would love to hear your feedback. We hope it helps you work better together!