While modern browsers available these days are tab-based, the routine apps we see and use on Windows such as Notepad, Wordpad etc. lack tabbed interface. Meet TidyTabs, a tab-based window manager for Windows that is compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and available in Pro and free versions, brings tabbed browsing to all programs likes of Explorer, Microsoft Office, Command Prompt Window etc.

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Usage: Download and install TidyTabs on your computer. Run it, choose ‘ Continue with TidyTabs Personal Edition’. Once installed, the program adds a tab to every running application window, hidden by default and appears when you mouse over.


You can able to group similar app windows into one group by dragging one tab onto another, this way you can easily arrange windows into related groups and you can save lots of space on the desktop as well.


You’re in full control as you can able to tell the program, for which application it should show tabs and for which, it shouldn’t. You can add desired application to blacklist of whitelist in the Exclusions tab.


Tabs will be automatically hidden and don’t come in your way when you don’t need.

You’re allowed to change behavior of below mentioned basic features in the free version.

  • Automatically hide single tabs
  • Automatically hide tabs in full screen.
  • Display a tooltip when the tab name is too long.

Nurgo Software, the maker of AquaSnap, claims TidyTabs doesn’t slow down your computer, uses less RAM and no CPU.

You can download TidyTabs from here, portable version is also available.

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