I never would have thought that an improvement in tab technology would have me fist-pumping in front of my computer, but this video preview for FireFox’s forthcoming Tab Candy feature, which spatially organises and groups tabs, really has me jazzed.
All of the symptoms covered in this video – 50 tabs open at once, scrolling endlessly through said tabs, information guilt – these are all things I suffer from every day, and I’ve long yearned for a better way to navigate all those tabs. Tab Candy, offering an expose-style overview of all the stuff you have open, is pretty much exactly the solution I had been dreaming of.
Sure there are potential issues with memory hoggage – with Tab Candy, why would I ever close a tab again! – but as the video points out, the developers are working to optimise the system for such usage. If you want to brave a rough, “super-early” build of Firefox 4 beta with Tab Candy, you can do so here. Personally I’m just glad tab salvation is finally on its way. [Aza Raskin via Tech Crunch]