TidyTabs Reviews

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The free version is limited to three tabs per window max and several other restrictions. It does not allow you to reorder or rename tabs, use middle-clicks to close tabs, and does not support multi-monitor setups. The pro version does away with all those limitations for a one-time payment of $9.00.

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Tested free portable version
Very frustrating for first hour or so, trying to mount groups
60 minute (yes minutes) all-features trial with free edition ... is not long enough

  • even a 24 hour all features enabled trial would be more realistic
  • 60 minutes trial is a suspicious way to manipulate a BUY it
  • 90 day refund = pay and hope to get a refund, currency fluctuations can make the user the loser too.
    opted for white list grouping (setting)
  • simpler than blacklist (IMO)
  • browsers, PDF, Notepad++, office suites, come with tabbed convenience
    "Always on top" sabotages "TidyTabs" ... even with TidyTabs, I cannot operate without always on top
  • AoT must be disabled for the target file/doc -> minimized -> reactivated for the tab to appear.
  • changing transparency setting dumps grouping for AoT windows
  • "DeskPins" | https://efotinis.neocities.org/deskpins/index.html
    License keys for PRO version are sole responsibility of the user
  • developer does not provide a lost key/s service ... you lose it and you pay again

Free edition is crippled from the start:

  • no tab renaming
  • groups limited to 3 tabs
  • so how does transferring the license to a new PC (when the old PC is dead) ... work ?

saving an orphan doc in a group of orphans dumps all remaining orphans from the original group

  • the newly saved file loses all other tabs

PROS:
worth trialing the free version for several days/weeks, despite limitations
orphans + existing files are all recognized by TidyTabs
is worth a try, it might not suit everybody
renaming tabs is a god send (only in PRO)
$9 usd is a reasonable price (IMO)

CONS:
Always on top problem (my experience) is pest ... always on top is more important for me

  • constantly deferring to TaskBar to re-activate windows is a PITA
    Online help
  • index pages require opening a new webpage for every help item, dozens of browser tabs
  • impossible to save as a PDF with index list
  • categories list is not a tree list
  • a Wiki style index with articles all on the same webpage would be slicker
    terms and conditions are buried in the TidyTabs website, are a must-read
  • https://www.nurgo-software.com/company/eula/91-tidytabs

2 stars for free version

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Absolutely brilliant. Works with everything (except excel 2007 -bizarre malfunctions but at least it shows what files are open) (I'm using dozens of apps on Win8.1 on 3 monitors). Simple to set up (read the help links). Worth the $9. Wish I'd installed it years ago. Don't leave home without it. :-)

[Edited by piecevcake, June 13]

[Edited by piecevcake, June 13]

[Edited by piecevcake, June 13]

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Very unobtrusive. Works well. Doesn't take up extra desktop space (Unlike groupy).

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