extension ExtPose

FreshStart - Cross Browser Session Manager

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Need simple session management? Several users on the same Chrome? FreshStart is a simple cross browser session manager.

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Description from store Manage your browsing session easily with FreshStart! If you have different sets of websites that matter to you at work, at home or at different times, or if you have multiple users, you should give this a try! Features ************************************** NEW in 1.6! Multiple auto-save sessions - Details at http://goo.gl/ADqYT ************************************** - Save multiple windows into a single session - Save all open tabs to a new session, or hand select what to be saved - Sessions are saved in the "FreshStart Sessions" folder in bookmarks, allowing you to synchronize it with other computers - Crash recovery - autosave your windows every few minutes - Restore a session in a new window, or merge it with the current window by ctrl-click (Windows, Linux) or cmd-click (Mac). - Session editing and easily merge new tabs into existing sessions - Export and import sessions If you like FreshStart, check out our other extensions here http://goo.gl/nwhgfo License: http://goo.gl/bE7SA Translate: http://goo.gl/XfDrK

Latest reviews

  • (2020-02-04) Raphy Livneh: Overall I like this extension and I use it more than a year now. I have over 100 sessions saved with it many of which consist of more than one window. I add up tabs to a certain session save it with the current date stamp and delete the old session. The only thing I'm missing is cross browser functionality and specifically to Firefox. As many have pointed out - this feature is missing. I'm an old fan of Firefox and now that it's back with speed and exceptional privacy protection I wanted to migrate ... problem. I could edit the imported bookmarks on Firefox but it would take too long. Notepadd++ won't help neither. Stuck. Pitty. I'll probably migrate and spend the time but then I'm never going to use FreshStart again for the trouble it caused me. Suggestion - Maybe you would like make FreshStart a kind of Open Source extension and have it a true cross browser solution. THIS would be great. Anyway - Thank you for all your effort !!!
  • (2020-01-02) Yaros TV: Отличное и полезное расширение.
  • (2019-12-19) Rodica Cnobloch: was working well until it didn't and I lost all the saved sessions for the last 3 years. Wrote a message for the developer, but did not get a message back for the past 2 months. Gave up. good luck to others!
  • (2019-12-13) Paolo Congia: absolutely exceptional. thank you very much
  • (2019-12-06) Fuyuno Hinotori: the only thing i use this extension for is off by default: the crash recovery feature. when chrome updates, or even the extension itself, it switches back to off without telling me or asking if i want it on again by default. fix it please! at least add a feature to recognise what setting it was set to in the last session! i keep constantly losing dozens of tabs because of this!
  • (2019-10-30) Анатолий Скакун: THE BEST! Розширення. Можна експортувати\імпортувати окремі сесії, Також при експорті настройок Хрома зберігаються всі сесії, після імпорта знаходяться в Закладках (Виконаний імпорт)
  • (2019-10-21) Kamil Bu: Any chance to implement search function? By page URL fragment or when i save session and give it name (for example "games for my kids" - it would be nic to search it by "games" "kids" or page URL address saved as one of tabs. With this option would be great. I got saved about 100 essions and never can easy find what i need:)
  • (2019-09-11) Raymond Pavlov: Not really a "Cross Browser" tool. It only works with chrome. Would be great to have a firefox version. Besides from that though, this is an excellent session manager extension and is very useful since chrome has absolutely horrible session management which FreshStart rectifies. Only thing that concerns me is the lack of updates, but the extension continues to work (as of writing this). I have since switched to Session Buddy since (IMO) it has a better interface, although one thing it does lack is cloud syncing (storing session tabs in Bookmarks) which FreshStart does have. So, if cloud syncing is what you need, then FreshStart is the way to go. Other alternatives (there are a LOT of these): Toby for Chrome (or Toby Mini... I wouldn't trust a service that requires you to log into an external account), Tab Wrangler, Tabs Outliner, OneTab, Infinite Tabs Manager, Folderwise Bookmarks, TabHamster, Flowbar... Other useful extensions to use in combination with FreshStart: Tab Manager Plus
  • (2019-08-02) Carbon Copy: This has been a life saver so many times I can no longer count them. It has never failed to save my sessions and after each of numerous browser crashes restore my tabs. The built in tab restore feature fails most of the time which is why I went looking for this. What a great extension with lots of additional features to help you organize your sessions.
  • (2019-05-30) Piotr Obst: Crash recovery isn't saving every 5 min. In fact it is not saving continuously at all.
  • (2019-05-25) Giulio Tosi: Una delle estensioni più belle di Chorme. Assolutamente un must. Grazie agli sviluppatori.
  • (2019-05-02) Gosha Leshenko: Ищю автосохранение и, желательно при закрытии. Не нашел этой опции.
  • (2019-03-30) Fy mol: Urgente, creo qu encontre un problema, y es que cuado active el crash recovery, de ahi en adelante tuve problemas serios con mi disco duro, se colgaba la pc y desaparecia el disco D, entonce desactive el crash recovery y terminaron los problemas.
  • (2019-03-05) Demetrios Panayotakopoulos: I like the ability to select which tabs to save to a session and the export / import ability. Aesthetically I don't like the UI and the colors. I would suggest to try to keep it simple and clean. Great. Thanks.
  • (2018-12-27) Hao Yin: After install this extension, it deletes all my favorites and replaces with a blank FreshStart Sessions folder without notification or warnings...
  • (2018-12-03) John Ren: It's the best extension for saving tabs to read tomorrow when you leave your computer imo. The best thing of it is that it saves everything in your bookmarks. I can continue on other devices (even on my phone) Auto-backup is also working like a charm Thank you : )
  • (2018-10-09) Konrád Lőrinczi: I like it, but would be fine to have the tab list of a window collapsible, expandable. Also Collapse all, Expand all buttons would be useful!
  • (2018-10-06) Yves Thirion: Ne permet pas de charger sans déclencher les onglets, ce qui force d'ouvrir tous les onglets et prend beaucoup de mémoire d'un coup.
  • (2018-09-30) Sorin Acela: Deceiving. I found it kinda restored a previous session, but lost all the history of individual tabs. Meaning on each tab there was no more option to click to go back or forward,
  • (2018-09-12) Stéphane F.: Ne permet pas simplement de mettre à jour un groupe d'onglets sauvegardé : il faut cocher à la main ceux qu'on veut ajouter/supprimer...
  • (2018-08-17) Arpeggio Blues: Much better than the others.. it can at least be edited.. the other do not allow editing and managing of the tabs in the windows.. this one does.. good job..
  • (2018-08-13) Manuel Vasco Zúcar: Muy útil. Le falta la opción de poder usar la misma sesión o añadir a la sesión actual, y sería perfecta.
  • (2018-06-07) Виталий Трахтенберг: Сейчас чищу вкладки (больше 200 открытых!) - и мне ОЧЕНЬ не хватает 2 возможностей: 1) вписывать ново-найденную вкладку в уже сохраненную сессию. 2) автоматически закрывать вкладки, сохраняемые в сессии. А так отлично, молодцы!
  • (2018-06-05) Luke Mason: This crash recovery does not work. Every time it crashed on me, I check the extension and crash recovery has turned itself off and theres no tabs to restore. This makes it therefore useless. You can save a session fine, and restore that, but without a proper crash recovery what is the point.
  • (2018-05-07) ilflap flap: Ottima, mi facilita molto nelle mie ricerche personalizzate

Latest issues

  • (2020-02-16, v:1.6.1) Ernie Han: Acquisition
    May I please get your email address to discuss about company acqusition if you're interested? :)
  • (2020-02-09, v:1.6.1) Muhammad Yasir: does it work on cross devices ?
    like if i use Brave on another device ? will i be able to use this to restore my sessions ?
  • (2020-01-15, v:1.6.1) Szarkako Hegy: FreshStart v. 1.6.1 doesn't work with Brave-browser anymore
    Since a couple of weeks the Fresh Start version 1.6.1 doesn't work with Brave-browser. No sessions can be saved and the old saved sessions can not be seen and cannot be restored.
  • (2020-01-15, v:1.6.1) David Ellement: not working as of Chrome 1.2.41
    This may be 'Brave' related. This extension became non-functional with the update to use Chrome 1.2.41
  • (2020-01-09, v:1.6.1) Andrea Bronzini: Improving usability
    Hello, this extension is of great help and I want to thank you for making it available to us. I have one request: I was wondering if you can tweak a bit the behavior of the list of saved sessions. It would be fantastic if the last session restored would jump on the top of the list. This way the list would be sorted by chronological order (last session used first). Taking the list from he bottom would allow me to check which "projects" I haven't opened in a while. Please let me know if this can be done :) Regards, Andrea
  • (2019-10-19, v:1.6.1) Rodica Cnobloch: deleted "saved" sessions
    I am using FreshStart successfully for a number of years. Today however, I encountered the following problem: I had a plethora of saved sessions most of which disappeared after having deleted some cookies. I should mention that I can now see only the sessions saved up to June 2016. I am wondering whether there is any way to recover all the "disappeared" sessions.
  • (2019-10-03, v:1.6.1) Nick Kuhn: Is there some known reasons as to why sessions don't get saved?
    Hey, this is probably the third or fourth time this has happened to me, but when re-installing drivers and restarting my computer, I'll lose access to my previous sessions of Chrome. I specifically installed your tool to try to save this, but it just doesn't seem to save my sessions whatsoever. Is there something I should be doing to avoid this tool just not working?
  • (2019-06-25, v:1.6.1) Jackie Thompson: losing sessions when syncing
    I just decided to sync fresh start between my laptop (where i've been using it for 3 years) and desktop (6 months). As soon as I synced Chrome (including extensions) between the two computers, i lost all my sessions on both computers for the last 6 months. Both computers now only have my fresh start sessions up until 6 months ago. It seems instead of adding all sessions from both computers to each other, it erased any that overlapped in time. Is there a way to recover these disappeared sessions!? Some of them are really important!
  • (2019-06-01, v:1.6.1) Deborah Hobson: WINDOW SIZE FROZEN
    Just today, on two different devices, the window the FreshStart was too small, cutting off delete and edit buttons. I can't scroll down. I can't scroll right or left. I can't edit a session. I can't delete a session. What happened?
  • (2019-06-01, v:1.6.1) Deborah Hobson: WINDOW SIZE FROZEN
    Just today, on two different devices, the window the FreshStart was too small, cutting off delete and edit buttons. I can't scroll down. I can't scroll right or left. I can't edit a session. I can't delete a session. What happened?
  • (2019-05-21, v:1.6.1) Jonn Kross: friggin auto-save
    hello! this isn't the first time i'm mentioning this, but can you PLEASE make it so the crash recovery feature is ON by DEFAULT? this is the third time this has happened - chrome crashing, and me losing dozens of work or related tabs. again, for the third time, thank you in advance. and please fix it. i really like this plugin, so i'd really rather not have to find another.
  • (2019-05-20, v:1.6.1) Nic Harding: Bookmarks folder position
    Have the ability to change where bookmarks are saved. At the moment they are under 'Other Bookmarks' which shows up in my 'bookmarks bar', I would prefer to hide it somewhere else, it makes the top bookmarks bar unsightly. Thanks, Nic.
  • (2019-04-29, v:1.6.1) CJ Bolan: Limit on number of windows per Fresh Start session
    I love Fresh Start and have been using it for years. I've recently had difficulty saving sessions that contain many windows. Right now I have 67 Chrome windows open containing a total of 1217 tabs. System memory is not an issue. When I attempt to tick the "select all" check box at the top of the Fresh Start save session form, I am not able to do so. Are there any limits to the number of windows in a session that might disable the check box?
  • (2019-04-11, v:1.6.1) William Salopek: Remember pinned tabs
    It would be great if Fresh Start could remember which tabs are pinned. As it is now, each time I restore a session, I have to re-pin tabs. Thanks...
  • (2019-04-04, v:1.6.1) Derrick Harrison: Allow open individual tabs within Save/Restore boxes?
    A nod to Sinan Teske for the suggestion but I would take it one step further.....allow tabs to be viewed before opening in the Save/Restore box and allow individual tabs to be opened as well by left click and control to open just the tabs from a previous session that you want instead of all of them.


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2015-03-20 / 1.6.1
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