FireFox 4: The App Tab – An instant time saver

March 24, 2011

FireFox 4 came out a few days ago (March 22 to be exact) and already has 15 million downloads.

One of the neatest, and probably most time saving feature is the new “App Tab”. The App Tab gives a permanent home to the Apps you use the most. Probably apps such as Gmail, some FreshBooks Add-ons or *cough* FreshBooks *cough.*

If you save FreshBooks in your App Tab, you can click the small icon in the top left corner of the browser, and it will bring you right back to FreshBooks. It essentially keeps FreshBooks and other Apps permanently open without the clutter of a new tab.

To save FreshBooks in your App Tab:

  1. Download FireFox 4 (in case you’re not one of the millions)
  2. Install FireFox 4 (Mozilla provides great instructions)
  3. Go to your FreshBooks Login
  4. Right click on the FreshBooks tab you have open
  5. Click “Pin as App Tab”
  6. You’re done!

This will make time tracking, expense logging and invoice creation even faster so you can get paid!

Update: This is also available in Google’s Chrome browser as a “Pin Tab”.

Hat-Tip to the Central Desktop Blog.

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