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WinTabs is a little program that makes it easier to access multiple documents while using various Windows programs. It adds to the caption bar a series of tabs, each representing an open document. With each new document you open, a new tab is added. To change active document, you only have to click on the document tab. WinTabs itself runs as a convenient icon in the System Tray area of the Windows taskbar. Ample documentation is included, together with full support for installation and uninstallation.


  • Works with 71 programs: Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe/Acrobat Reader, AOL Press, AutoCAD, Axialis Icons, Borland Image Editor, C++Builder, Capture Professional, Cetus CNotePad, Cetus CWordPad, Cool3D, CorelDRAW, DejaVu, Delphi, Drag And File Gold, EmEditor, Eudora, Excel, Explorer, Fireworks, Flash, Forte Agent, Freehand, FrontPage 98, FrontPage Express, gvim, Internet Explorer, InternetSurfer, K-Meleon, Lotus Approach Millenium Edition, Lotus WordPro, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Maruo, Mathcad, Metapad, Microangelo 98, Micrografx Draw, Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft Project 2000, Microsoft VBA Editor, Netscape Navigator, NoteBook, Notepad, NoteWorthy Composer,, Opera, Outlook, Outlook Express, PageMaker, Paint, Paint Shop Pro, Pegasus Mail, PHOTO-PAINT, PhotoShop, PMMail 98, PowerPoint, Putty, RegEdt32, RISA-2d, Siemens STEP7, SmartDraw Professional, Sun StarOffice, TextPad, TurboCAD Professional, Visio, Visual C++, Word, WordPad, WordPerfect, Ziff-Davis Media PC Benchmark Results Viewer
    See Documentation page for more details.
  • Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, and 2003.
  • Simple and unobtrusive - WinTabs places itself into unused part of window caption bar.
  • Simple installation and uninstallation.
  • Small distribution file, only 279 KB.

Small and swift!

WinTabs is distributed as a single file. Just download and run it and it will install itself. WinTabs is small - just a 285 KB. Even when installed it won't clutter your disk but will stay in one file. And it is easy to uninstall, either from Control Panel or from the program itself. Uninstallation is complete and can in no way harm other programs (see the Documentation page for more details).

No time limitation!

You can use WinTabs for as long as you want. There is no time limitation built into program. In unregistered version, however, only some plugins are fully functional.

To fully activate all plugins, you have to register WinTabs. Registration also provides you with fast support through e-mail and free lifetime upgrades.

What about source?

I cannot give away full source because WinTabs is built with some commercial components. I have, however, prepared simplified version called WordTabs, containing only support for Word (97 and 2000) and without user interface visual niceties. WordTabs source code is distributed under Open Source license. You will need Delphi 4 to compile it.

WordTabs is completely free for any use. You can download it from the Files page.

My favourite program is not supported!

See New programs page.

Show me a picture!

Here it is - WinTabs managing web pages opened in Opera 3.60. See documentation page for more pictures.


Announcement list

If you want to be notified when new version of WinTabs is available, join my announcement list. This is a low traffic, moderated mailing list with hidden membership (so it will generate you no spam).

To subscribe (or unsubscribe or change delivery options), visit the wintabs list information page

Contact me

If you have any question - go ahead and ask. My email address is

Last update: 2009-12-13