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Workona vs. Toby for Managing Tabs and Bookmarks

Have you found your perfect productivity app yet? There’s plenty of options out there, but if you believe that managing your tabs and bookmarks is the path to productivity, you should consider Workona vs. Toby. We weigh the pros and cons to demonstrate that Workona is more reliable, functional, and well-designed. Let’s take a look.

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Workona features & review

Supported browsers

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

What it does

Workona helps you manage tabs, organize projects, and bring together all of your work in the cloud. While Workona’s tab management is its most well-known feature, it’s also an impressive bookmark manager. Users separate their work into workspaces, so it’s easy to move between projects and organize tabs by context. Workona has a 4.8 rating on the Chrome Web Store.

Standout features

  • Everything is automatically saved and stored in the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about losing work.
  • Restoring tabs is easy—no lengthy recovery process here.
  • Intelligent drag-and-drop functionality allows you to multi-select tabs to edit, close, move, reorganize, or save tabs.

Our verdict

Workona offers powerful functionality without overcomplicating your workflow. With auto-save, you can rest easy knowing that your work won’t be lost.

Pros:

  • Auto-saving - Workona automatically saves your work to the cloud as you go, so you don’t have to worry about lost or unsaved tabs.
  • Comprehensive - Workona includes all the features you would expect: tab management, bookmarks, sharing, and app integration.
  • Ease of use - Workona’s intuitive design makes the product easy to use. For example, nearly everything in Workona can be dragged and dropped into place.
  • Changes reflected in real time - Action is automatically reflected in Workona, even when you’re working on different computers.
  • App integration - Workona connects with the top cloud apps for work, including Google Drive, Asana, and Zoom.
  • Multi-browser compatibility - It’s available for Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Cons:

  • Lack of mobile experience - There’s no dedicated mobile app yet. However, you can access your work via your mobile browser.
  • No premium version - For now, Workona only offers a free version, although paid plans are coming in the future.

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Toby features & review

Supported browsers

  • Chrome
  • Opera

What it does

If you’re looking for a tab management experience that’s more limited in scope, then Toby is a good option. Toby offers a new tab homepage that functions as the center of your browsing. It allows you to group your tabs into collections and tag them, which can help you organize projects. You can also share collections with others. Toby has a 4.4 rating on the Chrome Web Store.

Standout features

  • Toby’s key feature is tab management. Organizing your tabs is simple and easy to understand.
  • One click allows you to save a browsing session in its entirety.

Our verdict

While Toby will get the job done if you’re looking for simple tab management, there’s a distinct lack of polish. If you want to use Toby without it taking over your new tab, they recommend that you use a different extension (Toby Mini). You can only use 8 tags, you can’t update your email address without manually requesting the change, and many reviewers say that drag and drop is clunky. Perhaps most importantly, the lack of auto-saving can lead to lost work.

Pros:

  • Tab management - Toby allows you to see your tabs at a glance and keep projects organized.
  • Clean and easy-to-understand interface - The aesthetics of Toby are pleasing, and the onboarding, while brief, makes it easy to understand how the product works.

Cons:

  • Manual saving - Toby requires you to manually save your sessions. If you forget, you might lose your tabs at an inconvenient time.
  • Lack of app integrations - Toby doesn’t include support for other cloud apps.
  • Changes aren’t reflected in real time - If you open a tab, visit a new site, and then navigate back to Toby, you need to refresh the Toby interface to see that tab in Toby’s tab list. This can be remedied by using the extension button, but the extra step is a pain.
  • Inability to multi-select tabs to move or edit - The inability to multi-select tabs if you wish to move or edit them can be frustrating when you need to reorganize in bulk.
  • Unavailable on Firefox or Microsoft Edge - While Toby is available on Chrome and Opera, it is not available on Edge, and no longer available on Firefox (despite Toby’s website claiming Firefox support).
  • Unresponsive support - Users complain about Toby’s unhelpful customer support, including a lack of response to product suggestions and bug reports.

The call is yours to make, but we hope this review was helpful in evaluating Workona vs. Toby.