How to use color-coding in genealogical research

When you work with a stack of papers and files for genealogy, you need to organize them in comfortable way. One of the most effective methods is color-coding. In this article, we’ll describe a few options for organizing all your genealogical documents by marking them with different colors.

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How to see Landscape folders in Folder Marker if you haven’t switched to Windows 11 yet

Version 4.6 of Folder Marker is ready, and it supports Windows 11 – we announced this a few days ago! In windows 11, the icon style is landscape-oriented, so we re-drawn the icon’s design to fit in + a lot of users asked us about this update. While creating Folder Marker, we adhere to the philosophy that icons should match the style of the system: if you put Folder Marker on Windows 10, you will see icons in Win10 style; on Windows 11 there will be Win11 icons. But what if you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 11, but want to have landscape folders in Folder Marker? Here is the instruction.

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ORGANIZE HANDOUTS AND THUMB DRIVES FOR GENEALOGY

How to organize handouts and thumb drives for genealogy research

We love to help genealogy researchers to simplify research work and organize computer docs by color-coding with our program. But offline stuff should be organized as well, so we want to share useful tips on how to clean up files, organize  thumb drivers to prevent them from losing and mark handouts for a research process. If you are into the genealogist process or just wondering how to organize handouts, then read on. 

What is MUD Log, why is it better to use Google Spreadsheets instead of standard Excel for creating a log, how to name USB, and other tips – all the answers you can find down below. 

We were inspired by this cool video. 

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How to Color-Code or Image-Code Multiple Folders at Once

3 Methods Every Folder Marker User Should Know About


We received a comment about change-folder tool – Folder Marker : 

“ The ability to select multiple folders at once could be greatly improved. Currently, multiple is add one, then add another, then add another ”

The commentator isn’t right about Folder Marker’s abilities. There are 3 ways how to change multiple folders at once, but not everyone knows all of them. That’s why we decided to write a detailed guide, so you know how to deal with multiple folders comfortably in Folder Marker. I will show you how!

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Color-Coded Filing System. What it is, and how it can help you to be more productive

It is difficult and time-wasting to search through all of your same looking files. It’s better to organize your documents in some structure. You need a filing system, and colors can help with this.   

A color coded filing system is a method for displaying information by using different colors. It is even used by OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the way of ranging colors according to the level of  safety

(https://www.creativesafetysupply.com/articles/safety-colors/)

Color coded filing systems have existed for a long time and don’t lose their convenience and relevance. An organized filing system allows you to find files when you need, increases productivity, and helps reduce clutter. Read the article and see how color-coding works, types of color-coding systems, and how to use a color coded filing system with your paper and digital documents.

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FAQ about Upgrading to Version 4.5

The 4.5 version of Folder Marker was released! It became possible to work with PNG/JPG files as folder icons, the appearance of the program itself changed, bugs were fixed, and more. After the release, we received some questions from our users about version 4.5, so we decided to consolidate them all in a FAQ article.  

Hope it will be helpful for you. In this article, we will analyze who has to pay for the upgrade and who hasn’t, how to update/install the 4.5 version correctly, and show a video about how to use PNG or JPG files for folder labeling.

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Version 4.5 of Folder Marker released

The new version 4.5 of Folder Marker is ready for your download! Ability to use JPG/PNG as folder icons, increasing the speed of working with folders, updated appearance, and fixed bugs. Plus, special offer at the end of the article…

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Create Folders of Different Colors in Windows

Hundreds of the same yellow folders on the computer annoy you? Perhaps yes, it is hard to navigate through because of similarities. You can change the size or form, not the color… But humans are visual creatures. 65% of us process information based on what we see and colors help us to identify things according to the Social Science Research Network.   

Changing the color of a folder may not be possible on Windows, but can be done with Folder Marker, a software that will help to create folders of different colors. So, how to create folders of different colors in windows? 

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How to organize information and find it faster with the help of color coding

How to organize information and find it faster with the help of color coding

We wrote an article on how color coding can be useful for the organization for the “Your Organizing Business” blog. It aroused interest among readers, so we decided to share it on our blog too. The original version is here: https://organizedassistant.com/folder-marker/  


All things need to be in order for effective work. In a regular lifetime, we position materials in colored boxes, color helps search among tons of information – since 80-85% of the population are visual creatures. At this point, why not try this technique in dealing with a PC?

Why can color coding be useful for us? Scientists explain:

“Color improves time performance […] and it is a very effective performance factor”

according to ACM
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