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The Ultimate Desktop Tagging System.. Now With Comments on files, Auto-tagging for file content, Sharing, Chrome and Outlook integration!

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Check it out folks: Yellow blue soft has just released a major update for Tabbles (v4.0):Tabbles is now a zero-setup application and requires no SQL Server or no Cloud account to run (as it uses LocalDB).
Please notice that the licenses for the bundles will be sent manually within a few hours after purchase but you can install and start using the software (in demo mode) until then.

Let's talk about document management for a moment. Right now, you probably think that your system of organization works pretty well -- you've got folders on your hard drive that are dedicated to certain clients, types of documents, dates, and whatnot. But if a document can rightfully belong to MORE THAN ONE category, where do you put it? Do you make two copies? What if one gets updated and the other doesn't?

Tabbles is a revolutionary new document management system that will help you to categorize and organize your files more efficiently than ever! With Tabbles, you create as many categorized tabbles (they function like folders) as you need, then assign each of your documents to one or more tabbles! Did you hear that? You can put the same file into several tabbles, without the need for problematic file duplication! This is the primary benefit to Tabbles' non-hierarchical and cross-linked structure.

Click the following link for a quick overview from the developer and what’s new in the Version 4.

Beyond the ability to place the same file into several categories, Tabbles also excels at describing the contents of your files, folders, and bookmarks. No longer will you have to remember the exact name of a file to find it - just describe the file to Tabbles in an easy and natural way, and Tabbles will find it for you!

***Announcing Outlook plugin and Explorer integration: the Tabbles-Outlook plugin allows you to tag your emails in Outlook (or Tabbles) and then search them based on tags in Outlook (and Tabbles). It's like an extension of Outlook's “categories”. And it's a darn-good way to organize, sort, and search your emails right along with your documents! And Tabbles can now track file movements in Explorer and show an overlay icon in Explorer, so now you can see your tagged files right on your desktop! ***

Just one glance at your file icons immediately tells you which tabbles are linked to each file. The tabbles are arranged in a circle that surrounds each file, so you know right away if a file belongs to more than one category. You can even use Tabbles to navigate your way through files based on how they are related!

But Tabbles isn't just a document manager. It's also a "social tagging tool" that facilitates document sharing in an extraordinarily intuitive way:

Want to be able to share and manage files with your friends, family, and colleagues? Sick of navigating permissions settings and file trees? With the shared tagging feature, Tabbles allows multiple users to browse and contribute to each-others tagging routines. Shared tagging in Tabbles is as simple as single-user tagging, but provides a very real alternative to massively expensive corporate Document Management Systems. Tabbles Shared Tagging offers an extremely gentle learning curve and is extraordinarily fast to use and requires zero-setup:

  • Find files based on what they're related to independent to their position on disk.
  • On-the-fly group files far away from each other, based on their relations.
  • Speed-up collaboration and communication -- tags can describe files extremely efficiently.
  • (New in Version 4) Outlook integration: tag your emails and have them grouped with files inside Tabbles.
  • (New in Version 4, working only on Vista/7/8) Explorer integration: Tabbles now tracks file movement, and shows an icon overlay in Explorer on the files that are tagged.
  • ...and much more. Follow the link for a comprehensive overview of Tabbles' new shared tagging features and what’s new in the Version 4.

Please note folks: the subscriptions you can purchase today, are not version specific, this means that you are able to use these with version 4 that is available now, as well as with version 5 that will roll out in 2018.
To see the features will be available in version 5, please click here.
Also, for the Tabbles Corporate offer, we will only accept one order per user.

After you purchase Tabbles 5, it may be used for 12 months.

This promotion includes the following:
Tabbles Basic - 4 licenses bundle - (1 year subscription) ($85.34)
Tabbles Pro (1 year subscription) ($42.69)
Tabbles Corporate - 10 bundled licenses - (1 year subscription) ($853.42)

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_*_ So, the software will not work beyond one year even on a local disk only?
Dec 26 2017 at 12:47pm Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino _*_ yes, we are now offering only subscriptions - thus the slashed prices.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 26 2017 at 1:50pm Copy Link
_*_ Appreciate the pricing, but do not personally support subscription based software. Thanks anyway, hope it goes well for you when it goes live.
Dec 26 2017 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Adolphe A few weeks ago, I uninstalled a previous Tabbles install from a BdJ promotion, which was not my first. I tried to discipline myself into tagging my files. However, having this big extension of the right-click menu staring at me all the time, without any means to switch it off, plus needing to go into a completely separate filing system from Windows Explorer (or Directory Opus, which is my primary file explorer), was really too much.

Also, Tabbles interface was unrefined. It looked as if it was meant for a few dozen tags, not thousands of them.

Now I check up Tabbles new version once again, hoping to see some progress, and discover it has switched to a subscription model. This is getting ridiculous. This has to stop. The whole economy now seems to be content with picking our pockets every month or year. Private businesses seem to oggle with envy at the taxing "model" of governments, and try to replicate it.

Well, guess what, most people have enough trouble earning enough money to buy things once. We can't have hundreds of programs and services installed on our computers, and pay a rent for each of them. However small it might seem for each individual product.

While there might be a case for subscribing to a cloud backup service, for instance, because you're actually renting server space, paying afresh each year for a file manager is way beyond ridiculous.
Dec 27 2017 at 1:36am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino Adolphe: Tabbles is meant to work with a few hundred tags (ideally up to 300-500). We believe that creating beyond 500 tags, defeats the purpose. A good practice is to split longer named tags ("red sport cars") into smaller tags ("red", "sport", "cars"). Hope this helps.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 27 2017 at 2:03am Copy Link
H. H. @developer

I´m really very very disappointed - similiar as Adolphe wrote
I purchased more than one version - and always running into difficulties, so I could not use the earlier versions. Version 4 seemed not to be as complicated as previous versions regarding sql server, so I again bought version 4 in order to support the further development of Tabbles - since the conecptional idea seemed to be fine. But having spent money for not properly working software and now hoping to get a improved version I´m very very disappointed - I never would have bought Tabbles if I had found any hint, that - as an early customer and "supporter" I would be forced to buy a subscription in order to get an improved and bugfixed version.
I stopped upgrading Adobe products and Zoner because of subscription (but at least there one can keep the properly working previous versions, whereas using tablles has been frustrating). Paying for Antivirus - where daily development is required as subscription is ok, But Tabbles by no way is so essential that subscribing makes sense.
I would have bought a regular upgrade version (in case it woould be bugfixed and would work properly) - but subscription is a no go for that kind of software.

Perhaps you may reconsider offering a lifetime license.and win back previously supporting customers

Dec 27 2017 at 7:14am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino Hi @Adolphe and @H. H.

we're sorry to hear such a disappointment in our change of pricing policy.

We're equally sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with the product, particularly as I can't remember hearing any complain from your side before.

On a side note, I'd kindly ask you to keep the issues separated: if experience issues with our software, PLEASE let us know.

Now, while we're constantly striving to improve our products and we're eager to hear feedback about it from our user base, we're not necessarily open to discuss our pricing policies here - specially as we're doing what the rest of the industry is doing, and we have spent way too much time supporting 3 different version of our software.
We're aware that some people don't like subscription models and we're not planning to run after them waving a sword in order to convince them to purchase this or that.

I would otherwise ask you to check the list of what we're working on - or stick to your Tabbles 4 license which is not gonna expire anytime.

We hope you understand our position.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 27 2017 at 8:09am Copy Link
Chuck I bought Tabbles (v3) for individual use in March 2014 and found it rather innovative but slow and bogged down by external software dependencies. That said, with work it proved a decent complement to my file manager of choice.

Still, I did not find myself using Tabbles all that much, although I liked the automatic tagging feature.

I then bought Tabbles v4 in March 2017, after working through the beta from Aug 16 to correct some issues. As a typical user, I expected a significant upgrade to the software. I was disappointed. The change in background SQL requirements was nice, but nothing else of substance to me occurred to actually upgrade Tabbles itself for individual users. The Tabbles team admitted as much. The Outlook plugin proved hit-and-miss and was only of value to those who actually used Outlook. Still, I invested in the Tabbles team hoping for further improvements.

With Tabbles v4 and time, I found myself actually tagging files with Tabbles less and less. When I bought a new computer, I actually hesitated loading Tabbles, but did so out of habit and, quite frankly, hope it would improve with minor updates and, eventually, the inevitable major upgrade. Beyond that, I found Tabbles to be expendable.

Now with v5 on the horizon next month and a draconian subscription policy already in place (yes, draconian), I simply cannot justify ever making the major upgrade. I truly appreciate Andrea and Maurizio's work, and love to support small outfits with promising products, but I cannot currently justify my continued Tabbles investment.

I find it astonishing the Tabbles team would work this quickly to push a major upgrade; no doubt driven by its licensing scheme change.

I will stick with v4 until the Tabbles team no longer supports it, if I stick with Tabbles at all. Any subsequent investment on my part would be contingent on a rethink of Tabbles licensing, especially as it impacts its loyal clientele.
Dec 27 2017 at 8:43am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino Hi @Chuck,

we're always happy to hear from you :)

we indeed do not expect anyone owning a Tabbles 4 license, to purchase anything today - this end of the year offer is meant mostly for those who are new to the software. If at some point you'll want to upgrade, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.

We agree that from a single user's perspective, not much has happened between Tabbles 3 and 4 (it did for teamworks, as the software is now visibly faster, more stable and truly easy to deploy in a Windows network). Since we now have a platform that has proven to be stable and reliable, we're going to invert the trend with the version 5 and release a bunch of new features again.
We'd love to hear your feedback about the upcoming features (you should have received an email from us about that?), there is a link on the page.

Yellow blue soft - Dec 27 2017 at 8:51am Copy Link
Adolphe Andrea,

Thanks for the insight. The one program where I use tags intensively, and which I exploit to the full, is Cinta Notes. I have 4 700 tags in it, and I did not start using it very long ago. I suppose some of them could be merged, because they overlap. Make that a 10 % overhead. I'm still far ahead of 500 tags.

Also, I only collect certain types of documents in Cinta Notes (mainly Web pages). If I needed to cover all the files stored on my computer, that would add a significant number of tags.

Cinta Notes has hierarchical tags, which helps somewhat. E.g.: Cars/Red cars.
Dec 27 2017 at 9:13am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino @Adolphe

I haven't heard about that before, I'll have a look.

Please bear in mind that Tabbles allows to nest Tabbles as well.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 27 2017 at 9:19am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino ... Tabbles allows to nest tags as well.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 27 2017 at 9:22am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Yellow blue soft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 28 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I also tried Tabbles 3 for some time, but had to uninstall it as it slowed my computer so much. I liked the idea of software, but I am still unsure if it suits my way of working. Perhaps I need to take time to try it again, but I will surely miss this offer before I can be sure it suits me.

I wonder what happens if I use two computers with synced work folders.
Dec 28 2017 at 3:58am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino Moi Kimmo,

You have time until tomorrow to give it a go... If you need help with the sync, let us know.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 28 2017 at 4:25am Copy Link
Adolphe Re : recommended limit on number of tags.

For the record, I made a mistake in my former comment. I don't have 4 700 tags in Cinta Notes (great software, by the way). That's the number of my notes. The total tag number is not shown, but I guess it's in excess of 500, and growing.

Cinta Notes is not a competitor to Tabbles, as it's a note-taking program. However, in a remote way, it tries to bring a similar solution to the problem Tabbles aims at solving : quickly finding blobs of information you've stored on your computer through the use of tags.
Dec 28 2017 at 5:42am Copy Link
Chuck @Adolphe: Agree with your assessment. In addition, I would offer an alternative subscription model that other companies, to include those who off er their software through BDJ, use:

Once your subscription ends, you may continue to use the software version that existed at the time off your subscription cancellation. By cancelling your subscription, you are no longer eligible for ANY software updates, minor or major.

This would at least give existing users a viable out.
Dec 28 2017 at 6:11am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino @Adolphe

regarding the exit strategy: after a license expires, Tabbles will revert to "Tabbles Free", meaning that the software is nearly completely usable, albeit with a nag-screen - and only if the user has tagged more than 5000 files (that's the limit of the free version).
So you'll have all the time to export the database. BTW, now the database can be exported only as xml, but we're considering allowing it to be exported only as a .csv

Regarding the notes: this is one of the features we're working on and we'll release soon (we call it "comments on files"). I can't tell yet how many comments can be taken, but it's probably going in the direction of other softwares (so one comment per file).
Yellow blue soft - Dec 28 2017 at 8:47am Copy Link
geo User @ Chuck @Adolphe I have to totally agree with your comments on sub software model. For me only AV merits that. Everything else use your purchased software version forever!!
Dec 28 2017 at 11:16pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Yellow blue soft has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 29 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
Rodina User I have supported Tabbles since version 3. I have paid for v.4 before "yearly subscription" model and I hope that it will be working forever.
I do not intend to support this blackmailing and will consider purchase again if you change this stupid pricing policy.
Same reason to quit updating Zoner, Adobe etc.
Dec 29 2017 at 2:25am Copy Link
Andrea D'Intino Hi guys,

we understand that most people here don't like subscriptions... we'll come up with a way to offer perpetual licenses, and then do a re-run here on BDJ.
Yellow blue soft - Dec 29 2017 at 9:01am Copy Link
_*_ The developer of Fortora Fresh Finance (currently Moneyspire), was another developer that attempted subscription based software on software that was not critical to operating one's computer.

The original owner ended up selling (hence the name change to Moneyspire), and now it is back to software that always works with the version purchased. Allows for users to upgrade at their pace not the developers yearly demand for updates.

I am pleased you will reconsider how the software will operate after one year, and your upgrade policy.

Thank you for working with your customer base, and potential customers.
Dec 29 2017 at 1:29pm Copy Link

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