Tab Candy is the most exciting Firefox feature I have seen in a long time. The problem we all have is it becomes harder, as the day goes along, to keep our tabs organized. We all multi-task, and the regular horizontal tab toolbar with ten to twenty open tabs is not helping us. That is where Tab Candy comes into play.
With just one keystroke, you can zoom out of your browsing experience and see all your open web pages like thumbnails. You can then reorganize and arrange these windows in different ways.
What is so special about Tab Candy?
You could easily create a group for your mail, calendar and RSS reader. Then you could make another group of tabs for your work related web pages you have to look at. Many extensions out there for Firefox try to do this, but Tab Candy is the first execution of this tab reorganization that has really gotten me excited to see more.
Check out this video by Aza Raskin to get a better picture of what Tab Candy will mean to the way you really use the browser.
Mark my words, this will be the must-have feature in the next generation of the browser wars. I might sound like a fan boy when I say it, but this is why I love Firefox. They don’t tell you how you have to browse – they give you many different ways to get the job done, and you can use the way that works best for your own needs.
Right now Tab Candy’s future in Firefox 4 has been delayed due to some implementation challenges, so let me be one of the first to tell them, “Please get this feature added to Firefox 4, I really need it!”.