Tabs in Scapple ?

Layers, tabs, a “binder” and other such mechanisms have been proposed during the beta process and rejected for adding too much outside of the originally intended scope. What some people have been doing is creating a sort of a master board that has file links to other Scapple documents in it. This way you can organise your boards visually, and gain access to them by clicking on the links. You can create a link to a file by create a new note, giving it some descriptive text, then selecting the text and using Edit/Add Link.... Now in there, type “file://” and drag and drop the .scap you wish to link to into the text field. Click Okay and test the link. We might streamline that a bit so that simple drag and drop can make a link to a file—but I can’t make any promises there.

Other folks, who use Scrivener as well, have taken to organising their boards in a project just for that. This is particularly useful on Mac OS X 10.7+, which will show a graphical preview of the board in the Scrivener editor. Given the current situation, I would myself prefer this route so that links needn’t be managed, and I don’t have to worry about keeping Scapple boards where they are (moving or renaming them breaks the link).