One of the most liked features of Google Chrome is its tab management and if you would like to have the same look and feel on your Windows Explorer, then check out Clover, an app that brings Chrome-style tabs to Windows Explorer.
Clover – Turn Windows Explorer into Google Chrome
When I first found out about Clover, I told myself that this will be a killer app since it boasts the same features of Google Chrome’s tab which is really great. Imagine opening multiple windows in “tabs” and perform common computer tasks, such as copy, paste, move, cut or deletion of files easier and faster.
Clover is a free Windows extension that is designed to add Google Chrome-like tabs GUI on Windows Explorer. Once you start using this, you will never have to open multiple windows at the same time again. All you need is to open one window, and just click “Add Tab” every time you need to open a new one.
Just like Google Chrome’s tab, you can also bookmark a selected tab or “most used folder” for quick access by pressing CTRL+D on your keyboard. A tiny window will popup from which you can add the name of the bookmark or for more options, just click “Edit” so you can add a new Bookmarks folder. The bookmarked tab will be placed on the bookmarks bar.
Right-clicking on the tabs will give you more options including New Tab, Duplicate (if you want to duplicate the selected tab), Pin Tab (the selected tab will be pinned to the left), Close Tab, Close other tabs, Reopen closed tab, Bookmark all tabs. And if you’ll notice, all of which are exactly the same options that you will find when you right click on a tab on Google Chrome!
You can also use the same keyboard shortcuts you’re using on Google Chrome to use the other options on Clover such as CTRL+T to open a new tab, CTRL+SHIFT+T to reopen closed tabs, and etc.
Clover is definitely a must-have app for those who are tired of switching from one window to another every time they have a bunch of windows open. This app offers a whole new file browsing experience for every one! Clover works on 32 and 54-bit editions of Windows XP/Vista/7 and 8.