Select files in different locations.  Right click and select 'Staple'. They are now stapled into a group. 

The next time you right click on any stapled file the File Stapler menu will show the different groups it has been stapled into. You can then choose to open all the files in this group, unstaple files, or even just open one of the other stapled files. 

This is the most basic handy use of File Stapler. There are many possible options that can be added to the right click menu, such as 'move all files to a new folder', 'zip all files', 'email all files' and so on. File Stapler is a new additional form of file management that can be used alongside your normal folder based way to organise your files and there are many ways it can be helpful e.g. photographs stapled to ground plans, cooking recipes with photos and videos files, student notes alongside submitted documents. 

How does it work?

File Stapler - work in progress

March 2021

File Stapler is currently a free open source work in progress. I have a prototype piece of software, however it does not function how it should. Currently it does not operate using the right click functionality, which is critical to the concept.

I would like to connect to people who would be interested to reform this project into the software that it should be. Do you have any coding skills? Developer skills? UX skills? The software is available for free as a totally open source project on GitHub, and I would appreciate any advice and support you could offer, now matter how small. All criticism is very welcome. 

Please leave your comments on the GitHub community board

Please leave comments on Reddit

Download the sourcecode for File Stapler on Github here

Download File Stapler for MAC

Download File Stapler for Windows 32bit

Download File Stapler for Windows 64bit

 

File Stapler in use:

Kickstarter campaign

File Stapler was originally supported by 581 generous people on Kickstarter. One of the higher tier rewards was to be immortalised in the distributed software and any website content so you guys are here!  I would particularly like to thank people who paid for the larger reward packages on the understanding that they would recieve licences and then permitted me afterwards to release the project as open source. This was really generous of you and I appreciate it.

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File Stapler is a handy digital desktop tool that staples together multiple files, so that when one opens, the others can also open. Stapling is a way to associate files that is an alternative to moving them into new folders, renaming  or making multiple copies of the same files in different locations just to locate and access them. 

Download the sourcecode for File Stapler on Github here

Download File Stapler for MAC

Download File Stapler for Windows 32bit

Download File Stapler for Windows 64bit