Skip to main content

Tabbles, a file tagging software inspired by WinFS

Tabbles is a relational file management software for Windows that gives you a taste of what WinFS would have been if Microsoft hadn’t kicked the project to the curb almost four years ago. To put it in their own words,

Tabbles allows the users to organize, browse and find their files/folders/urls in a new "relational" way. It allows to place a file into several "folders" without duplication/shortcuts, and to browse them by combining concepts (e.g.: "invoice" + "Customer Smith" + "2008") independently from where they are.


Simply put, Tabbles is a file tagging software that lets you tag files, folders and even URLs and view them at the same place irrespective of where they are actually saved on the hard disk. A file can have more than one tag; you can combine tags and cross link them to as many tags (called tabbles) as you need. You can view these files in the explorer like interface in Tabbles by one tag or by combining several tags together. Typical explorer operations like cut/copy/paste/rename all can be performed inside Tabbles.


Tabbles is well integrated into the Microsoft Windows environment. File tagging can be done through the explorer context menu, and usual explorer functions, such as copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, keyboard shortcuts etc.

No matter how handy tagging files might be, one of the reasons why this concept fails is nobody has the time to tag files. This is where Tabbles scores over competing software (like TaggedFrog). Tabbles has an auto-tagging feature using which you can automatically tag files based on the location where the files are saved, based on their file names instructing Tabbles to look for certain keywords in the filename or certain extension.

Other features include:

  • File search
  • File sorting by date, size, recently tagged etc
  • File operation and browsing history
  • Encrypt, backup, export and import tag database

The free version of Tabbles is limited to tagging 1000 files, after which the user gets a nag screen. You can either untag a few files, buy a license starting at $15 for the Student edition or go on using it with the nag screen. If you are blogger, you can request a free license from them in return for a review.


Popular posts from this blog

How to Record CPU and Memory Usage Over Time in Windows?

Whenever the computer is lagging or some application is taking too long to respond, we usually fire up task manager and look under the Performance tab or under Processes to check on processor utilization or the amount of free memory available. The task manager is ideal for real-time analysis of CPU and memory utilization. It even displays a short history of CPU utilization in the form of a graph. You get a small time-window, about 30 seconds or so, depending on how large the viewing area is.

How to Schedule Changes to Your Facebook Page Cover Photo

Facebook’s current layout, the so called Timeline, features a prominent, large cover photo that some people are using in a lot of different creative ways. Timeline is also available for Facebook Pages that people can use to promote their website or business or event. Although you can change the cover photo as often as you like, it’s meant to be static – something which you design and leave it for at least a few weeks or months like a redesigned website. However, there are times when you may want to change the cover photo frequently and periodically to match event dates or some special promotion that you are running or plan to run. So, here is how you can do that.

69 alternatives to the default Facebook profile picture

If you have changed the default Facebook profile picture and uploaded your own, it’s fine. But if not, then why not replace that boring picture of the guy with a wisp of hair sticking out of his head with something different and funny?