⇒ Massive improvement coming soon! — https://devwrench.wordpress.com/2020/12/12/request-for-testers-tabfern-tab-at-a-time-support/ ⇐
TabFern organizes your browsing life. It shows all your open windows and tabs in one place, for immediate access. With one click, you can close a window, and then bring it back any time with one more click. With two clicks, you can backup all those URLs to a text file, or restore a backup. No need to login to copy browsing sessions between computers! With TabFern, switching between projects is a breeze, and you can leave a task behind without worrying about losing the pages. TabFern is perfect for researchers, the perpetually curious, and anyone who winds up with way too many tabs open at once!
TabFern is under active development, so please do not hesitate to report bugs or provide feedback via GitHub. TabFern is offered AS-IS, and with NO WARRANTY — see the license on the Web site for full details. However, the primary author uses TabFern almost 365 days a year, so bug reports should receive a quick response 🙂 . If you would like to contribute to TabFern’s development, feel free — we welcome pull requests and would be happy to help you get started.
Permissions: The “Read your browsing history” permission permits TabFern to access the URLs and titles of pages you visit, so that it can help you manage your tabs. TabFern stores that data only on your computer, and does not send it anywhere.
TabFern is inspired by the Tabs Outliner extension by Vladyslav Volovyk. However, TabFern is a completely separate extension, and is not affiliated with Tabs Outliner or with Vladyslav in any way.
This is a very nice extension – I use it daily to mange my mad-tab-life.
It needs a couple of features:
1) The Window Name should appear on the group of tabs
2) The ability to color each set of tabs when you create the name
Both features to quickly – at a glance – know which group the user is looking at when switching between each set of tabs, I probably have anywhere between 30 and 50 set up as I organize them by project etc.
I had used it for a day and it’s really impressive. It’s the third best and most flexible tabs manager I’ve ever experienced. I loved how it saves backup on json format, this way I’m able to manually create backups of single windows. I’m willing to donate if you keep it open source and implement support for tree tabs structure and/or per-tab hibernation, similar to how Tabs Outliner works.
I’ve been looking for a replacement for Tabs Outliner and this is the best contender so far.
I wish there was a similar addon for FireFox but so far nothing as simple or as elegant.
I love it, came from Tabs Outliner. Love the simplicity and ease of use and the clean interface.
Would love to donate a few bucks but so far haven’t found a way 🙂
What a great alternative to TO, thanks a lot for making and maintaining it!
Excelent. Simple yet very powerful. Wont have a browser open without TabFern also open again!
Thanks for creating this and for doing it open source.
I just opened chrome and it showed me and empty tab. I tried with TabFern and it restored a backup from last month… so it’s basically useless.
It’s basic and straightforward in it’s functionality but by periodically saving to a cloud drive it has a) saved my (figurative) bacon after many MacOS and Win10 crashes and b) allows me to pick up research where I left off from any other system. In fact automating those tab snapshots periodically is about the only thing I really miss (hint hint 😉
С пользователем “Виктор-Оксана Андрушко” Не согласен. У меня Slimjet. При нажатии на значок расширения его всплывающее окно открывается во весь экран(монитор),НЕ удобно конечно,но через… несколько секунд (когда прогрузится всё сохранённое) окно принимает ранее заданные размеры. На Alt+Tab реакции расширения никакой Нет. Уважаемый разработчик,прикрути пожалуйста русский язык! Там же ж Не много надо(Dear developer, please tie the Russian language! In the same place Not much 🙂 😉 ).
куча недостатков и глюков.. Во первых меняет свой размер почти каждый раз, задолбался двигать подстраивать размер хрома под панель. Во вторых через алт+таб видим. ТОже задолбался переключатся все время на него попадая.
very similar to, but not as good as Tabs Outliner due to inability to close tabs from the overview window.
5 stars alone just for undertaking this much work and effort into a solution to our tab hell in chrome 🙂 AND on github too! Also looks like it could be a potential replacement/alternative for some of Session Buddy’s features.
I’m happy to see a tab manager inspired by TabsOutliner since I really did like that extension until I realized how horrible the licensing and support was. (“license” invalidated after first time I synced chrome to another device, 2yrs later still not fixed.) The author for that one got a lot of things right but so much wrong.
Hopefully this will be a viable alternative to TabsOutliner without the licensing nonsense and annoying interface stuffs mentioned in another review.
I’d much rather donate to a FOSS project than purchase a license for someones buggy obfuscated code. Maybe eventually a donation system could be put in place if one doesn’t already exist.
I’ll follow up and edit this review as I use it more.
What make this extension better than others is ability to take a backup file and add it to chrome after new windows installation
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!! 😀
ok, maybe a bit too early for that, this still needs some work to adequately replace TO, but you are on the right track!
Things I liked:
– smaller tools overlay looks good
– no annoying ad banner
– proper setting page (looks great, just need more stuff in there 🙂 )
– interface is clean and functional
– it’s much faster and less buggy
Things I would really love to see: (even just as options for advance users)
– option to open tabs on double click instead of single click
– only open the tab clicked on, not the whole tree
– a tree structure like the one on TO with the vertical lines and horizontal lines, it was quite helpful to be able to see the hierarchy
– more compact design perhaps smaller or different fonts option and smaller icons (I suppose I could just zoom out the page but that doesn’t do a clean job)
– is it possible to make the scrollbar even narrower? (or just not show it at all while still keeping the page scrollable?)
– customisation for the tab links representation (Loaded/unloaded/selected
– option to see the memory usage of tabs next to their icon would be sweet
I’ll be running this side by side TO till TF catches up to TO.
GO TF! 🙂
Лучшее расширение которое я на текущий момент нашёл для своих задач (перебирал их десятки).
Отлично подходит для организации структурирования окон и вкладок, например, по проектам.
Простое и отличное расширение выполняющее свои функции сохранения окон и вкладок в них в удобном структурированном виде.
One feature is crucially needed: saving of history of browsing in a tab.