Major bugfix if you have Tabbles LAN with multiple machines and network drives. Sometimes the tag is shown twice (or more than twice) below some files in network drives, cluttering the view. The reason is the following: if one of your computers does not mount the network drive at startup, or at any rate mounts it after Tabbles is started, then, when you tag a file on that network drive from another computer, the tag will be shown twice below the file. (And the database will also contain the file twice). This is now fixed.
Major optimization which removes most sql timeout problems.
Tabbles now has an API to develop plugins. Contact us for usage information at email@example.com.
Fixed crash in the tool “activate users in batch”, to register a bunch of users providing a list of activation keys.
You can now untag via the explorer context menu.
NOTE: when you install this new version, you will see the login window, and you will be asked to reenter the sql server address, Tabbles username, etc. This is because the configuration files have been moved from Documents/Tabbles to Appadata/Roaming/Tabbles. If you don’t want to see the login dialog, move your Documents/Tabbles folder to Appdata/Roaming/Tabbles, before starting Tabbles 4.2.0.
Import users from Active Directory is now working. Also, we added a “select all users” button.
Fixed random crashes related to disk enumeration;
Fixed random crashes related to “paths too long” (for example, if you move a file with a path that was too long);
Fixed crash if you change your own password in the Users Control Center.
Added a new file sort mode: sort by name descending.
Major optimization: the communication between Tabbles components is now faster thanks to memory-mapped-files.
For Tabbles Local, it is now possible to change the folder where the database (mdf) file resides. For instructions, see here.
Korean translation completed
Tabbles now shows thumbnails for .PSD files (Photoshop). It is easier to locate the correct PSD at a glance. It can also preview PSD files.
Thumbnails in the gallery view are now bigger, to help you eyeball the correct file.
Migration from Tabbles 3 has been improved: it does not ask you to connect the drives anymore, but asks you how to translate disk-ids to paths. This also happens when you importing a Tabbles 3 database via XML.
Migration from Tabbles 3 does not timeout if your database is huge
Import from Tabbles 3 does not timeout if your database is huge
When you deleted a tag, the confirmation dialog box was buggy, and deleted the file even if you pressed “cancel”.
Fixed many crashes due to too long file paths.
Fixed crash when tagging an URL which is too long.
Fixed other crashes when importing database from Tabbles 3 or 4.
New translation: Simplified Chinese
Improved Spanish translation.
Bug fixed: when browsing a folder, text filters and subtracting tags did not work. This had been broken since version 4.1.0.
Minor crash fixed when you had a file with a path longer than 255 characters.
Minor bug fixed: subtracting the “Tagged” special tabble was not working anymore.
Fixed major crash when tagging or dragging a file. The crash was introduced in 4.1.3.
Major bug fixed: synchronization wasn’t working anymore.
Bug fixed: if you renamed a folder on a shared drive, you would lose tags (until you renamed it back as it was).
Minor bugs fixed.
Major bug fixed: “Create superuser” fails. Please recreate the database, and now “create superuser” should work.
Major bug fixed: “Create Database” fails if you don’t have Sql Server 2016. Sorry for the problem. This only affects Tabbles Lan.
Bug fixed: you can again create auto-tagging rules on subfolders. You might need to edit your rules on folders and check “on subfolders” again.
Major speed improvement: the Tabbles engine has been completely rewritten and is now many times faster. The speed improvement is huge. If you previously had timeouts, or slow server response, you should not have them anymore. We tested everything with up to 300,000 files in each tag. (These numbers are for the LAN and Local version, not for the Cloud, which has nonetheless improved a lot).
Crash fixed: some people had a crash with the message “drive letter already present”, especially at startup. This is now fixed.
Crash fixed when you had a file with a path longer than 255 characters and tried to tag it, or to enter its folder.
Fixed crash (endless popups) when you had the same network share (e.g. \\computername\sharename) mounted on two different drive letters.
Fixed collaboration bug: if two users in the same organization have two files with the same path in their respective non-shared drives, only one of them could tag it.
Fixed minor bug: when you copy a tag into a child tag (with CTRL-drag), the tag visually disappears from the root until you press F5. So it seems that the tag has not been copied but moved. This is now fixed.
New language: Korean.
New language: Farsi.
Fixed two minor crashes.
Fixed bug that prevented unregistered users from using Tabbles after 90 days (a popup would appear complaining about synchronization).
Major bug fixed: when you tag any email with Outlook, Tabbles crashes (shows infinite popups)
New French translation (now complete)
Implemented “select all files” in the menu.
Fixed bug: if your tags are shared with more than one group, they appear more than once under the files.
Major bug fixed: Tabbles installer was always failing (unless you already had VSTO installed).
Major bug fixed: Tabbles Local was not working for some users. You had a crash when pressing the “go” button. It was due to Lavasoft Ad-Aware or WebCompanion. You need to uninstall Lavasoft products. See our blog post.
Major bug fixed: Tabbles would fail to connect to Sql Server on another machine, because the timeout expired. This happened in particular when Windows 10 was hosting Sql Server.
Major optimizations: Tabbles is now much faster, especially if you have thousands of files tagged on network drives.
Major bug fixed: if you try to open a tag which was too complex, (such as “tagged”), Tabbles would give orange popups forever.
Bug fixed: when entering a folder, the text filter was not reset, so you would not see the files in the folder.
Chinese and French translations: complete.
Added option to cache thumbnails on network drive. (This was commissioned by a client and should speedup thumbnail generation.)
Fixed minor logical errors (subtracting urls did not work, is-a-folder was not showing in All Tabbles)
Added some animations to combinable tags.
Fixed crash when a license is expired.
prevented common user mistake which made tag sharing not work (you did not see the files tagged by other users on other machines).
improved file icons.
Fixed: when you run for the first time after upgrading from Tabbles 3, Tabbles 4 gets stuck in a loop until you delete the config.xml.
Fixed major bug in “Import database from Tabbles 3” (both from XML zipped and from server ). Tabbles was importing files with a wrong path.
Fixed crash renaming tags
Improved graphical theme
Fixed crash (infinite loop) when deleting a folder to exclude from auto-tagging rules.
Fixed crash (infinite loop) deleting or untagging an email.
fixed crash when tagging a file with a path too long
fixed crash when tagging email with a title too long.
Other minor bugs and GUI improvements.
New feature: when tagging a folder, you can choose to tag only those files whose filename contain a given text, or those with a given type.
Tabbles is now smoother.
Tabbles can now restart itself (e.g. when you log out).
Fixed a bug in the installer.
Fixed crash at random times (checking for new version).
The popups of auto-tagging rules are now less intrusive. E.g. they do not appear each time you save a file with Word, but only when you actually create the file for the first time.
Other bug fixes
Fixed crash when connecting disks, often at startup.
The Gallery file view now shows file names in addition to big thumbnails.
Other minor UI improvements and minor bugfixes.
You can now TAG UNLIMITED FILES with Tabbles Local, even without an activation key.
Fixed crash at startup.
A few more bugfixes and improvements.
Tabbles Local should now finally work on all machines.
Some GUI improvements for understandability.
More work done on Tabbles Local.
Another major bug fixed in Tabbles Local: please try again pressing the Login button, if it did not work for you previously.
The Tabbles user interface is now smoother.
Tabbles Local: Bug fixed: now Tabbles Local should really work. Please try again pressing the “login” button. (LocalDb was forgetting the database).
Tabbles Local: fixed crash after creating db, when trying to create user, which leaves Tabbles stuck in a situation which requires manual intervention.
Tabbles now starts much faster.
Fixed crash in network sharing center window, when selecting a rule.
Fixed crash if you try to open Tabbles while Tabbles is already starting or you did not yet log in.
Fixed bug: you cannot abort a resync operation.
Other minor fixes.
Tabbles can now be used with LocalDB, with zero configuration. No need to install Sql Server or to register to Tabbles Cloud.
Fixed Major bug: Explorer malfunctioning and stopping responding to user actions.
Fixed major bug: sometimes Explorer stopped responding correctly to user actions, and you need to refresh with F5 to see the operation you just did (e.g. renamed a file, moved a file). (this fix is backported from Tabbles 4)
Fixed major problem: Tabbles Cloud had stopped connecting, due to an error of our database service provider. Now you can again use Tabbles Cloud.
This version attempts to fix a problem with Tabbles Cloud not connecting anymore, but does not fix it for all users.
Fixed major new issues on Windows 10. The explorer integration had stopped working, and the Windows taskbar would randomly freeze.
Major new feature: Tabbles now works on Windows 10. (Previous versions of Tabbles would make Explorer stop working on Windows 10.)
Major bugfix: in Explorer, any file operation (copy, move, rename) which requires elevated permissions would silenty fail.
Major crash fix: Tabbles would often randomly crash when retrieving the large icon for files.
Minor crash fixed, in the presence of file paths longer than 255 characters.
Major new feature: new thumbnail system. Tabbles now shows thumbnails for any file type (.avi, .pdf, .mp4, etc.) for which Windows Explorer shows thumbnails.
Major bugfix: Outlook: fixed several bugs in the Outlook plugin which made it stop working in several scenarios (e.g. if you had a lot or folders in Outlook, or if you use Oulook together with Exchange, etc). Be sure to reenable the plugin in Outlook, if Outlook has blacklisted it.
Fixed bugs which made Tabbles unusable on Turkish systems.
Fixed bug: when you open a tag, if you don’t have permission to access one of the files in the tag, Tabbles says “you do not have permission to access this path” and does not show any file.
Fixed crash (crash window says KeyNotFoundException)
You can now search for tabble names containing dashes and other special symbols.
Several crashes fixed when some file path is longer than 255 characters.
Avoid crashing if license is expired.
Fixed crash when PC is going out of standby.
Fixed bugs in Explorer overlay icons (even if disabled) which caused slowdowns.
Explorer Context-menu is grouped by default.
Fixed bugs in Outlook addin.
Some major bugfixes.
Explorer integration is more stable.
Fixed: files moved with Explorer were not being detected on some systems.
Fixed several bugs in the Outlook plugin and in the Explorer overlay icons.
Fixed problems in Explorer overlay icons on non-English systems.
Explorer is now more responsive. Also, the overlay icons in Explorer now appear faster.
Fixed: the Outlook plugin did not work on some machines.
Fixed: Explorer overlay icons not being displayed at all on some machines.
Fixed: sometimes the Explorer overlay icons don’t appear on all tagged files.
Fixed crash when trying to copy and cut tabbles. (e.g. pressing CTRL+C on a tabble in the workspace.)
Fixed several other crashes.
Fixed some graphical glitches.
Usability: now if you press ALT+c to show the quick-tag window, you can start typing without clicking with the mouse on the window. Very useful for keyboard users. (really fixed this time)
Fixed several crashes.
Fixed crash when creating a synchronization group, when the group name was already used.
Fixed crash on machines where the pipe creation permission are somehow limited for the user.
The quick-tag and quick-open windows are now faster and more responsive.
Fixed bug: when you add internet address and type a tag name, sometimes the tag list disappears.
Fixed bug in function “display all shadow files in this folder”. It was displaying files on other disks, if the path was matching. Now it’s fine.
This is a major release , with important new features, usability improvements, and bugfixes:
Usability: now if you press ALT+c to show the quick-tag window, you can start typing without clicking with the mouse on the window. Very useful for keyboard users.
Integration with other file managers: for users of file managers like Directory Opus, xplorer2, Total Commander: you can now move and rename files with other file managers without losing tags. How? Now if you right click a file in the other file manager, you see other menu options like “delete and untag”, “rename and preserve tags”, “move and preserve tags”.
Added “open new window” verb if you right-click on the Tabbles taskbar icon.
Fixed another Tabbles crash when the Explorer overlay icons stop working.
Usability: major optimization: the Tabbles user interface is now faster and smoother, and more responsive.
Made overlay handler more robust.
Fixed broken icons in the address bar.
Fixed broken icons when you open special tabbles “computer” and “favorites”.
Fixed several other crashes.
Fixed crash when creating a shortcut to a network path (like pcnamefoldername).
Fixed possible crash when a network drive (or other kind of drive) is unexpectedly disconnected.
Fixed crash if you add a folder to the list of folders to exclude from auto-tagging rules, or to include in auto-tagging rules.
Fixed crash if you create an auto-tagging rule on a network path (like pcnamefolder).
Fixed crash if user tries to create or upgrade the database and Sql Server is not properly configured.
Fixed crash which happens when Explorer overlay icons for some reason stop working.
Fixed crash at startup on some systems, due to access-denied errors when registering hot key in Windows.
Suggest to resync now when you add a folder to a synchronization group.
If Tabbles is running in the tray area, and you click Tabbles in the Start menu, open a Tabbles window. (No need to click the tray icon.)
If you have pinned Tabbles to the taskbar, and you click the taskbar icon, open a Tabbles window. (No need to click the tray icon.)
If you right-click the Tabbles taskbar icon, you get common verbs like “quick-tag”, “quit”.
At startup, you can now cancel the login operation if the server is taking too long to respond.
Fixed crash at startup when internet connection is unreliable and you try to close the progress dialog with the cross icon.
The Tabbles tray icon is now forcefully shown at startup, making it more apparent to new users how to show the Tabbles user interface.
Fixed crash if you disconnect a drive while Sql Server is not reachable.
Fixed random crash if you start to tag a big folder in background and you change folder while the task is running.
Fixed several bugs related to synchronization:
Fixed crash if you rename a subfolder of a synchronized folder.
Fixed bug: resync was not working on files which had tags not owned by you.
Fixed: if you rename a file or folder inside a synchronized folder, the changes weren’t correctly propagated to the mirror folder.
Fixed crash when moving a folder, with either Explorer or Tabbles. Sorry for the problem. This crash was introduced in version 3.1.3.
In short: major bugfixes related to network drives, and much improved synchronization support. In detail:
Major bugfix with network drives: if you share a folder from one PC, and you tag a file in that folder from that same PC, the file would not appear tagged from other PCs. So previously you could only tag files from the other pcs. Now you can tag from the original PC as well, provided you tag the file from the network folder, e.g. P:file.pdf, and not from the local folder, e.g. E:sharedfile.pdf.
Major bugfix in synchronization: you can now synchronize between a regular folder and a network folder. Previously it would crash. (One case where this is useful is when you have already tagged the files in some folder, and then you decide to share that folder with other PCs.)
Improved synchronization support: added button “resync now”. This is useful if you have a regular folder with tagged files, and you decide to turn it into a synchronized folder, with Dropbox or similar. See the video tutorial here.
Improved synchronization support: now if you move a tagged file into a synced folder, the tags of that file are applied to the corresponding file in the other folder. (Previously the tags were transferred only when you tag/untag, not when you move.)
Improved synchronization support: now if you rename/delete a tagged file in a synced folder, the corresponding file in the other folder is renamed/deleted in the database as well.
Fixed bug in the nag screen which causes Tabbles to hang. Sometimes if you open a Tabbles window and then quickly open the quick-tag dialog box, the nag scren appears under the quick-tag dialog, but it blocks it. So you can’t close the quick-tag and you can’t close the nag screen.
Fixed crash when clicking on disk icons corresponding to network drives.
Restyled the quick-tag dialog box and other dialogs.
Russian translation updated.
Fixed crash if you try to rename a file with Tabbles and you don’t have permissions to do that at the file-system level.
Bug fixed: if I create a tag on-the-fly, via the quick-tag dialog box, the tag would not show in the list.
Bug fixed: if you try to delete a synchronization groups of which you are not owner, give an error instead of failing silently.
Improvement in synchronization: you can now remove a folder from a synchronization group even if you are not the group owner, if the folder is reachable on your machine.
Crash fixed: when you delete a tag associated with an auto-tagging rule, the rule would be deleted in the database but still remain visible in the rules list dialog. This could lead to crashes.
Major new feature: support for synchronization programs, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Copy, PowerFolder, etc. What does this mean? Suppose you are using Dropbox to synchronize a folder from PC number one to PC number two. If you tag a file on pc number one, the corresponding file on pc number two is automatically tagged. So you don’t have to tag everything twice.
Fixed bugs when setting group members via the checkbox and using the text filter.
Fixed bug creating groups when you don’t have permission.
Fixed rare crash when Windows Clipboard is not ready.
Restyled several dialog boxes.
Fixed random crash when pc is getting out of sleep mode
Major bug fix: fixed a recurring Tabbles crash which did not show a crash dialog box.
Added an option to disable the Explorer overlay icons, as they are causing slowdowns on some systems (like RDP servers).
Fixed two bugs in the overlay handler, one of which can potentially slow down the system a lot.
Fixed possible crash in outlook plugin.
Completed Russian translation.
Due to popular request, we are now showing the “next page” button when you open a tabble with a lot of files, instead of truncating the list of files.
Some bugfixes in the outlook plugin.
Added an option not to write tags in metadata of office documents.
Fixed crash when trying to connect to the Cloud and there is a firewall blocking the connection, or other error.
Fixed crashes when using the quick-tag dialog box.
Tag internet address: when you paste the URL, the page title is automatically fetched, so you don’t have to type it. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rr2VFhdjGw
Other improvements related to tagging Internet addresses. (“Paste from clipboard” button, auto-focus the search box after pasting a bookmark; when you press CTRL+V in the main window, to paste an URL, the bookmark is created with the correct title.)
Fixed crashes which would occur when auto-tagging rules were triggered, in particular when clicking “add more tabbles” in the popup.
Fixed bug when dragging a file to the address bar. The file would be tagged with a wrong path, like C:C:something.
Fixed bug: if you open the DocumentsTabbles folder with explorer, you see the log files keep growing and growing.
New feature: share tag subtree: you can now share a tag and all its descendants in one go.
New feature: share all tags: you can now share all your tags in one go.
Fixed bug: if you move special tabbles, such as “Tagged”, “Is a folder”, or “Internet Address”, they would disappear from the side panel.
Fixed bug: “Cancel current task” does not remove the task from the window.
Removed annoying popups like “cannot tag this file completely” which would appear when using Microsoft Office.
Fixed: After you import users from Active Directory, the import button is disabled until you close and reopen the user dialog.
Attempt to fix slow start of the Outlook plugin in the presence of Exchange Server.
Major bug fixed: In Explorer, the blue balls over tagged files (overlay handlers), and the context-menu, were not showing, on all systems which did not already have the .net framework 4.5 installed.
Fixed rare crash when closing the tabble properties dialog. The installer now installs .Net Framework 4.5.
Crash fixed: the import of users from Active Directory had stopped working. Now it is working again. Sometimes, when working with docx files, you would see annoying (and wrong) popups saying “this is an invalid pdf”. Now they’re gone. Several crashes fixed when the Sql Server is temporarily not reachable in some rare situations (creating a user or creating the database). Fixed other rare crashes, e.g. when importing a database from Xml.
Crash fixed: export database to xml crashes if you have dragged a tag that you own into a tag you do not own (shared with you).
Improved logic for shared tags: if the supervisor shares a parent tag and its children tags, subordinate users now see children tags inside the parent tag, by default. (if they then drag the children, they can still create a different hierarchy.) . Previously, subordinate users would see children tags toplevel instead. Users control panel: implemented button to select and deselect all users.
Bug fixed: The overlay handler in explorer (the blue ball beside tagged files) had stopped showing in version 3.0.34, on systems that had other overlay handlers installed.
Major bug fixed: The “run as administrator” feature in Windows had stopped working. Now it works again. The explorer context menu (which shows when you right click a file in Explorer) is now more visually integrated with the other menu options.
Major bug fixed: you could not run all rules on an entire drive. The “Auto-tag with rules” feature would not work if applied to a root folder (like C:).
Major bug fixed: you cannot put a shared tag which you do not own inside another shared tag which you do not own. This way, you can’t create a correct tag structure with shared tags. Bug fixed: when I share a parent tag and a child tag with some user U2, user U2 sees a small arrow beside the parent tag, even though he sees the child tag at toplevel, not inside the parent tag. Crash fixed: if I share a tag with user U2, and user U2 puts it into another non-shared tag, and then I unshare the first tag, and then U2 logs in, Tabbles crashes.
Fixed crash when working with Office 2003 documents Fixed two rare crashes when Sql Server is not responding. Fixed crash renaming files with Explorer on a disk not recognized by Tabbles (such as a tablet). Fixed crash renaming files when source filename (or path) is invalid.
New feature: Very compact view mode. Similar to Windows Explorer’s “List view”. The file icons are very small and the file names don’t wrap. Major bug fixes: tabbles would sometimes freeze without crashing (deadlocks). Fixed “error connecting to the database” at windows startup. Now Tabbles waits for Sql Server to start, instead of giving that error. Fixed many crashes when working with .xlsx and .docx files. Fixed freeze when importing users from Active Directory.
Fixed crash that sometimes happens when you haven’t registered Tabbles: “cannot set owner for”. (The bug was in the nag screen logic.) Fixed crash when working with Office 2003 documents. Fixed crash when trying to import invalid zipped xml database.
Major bug fix: Outlook: on some systems, when tagging an email with Outlook with tags A and B, a spurious tag called “A, B” would be created in Tabbles. Outlook: you can now abort the sync operation. Outlook: the sync operation shows a detailed progress.
Major bug fix: Fixed a crash importing the legacy database from Tabbles 2.X
Major performance fix: Tabbles would take 50% cpu on some systems. fixed error when registering for Cloud. Error message “cannot unscramble password”. fixed crash moving file with Explorer to and from network drive with no letter assigned. fixed some more crashes
fixed crash if you try to create user and sql server is not responsive. If internet goes down, or the connection to sql server goes down, do not show continuous error popups. fixed crash when Windows Clipboard is not available. fixed rare crash when some Xml gets corrupted.
fixed another crash in the presence of proxy server. some minor graphic improvement in submenu of combinable subtabbles.
Fixed major bug which prevented successful upgrade from Tabbles 2.4.X.
Fixed rare crash dragging a folder to favorites. Fixed crash in the presence of proxy server.
Russian translation updated. Fixed crash writing to some Office documents, which could also prevent the import of old database from Tabbles 2.4.X. 3.0.20 fixed major bug: cannot delete url or email. fixed crash when log file locked by some other application. fixed crash when you have a folder open in tabbles and you quickly move a file before the tabbles below a file have appeared.
major new feature: you can now search among files on disconnected drives. If you try to open a file on a disconnected drive, tabbles tells you what disk you need to attach. fixed crash pressing CTRL+v with an internet address in the clipboard. fixed crash when using a “subst disk”.
minor bug fixes
fixed crash opening the windows context-menu on a file. fixed crash double clicking a file extension tabble on some system.
fixed rare crash creating user. fixed rare crash opening the quick-tag dialog.
fixed another crash at startup in the presence of home folder mapped on network drive.
fixed crash at startup in the presence of home folder mapped on network drive.
fixed crash when attaching some disks.
fixed one crash in unspecified situation, reported by users.
fixed crash when doing safe device removal multiple times. fixed crash if you tag an Office document to which you don’t have write access. fixed crash when creating a new user and Sql Server is not responsive.
fixed some crashes
Do not crash when you have an unmounted network drive, and, from explorer, you choose tag-with-tabbles.
fixed crash when Sql Server times out.
fixed crash opening new window.
minor bug fixes.
Fixed bug in the Outlook “sync” feature (import all emails with tags into Tabbles) which wasn’t working for someone.