SidebarTabs is a plugin created by Newton Horta. For a plugin, this one worked great with what I needed it to do. I could tell the plugin how my sidebar code is set up and also customize the look of within my WordPress admin panel.
Some of the options were styling the tab colors, the links, the background of the widget area and much more. You will have to create a miscellaneous sidebar in your theme’s functions.php to insert the widgets that you plan to use for your sidebartabs.
A great feature of this plugin is that you can create several intances of this plugin. You can also choose to display the widget as an accordion.
I do want to note that I discovered that if you do not label your widgets that you are using for each tab that it might not show up correctly. This depends on how you have set up your theme as well. Some of the newest versions of this plugin may not work well in Internet Explorer.
For a plugin, this is great especially since it was not easy to implement other available sidebar tab plugins without extra work. The options though are a bit basic and I would like to see more options to the styling in future versions as this could potentially be something anyone might like to use.
For advanced users it might be better to use a different option like YETII. A good example of the implementation of YETII is at Anidan Design.
Have you tried this plugin or a different type of sidebar tab plugin or implementation?