I am in agreement that a more convenient tagging function within the HSpot search window would be very welcome. I use the sidebar function with a hotkey (via System Preferences) and it suffices, but it would be terrific if a simple mechanism to both view and edit single-file and "common" tags (when multiple files are chosen) were to be created. Currently, I have to press the key combination repeatedly to view tags.
I am happy to hear that a renaming mechanism is being considered. If I use another program such as Launchbar to rename my files, HSpot doesn't know about that activity and doesn't update the file view/search results. This would be an advantage of renaming within the program, among others. It would be a substantial convenience to be able to rename within HSpot.
[QUOTE=KipV]I like the tagging feature on the sidebar and I don't want that to go away it would just be nice simplify clicking on a file or several files and just type the tags into a box without having to drag them over to the sidebar .... an operation that I do many times a day it is critical that it is as easy to do as possible. [/QUOTE]