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Tabs Outliner

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The Next Generation Session Manager; A Really Working Too Many Open Tabs Solution; And Your Browsing Notebook.

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Description from store Tabs Outliner is a fusion of tabs manager, session manager and an tree like personal information organizer. It’s also embed instruments that greatly help reduce open tabs count by making possible easily annotate and close-save open windows and tabs in their original context. And what’s more important - allow then working with there saved tabs practically in the same way as with open ones, thus greatly reducing resources usage. It also implements one of the best ways to handle crashed sessions - an unfortunate reality for users with a habit of accumulating hundreds of open tabs. = FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES = ☀ Complete Overview of all your open and saved tabs and windows, along with custom added notes and marks. ☀ Flexible and fully editable by Drag and Drop Tree - everything can be easily organized in logical hierarchies and delimited groups; unlike in other similar tools every node can be a parent for any other node, all items can be freely reordered to specify priority or importance. And all of this can be done not only with somewhere saved links - but with open tabs and windows! ☀ Close and save - just in one click you can preserve “in place” any tab or window in their original context and surrounding in the Tree. Saved windows and tabs can be freely mixed with those that are open. And as Tabs Outliner window is often active all the time, because it’s enormously useful to observe all currently active items, things saved in it does not fall out of the focus, as this often happen with other tools that save everything in some separate lists, so the actual action to close-save something to free resources become mentally much ease and really accomplished. ☀ Innovative Tabs Outlining And Organizing Features – you will be able annotate windows and tabs, add comments to them, summary of main ideas, to-do items. Text notes can be easily added in the Tree directly from web pages, just by Drag and Drop. ☀ Tree Style Tab feature - those who remember famous Firefox plugin with the same name immediately recognize inspired by it very useful way to relate tabs to one another. This feature relates newly opened tabs to the tab from which they were opened, which automatically builds strong context for all items and nicely visualize tabs relations. ☀ Crash Resistance and Restore Feature Done Right - no more hassles after browser crash or sudden system restart. No more being forced to all or nothing choice, like with the default Chrome crash restoration: to lose all of these “remind me of something” tabs, or to have again a completely unresponsive PC, if you load all of them back. This extension makes it possible to reopen only windows you need NOW, or even some individual tabs inside them, without losing others. Everything will be available to reopen anytime you decide and in the same context and place where they were crashed without consuming any resources, along with newly created tabs, as if you simply continue your session without any crash. ☀ Tabs List Exporter - easily export and share the annotated list of your tabs through Google Doc, Word, Evernote, email or some messenger. Hierarchies of windows can be exported individually simply by Drag & Drop. Or the whole tree can be saved as HTML file (by Ctrl-S in the main window). ☀ One Click Procrastination Stopper - Close-Save All currently open windows and tabs just in one click! Without losing all of the context and structure. Regain your attention and your PC responsiveness - momentary become ready again for some new work. = PAID FEATURES= Everything mentioned above can be used absolutely for free, but to support project there are some additional paid features that can be indefinitely enabled for a small one-time payment ($14.95) and an unobtrusive banner that show up once in few weeks to remind about their existence: ☀ Keyboard Shortcuts and Clipboard support which enables whole new dimension and speed for tree manipulations and editing by pro users. ☀ Access to frequent local backups that are saved every few minutes for restoring accidental edits or deletions or to review latest changes. ☀ Automatic Daily Backups to your Google Drive. Not only this secure your data this also enables possibilities to access your tree remotely from some other PC. This paid features are completely optional and application can be effectively used without enabling them. In additional that the tree is constantly save all changes locally, backups and data exports can be done manually at any time. It’s not required to pay anything for this.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-01-21) chetan sarnad: Good extension to manage multiple tabs in chrome. Present a neat list of all tabs.
  • (2020-01-19) Lorenzo P: Useful, but not always saving my closed windows. So that has made me lose quite a lot of them, also lost literally everything in there once when something went wrong with the extension.. and when I made back-ups, I could'nt open the closed nested windows. Which I close because they took a lot of space, but now I can't even get all that information back.
  • (2020-01-09) Luis Rodriguez: Didn't work for me. I needed something to save all the "state" of the page, looks like it only saves the url.
  • (2020-01-02) Loky Stellaris: So.... First, it would be nice if this extension would open as a "sidebar" (like the bookmarks manager) !! I found that you can drag the "tabs outliner" from the popup to the current windows, that's nice. You can even pin it then. But sadly when closing chrome and open it again, the pinned tabs is empty and you have to do all the process again (drag and drop)... And a setting to set where to open saved tabs (current windows or new one)! (drag and drop do the trick but a setting for the click would be nice).
  • (2019-12-28) Jonathan Goldsmith: This extension is totally awesome! My only complaint is in trying to set it up in the Brave browser, which I am just now trying out. The premium features for this do not seem to want to work with Brave very easily. but I think this is not the developer's fault, it's the way the Brave browser works. Still working on getting it to work with Brave, where I believe it can, once everything is configured the right way.
  • (2019-12-27) 1 1: https://github.com/guyzmo/FFTabsOutliner это firefox версия но немогу установить можете доделать или там долго да?
  • (2019-12-25) Brian Roemen: Love this extension. Wish that it had a few more features, but it helps so much to keep things organized.
  • (2019-12-23) Ben Red: First time I tried to use it all I was trying to do is open a window with tabs from a previous session. After running into some "you have to pay" prompts, I managed to open a window but it was just 100% white with nothing in it. I left it there for an hour but it didn't change. So I closed it, and then the window got removed from the list with all the tabs lost. Useless app.
  • (2019-12-23) Erick: The paid version doesnt work with brave browser :(
  • (2019-12-18) Artur Grycuk: great
  • (2019-12-12) Safak MERT: A must have for the people working with lots of tabs, and use open tabs for tracking projects & ideas. It is definitely NOT for everybody. But it is perfect and even a life saver for the target audience. I have installed it, and totally forget it for more than a year of time. After I started to use it, and dedicated 1 or 2 hours to learn / get used to it, I regret I didn't use it for such a long time. This is a kind of tab suspender/discarder + bookmark manager + memory cleaner + projects / ideas organizer. Exporting the links, importing and reorganizing the previously saved ones is very easy. Despite the pretty simple and even dull looking user interface, it is very useful and lightweight. Tree style organisation of tabs is particularly useful compared to a typical listing (makes the connections clear, reminds you why did you clicked that link etc.). Additionally, it is light-weight and does not cause any system slow down. So far so good.
  • (2019-11-18) Data Science: 4 stars cause I'd love it to work. But it keeps duplicating the tabs in the Tabs outliner when I double click in a window button/icon. It doesn't happen in all windows, but I even replicating and deleting the window. There's always a window that when closed and reopened, all the tabs will be duplicated... Anyone has any idea on how to solve this?
  • (2019-11-18) tech cmval: Looked good. But being it a paid app with seemingly not uncommon crashes, it should be updated more frequently (although it might be that developing Chrome apps is not sustainable in the long run; we are very used to have developers doing things for us for free as if they didn't need to have a life). Yet the fact that the Tabs Outliner still shows up in the list of windows / tabs as if it was another window/tab is annoying and not difficult to remove. Pretty please remove it ?...
  • (2019-11-17) W.B. Milbrath, Jr.: NON-EXISTENT SUPPORT, SKETCHY OPERATOR! Beyond being not very intuitive, there is no way to re-enter your license key if the extension crashes and loses track of your key, which it does all too often. The developer refuses to answer email inquiries for help probably because he makes more money every time you are forced to buy a new key. Of course, sooner or later, people will find another solution and abandon this extension. By that time he might not care.
  • (2019-11-17) Matevz Leskovsek: Awesome tool, better than any session manager, tabs manager, and anything else I've found before. Purchase could be done more easily preferably without fastspring because they dont work OK in all countries..
  • (2019-11-15) J Duggins: I used Tabs Outliner for a while, then stopped. I came back to it to try to solve a specific situation. . . and quickly remembered why I quit. The idea is fantastic. The implementation is mediocre. Lack of settings options for the Tabs Outliner window, weird unintuitive behavior of delete vs close and how trees are affected. . . The implementation is poor. And then there is the free/paid issue. I don't mind paid software. Paid software is fine. Free extensions with "unlockable" paid features are not okay. This extension is not designed as a standalone fine-by-itself app with a more advanced version available through payment. That would be fine. Two version of a tool (the "simple" version and the "paid" version) are fine. This tool locks out functionality like copy/paste and continually and obtrusively interrupts your use to insist that you pay up. If you don't want to offer a free version, fine. This kind of abusive free fake-version should not be allowed in the Google store, however.
  • (2019-11-09) Алексей Хорт: Отличное приложение. Спасибо разработчику! Для вивальди необходимо использовать вебпанель с адресом: chrome-extension://eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl/activesessionview.html?type=main&focusNodeId=115&altFocusNodeId=1&scrollToViewWinId=1
  • (2019-11-07) grey moth: Clicking and dragging to organize highlights text half the time. They want you to pay for this?
  • (2019-11-06) Тарас: Вообще ничего не понятно
  • (2019-11-04) Tim Holt: This is *so* close, and yet so far! It has more features than I could dare to hope for in a tab management addon (except focus-deferred tab loading and various general tab management features, rather than just the organizational), but every UI design decision is *the exact opposite of the ones I would have made*. I’m not joking, it’s almost literally *every single UI decision*. The addon seems almost to go out of its way to make itself tablet unfriendly. There are features that should be buttons that are only available through keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus. Worst of all: even the per-tab button controls only appear if the mouse cursor is currently hovering over a given tab. Add in tiny buttons (even at zoomed-in scales) like that for branch-collapse, and you get the least tablet-friendly software construct of all time. Even for mouse use, the bottom-left draggable items scheme for certain features is obnoxious and painful, and is the *only* way to use any of the features found there! Clicking them places their in-tree constructs at the bottom of the entire window/tab list, rather than anywhere having to do with the current or selected tab. There is no way to select a range or subset of tabs. The best solution here would be a selection mode, like in Windows: make checkboxes appear when multiple selection is begun, and for heaven’s sake *don’t* repurpose shift-click and ctrl-click! There is no way to tell at a glance which tabs will be saved between sessions. Instead, there are multiple different conditions that can preserve tabs after closing. Why are *any* of the tab-preserving features not just a single button that cycles through "preserve self" "preserve branch" and "don't preserve" (and "don't preserve branch" for when the current tab inherits preservation from an ancestor)? There is no way to open new tabs from within the addon. Using ctrl-t opens a new tab at the root of the current window. Wat. If you want to close a branch, *every single time*, you have to collapse the branch before you close it. I have absolutely never, even once, desired to close a parent tab without closing its children. I thought baroque UI aesthetics, with full-on textured backgrounds and chunky, bright color-clashing buttons died in the late 90s. Overall, the entire thing needs far more user options.
  • (2019-11-02) Jake Gibbons: Nothing compares to tabs outliner. It is essentially the only app that acts as both a bookmarks and open tabs manager, and it accomplishes both far better than any bookmark or open tab manager out there. To name just a few specific functionalities that really make it stand out - the speed at which you can drag and reorganize nodes, backing up to google drive, exporting to text, excel, etc., and adding notes, separators, and window groups, are all immensely helpful for productivity. Once you use tabs outliner, you will immediately depend on it. The only things to add that would make it perfect would be if it would allow you to select multiple nodes at once, had a mobile version, could sync across devices, and could optionally utilize a table/database format as opposed to the outline format.
  • (2019-11-01) Adam Saltiel: I liked it, then I love it, now I want out:- No longer supported and keeps on nagging for me to upgrade to premium when I already have, and that mechanism doesn't actually work. i.e. you would waste your money if you did upgrade (again).
  • (2019-10-31) Sirius Emo: 必裝外掛
  • (2019-10-29) Ratanlal Manju: ok
  • (2019-10-26) Johan Uribe: The only tab management extension you will ever need. I work on my side projects when I am at home and usually have about 10 reference pages open. When I go to work I can save my "personal" tabs, close all of them, and reopen the ten or so tabs I will use for reference while i am at work. This workflow saves me time every single day. This is the only extension I rave about to my friends.

Latest issues

  • (2020-01-01, v:1.4.134) Colin Rochford: Getting rid of this extension
    Ever since I installed this extension my browser will not follow links in emails or any documents. It just goes to a new tab entitled Tabs Outliner. Even though I have removed the extension and it is showing as removed as far as I can tell. This is MOST annoying. How can I fix it please?
  • (2020-01-01, v:1.4.134) loyd Loyd: Show current playback time on video pages
    "Sidewise" has this feature to "Show current playback time on video pages" are you able to add it? ty
  • (2019-12-18, v:1.4.134) Gabriel Kaufmann: Is there a "prune" functionality for entries older than N-Days?
    I really would love a purge-functionality either manual and/or automatically being able to prune entries that are f.e. older than 365 days (and are obviously only blowing up the storage). I would buy pro for such a feature.
  • (2019-12-18, v:1.4.134) Kitanashia Kiratani: December 10th update
    ever since the December 10th Chrome update Tabs Outliner does not open in its own window anymore. will there be a fix for this soon?
  • (2019-12-11, v:1.4.134) Valentine Nwachukwu: Accepting contributors?
    Hey, is this project open source? I would like to contribute and help as needed. Really appreciate the work you've done so far!
  • (2019-12-06, v:1.4.134) David Gilman: Startup Option
    Is it possible to have TO startup w/Windows w/first starting Chrome. Thanks (great extension BTW), djg
  • (2019-12-01, v:1.4.134) Evan Mantri: Are the tab trees stored anywhere locally? Or only online?
    In other words: Can I find my lost tabs (due to app crashing) somewhere in a hard drive back up / image file?
  • (2019-11-28, v:1.4.134) Evan Mantri: Extension crashed! Lost thousands of organized tabs!
    How can I retrieve them?? There must be a way!!!! HALP!
  • (2019-11-12, v:1.4.134) sam clarke: select and move multiple tabs with ctrl-click
    this has been the number one response that you have been requested to add for 7 years now. fix it or i will be taking my business elsewhere.
  • (2019-11-08, v:1.4.134) Doctor Sney: lots of questions
    hi I'm a paid user, love your plugin and have lots of questions: if I want to select multiple items on a branch how can I do that? because shift+click opens all the tabs instead? second - when Chrome shuts down, and opens again, tabs outliner has a bunch of recovery tab-trees that are basically clones of my existing named sets, but without the name. I don't want to have to rename the recovered tree every time, is there a better way to sort this out? I feel like I'm using crappy workarounds. I can probably offer a few suggestions for free if you like. I don't need credit etc, I would jsut like to contribute to make the workflow better as this is a really useful tool to me thanks, [email protected]
  • (2019-10-22, v:1.4.134) Casey mandell: Where's the "Help," info
    Where's the "Help," info?
  • (2019-10-12, v:1.4.134) 娜ShiFei: I have paid for why there is no service
    I have already paid for it but have not opened the service for me.
  • (2019-10-10, v:1.4.134) Raul Gomez: IP/Hostname,Port,Streaming Port to my Motorola Cameras
    ive been trying for 4hrs trying to solve problem
  • (2019-09-25, v:1.4.134) hasip tektaş: crash
    tabs outliner not working pls help!!!
  • (2019-09-23, v:1.4.134) starlord1 tom: lost all my windows
    lost all my history and windows it means everything for me 6 000 tabs lost
  • (2019-09-21, v:1.4.134) Jay H: Crashed, history gone, can't reactivate my paid license
    Tabs Outliner just crashed, history is gone and there is no way to reactivate my paid license key as there has been in the past. I see that I am not alone in this. Help! Mah tabs!
  • (2019-09-20, v:1.4.134) Bill Rebey: Prevent Chrome Restore
    Tabs Outliner keeps accumulating Windows (and all their tabs) that say "Crashed <Date>". This is presumably from Chrome's Restore Previous Session "feature". How do I prevent this from happening? It makes Tabs Outliner very cumbersome to use. I've searched the Web a lot, and can't find any solution that works with current versions of Chrome (Sep 2019, Ver. #76). Any help in preventing these crash recovery windows is appreciated.


4.6033 (2,949 votes)
Last update / version
2018-07-07 / 1.4.134
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