Yep- I've been emailing support since PF 8 came out, and not getting anywhere.... I see the color labels in the sidebar, but none of my named tags show (as they do in Finder). For me. the use of named tags in sidebar is the main (?only) reason to upgrade, so waiting to see if this gets addressed....
There are two basic problems here: implementation and documentation. Tag groups are a perfect example of something that makes no intuitive sense and needs to be effectively documented. I eventually figured it out (and found it useless for my personal needs but I can see how others might love it) but it should have been clearly documented. As for implementation, I agree that tags and labels are a mess at this point. In my personal view, the developers should completely abandon trying to sync PF tags and Finder tags. How many PF users actually use the Finder at all? I'd be much happier to have robust tagging features (custom names, custom colors) that work in PF but are invisible in the Finder than to have the current mess, which has been problematic for a long time but has gotten much worse.
Since the devs have ignored this issue, I'm adding more information and screenshots to definitively demonstrate, to them, how broken this is.
This is not a non-issue, this is my productivity... and Path Finder needs SERIOUS attention on this. The old descriptions of why and how things work do NOT apply in this update.
So here goes, with attached images.
IMAGE: labels and not: This is column view arranged by label, a standard and very useful Path Finder feature for years now. Some of these labels get names... some don't. Why? No idea. It's a mess as shown below...
IMAGE: color with name: So... this is tagged with a color (a "label" if you will)... but it displays the name of another tag it isn't tagged with.
IMAGE: color without name: It's tagged with a color ("label")... and displays no name.
IMAGE: tab without name: So this one has a name and the color gets picked... but? No name on the label in the column.
IMAGE: tag with name: This one ACTUALLY WORKS. THIS is the expected behavior.
Also... the whole "tag groups" is seriously weird. If I select an item and use "File>Tags and Rating..." then select a tag group, like say "colors"... it adds... EVERY COLOR? What sense does this make?
Please, please, P-L-E-A-S-E fix labels and tags. ACKNOWLEDGE that it's a known issue... tell me how to fix it... or flat out tell me you don't care and I'll go elsewhere. Because I need this to not be a perpetual mess.
Well, I've actually given up on PF. With the positive changes coming to Apple's Finder in OS Mojave, I've gone back after years of using PF to just using the Finder, and very happy. Tags work as they should. I would have gladly stuck with PF had they addressed these issues.
This is the #1 issue which forces me to switch back over to Apple's finder periodically instead of living in PF8 all the time. I want to see a response form Cocoatech about the current state and the plan for the future. The lack of documentation made it extremely difficult to even get to the point where I realized that support for custom tags was just plain missing (instead of hidden somewhere that I couldn't find). Please communicate!