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Arno Rite 5 years ago • updated by Chris Appleby 4 months ago 7

I really like Sidewise.  It's easy to use and lets me handle all my open tabs in an intuitive way.    If you need a Chrome tab manager, this is the one to get - I really do mean that!  Excellent job, Joel!

With that said, here's what I'm having problems with:

1) How do I protect all the time I'm putting in to create my tab outline?  In other words, how can I back up my outline?  If I can't protect my outline, I can't use it.

2) Actually could become part of number 1 - How do I copy my outline from my desktop to my laptop?  If I have to recreate everything, I'm wasting my time and won't do it.

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Just released the new version, which includes the basic export/import functionality mentioned below.


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I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically you will be able to export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info. I also plan to do something along the lines of automatic periodic backups of your data, along with something like a drop-down list on the options page that lets you choose to restore everything to one of the saved "earlier versions" on demand.

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I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically it will export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info, and doing silent automatic backups of your data on a periodic basis ... and then basically adding a drop-down list to the options page that lets you restore to one of the "earlier versions" on demand.

Started

I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically you will be able to export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info, and doing silent automatic backups of your data on a periodic basis ... and then basically adding a drop-down list to the options page that lets you restore to one of the "earlier versions" on demand.

Started

I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically you will be able to export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info. I also plan to do something along the lines of automatic periodic backups of your data, then basically adding a drop-down list to the options page that lets you restore things to one of the saved "earlier versions" on demand.

Started

I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically you will be able to export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info. I also plan to do something along the lines of automatic periodic backups of your data, along with something like a drop-down list on the options page that lets you choose to restore everything to one of the saved "earlier versions" on demand.

Awesome Joel, keep it up!

Answer
Completed

Just released the new version, which includes the basic export/import functionality mentioned below.


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I have some (admittedly rather primitive) export/import functions coming in the next version. Basically you will be able to export all of Sidewise's settings and data to your clipboard, which you can then save to a text file. For the import side, you reverse the process (paste some previously exported data into a text box in Sidewise).

Longer term, I'll be looking at ways of exporting/importing that don't involve the clipboard, such as storing your data in a database that I host on http://sidewise.info. I also plan to do something along the lines of automatic periodic backups of your data, along with something like a drop-down list on the options page that lets you choose to restore everything to one of the saved "earlier versions" on demand.

I've lost my tabs a number of times (sometimes well over 1000 tabs). When I backup to clipboard, it always gives me an error when I try to restore, and clicking emergency restore has never done anything. Please advise.