Chrome tab managers
Before browser tabs, we had too many windows open; now, we have one window with too many tabs open. Andy Shaw finds out the best way to manage your tabs – to free up resources and bookmark your favourites
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Wh What we liked: Ononetab claims that it can reduce the amount of memory your browser uses by up to 95%. That essentially depends on hohow many tabs you’ve got open, but if you’re the tab-happy type, we can easily imagine how this efficient add-on might be able to hit such an impressive target.
Onetab initially looks like a bit of a one-trick pony. Click its icon and all your tabs are condensed into a single list on a single tab. You can click each item in the list to restore it or click the ‘ Restore all’ link to reopen them all. If you have a lot of tabs on the list, this might take a few seconds, but it’s still a relatively quick process.
So far, so useful – but if you right-click the add-on’s button, you get even more control from a menu that offers a variety of options for fine-tuning which tabs get collapsed when you click the Onetab icon, such as whether pinned tabs are exempted.
The single tab you’re left with after clicking the Onetab button is basically a web page, so you can click a link to publish it online for sharing. The page is given its own space on Onetab’s servers, so you can send the link to others or bookmark it to save for later.
We loved the simplicity of Onetab. There’s no need to set up an account or fiddle with a complicated interface. Instead, you get a simple tool that frees up resources and can be used to save tabs for future perusal.
How it can be improved: For some reason, the version of the list that you can save and share with others doesn’t have a link to open all the tabs at once, so you have to open each one individually. If it’s a long list, this will take a lot of clicks.