Links

👶🏻 The birth of TabHub

Our inspiration
When we were in school, the two of us constantly get frustrated with the link-sharing experience while working on our home works. Bulk link-sharing is a pain which involves too many steps:
  1. 1.
    Double click on each link opened in the browser (20 links = 20 steps)
  2. 2.
    Control + C
  3. 3.
    Open word-processing software
  4. 4.
    Control + V
  5. 5.
    Open access to another person
Similarly, bulk link-saving from reading blog posts is also done manually, with the number of steps directly proportional to the number of links included.
For individual resource that we share to each other via Imessage, messenger, Whatsapp, etc., they get buried under tons and tons of messages, having us endlessly scroll just to retrieve that link back.
Sometimes, they were even lost forever.

The browsing hell

Here's our typical up-to-our-neck browsing experience:
  • Open and read a bunch of tabs in many windows (typically 4-5)
  • Do the work (e.g., write essays, code, etc.)
  • Think of a point just read, but forget from which tab it is
  • Go through the jungle of ungrouped tabs and read again to find the relevant ones
  • Computers get extremely laggy with so many tabs open (see image below), consuming large portion of memory.
Having 50 tabs opened with multiple windows simultaneously can be an overwhelmingly chaotic and agonizing experience. It feels like being trapped in a virtual maze of digital clutter, where every attempt to find what you need becomes a grueling task. Trying to locate a specific tab becomes akin to searching for a needle in a haystack, as your mind grapples with an incessant influx of information overload.
Previously I would copy and paste every link by-hand into a document, not to mention losing several links due to my tab getting too crowded
My browsing hell while doing assignments at school, which causes the computer to slow down and lagging due to memory overload. This is mainly due to all the tabs not being "slept", closed, or handled properly

Lost track of time & purpose while browsing

Sometimes, we find ourselves in the loop of reading from one blog post to another without much awareness of how these readings could help completing our tasks. Therefore, TabHub includes a feature where each tab you visit would be tracked and visualized according to how much time you spent and how often do you switch from one tab to another. Coupled with our upcoming Focus Mode, you could enter your browsing goal and let AI gives you insights into how effective your browsing session is.