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Read the 'Essential Guide to Getting Organized' in Wavebox.

Get off to the best start by reading this article. It will show you how to use Groups, Apps, Tabs and Workspaces to build fast and efficient workflows in Wavebox.


Groups are permanent spaces in the webdock (sidebar) for you to bring apps and tabs together to create workflows.


Apps are essentially tabs that have been 'boosted' to gain extra features such as unread badges & notifications.


In Wavebox, tabs are always used in context so they stay tidy, organized, and can be easily found using search.

1. Create a group in the webdock.

Click on the + icon in the webdock (sidebar) to add a new group. You can either start browsing with tabs, or add your first app. Clicking on 'Start with an App' brings up the App Directory so you can find the app you want. Or, click on the 'Add any Website' to paste in any URL. You can then add more apps to this group by clicking on the + icon in the top toolbar.

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2. Start using Tabs.

It's time to start using tabs in the right way! Wavebox helps you stay focused by having tabs in the main window under each group and/or app. To add your first tab to an app, just right-click on the app icon and select 'Add new tab'. To add another tab, click on the gray '+' chevron in the top toolbar (next to the existing tab). There are different ways to display the tabs in the tabstrip - right-click on the top toolbar and then 'tabs' to explore the various options. If you have no tabs open in the group or app, the tabstrip will be hidden.


3. Add Chrome Extensions.

You can add any Chrome extension to Wavebox. Just click on the + icon in the sidebar to open the App Directory, then click on the 'Add Extension' button. This will launch the chrome web store in a new window, where you can find your extension and add it to Wavebox using the blue 'Add to Wavebox' button.

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4. Sign-in to Multiple Accounts.

Most browsers have one cookie container for everything, and in Wavebox we call this the default cookie container and most of your apps will belong to it. However, if you need to stay signed-in to multiple accounts of the same type e.g. Gmail or Slack, then you'll need to add more cookie containers to keep them isolated from each other. Wavebox will automatically suggest this when you add the 2nd account of an app already in Wavebox.


5. Tweak Sleep Settings.

Wavebox keeps your machine running efficiently by sleeping apps, tabs, and windows that are not active. Some apps still get notifications and unread badges when they are sleeping. Others need to stay awake to receive real-time updates. To change your sleep settings, right-click on any app icon and click on 'App settings > Account & Behaviour > Sleep tab after minutes of inactivity'.

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6. Explore the Tooltip menu.

Hover over any app and you'll see the tooltip menu. This menu is crammed with great features, including Fast Actions (e.g. create a new Word doc), recently visited pages and saved pages. To save a page, simply click on the bookmark icon next to any page under History to save it. You can edit the name of your saved pages by clicking on the pencil icon and customize where each page opens e.g. in a new tab, in a new window etc.

7. Customize Link Opening Rules.

If you click on a Trello link in Gmail, and you have both apps added to Wavebox, the link will open in the correct place in the Tello app. That's the Link Engine. For the times when you want them to open somewhere else, such as in a tab or new window, you can customize where links open in Settings > General > Link Opening.

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8. Create a Workspace.

Workspaces provide a central place to organize the apps/websites/pages you visit frequently. Workspaces are made up of widgets, and there is a library of widgets for you to choose from. You can also pin a workspace to a group, and select a workspace to show in all new tabs. You can keep them private or share them with a Connect team.

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9. Try Multiple Profiles.

Use Profiles to setup multiple Waveboxes on your computer. Each Profile has a main window with sidebar and secondary windows, and they are completely independent with their own theme, cookie containers, settings, passwords, extensions, notifications, groups, apps, etc. Use them to isolate work and home, or to keep a client's Wavebox separate from your own.


10. Chat, Call & Screenshare.

Wavebox supports chat, calls, video meetings, and screen-share straight from the browser - a service called Connect. Click on the blue speech bubble next to your extension icons, create a team and send some invites. Once connected, you can share workspaces (apps and links) and chat as you work across all your apps.

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