What is Toby?
Toby is a way to manage and organize your browser tabs for quick and easy access to frequently visited websites.
Why is this a great tool?
Helps reduce the amount of tabs you have to keep open on your computer which helps minimize the amount of clutter on your screen. It also increases your productivity since you will spend less time finding the tab you need. Toby is a great alternative to using bookmarks because your favorite websites can be accessed in just one click.
How do I use it?
If you are trying to find lesson plans for a particular unit, you can organize all the different websites into one single category. This way all your resources are in one spot. Or, make categories for the different classes you teach, and organize the frequently used sites for each class.
Go to the Chrome Extension Web Store and click on the Add to Chrome, green button.
Once added, every time you open a new tab, Toby will appear. Even in this view, you will still have access to all your bookmarks.
On the right hand side you will see all the sites you currently have open. Find the pink add button located near the bottom right in order to organize some of those sites into one similar category.
When you hover over the list of current tabs open, a hand will appear. Click and hold on the site that you want categorized and drop them into the dotted box or the category you just created. Add as many sites as you want to the category.
If you hover over the site, a “pencil” and “x” will show up. The “pencil” allows you to change the name of your site. The “x” removes the site from your collection.
On the right hand side of each category you will see three dots. These are options to remove the category, change the title, or add a note to the collection. Collaborate with your colleagues by using the share button. Note that your colleagues must have Toby installed in order to be able to share your Toby collections.