*Add The Great Suspender (https://github.com/deanoemcke/thegreatsuspender) if you have a tab-hoarding problem
Toby has a bunch of features that I didn't use in my workflow and I found them getting in the way at times. Nothing wrong there at all, just intended for a different set of use cases.
* Super simpe, I like it
* Nice colorful icon easy to spot
* save all tabs by default, I honestly never even heard you could "select" tabs (ctrl click) and never used it until I found out it wasnt working and tried ctrl clicking tabs before saving them. Even after learning it I think it's a hassle for me to do that extra step. Logically speaking a session is all the tabs, I don't see how selecting tabs to save is the main use case but maybe I'm the odd one.
* Some way to replace tabs instead of opening a window. I like to keep my window centered, and unfortunately a new window is always shifted from the default position, and then if I close that one last, my windows never open in the same spot. Maybe a checkbox " replace tabs in active window" (or some general setting that won't need to be in the popup)
* if there is >1 selected tab, change button behavior to "save selected tabs" else default to "save all tabs"
* a simple "cancel/destroy" prompt before deleting a tab group - if you are a pinboard.in user, the way maciej handles this is very nice
* show tab count in parens next to each saved group e.g. "jenkins (7)"
* search/filter box at top to quickly find tab groups
Wow, mind blown: the popup says "save selected tabs", which made me ask the question "what do you mean, selected tabs? I only have one tab at a time?", followed by experimentally shift/cmd-clicking tabs in the current window, and resulting in abovementioned mindblow.
Tabli is based on a similar concept (being able to save sets of tabs with a meaningful name), but is a full-featured tab manager, allowing you to see all open tabs, switch between tabs, and revert to last saved version of a tab set.
What's the roadmap / vision for Tabbie and how does it differ from Tabli?
(To OP: If the projects seem similar enough in spirit and you'd be interested in combining forces and collaborating on Tabli, please let me know!)
How does the cat help in managing 200 tabs?
p.s. There is so much good links get submitted to HN combined with all that information noise this getting to homepage ? Yeah, forced. Yes, this is really sad.
p.p.s. Noting personal to this particular username, just general feeling about HN.
For years my wishlist item has been a project manager that can treat a single window as a project. A bit like a stateful, window-oriented Delicious/Pinboard.
For example, say I'm looking for a sofa to buy. I might open the ones I like in a bunch of tabs to mull over. However, if I'm at work, I'd like to just close the window. Since the project manager has associated the window with a project, I can just close the window. Later, I select "Sofa hunting" from the Projects menu and off I go with the same set of tabs. If I change the tabs and close the window again, the project is automatically updated -- no need to explicitly save.
I'd go one step further: Think of the project as a "pile of bookmarks" where the visible set of tabs is a subset of all bookmarked tabs. For example, say I find a nice sofa. I add it to the pile and close the tab. The project now includes that URL, but it won't open a tab for it unless I go into the project browser and find it there and open it. So this disassociates the tab from the bookmark, but retains the "working set" that is my project session. Similar to how an IDE or editor might preserve which files I have open, but still maintain my entire project.
There are some extensions out there that do similar things, but don't get the ergonomics right. There's a couple of "session managers", but they are dumb: You "load" a session, and then "save" it. Changing the window doesn't automatically update the session, and closing the window destroys your session. Safari also lets you bookmark a bunch of tabs as a folder and reopen them again, but there's no link between the folder and the open window.
I haven't tried this extension, but on first glance it looks to me like it makes the same mistake as other tab managers? I.e. you have to manually "save" and "load" named sessions?
I want a simple clean page like Safari's Favorites on iOS, with just beautiful icons (using high dpi mobile icons instead of the favicon), a simple label. Able to drag/drop to organize them however I like on a simple grid. That's all I need.
Is there an extension to do that? A beautiful grid of icons, clean, no fuss ?
Safari's Favorites on iOS is just great. I tend to use it as a "reading list" so I don't have to deal with the bookmarks for temporary things, and also for permanent sites I visit often.
The only thing I'd improve over Safari's Favorites (iOS) is to show a subtle grid when you start dragging items, and to allow user to leave empty blocks in the grid. That way you can personalize even more by arranging icons in groups (kinda like windows desktop icons with "align icons to grid").
It's pretty nutty to think just how crude the Google Chrome default tab page is. I'm not sure why it is that way. I don't think the page screenshot is that much helpful. Some sites look good and the thumb is pretty recognizable, others are relatively random.
Actually, I wonder if an extension can pull the "apple-touch-icon-precomposed" hi dpi icons in the meta tags?
A snapshot of the data I'm collecting
The current permissions can be seen in the manifest:
The extension can store data (synced if you are logged in to chrome), get metadata about and manipulate your tabs (including the URL, which might be security-relevant), and can call Google Analytics.