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Using Tabox

Welcome to Tabox – An extension to help you save collections of tabs so you can open them later in a single click!

The tabs you save in Tabox are referred here as “collections” that is so they are not confused with Chrome’s Tab Groups feature.


How do I open Tabox?

When you install Tabox, it will be added to the list of icons next to your address bar.

If you already have a bunch of extensions with icons there, Chrome will move it to the extensions section, which you can access by clicking the “puzzle piece” icon.

chrome extensions section

After you click the puzzle icon and locate Tabox, click the “pin” icon next to it, to make sure Tabox is “pinned” to your browser, so you don’t need to go look for it again.


How do I use Tabox?

Once you have located the Tabox icon, click it to open Tabox’s popup window.


Tabox lets you save tabs in 2 ways:

Save ALL open tabs

  1. Open Tabox

  2. Enter a name for the collection

  3. Click “Add”

Once you click “Add” to create a collection, it will be added to Tabox.
Clicking this collection will open all the tabs that were saved there at once.

You have the option to choose if you want those tabs to open in the current window or in a new window.

Save only SELECTED tabs

  1. Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac) + Click the tabs you wish to save (this will cause them to be slightly highlighted)

  2. Open Tabox

  3. Enter a name for the collection

  4. Click “Add”

Updating a collection

You can update an existing collection in 2 ways:

  1. Hover over a collection and click the "update" button. 
    This will replace the tabs stored in this collections with the tabs you currently ahem open (or selected)

  2. Edit a collection by clicking the "expand" icon to see the tabs inside it.
    There you can remove tabs, add tabs, edit tab groups and more.

tabox expand collection

Exporting a collection

Tabox lets you export a collection so it can be imported by you (or someone else) into another instance of Tabox. (for example, to share it with a co-worker)


To export a Collection:

  1. Open Tabox

  2. Click the Export icon

A txt file will be saved to your Downloads folder.

Importing a collection

You can only import files that were originally exported from Tabox.

Import Collection


To import a collection:

  1. Open Tabox

  2. Click “Import tabs from file”

  3. Select the txt file to import

A new collection will be added to Tabox.

Rearranging Collections

You can drag and drop collections to rearrange the order they appear in.

Drag & Drop Collections


To rearrange collections:

  1. Open Tabox

  2. Click and hold the dotted edge near a collection

  3. Drag it to where you want it to be

Searching collections

When typing in the text box, Tabox will also perform a search on your existing collections.
If your text matches any collection names, those would appear below.

Syncing your collections

If you wish to sync your collections across multiple computers, Tabox lets you enable Google Drive sync.


To enable sync:

  1. Open Tabox

  2. Click the header where it says: “Signin with Google to enable sync”

  3. A popup window will appear, asking you you login with your Google credentials and allow Tabox access to sync files there.

  4. Once you confirm access to Google Drive, sync will work in the background automatically

When sync is enabled, any change to the collections will be synced to your Google Drive.

To login on another computer, simple repeat the steps above. Any already synced collections will appear once you sign in.

A word about Privacy

Tabox requests access to your browsing history when you install it.

That is because we use this access to allow you to relaunch your last closed session.



We DO NOT collect your browsing history, nor do we save any of your information.
Tabox works by locally saving your collections on YOUR computer.

If you enable sync, Tabox will ONLY sync collections data to a special settings file in YOUR Google Drive.

Tabox does not have access to any of your other files on Google Drive, only the Tabox settings file.

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