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    TidyTabs is described as 'tool that brings tabbed browsing to all your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office or PuTTY? TidyTabs does just that' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TidyTabs for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office 365, Finder and Microsoft Office Suite. The best alternative is QTTabBar, which is free. Other great apps like TidyTabs are Clover (Free), groupy (Paid), XtraFinder (Freemium) and Actual Window Manager (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 19, 2022
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    TidyTabs is a tool that brings tabbed browsing to all your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows...
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    1. QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.
      QTTabBar vs TidyTabs opinions
      Most users think QTTabBar is a great alternative to TidyTabs.
      very good, out of date but still run in windows 10
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Dr0bs Easy to use, but QTTabBar only supports tabs in explorer. TidyTabs support any apps.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    2. Wings for your Windows Explorer!


      Since version 3.1.0, the program contains adwares, as reported on Reddit and VirusTotal.

      Clover vs TidyTabs opinions
      Some users think Clover is a great alternative to TidyTabs, some don't.
      Dr0bs Only for Windows Explorer
      Negative comment about 4 years ago


    3. Groupy is a powerful organizational tool for Windows that will keep information tabbed and organized. You can drag and drop multiple applications and documents together to group them into a tabbed interface for easy access and reference.
      groupy vs TidyTabs opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it is really good and has a modern ui but it is a trial software
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      stevemagruder Groupy doesn't support Windows 11. TidyTabs does, albeit nominally.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

    4. XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.
    5. Total Windows® Facelift!.
      Actual Window Manager vs TidyTabs opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      nadinenb "Actual Window Manager" has a tabbed explorer feature that has a sleek, modern design and similarly integrates in the native Windows 10 file explorer. However, the tabbed feature by "Actual Window Manager" strictly works in the file explorer window, not with misc. apps at this time, unlike TidyTabs.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


      • Windows
      • Microsoft Office 365
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      Bring Tabbed Editing, Browsing and Managing User Interface to Microsoft Office 2016-2003 and Office 365 (32/64)
    6. Windows tool for managing multiple PuTTY instances in a single tabbed window.


      The website doesn't exist anymore

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      TaskSpace is a simple Windows application intended to group ANY applications in a single window(task space) to provide fast and easy access to multiple applications simultaneously(no Alt+Tab switching and/or searching for a program in the taskbar is required).
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      WinTabber is a tabmanager which enables you to tab almost any window (yes, also terminals) under windows 2000/XP


      The website is no longer accessible, but has been archived on

    7. We tabbified your current Windows File Explorer by wrapping BrightExplorer around it, and added other advanced functionality for example a brand new favourite panel!
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