QuickTag Window

The QuickTag window is optimized to quickly apply one or more categories by typing just a few keystrokes or using just a few mouse clicks.

SimplyTag QuickTag window

The list on the left shows all available categories. The one on the right shows categories to be assigned. To tag a message, you select one or more categories from available into selected and click a Tag button below.

Selecting Categories Using Keyboard

If you have a large number of categories, the list of available categories on the left will be very long. Trying to scroll through all of them looking for the right one may not be optimal. There is a much faster way.

Start typing a word (or word fragment) which you know occurs in the tag name. The list will be filtered to show only the folders matching what you have typed. (Sometimes this lookup method is called “type ahead”).

If you still see more than one category in the list, you can type a space and enter a second word. If you need to narrow it down even further, type another space and another word, etc. The search words will be matched in any order - they do not need to be listed in the same order they appear in the category name.

To move a highlighted category to the selected list, you click Alt+A, which is a shortcut for clicking the Add button.

QuickTag Commands

Tag Message (QuickTag)

Apply selected categories to the message.

Tag Thread (QuickTag)

Apply selected categories to all messages (in the current folder) which belong to the same thread as the currently selected message.

Tag Sender (QuickTag)

Apply selected categories to all messages (in the current folder) from the same Sender as the currently selected message.

Preserve Existing Message Tags (QuickTag)

Enable this option to add selected categories to those that already exist on the messages, instead of replacing them.

Add (QuickTag)

Move a category from “All” to “Selected”.

Remove (QuickTag)

Remove a category from the “Selected” list.

Remove All (QuickTag)

Remove all categories from the “Selected” list.

New Tag (QuickTag)

Create a new tag.


The fastest way to create a new tag is to type its name in the “Filter all categories” field, then click “New Tag” (or hit Alt+N hotkey).

Manage Tags And Actions (QuickTag)

Opens the Manage Categories.