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Getting Started with Wavebox.

Wavebox 10 is a brand new work browser that streamlines the way that you work and helps you to save time and stay organised. Here’s a short guide to help you get started with Wavebox.

1. Add your first groups & apps.

Create an app group in the sidebar by clicking on the + icon at the bottom. App groups in the sidebar can contain one or more apps (yep, although we call them groups, you can still just have one app in it!). You may have created some groups during the install process, but when you’re ready you can add your next one here’s how:

  • Click on the plus icon at the bottom of the sidebar.

  • Choose an app from the directory, or, if an app is missing you can use the ‘Add any website’ option and paste in any URL.

  • Follow the on-screen process to setup your group and sign-in if necessary.

  • TIP: You can reorder your group apps by dragging them up and down.

2. Add more apps to a group.

Next add some more apps to each group.  These will appear in the top toolbar. This is great for organising your apps and saving space in the sidebar.

  • Right click on any group you’ve created in the sidebar. Pick “Add another app”.

  • Choose an app from the directory, or, if an app is missing you can use the ‘Add any website’ option and paste in any URL.

  • Follow the on-screen process to setup your group and sign-in if necessary.

  • You can also right-click on any page in the main window, and select ‘Open current page as new app’ to add it to the top toolbar.

  • You can reorder your apps in the top toolbar by dragging them left and right.  You can also place your apps on the right in the top toolbar, or under the main group app in the sidebar.  To do this, right-click on an app and select ‘Move app to’.

  • You can also move an app to a different group. To do this, right-click on an app and select ‘Move app to…’.

3. Change app sleep settings.

Wavebox works really hard in the background to keep your machine running nice and lean, whilst at the same time giving you the best experience possible.

One of the ways it does this is by ‘sleeping’ apps that haven’t been used for a while. Some apps such as Gmail, Outlook, Slack etc (we call them integrated apps) can still send you notifications and update unread badges when they are asleep. Non-integrated apps don’t send notifications when asleep.

All apps have a 5 minute sleep time by default.  So if you want to keep your apps awake you will need to change the settings. If you have quite a few apps in your Wavebox, it’s recommended that you set sleeping on some of them to maintain performance.

Here are a few ways to change your sleep settings.

  • Right-click on any app icon.

  • Go to ‘Settings’.

  • Toggle “Automatically sleep app” as required.

  • When you wake up and app you get a prompt to disable sleep. Click on it, if required.

4. Share or split app logins using profiles.

You may have noticed that when adding an app you are aksed to choose a profile. Profiles help to separate your apps into boxes to preserve cookies, privacy and sign-in sessions.  Profiles are useful for:

1. To isolate logins so you can sign-in to mulitple accounts of the same type at the same time e.g. Slack, Gmail, Microsoft Teams, Trello etc. so each app account is in it’s own profile.

2. To share the same login across different accounts e.g. you may use the same Google account to login to different apps.

Wavebox tries to suggest the best profile for each app, normally the ‘default’ profile is used for new apps.  You can change the profile for your apps at any time by right-clicking on the app icon and selecting ‘Settings’ > ‘Profiles’.

5. Add your Chrome extensions.

You can add any Chrome extension to Wavebox, and there are a few different ways to do this.

  • Open a new window, by clicking on the blue globe icon at the bottom of the sidebar. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore).

  • On the dashboard, click on the ‘Extensions’ button at the top.

  • Find the extension you want in the store and then click on ‘Add to Wavebox’ button.  The extensions icon will appear in the top toolbar next to the navigation bar (if visible).

6. Create some collections on the dashboard.

The Wavebox dashboard gives you a central place to organise apps you visit frequently. It also provides an overview of all unread activity across your apps. The dashboard is automatically added when you install Wavebox. Try creating some collections, either by using linking to existing apps or by adding some websites you use frequently.

7. Pin pages using the tooltip menus.

You can organise frequently used pages using tooltip menus.  Tooltip menus appear when you hover over a group or app.  If you hover over a group the tooltip menu will either show a list of apps in that group, or if the group only has one app it will show ‘recents’ (recently visited places) and ‘pinned’ (recents that have been pinned) for that app.  Tooltip menus for an app just show ‘recents’ and ‘pinned’.

  • Hover over any app to see a list of recently visited places. Click on the ‘pin’ icon next to a place you want to pin.

  • To change the name of the pin, click on the pencil icon to bring up the editing box.  You can rename and upload a pin icon from here.

  • Pins don’t have to be places visited within that app.  Try clicking on the address bar and navigating to another website.  Then go into you recents and pin the last visited page.  (To return to the app, click on the ‘home’ icon next to the address bar). A great way to join up and bookmark places within a workflow.

8. Open a new window with tabs.

Wavebox uses windows in lots of different ways.  When you click on a link, sometimes it opens in a new window.  You can choose where to open links in ‘Settings > Link Opening’.  You can run many Wavebox windows at the same time, which is handy when you want to run apps side by side. You’ll also notice that Wavebox windows support tabs. Here are a few ways to open windows:

  • Click on the blue globe icon in the sidebar (bottom left). This will open a new window.

  • Click on hamburger menu in the top-right corner (next to the address bar), then click on ‘New Window’.  You can also open an incognito window from here.

  • Right-click on the main window in any app and select ‘Open Current Page in New Window’.

  • If you have one window open, then new windows will be opened as tabs in that window, unless you specify to open another new window. 

9. Lots more to discover.

There’s so much to explore in Wavebox!  Here are a few things to try:

  • Set the privacy lock – click on the padlock icon in the sidebar (bottom).

  • Mute notifications – click on the green bell icon in the sidebar and enter a time or select a time period.

  • Open a new window – click on the blue globe icon in the sidebar.

  • Change your theme – Wavebox supports Chrome web store themes, so why not give one a try?

  • AdBlocker – There are some great AdBlocker extensions in the Chrome web store, why not try a free one to minimise distractions.

  • Hide the address bar – If you want to turn off the address bar, just right-click anywhere in the top toolbar and select ‘Hide Address Bar’.  Or in ‘Settings > User Interface > Show Address Bar’.  

  • Updates – We’re constantly updating Wavebox to make it better.  You will be notified in the app when there’s an update to download.  Or you can check for an update manually: ‘Settings > Updates > Check for Update Now’

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