Our tab management feature is a powerful way to stay focused while you work. It's like having a clean desk for each of your projects.
When you add the Tab Manager extension to your browser, workspaces essentially become a dedicated browser window for every project. Workspaces constantly autosave your work and keep your work in the browser tidy, no matter how many projects you’re juggling.
Your browser will show only the browser tabs that are open in your current workspace. This way, you can immerse yourself in a single project without getting distracted.
If you close a workspace, your tabs will be autosaved and closed. When you open the workspace next time, your previous tabs will be restored exactly as you left them. This makes it easy to pause a project and return to it later.
When you’re ready to work on something else, simply switch workspaces and your tabs will switch, too. If your job requires frequent context switching, workspace switching will help you stay focused and feel more in control of your workday.
If you’d like a tab to persist when you switch workspaces, try using the browser feature of pinned tabs (right-click the tab and click Pin Tab).
Tab management is a per-user preference
You can share workspaces with people who don't use the Tab Manager. They will be able to access all of the shared content (resources, notes, and tasks) just like a Google Drive or Dropbox folder — no extension required.
Open a workspace. Notice the workspace tabs appear.
Click on a different workspace in the sidebar. Notice the previous workspace's tabs have been temporarily hidden for you, and the new workspace's tabs now appear.
Switching back to the first workspace will switch back to that workspace's tabs. Notice the tabs don't need to reload and are exactly as you left them. This is because they were simply hidden, rather than closed.
With the Tab Manager extension installed, use the shortcut OPTION-A (ALT-A on Windows), to toggle between your open workspaces instantly from anywhere in the browser.
You will be put on a new tab within a new unsaved workspace so you can immediately begin your temporary browsing session.
You can save a temporary session (or any other unsaved browser window) by opening workona.com in the browser window, then typing a workspace name in the 'Unsaved' field.
Better than ⌘N
With the Tab Manager extension installed, set up the new workspace shortcut, OPTION-N (ALT-N on Windows), to create a new temporary session instantly from anywhere in the browser. Use this shortcut instead of creating new windows.
With tab management enabled, you can close workspaces without worrying about losing your place. Workona remembers your recent tabs and gives you the ability to instantly restore them.
Open a workspace.
Your most recent tab session in the workspace will automatically open.
If you want to restore an older session, click the ⋮ button that appears to the right of the workspace name in the sidebar. Note: Free accounts can't restore older sessions, but will automatically restore the most recent session.
Use the « button to see older tab sessions. Workona records unlimited sessions per workspace, and creates backup snapshots for each hour of active work.
Click Restore tabs to restore the entire session, or click tabs individually to only restore certain tabs.
With tab management enabled, your most recent tab session within a workspace is accessible from any device. This keeps your work organized, no matter how many devices you use.
Open a workspace.
Your most recent tab session from any device (or other browser) will open automatically.
If you have the same workspace open on multiple computers simultaneously, you’ll see Changes from your other computer appear. Click Apply changes to merge sessions (workspaces only have one primary session). Uncheck the box next to any change you don’t want to apply, or click Ignore to discard all changes.