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October 2009

Extending the Tabbles desktop to contain files

By | 2009-10-09T05:47:00+00:00 October 9th, 2009|English|

While finishing a major redesign of Tabbles' button layout, I had an idea which sounds important and which I would like to implement within two months.The problemCurrently, when you see Tabbles' desktop (aka "ground floor"), you are immediately reminded of the Windows desktop. Soon, however, you discover that it is more limited than the Windows desktop, because it cannot store [...]

New EULA: how we screwed up with ours and we solved it

By | 2009-10-06T18:40:00+00:00 October 6th, 2009|English|

Hello world,I guess it must be common for small software companies to screw up with their EULAs.Our story: Tabbles was featured on GiveAwayOfTheDay.com (great btw) and with our surprise our EULA got a lot of attention: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/tabbles/#postcomment(comments 29, 38, 63, 68, 71 (ugh!), 77, 86, 102, 115). Well, of course we "got inspired" from other EULAs... And since we have [...]

Hierarchical tabbles? (updated)

By | 2009-10-05T07:31:00+00:00 October 5th, 2009|English|

These days I am puzzled whether it is a good idea to introduce a hiearchy of tabbles.The problem I am trying to solve is the following: as the number of tabbles keeps growing, how do you find the tabble you need? In other words: suppose you already have a tabble in mind. How do you find it among 200 tabbles?The [...]

Explorer integration

By | 2009-10-02T09:52:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2009|English|

Integration of Tabbles with Windows Explorer is finally working. Now you can categorize files by right-clicking in Explorer. Here is a demo video:There is much more that could be done with regards to Explorer integration (e.g. we could add a column in Explorer showing, for each file, the tabbles to which it is attached), but this first feature is by [...]

September 2009

We have a ticket system! www.tabbles.net/support

By | 2009-09-29T15:07:00+00:00 September 29th, 2009|English|

www.tabbles.net/supportIt's powered by Mantis. Why Mantis and not Bugzilla? Read below :-)The background: Many people asked us to install Bugzilla. As nothing was happening, they eventually started threatening me (specially Maurizio). On Sunday I started trying to install Bugzilla on our *inexpensive* shared hosting. Since then (for the last 2 days) I've been fighting with: - Bugzilla(I won!) - perl [...]

The “arrange tabbles” feature is here – 1.1.7Beta1

By | 2009-09-28T14:25:00+00:00 September 28th, 2009|English|

As promised, a new arrange feature is available in Tabbles 1.1.7 beta1 (download it here).Here is a video of the feature:Arranging tabbles in different ways can be useful to quickly locate a tabble by eyeballing. For example, if you want to quickly locate the tabble you have opened ten minutes ago, you may want to sort tabbles by recent usage [...]

Tabbles 1.1.6 with auto-align available

By | 2009-09-25T15:46:00+00:00 September 25th, 2009|English|

A new version of Tabbles (1.1.6) is available. You can download it at our web site.Here are the changes:Due to popular request, a tabble alignment feature was added. You can choose two alignment modes: auto-alignment, where tabbles are aligned automatically after each drag; and manual alignment, where tabbles are aligned when you press ALT+q.Auto-alignment is enabled by default. You can [...]

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