Stardock released its new window grouping program, Groupy today after a short public beta test of around a month. Groupy lets Windows users group their desktop windows together in tabbed groups much like the way web browsers allow users to group websites together; or like Sets, introduced in the Windows 10 Insider Previews, although Groupy does so more more.
Once installed, users can drag a window to another window. The two will combine into a single window, with each window receiving a tab in the title bar. To ungroup, users simply drag the tab off the group.
"It's very useful for trying to organize multiple Explorer windows or Office apps," said Angela Marshall, General Manager of Stardock Software. "With Groupy, your entire desktop works consistently with how your web browser works. It also functions not only on Windows 10, but on Windows 7 and 8 as well."
Once a group is created, users can quickly switch between different windows in a group with a simple hot-key or by clicking on the tab.
"I spend a lot of time in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and my Pictures folder," said Marshall. "Now, I just combine the three together and hot-key switch between them as I work. It's irresistibly helpful in getting things done.”
Groupy can also automatically add launched programs into an existing tab group. For example, a user who opens a new Explorer window or a new Office document can have that window become a tab in an existing group.
Groupy is available stand-alone for $9.99. It is also included in Stardock’s Object Desktop suite, which contains over a dozen desktop enhancement software products. The suite is currently on sale for $29.99, and you can learn more here.
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