Stardock's Groupy lets you organize your apps like browser tabs

Stardock, the company behind a number of handy tool for Windows, has announced Groupy, a new utility that lets you use tabs in any app. Available now in beta (opens in new tab), Groupy not only lets you consolidate different instances of the same app into one window, but you can also merge different apps into tabs in the same window.

Groupy works by allowing you to drag and drop apps onto each other to create tabs in a single window. For example, you could drag Spotify on top of file explorer to create a single window that contains both apps in their own tabs. Further apps can be added to the tabbed interface by dragging and dropping them onto the window. Managing tabs works just as you're used to with browser tabs, allowing you to click between them, or even mouse over tabs to preview their contents. It's certainly an interesting idea that could come in handy if you're constantly juggling a large number of windows.

Groupy will be available as a standalone product for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 users in December for $9.99. Owners of Stardock's Object Desktop, [available for $29.99), can check it out now in beta.

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  • Lembro de ter visto a microsoft estudando estas possibilidades nativas no sistema, mas acho que não vingou. Agora a stardock foi lá e fez. Parabéns à stardock. Particularmente, não vejo tanta necessidade disto.
  • Hola si buenos dias joder! 😄
  • @user-774 He wrote in Portuguese, not Spanish, dumb-dumb.
  • Praticamente ninguém vai perceber nada do que escreveste, rapaz.
  • A rich man's taskbar? If not for the free Clover, which I love, I might be tempted to get this for File Explorer, but otherwise don't really see a use for it personally. Options are good, though.
  • This! Microsoft... look! God dammit!
  • Very well done. Great usage of space.
  • I had an app that did this a long time ago I used with remote desktop sessions. Cant remember what that was called...
    My Object Desktop subscription expired like 10yrs ago. Maybe I need to reactivate...  
  • You are thinking of RDCMan.  You can find it here:
  • I think that a nice option would to be able to specify a particular app that always gets grouped together by default. I'm not bothered but I know that a lot of people have been asking for a tabbed File Explorer so being able to specify that File Explorer windows are always tabbed by default would be handy for many.
  • But will it also work with UWP apps
  • This is the first time I am seeing a such implementation that I like. Well done!
  • Hopefully WC will review this one. :)