(Icon for Clover)
I love the tab function of macOS Sierra and higher for Mac’s window panes because it allows me to get organized with my projects more easily. I thought to myself, “does Microsoft Windows have this functionality?” Short answer is “no, not naively (built-in).” However, after doing some Googling, I discovered the app for Windows XP and greater called “Clover” by EJIE Technology (website: http://en.ejie.me/ and on CNET: https://download.cnet.com/Clover/3000-2248_4-75732861.html). According to their website:
“Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After install Clover, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same window, and you can also add folder bookmarks.”
That is what Macs can do on their own so I gave it a try and I love it!
After I install it, a wrench icon appears on any window I open. Clover is now integrated directly with Windows Explorer and replaces the need for Windows Explorer directly. In other words, Windows Explorer will no longer be in use when opening new windows, unless you uninstall clover. I am fine with this.
This is how I use Clover to get organized for my projects:
You can open new tabs (CTRL + T) and windows (CTRL + N) like Chrome. If I have all windows related to the project I am currently working on as tabs all in one window, I can use Clover to bookmark all tabs into one folder. This comes in handy when each folder has different locations due to the nature of each folder.
For example, I am upload listings to a website but I need access to the pricelist folder, image folder, and item info folder. Those are all organized separately on by harddrive. So, I open all of them as new tabs (Clover does this by default) then bookmark them in the bookmark bar of Clover.