FileShadow, Inc, a cloud service provider, has added custom tagging capabilities, allowing users to organize files and photos stored in their FileShadow cloud vault by using custom search tags.

Users can select one file or as many files as they want to adjust. They can add new tags, or edit or remove any auto-generated tags that aren’t relevant to their files in the vault.

When a file is copied into the FileShadow vault, the service automatically generates searchable metadata for each file, including location (GPS), optical character recognition (OCR) of PDFs and machine learning (ML)-generated tags for images. By using machine learning, FileShadow provides superior search capabilities, allowing the user to find files quickly, says Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow.

For example, a picture of someone golfing might automatically generate tags such as golf, golf ball, golf club, golf course, professional golfer and sand wedge, even if those terms are not in the file name.

As a result of the automated tagging feature, users can find images related to their search term. With this new FileShadow update, users can also adjust the terms associated with their files. In the example above, users could add the term “putter” and delete “sand wedge,” making their tags more relevant to content depicted in the image.

FileShadow builds a metadata system for all files, regardless of their storage source. Sources include cloud storage (iCloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe’s Lightroom solutions, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business) and local storage (macOS, Windows Desktops, Windows Virtual Desktops, Drobo network and direct attached storage (NAS/DAS) devices*). The service provides a single, secure vault from which to search and access files.

The FileShadow Service is free of charge for up to 100GB of data. Subscriptions are available for more storage ($15/month for 1 TB; $25/month for 2 TB; each additional terabyte is $10/month). Subscriptions for FileShadow for Virtual Desktops are available for $25/month for 2 TB, and each additional terabyte is $10/month.