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    WindowTabs Alternatives

    WindowTabs is described as 'utility which brings browser-style tabbed window management to the desktop.This utility was created in 2009 and provided a free and paid version. it's now open source' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WindowTabs for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Windows Explorer, Mac, Microsoft Office 365 and Finder. The best alternative is QTTabBar, which is free. Other great apps like WindowTabs are Clover (Free), TidyTabs (Freemium), Toby For Tabs (Free) and groupy (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    WindowTabs is a utility which brings browser-style tabbed window management to the desktop.This utility was created in 2009...
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    1. QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.
    2. Wings for your Windows Explorer!


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

      Clover vs WindowTabs opinions
      Most users think Clover is a great alternative to WindowTabs.
      only adds tabs to windows explorer
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      It only works on windows explorer, windowtabs is for all software.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      application adds the tabs to the windows
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

      that has several good option and fast
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    3. TidyTabs is a 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.
    4. Tab manager extension for Chrome and Firefox. A way to view your collections on the web is also in beta at:
    5. 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.

    6. XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.
      XtraFinder vs WindowTabs opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Windowtabs support almost all applications. This support one particular app.
      Negative comment over 5 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)
      • 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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