Release Notes

V1.2.1 (Sep 2023)

  • Interactive preview of 3D models (suggested by zendor)
  • Preview of markdown files, including support for syntax highlighting and math
  • Improved preview of pdfs, svg, images (zoom and pan support)
  • Alternative method of tagging: drag files/folders and drop them onto a tag (suggested by UnderPL)
  • Ability to quickly add new tags by mouseover buttons and context menu options (suggested by UnderPL)
  • Improved search experience with demarcated search tokens

V1.2 (Jul 2023)

  • New Details pane. Shows item metadata, preview, tags, and linked items. Allows file-to-file and file-to-task linking.
  • More convenient tagging in Details pane. You can create new tags when tagging items.
  • Notes for files/folders. Displayed and edited in the Details pane.
  • New network graph visualization of all tags and tagged items.
  • Auto backup of local database. You can easily restore to a previous database version.
  • Added option to export tags to sidecar files for archival purposes.
  • Introduction of Ritt Pro and Lite tiers. All current users of Ritt Cloud are automatically promoted to the Pro tier for free (for a limited time).

V1.1 (May 2023)

  • The launch of our dedicated cloud service: Ritt Cloud. Ritt Cloud lets you sync your tags and tasks across multiple devices with ease.
  • Search filters such as ‘task’ and ‘tagged’ now recursively search within folders. For example, searching for ‘task’ from Home will return all tasks in your database.
  • Organize Settings by category and merged several small menu items such as Help and About into Settings.
  • Modernized in-app notification UI.

V1.0 (Mar 2023)

  • Advanced search that supports combining tags with logical operations (AND, OR, NOT) and filters (e.g. size>5mb or modified<3days)
  • Related tags displayed next to currently active tags
  • Group by tag combinations (instead of just individual tags)
  • Can assign hotkeys (0-9) to up to 10 tags for quick tagging

V0.9 (Feb 2023)

  • Track the history of changes to tags and tasks to allow reverting to an earlier state.
  • Display context menu item from Explorer in Ritt. This lets you use your favorite tools such as 7zip directly from Ritt.
  • Recognize Windows shortcut files (.lnk and .url).
  • Migration from text-based format to SQLite database for better scalability. Backward compatible with the old format.
  • Direct download and install option (.msi) with auto-update. See our website for more details.
  • Several critical bug fixes.

V0.8 (Jan 2023)

  • Migrate from UWP to Windows App SDK 1.2. Able to launch any file now (e.g. .py, .xaml).
  • Integrate folder tree and tag tree in the left panel. Drag to insert and expand any folder.
  • Can link files or folders with another folder by dragging from Explorer and dropping on Ritt while holding the ALT key. Similar to shortcuts, but with backlinks.
  • Simplify the first launch experience. Ritt launches with a default database and all changes are automatically saved.
  • Improve the performance of viewing large folders and moving/coping files. Uses system UI to display progress.
  • Improve the reliability of tracking file movements, renames, and deletions in Explorer.
  • Integrate out-of-the-box with QuickLook for previewing files.
  • Refresh the general UI.

V0.7 (Oct 2022)

  • Privacy: Ritt operates completely offline.
  • Related tags flyout
  • New tag attributes: Mirror, Dashboard. Enable new use cases for Ritt
  • Incremental refresh when adding or deleting an item
  • Bug fixed: Reduced performance after long use, among others


  • Task management
  • Relevant tags suggestion
  • Active tags bar
  • Display badge next to tagged items


  • Improved search experience
  • Navigate to tag and do tagging directly from the search prompt
  • Improved Previewer
  • Added sort function
  • Added autosave and home button


  • Greatly simplified UI
  • The left panel of Sources is removed to reduce visual clutter and transfer focus to the tag trees
  • Drag and drop files/folders onto the tag tree to create tags
  • Option to show contents of tagged folders, when browsing by tags
  • Option to disable file/folder thumbnails to improve performance
  • Bug fixes, including a memory leak issue