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Get started with Wavebox.

Wavebox will help you streamline your online workflows, reclaim wasted time, and stay organized throughout your work day. Follow these straightforward steps to get started:

1. Add sidebar groups & toolbar apps.

Create an app group (rounded square icon) by clicking on the + icon at the bottom of the sidebar. App groups can contain one or more apps, so next add some more apps to each group to create a workflow. These apps will appear in the top toolbar (or in the sidebar beneath the main group app). There are a couple of easy ways to do this, just click on the + icon in the top toolbar or right-click on any group you’ve created in the sidebar and select 'Add another app'.

2. Discover cookie profiles.

You may have noticed that when adding an app you need to choose a cookie profile. These sandbox your apps to either isolate them, or group them together. Normally the default profile is used for new apps, unless you're adding a second account of any app e.g. Gmail or Slack, and then you'll need to create a new cookie profile for it.

Discover cookie profiles

3. Change app sleep settings.

Wavebox keeps your machine running efficiently by sleeping apps that are not active. Some apps still get notifications and unread badges when they are sleeping. Others need to stay awake to receive real-time updates. To change your sleep settings, right-click on any app icon and click on 'App settings > Account & Behaviour > Sleep tab after minutes of inactivity'. All apps have a 5 minute sleep time by default.

4. Use focused tabs for each app.

It's now time to use tabs in the right way! Wavebox lets you open tabs in the main window, under each app group. To create a new tab, click on the gray 'right' chevron in the top toolbar (to the right of your toolbar apps icons). If the top toolbar isn't displayed because you only have one app in the group, right-click on the sidebar app icon and select 'Add New Tab'. There are different ways to display the tabs - right-click on the top toolbar and then 'tabs' to explore the various options.

Learn more about App Tabs →

5. Add chrome extensions.

You can add any Chrome extension to Wavebox. Just click on the blue globe icon in the sidebar to open a new window, and enter 'chrome web store' into the address bar. Select chrome web store from the list top open the store. Find the extension in the store and click on the 'Add to Wavebox' blue button.

6. Save pages as pins.

You can organise frequently used pages using tooltip menus. Tooltip menus appear when you hover over any group or app. Hover over any app (circle icon) and you'll see a list of recently visited places. Simply click on the pin icon next to any of the pages to save it to the 'pinned' list. You can edit the name of your pinned pages by clicking on the pencil icon.

7. Customize link opening.

Another great Wavebox feature is our Link Opening Engine. This allows you to control where your links open in Wavebox. By default, Wavebox will try to match links with other apps in Wavebox e.g. a Slack link in Trello will open in Slack. However, there may be times when you want them to open it somewhere else, such as in an App tab or a new Wavebox. You can customize where links open, app-by-app by going to Settings > General > Link Opening. There are some caveats, so best read the KB article before making your changes.

8. Create private and shared workspaces.

Wavebox workspaces provide a central place to organize the apps/websites/pages you visit frequently. The Wavebox Mini Menu (on the right) also provides an overview of everything that's new across all your apps. You can create private workspaces for yourself, or shared workspaces for your team.

9. Chat, call and screenshare.

Wavebox supports chat, calls, video meeting and screen-share straight from the browser - a service called Connect. To start using it, you'll first need to invite someone to chat too (well, duh). Once connected, you can share workspaces (apps and links) and chat as you work across all your apps. You can create teams of people to share with, create online rooms to hold meetings, and also see who is online.

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Lock your browser when you're away from your desk

How do I set the privacy lock?

Click on the yellow padlock icon in the sidebar (bottom) to set and activate the lock.

Import your logins from Chrome

How do I import my Chrome logins?

In Chrome, go to Settings > Advanced > More Browser Settings > Passwords > Export and save to your computer. Then repeat in Wavebox, this time using 'import'.

Share your apps and links with others in your team

How do I share my WB setup?

Create a Connect team with those who you want to share with. Then use the shared workspace to add the apps and shortcuts you want to share.

Import your bookmarks from Chrome

How do I import my Chrome bookmarks?

In Chrome to to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager. Then click on the three dots followed by 'Export' bookmarks and save to your computer. Then repeat in Wavebox, this time using 'import'.

Mute notifications to minimise distractions when you need time to concentrate

How do I mute notifications?

Click on the green bell icon in the sidebar (bottom) and enter a specific time or select a time period.

You can add any chrome theme to Wavebox

How do I change my theme?

Type 'chome web store' into the address bar in any Wavebox window and follow a link to the store. Browse the themes and click on the 'Add to Wavebox' button to try one out.

Wavebox supports all ad-blockers from the chrome web store

Does Wavebox have an AdBlocker?

We don't have one in-built, but there are many to choose from on the chrome web store, such as UBlock Origin and AdGuard.

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