Organization Made Easy! How to Use Opera’s Workspaces for Your Projects
How many tabs do you have open right now?
I am sure at least a half dozen to a dozen, am I right?
You are working on at least two website projects, sample websites for inspiration, you have a tab open for Facebook, YouTube, Memebase (for when you need to drift off) and the list goes on.
At some point you say to yourself: I need to get organized.
So, you start working on different projects using different windows, instead of tabs.
But, you realize you still have to jump back and forth between windows, multiple windows start eating up RAM...and bam, you are right back to square one...being disorganized and frustrated.
For some reason, I ended up using Opera web browser more and more, for I find that the Wix Editor works a lot smoother, and uses a lot less memory than Google Chrome (what a memory hog).
Anyways, Opera has this neat little feature called "Workspaces."
Say, you are working on two projects. You can open a Workspace for each project and easily jump back and forth between each Workspace. No more tabs mess, no more jumping back and forth between windows. No more memory being eaten alive.
Each Workspace functions, well, like a workspace. Actually, it functions as having separate windows open, however, much more convenient, making workflow much smoother...and it doesn't end up eating up a lot of additional memory.
You can open up to 5 Workspaces. I usually have a Main Workspace, a Social Media Workspace, and then I use the other 3 for different projects.
This very simple feature in Opera has made my work life so much more organized, efficient, convenient and...fun.
If this feature is available in your favorite browser: use it. You won't regret it. So far, I see this feature only in Opera.
How To Set It Up
STEP 1: Download Opera browser
Step 2: Open the Opera browser
Step 3: On the lower-left side of the opened Opera browser you will see three dots. Click to open the “Sidebar Setup”
STEP 4: If Workspaces is not enabled, then toggle to enable it.
STEP 5: Add and name up to five (5) Workspaces
Think of each Workspace as having opened a separate browser window, where you can have different tabs opened.
You cannot drag to rearrange your Workspaces, so make sure to name and organize them in your preferred order, beforehand.
STEP 6: Easily jump between your Workspaces. They will always sit on the top of the Sidebar.
NOTE: the Sidebar always sits on the left of the Opera browser. I do not yet see an option to change the position of the Sidebar.
I am certain that this feature in Opera will help keep your projects in order and work on them efficiently.
It certainly has for me.