Clutter affects our focus and concentration. At times the easiest way to deal with the stress of being overwhelmed is to use simple systems to keep us focused and remove the clutter. Today, we are introducing a tool we use at Bamboo Digital to jump in and out of projects quickly.
To get the most of out this tool, focus on using it to prep resources before working with a client or project and use it to reamp down from your project so you can jump into it immediately at a later date.
TOBY is a browser tab manager which cleans up your virtual workspace making it easier for you to do your job. TOBY gives you clarity by grouping your tabs together for maximum productivity. We will start by showing you step by step to ramp into projects lightning fast and declutter your workspace. It is easy to set up and use, and you may now have to decide what to do with your new free time! Let's get started!
1. Sign Up For TOBY
Go to http://www.gettoby.com/ to get started. Provide your email address, name, and password. After you do this, a new window will open offering to install this browser tab manager.
2. Create a Startup Tab Group
Click the plus sign. Name your list. Your current tabs will appear on the right. Drag the ones you want to your left. Voila! Name your tab group. Keep track of your projects, launching into them one at a time.
3. Launch a TOBY Tab Group
Inside the TOBY tabs manager, click the down arrow to use your tab group. If you want to open your tabs in windows, click on your open tabs option at the top right. I like to start my process with client projects by launching their startup tabs to get straight to work.
4. Clear the Clutter and Wind Down
At the end of your workday, you should take the time to organize and reuse any work you are stopping. Most often, I find if I can't finish work by closing time, I save a group the tabs and relaunch them first thing in the morning once I hit my groove. You can also go to the menu at right and click save the session to continue what you are doing another time.
5. Search and Tag Toby Tabs
Once the tabs start to pile up, you can tag your TOBY tabs and scale it up with the ability to search and filter for the best Toby Tabs. From your collections window, click the three dot menu next to the collection you wish to add tags to. As you add tags, TOBY assigns your tags colors. Your tags appear at the top of your menu bar, click on the tag for the collection related to the tag you have created.
Dream away the Stress
TOBY is an organized person's dream. You can add and remove tabs, customize your look, keep track of projects by subject area or work task, and more. It is free, fun, and easy to use. Whether you need a series of specific web pages saved as part of a project or you want to make collections of tabs for reference or future reading, TOBY can handle it efficiently and without the clutter of leaving traditional browser tabs open all the time.
How many uses can you think of for TOBY?
Try it today and tell us how you use it.