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TabbyFile

By TabbyWare Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Browse quickly through your files and instantly open frequently used folders with this simple yet effective application. TabbyFile's pleasantly designed, user-friendly interface keeps everything simple, but novice users will wish for a help guide until the program becomes second nature.

Actually, most people will start using this program as a replacement for Windows Explorer. As you browse your computer, you save frequently accessed folders as bookmarks for quicker access. For additional convenience, you can set your multiple open folders into tabs for easy access, thus avoiding clutter on your taskbar.

When minimized, TabbyFile resides on your system tray. The lack of shortcuts makes this a mouse-intensive application. You must use your mouse to reopen the app and to initiate functions. While the reliance on mouse commands is novice-friendly, advanced users will miss keyboard shortcuts. We're slightly mystified why installation doesn't add the application to your Start menu, but that's easily remedied.

Although it may be too simple for advanced users, novices and users looking for a clutter-free alternative to Windows Explorer surely would appreciate this program.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 24, 2006
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,497
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

TabbyFile is a minimalist file explorer for windows without the bloat and obscure features of the more fancy explorer replacements. With TabbyFile, the need to constantly open My Computer to get at your files will vanish. A useful tool for programmers or any one who consistently finds themselves opening, re-opening, and click-navigating to the files and folders they need to access and use most often.

TabbyFile incorporates the convenience of a tabbed interface and bookmarks, yet it uses the resources of a single shell folder. It sits in the taskbar for quick access when not in use.