How do you keep all your files and photos organized and in the same place for your large inventory?
Very carefully! I use warehousing as much as possible. Managing photos, graphics, source files, and variants is pretty easy for us (I’ve curated asset libraries for decades), and it’s mostly down to careful management and clear data structures. Local storage is kept simple and segregated, and we try to do basic or straightforward tasks outside of RW, using RW for structural changes and site design.
Our main issue is the volume of prepared and edited textual data, which is myriad for each of our products, and subject to change: far too much for a manual process, even with a good CMS system. Bulk / batch inventory management, including the ability to upload formatted descriptions, is must and Cartloom seemed most promising.
Sadly, I’ve just heard from Cartloom, and they don’t provide the ability to include descriptions in uploads, so we will have to discount Cartloom and look at other options. They have said they may integrate such a feature in the future in some manner (possibly JSON), but at the moment it’s a no-go (so give them a prod if you’re also interested in this feature)
I’ve used Forklift before, and it’s a good FTP client, from memory. I currently used CyberDuck, as it’s pared-down, and doesn’t look like a 90s terminal (like FileZilla), and – so far – works every time! The FTP issues I’ve had in RW have been fixed with the latest Beta, so I can use Cyberduck for warehousing independently of RW.
I do have Magnet, although I admit I don’t use it much, but I will checkout the clipboard manager, which sounds useful.