Feature Request: Rearrangeable Tabs

  1. 4 years ago

    Thank you for this amazing application. I've spent years looking for something like this only to stumble upon it on Stack Social. I've been shocked and amazed that so few people seem to know about DoogiePIM even though it has been out for two years - this is the solution a lot of productivity and organizing types I know want and need in their life!

    I love that there is an active community surrounding this application. Is there any way, or a plan to implement a feature, to be able to move and rearrange tabs in the sidebar and/or horizontal tab bar? This would be of great benefit to me, and I'm sure many others, as I have a tendency to align my most active tabs to the left in order to be actioned first.

    On a minor side note, is there a way to utilize the spellcheck feature of Chromium on the DoogiePIM web browser? By nature I cannot spell worth a damn and when I right click on the red underlined word there is no option to correct the wording.

  2. Chris

    13 Aug 2018 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    What wonderful comments, thank you.

    Tab reordering is something that can be implemented in a future version, either horizontal or vertical. I'm guessing the order could be separate for both orientations; You could have a specific order for the vertical tabs and another order for the horizontal tabs.

    Spellcheck for the browser. Yes, that's doable. I've added it to the list.

    If you have any more suggestions, I'd love to read them.

    doogiePIM, "The Web's best kept secret".

  3. Chris,

    You're very welcome! DoogiePIM is the best kept secret on the web, and it shouldn't be! What's even more amazing to me is that it's a solid, stable, and mature application that isn't the product of a big tech company but was born out of the dedication and passion of one uniquely gifted individual.

    I'm reminded of the long running thread on HN asking how readers organize all the information in their life (emails, bookmarks, notes, etc). You can find the post here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12794292 , but the synopsis is all of us power users and knowledge workers are desperate to find an all-in-solution that doesn't require juggling a dozen or so apps to get a given task done. Based off the original poster's description, which mirrors my own needs, doogiePIM is the only application I've ever used that checks every single one of those blocks users want and then some.

    Is it possible to incorporate Chrome or Firefox extensions (seeing as how they are now the same standard) to the doogiePIM web browser? This would allow for greater integration not just on the Personal Information side of things but also in the field of Personal Knowledge Management. For example I would be able to use my Evernote Web Clipper add-on in addition to doogiePIM's already built in feature to capture or drag and drop OLE objects to even greater effect.

    I'm also curious about the behavior of the side panel. While this may work for many users I still prefer the horizontal tab view that puts my tabs on the top of the screen. This would however involve a few more clicks to redeploy the sidebar if I wanted to see my downloads list or history. Is it possible to amend the code so as to function like the Opera or old Firefox All-in-One Sidebar, where those additional toolbar buttons at the bottom of the sidebar could be incorporated under the Home, Tasks, etc bar and could deploy out as needed? This may lead to greater functionality for some users as it would allow for a few less clicks while also presenting maximum real estate on the app itself for whatever function was being actioned at the time in the primary frame window.

    Additionally, is it possible to change the settings of the chime reminders so they do not interrupt the user's typing should that occur when the window appears?

  4. Chris

    14 Aug 2018 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    Oh gosh! I'm so happy you feel this way to move yourself to writing a review too. It really made my day. Thank you.

    Browser extensions are quite tricky as you're exposing a lot of the internal data to a third-party. As one of the main premises of doogiePIM is privacy and data protection, I need to be very careful what is used. I can sandbox just the current browser page so only that is allowed and nothing else. It will take some careful thought and consideration.

    The chime reminders; I believe that's a little glitch and shouldn't interrupt the typing. For the moment, you could use the Settings to not show the chime alert window but still get the sound. I'll get the glitch repair added to the todo list. Thanks for observation.

    The Side Panel has various command to access downloads, history and tabs in the various View menus. The top-left Menu button is a quick access to everything. I could certainly add those commands to the main toolbar too. You could also right-click on a horizontal tab to access History etc too.
    I remember making a little video showing the various ways to show/hide the tabs here:

  5. You're quite welcome, doogiePIM is truly an amazing product and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking it for a test drive over the last few days.

    I understand the concern with integrating a fully functional browser balanced with the need for privacy and security (especially in today's age). I would propose, it at all possible, a setting the user could activate (or not) allowing for the base browser to be able to accept extensions in order to further enhance the capabilities of an already amazing platform. It would certainly do wonders to further my own productivity as I would no longer need to alternate between doogiePIM and my browser (although I'm more of a Firefox guy!).

    As for the positioning and behavior of the sidebar/side panels I had seen your video on doogiePIM's YouTube channel and have been playing around with how to optimize the app for my needs. The collapsible feature I described in the previous post can be likened to what the creator of Clibu is attempting with his webapp that has some similar functionality to doogiePIM (you can see how the side bar buttons expand into quick reference panes at https://myclibu.com. ).

    While doogiePIM is far more mature an application and locally installed I think this type of capability would assist users in maximizing screen real estate for next action items while also allowing for maximum use of the sidebar as a quick reference element verses a static viewing pane.

  6. RandallG

    17 Aug 2018 Test Pilot

    Totally love the soundtrack to your video Chris. Can we have it in Doogie as a selectable alert or alarm? Love it. Need to figure out how to snag it for a ringtone on my phone too. :-)

  7. Chris

    17 Aug 2018 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    @RandallG Totally love the soundtrack to your video Chris. Can we have it in Doogie as a selectable alert or alarm? Love it. Need to figure out how to snag it for a ringtone on my phone too. :-)

    The track is called Prelude 17 by Chris Zabriskie. I love it. Such a slow but moving piece. I'm sure you could get an MP3 version then convert it to a WAV file, hey presto! you can then use it in doogiePIM.

  8. RandallG

    17 Aug 2018 Test Pilot

    Thanks Chris. I have now created an MP3 of it. Been listening to a lot of his music on Youtube too. Very relaxing music.


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