tabbles-review

Ever wondered how actually WinFS would have looked like if all its Relational Schemas, dreams and ideas were finally put to implementation. If I divulge myself further, thinking what it would have been, I would paint a picture which would resemble something much similar to what we know as Tabbles. After spending last few hours on this marvelous application, all I could say was “awesome”.  The developer has done a brilliant job with the design and WPF/F# has added all the flavors that you can expect from an eye-catchy and beautiful desktop app.

What is Tabbles?

Tabbles comes from two words tag + bubble.  It’s basically a file-organizer but with completely different views about organization. Its philosophy is that you don’t need to remember where the file is; rather it identifies and relates files with respect to each other by tags. So, instead of knowing where the file is you just needs to know what the file was about and you can easily find the file using its clean and uncluttered interface.


Tabbles Tag Association

Why is it better than what we have now?

Be it Windows 7’s library feature or be it the favorites, each of them uses folders as their primary organizing factor. You need to add folders to the library so that it can be easily accessible from there, but what if you want a single file to be categorized in separate folders, or for that matter, under separate ideas? Certainly, there is no way you can do that unless you choose to use some applications. But in Tabbles, you can associate any file with as many tags as you want, and when a tag is created, it functions as a virtual folder and can be accessible easily by tag-links.

But what if you want to zip and export the data in a particular folder? Well, all you have to do is to select files and simply export using built tool and you get the zip needed. And if you are already a very organized person, then all you have to do is to write some rules and then tag them according to the folder structure.

Features just don’t end up here, you can also tag all URL’s that u may need with a particular tag using the bookmarklets and then associate them. Also, this feature can be used to tag mails and tweets.

Tabbles

Where it lacks?

One of the places where I found it lacking was when I found out that as of now, I can’t tag my mails in Outlook or Thunderbird with Tabbles. Also another feature that I found missing was ‘comments’. If I put so much effort in organizing my files, I would definitely wish to put my comments and snippets with my files.

What boggled me was the endless time it would take in setting up this application, but if you have a clean PC or unlike me you are an organizing freak, you would love this app.

The free version available is essentially useless as it allows only 1000 files to be tagged, but what should fit you perfectly is the home edition available at 29.99$. But for people who are always on the go and want sharing along with file tagging, a corporate license is also available for 97.99$.

Tabbles Home License Giveaway

We have 30 Free licenses of Tabbles Home to give away, each worth $29.99! As always we keep the requirements to join the giveaway simple.

  • Join TechPP Facebook Page. Visit the link and click on “Like” button at the top. If you are already following us on Facebook, then you are already in.
  • Make sure you leave a comment below with your Facebook name.
  • Join the Tabbles forum and get to meet like-minded people. Of-course this is not mandatory requirement for the giveaway, but it’s a great place to understand Tabbles.

Giveaway ends 4th Aug 2010. Feel free to share this with your friends. Quality software like Tabbles does need more publicity and exposure.

 

A full time developer and a part time blogger, but above all a person with extreme passion about anything with a 'Tech'. You can find him at UjjwalKanth.com, and follow him at @ujjwalkanth

 
 
 
 
  • tarzan

    I am in for this giveaway. I am already a fan on your Facebook page

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Please mention your Facebook name or leave a comment on the Facebook wall post of TechPP

  • Joko

    Hi,
    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve joined TechPP Facebook page. Here is my facebook (joko lelono):
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001202686662
    I appreciate if you could count me in.
    Cheers,
    Joko

  • http://tabbles.net Andrea D’Intino

    Hello Raju,

    this is Andrea from tabbles.net:

    when you say “endless time it would take in setting up this application” are you referring to setting up the .net framework?

    Thanks,

    Andrea

  • Juscelino M. Acevedo

    I am now a fan on Facebook. My Facebook pages are http://www.facebook.com/juscelino and http://www.facebook.com/technologyjuice.

  • William Boyd

    TechPP,
    Please enter me in the Tabbles giveaway contest.
    I’m a Facebook Fan as William Boyd.
    Thank you,
    wb

  • ha14

    Thanks for the giveaway, I like the auto tagging feature in Tabbles, once the file is tagged will be easily located in Tabbles and even is not well organized on the hard drive. Tabbles also provides meta-tagging something that windows index lakes it.

  • Bishnu

    i want to get this giveaway my facebook name is Bishnu Acharya

  • Dinesh Kumar

    hi , i want to have a license as i am deeply intrested in this software. It eases ur work and made things a lot faster. Joined ur group on facebook as http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001395157924 . Hope i win. Thanks in advance.

  • kurtumi

    Thanks for GiveAway , I am already a fan on your Facebook page
    facebook : sirdimutruk
    forum name : kurtumi

    Good luck everyone

  • Ujjwal Kanth

    @Andrea D’Intino
    Yes and no. I must say setting up of .net 4.0 is a hassle, but what i really meant was when i already have loads of documents and other files lying around it takes real good time in sorting and tagging stuffs.

  • Dhiraj Sinha

    Hello Rajuji,
    After downloading and trying it out,I can definitely say that Tabbles is an innovative approach at file organization.Moreover,it’s aesthetic and intuitive interface is the icing on the cake.So definitely count me in the giveaway please.I am already connected with “techpp” on facebook and have shared this giveaway at: http://www.facebook.com/d4dhiraj?v=wall&story_fbid=142995479051531&ref=mf

  • http://tabbles.net Andrea D’Intino

    @Ujjwal Kanth

    you should try the auto-tagging: start drag’n'dropping a folder into a tabble (or right click on it and then “tag”).
    Then have a look at: Tools > Auto-tagging rules > New

    Tagging in Tabbles is meant to be 80%-90% automatic (based on filename and folder)… if you’re tagging files one by one then you’re definitely following the slow path! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ecsjjgg Johan Gustavsson

    I’m also a fan of Your page on FB, does this mean I’m in for this giveaway??? I surely hope so, because this software I want!

  • paulcrousel

    I used another free tagging soft to organize muy desktop but for me was complicated, Tabbles has a better way to do it and faster approach, Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Linu

    name is Linu george on facebook.I liked this page and this is one useful software.Consider me in this pls. thanks.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000552526121

  • harris

    ’tis a sad day when one is expected to join a social network so that one may have a chance to get a license for some software….no thanks

  • Phuong

    Dear TechPP,
    I’d really like to have this software. Can i get a licensed Tabbles File-Organization Utility.
    It is amazing! :)
    My facebook: http://www.facebook.com/khuyenmaiphanmem
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Best Regards,
    Phuong

  • vhick

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    Already a fan in FB my name: Vic Limbo

    link: http://www.facebook.com/vic.limbo

  • Lee

    I am already a fan on Facebook.

    My Facebook pages are http://www.facebook.com/HOTGA

    Please count me in the draw – I could use this software!

  • Rose Cartrer

    Hi there,
    I currently have Tagged Frog installed on my laptop for file tagging purpose.However it’s feature set is limited.On the other hand,Tabbles sports a plethora of features.So,given a chance I would love to make the switch.Hence,count me in the raffle.Since I am not present on facebook,I am unable to connect wth you on that site.Sorry for that.However,I am already connected to you through the email newsletter.
    Rose

  • Grr

    Hi,
    I have joined & clicked on ur FB like button. My profile is below:

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100001383520749
    My facebook name: GrrGrr Grr.

    I was never on fb & would have never joined it. But as i’m madly looking to win tabbles, I joined fb to be able to participate. Please count me in.

    Thanks,
    Grr

  • Grr

    Somehow got my own profile link, pls add to above post
    http://www.facebook.com/people/GrrGrr-Grr/100001383520749?ref=search

    Thanks, Grr

  • Hazen Hoffpauir

    would like a license for Tabbles
    http://www.facebook.com/hhh.one

  • Mihai Alex

    Please sing me up for the contest it would be nice to get on license, it will help A LOT at work for me since i have to mange loads of documents and 2 projects:)

    Facebook name : Mihai Alex

  • GT

    Hi techpp,
    i’m joined your facebook like page and cmmented in your wall. Please count me for the tables license.

    Regards,
    G.T.

    my profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001446406221

    Name: Giera Tefla

  • john

    Hi,
    I’m john and would like to participate in your giveaway. I have clicked the like option on my facebook for your site. Here is my facebook account and profile:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/people/John-Demri/100001440046889
    John Demri

    I also put the comment on your facebook wall. Hope it would not annoy you.

    I have a common home PC which is used by all the family members. Having Tabbles would make it easier to tag the documents, Pictures, with the tag for each family member.

    PS: I’m using IE6 and even after multiple attemps get the error on accessing your site. Most of the time IE closed the page on me.

    Line: 4
    Char: 19
    Error: ‘undefined’ is null or not an object
    Code: 0
    URL: http://techpp.com/2010/07/31/tabbles-advance-file-organization-utility-giveaway/

    I’m sorry to say but I’m not a computer technician to understand the errors above. I just put what I saw in the error box.

    thanks,
    john

  • AlvinBruce

    Hi,
    I wish it is not too late to get a free one.
    Just installed the trial version to enjoy it.

  • my_immortalize

    Count me in please…Thanks…
    My Facebook name is Murat Mesut UZUN…

  • kumar

    Hi,
    I subscribed to your newsletter. I don’t have Facebook account. Please count me in.

  • jelson

    Hmmm, I had a comment here (Aug 4th) but it’s not here anymore :(

    Facebook name: James Elson

  • jelson

    You my comment deleted again?

    And after I went and posted on Raymond.cc’s forum telling folks to go ahead and post comments since at the time only 27 comments were showing and you had 30 licenses to give away

    What’s the deal dude?

    http://www.raymond.cc/forum/freebies/21874-tabbles-file-organization-utility-%5Bgiveaway%5D.html#post195129

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @jelson,
      Your comment on 4th August got deleted due to database migration issue. But I had manually noted down the entry so wasn’t an issue. And I haven’t deleted your comment “again”. So you don’t need to worry anymore.

      • jelson

        D’oh!!!!

        Abort {Freak_Out}
        Abort {Jump_2_Conclusions}
        Execute {Apologize}
        DoLoop {Sit_Quietly}
        EOL

  • ha14

    Thank you very much, just received the licence.

  • kurtumi

    Thank you Raju, just received the licence

  • paulcrousel

    Many thanks, just got the key and runned fine.

  • vhick

    Thank you very very much for the winning and to other winners, congratulation.

    I receive and apply the license.

  • LG

    Well,am sure am too late,but better late than never.This software looks cool and it will help me organize and neaten my numerous number of files and folders.I would love to have it,please.

    Facebook: Lovemore Gwazhe