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Tabbles is a social data tagging tool, it does:


- Tag files (ultra-fast or automagically) and URLs socially
- Find/group files using virtual folders (tags)
- See files in “Tag A & Tag B” and browse them in virtual file system
- Share your tagging with colleagues, on LAN or in the Cloud

 

Who will need it?

Any company of professional who need create and save files (yes, that’s a large target). Her are some user stories.

 

 

Whatâ??s your next step?

We’re working on an API system allowing third parties to develop plugins and interface with Tabbles – along with a number of new features.

 

 

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Hard facts:


- Founded in 2009, first release in August 2009
- About 30,000 downloads (as of Nov. 2010)
- Business model: selling licenses
- Currently bootstrapping
- The team:  Andrea D’Intino (Sales & Marketing, co-founder), Maurizio Colucci (Developer, co-founder), Irma Sta (Legal-Finance, co-founder), Frans Larsen (Developer)
- Name: from tag + bubble


How does it work?

Tabbles unifies the concepts of file tag and virtual folder: users find files by navigating concepts (not folders).

It builds a layer on top of the file system (it does NOT move/delete/copy files or folders), it saves tagging data in its custom internal database and shares it using shared folders (works fine with cloud storage services).

It’s a desktop app: drag’n'drop, copy’n'paste, keyboard shortcuts work as they should.

 

 

How is this different from:


Windows explorer: it only allows you to store files into regular (hierarchical) folders.
Google desktop: it reads through files and tries and guess what they’re about. Tabbles works with user-given input, therefore the results of search are much more precise.
Windows 7 Libraries: they allow the user to group and show the content of several folders at once. Tabbles creates a virtual files which is unrelated to folders and user can combine “concepts” to see the data they have in common.


 

Tech features?

Tabbles is written entirely in F# and WPF. The data is stored in a proprietary server-less database, a simple XML file which typically doesn’t grow larger than a few MB.




 

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Media

Tabbles 1 min intro, from youtube (direct link) and a playlist with 9 more training videos.
Intro
We have 9 other training videos, the whole playlist is here

Tabbles press release
Press release: “Thinking out of the folder” (Tabbles launch, 30 July 2009)
Tabbles media kit
Media kit: logos in different sizes
Tabbles screenshot pack
Screenshot pack
Tabbles banner pack
Banners


 

 

What about the social networks? Twitter, facebook, blog?

Sure: here is our twitter account, our facebook page, our blog (rss), our youtube channel, and we have a yahoo pipe and an OPML to aggregate all our feeds.

 

 

We’re also proud members of the Microsoft BizSpark program:

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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><span class=“subtitle”>What is Tabbles ?</span></p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><strong>It’s a social data tagging tool. </strong>It does:<strong><br /></strong></p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Tag files (ultra-fast or automagically) and URLs socially</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Find and group files based on virtual folders (tags are used as virtual folders)</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- See and group all the files in “Tag A &amp; Tag B” and browse them in virtual file system</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Share your tagging with colleagues, on LAN or in the Cloud</p>
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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><span class=“subtitle”>Hard facts:</span><br />- Founded in 2009, first release in August 2009</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- About 30,000 downloads so far</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Business model: selling licenses (350 sold so far)</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Funding: we’re bootstrapping</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Employees:&nbsp; Andrea D’Intino (Sales &amp; Marketing, co-founder), Maurizio Colucci (Developer, co-founder), Irma Sta (Legal-Finance, co-founder), Frans Larsen (Developer)</p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>- Name: from tag + bubble</p>
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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><span class=“subtitle”>Who will need it?</span><br /><br />Any company of professional who need create and save files (yes, that’s a large target). Her are some <a title=“Real stories from real users” href=“index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=102:success-stories&amp;catid=30&amp;Itemid=128″>user stories</a>.</p>
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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><span class=“subtitle”>How does it work?</span><br /><br />Tabbles<strong> unifies the concepts of  file tag and virtual folder</strong>: users find files by navigating concepts (not folders). It builds a layer on top of the file system (it does NOT move/delete/copy files or folders), it saves tagging  data in its custom internal database and shares it using <strong>shared folders</strong> (works fine with cloud storage services). It’s a desktop app: drag’n'drop, copy’n'paste, keyboard shortcuts work as they should.</p>
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<span class=“subtitle”>How is this different from: </span><br />
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><br /><strong>Windows explorer:</strong> it only allows you to store files into regular (hierarchical) folders.<br /><strong>Google desktop:</strong> it reads through files and tries and guess what they’re about. Tabbles works with user-given input, therefore the results of search are much more precise. <br /> <strong>Windows 7 Libraries:</strong> they allow the user to group and show the content of several folders at once. Tabbles creates a virtual files which is unrelated to folders and user can combine “concepts” to see the data they have in common.</p>
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<span class=“subtitle”>Tech features?</span><br /><span class=“subtitle”></span><strong> </strong>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”>Tabbles is written entirely in F# and WPF. The data is stored in a proprietary server-less database, a  simple XML file which typically doesn’t grow larger than a few MB.</p>
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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><span class=“subtitle”>Whatâ??s your next step?</span><br /><br />We’re working on an API system allowing third parties to develop plugins and interface with Tabbles – along with a number of new features. <br /><br /><span class=“subtitle”><br /></span><span class=“subtitle”></span><span class=“subtitle”><br /></span><span class=“subtitle”><br /></span><span class=“tabbles”><a title=“Tabbles Free and Portable are out – Tabbles blog” href=“blog/2010/04/02/tabbles-portable-and-tabbles-free-are-out/”></a></span></p>
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<p><br /><span class=“subtitle”>Can I get a logo?</span><br /><br />Sure: you can find various logos of the company and the product in our <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Tabbles media kit” href=“counter/click.php?id=6″>media kit</a></span> in our <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Press Room” href=“index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=70:press-room&amp;catid=37&amp;Itemid=80″>press room.</a></span></p>
<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><br /><br /><span class=“subtitle”>What about the social networks? Twitter, facebook, blog?</span> <br /> <br />Of course we do, it’s 2010! :-) Here is our <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“http://twitter.com/tabbles” href=“http://twitter.com/tabbles”>twitter account</a></span>, our <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Tabbles on facebook” href=“http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tabbles/152763993426″>facebook page</a></span>, our <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Tabbles developers’ blog” href=“blog/category/english/”>blog</a></span> (<a title=“Tabbles blog rss” href=“blog/feed/rss/”>rss</a>), our <a title=“Tabbles youtube page” href=“http://www.youtube.com/tabblesproject”>youtube channel</a>, and we have a <a title=“Tabbles feeds aggregated” href=“http://feeds.feedburner.com/TabblesFeedsAggregated”>yahoo pipe</a> and an <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Tabbles OPML” href=“downloads/media/tabbles.opml”>OPML </a></span>to aggregate all our feeds.</p>
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<p class=“entry” style=“line-height: 1.4em;”><br /><span class=“subtitle”>What does Tabbles look like? </span><br /><br />Here are a few screenshots, you can download them all from <span style=“text-decoration: underline;”><a title=“Tabbles screenshot pack” href=“counter/click.php?id=29″>here</a></span>.</p>
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            <td style=“text-align: left;”>Tabbles 1 min intro, from youtube (<a title=“Tabbles intro video” href=“http://www.youtube.com/v/u3tFGq2I_Ag&amp;hl=en&amp;autoplay=1&amp;”>direct link</a>) and a <a title=“Tabbles video playlist” href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tFGq2I_Ag&amp;feature=PlayList&amp;p=51DD060C2F75F91F&amp;index=0&amp;playnext=1&amp;playnext_from=PL”>playlist</a> with 9 more training videos. <br /></td>
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            <td style=“text-align: left;”>We have 9 other training videos, the whole playlist is <a title=“Tabbles video playlist” href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tFGq2I_Ag&amp;feature=PlayList&amp;p=51DD060C2F75F91F&amp;index=0&amp;playnext=1&amp;playnext_from=PL”>here</a></td>
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Tabbles 3 Beta installer

(~ 9MB) Compatible with: XP, Vista, 7, 8. Requires Sql Server Express and .net framework 4