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About Smart Tab Saver Extension

The Problem

While using our browser, with each tab we open, more memory is consumed and reserved for each tab. It is usual, after a while, to end with a lot of tabs, having:

  • A lot of memory reserved for tabs that are not being used, our browser gets slow and the system operates with a poor performance.
  • The problem of not distinguish between tabs because the title does not appear fully and in some cases, neither the icon.
  • Not being able to see even the tabs in the tab-bar of our navigator.
The image below is a typical example of what Smart Tab Saver tries to avoid:

The Solution

Smart Tab Saver is here to avoid this! Watching over those tabs for you. But, What exactly does for you?

  • Automatically saves any address you go, just in case you close the tab accidentally. There is a history of three days, if you need more than three days, you have the navigator native history.
  • Automatically closes any tab that has not been accessed, in a customizable time interval. Closing tabs or disable them is the best not only to save memory, also to gain space in your tab bar, wou will only see the tabs you really are intersested in. By default (customizable), Smart Tab Saver will close any non-accessed tab in 10 minutes, if we have more tabs than 15. Smart Tab Saver allows to customize the closing action, you have additionally these options to configure:
    • Disable tab content. This saves less memory than closing the tab but still allows having the tab in the tab-bar.
    • Suspend the tab. This saves more memory than disabling the tab content option and also, does not close the tab. In this case, tab is completelly disabled, not just content and it is Chrome/Microsoft Edge that automatically re-enables the Tab once is selected from the tab-bar.
    • Do nothing. As the name says, Smart Tab Saver will do nothing whith the Tab.
  • Automatically synchronizes sessions and configuration. This makes you can install this extension in any computer because you will always have ready your configuration and saved sessions.

There are other things that Smart Tab Saver offers:

  • Save a set of URLs (Tabs) with a name, to create a session. This is very useful to group similar URLs or tabs under a name. Sessions does not expire after three days, like history, so you will have always them available and if the synchronization is enabled, sessions are uploaded to SmartTabSaver server so you can have them in any computer with this extension installed.
  • Lock/Un-Lock pages. If you do not want a page or tab to be closed, no matter the number of tabs are opened, just "Lock" that tab! It is very simple, just right click on a page and select "Lock" from Smart Tab Saver menu. When you do not need anymore that page or tab, you can un-lock in the same way you locked it.

You can have an idea of what Smart Tab Saver can offer by looking the below screenshot:

Why Smart Tab Saver over other solutions?

Because current solutions do not guarantee a clean tab-bar and the extra stuff, like data synchronization, that offers Smart Tab Saver, saving in memory is not always all. Smart Tab Saver is the only one that besides having what others have, takes really care of you; in browser usability terms, you will never have more opened tabs than you should really need. Also because is based in navigator usage experience by users that have been using actual solutions that yes, offers what they say but do not fully fulfill user requirements. Smart Tab Saver also helps to reduce carbon footprint of computering by guiding you to have a more healthy habits, not only for your work, also for your sight and mood. So, if you want an smart "all-in-one" Tab Saving improved extension to have more memory available, a clean tab-bar, and a better Chrome/Microsft Edge user experience, Smart Tab Saver is your extension.

News!

Finally Smart tab Saver is published. It has been hard but we have learned a lot doing it. You can try it and download at Chrome Web Store (also for Microsft Edge).
Tell us what you think in our Facebook page or Twitter and stay tunned about incoming changes and improvements in our blog.

Help

Synchronization Explained

Synchronization lets you have all your saved sessions in any PC browser with Smart Tab Saver extension installed. It is easy to configure and to get it running.

First at all, Smart Tab Saver needs to know an e-mail address, is required in order to activate your account and send your private unique activation "token". With this "token" we ensure your data is only accessed by you.
We will only use your e-mail address to send the account activation "token", no third party companies are going to have your address, only Smart Tab Saver.

How it works

  • Open Smart Tab Saver extension configuration.
  • Go to "Synchronization" section and set your e-mail in th e-mail field and save. You will receive an account confirmation e-mail to that e-mail address.
  • Open the received confirmation e-mail and do click in the provided link to activate your account. Once done, you will receive a last e-mail with the activation token and instructions.
  • Go to Smart Tab Saver extension configuration again and in "Synchronization" section, set the received token in the "token" parameter and save.
  • It is done! Now you will see at the bottom of the cofiguration window the "Activated" message.

Now Smart Tab Saver will synchronize your configuration and sessions.

Notes

  • You can change of user, to do so, simply put the e-mail and token of the user is going to use Smart Tab Saver extension.
  • If you want to use a new user, not yet registered, just put the e-mail and remove, if is set, the "token" parameter, Smart Tab Saver will start the account activation for the new user.

Change Log

  • [22-02-2021] v1.6.4 We have worked hard and finally there is new functionality and some fixes:
    • FIX. Some issues when adding a URL from historial to a existing session.
    • FIX. Some issues when trying to delete some URLs from a existing session.
    • FIX. Removed some unnecesary notifications.
    • Improvement. Now Smart Tab Saver does not close pinned tabs. You can change this in the configuration.
    • Improvement. Now Smart Tab Saver shows how many tabs have closed, suspended or disabled.
    • Improvement. Smart Tab Saver recovers the status of any pinned tab.
    • Improvement. Now allows to configure the action when clicking on the Smart Tab Saver icon.
    • Improvement. Now allows to configure if you want Smart Tab Saver to be opened when starting the browser.
    • New feature. A new section called "The calm forest". Explains how you can contribute reducing the carbon footprint and gives a "Forest" where you can relax from work, your habits with too many tabs affect to the forest, read more about it in the new section. We hope you like this section.
    • New feature. A new section called "Feedback & Support". Do you want to help or give your opinion or make suggestions? This is your section, we appreciate it a lot.
  • [12-02-2021] v1.6.3 Improved dashboard styling and minor fixes:
    • FIX. Issue with some non-page URLs (like edge:// in Microsft Edge) that produced an error.
    • FIX. Issue with session save popup dialog buttons.
    • Improvement. Smart Tab Saver dashboard popup dialog messages style improved.
    • Improvement. Added tooltip to each icon in the header in the Smart Tab Saver dashboard.
    • Improvement. Added direct access to the CHANGELOG in the Smart Tab Saver dashboard header icons bar.
  • [12-02-2021] v1.6.2 Some styling in configuration and improvements:
    • Improvement. Smart Tab Saver allows now to do a manual synchronization from the dashboard.
    • Improvement. You can now decide what happens when clicking in Smart Tab Saver icon. In configuration, select "Display Smart Tab Saver" (default) or "Save & Close", this will save all opened tabs and close them.
    • Improvement. You can now decide if Smart Tab Saver is opened when browser starts. Go to configuration to set this option, by default, Smart Tab Saver is opened.
  • [10-02-2021] v1.6.1 Internal fixes:
    • FIX. Issue discarding "extension://" pages in Microsft Edge that could affect also in Chrome behaviour.
  • [09-02-2021] v1.6.0 The changes are:
    • Improvement. Smart Tab Saver can be opened now, in any moment, by pressing "CTRL+SHIFT+Space".
    • Improvement. You can also press "CTRL+SUPR" to make Smart Tab Saver save all opened tabs in a session and close them.
    • Improvement. You can now write in the address bar (omnibox) commands for Smart Tab Saver extension. Just write "sts" (without double quotes), press space and write one of these available commands (without double quotes) and press ENTER:
      • "sa" -> Saves all opened tabs in session and close them.
      • "ha" -> Historizes all opened tabs.
    • FIX. Smart Tab Saver context menu now appears correctly in the extension icon.
  • [08-02-2021] v1.5.0 Internal improvements and now, you can recover your synchronization token, from the configuration panel, if you lost it.
  • [04-02-2021] v1.4.0 There have been some improvements and fixes in the synchronization process and also in other aspects:
    • FIX. Change of user was not properly working.
    • FIX. Activation of the data synchronization was not correctly working in some cases.
    • Improvement. The synchronization process is now simplyfied.
    • Improvement. The configuration footer is now more simple and the information is now more clear. Some innecsary buttons and data have been removed.
  • [31-01-2021] v1.3.0 Some fixes have been done with also styling and some improvements:
    • FIX. Translation issues.
    • FIX. Styling of the options page for a better UI experience.
    • FIX. Texts have been revised for a better understanding.
    • FIX. Added missing icons to dashboard and menus.
    • Improvement. The "More..." menú options have been re-ordered for a better access and usage.
    • Improvement. Options page is now opened in a tab, not in a pop-up.
    • New feature. A quick access buttons for extension rincipal functions have been added, "Save all and close" and "Historize all".
  • [13-01-2021] v1.2.2 Smart Tab Saver is in the store again! Some minor fixes have been done.
  • [09-04-2018] v1.2.0 Fixed an issue with the configuration panel
  • [07-04-2018] v1.1.9 Now you can save all opened tabs as a session from Smart Tab Saver extension main page "More..." menu. We had before "Historize all tabs" but after using it for a while, I realised that in some cases was useful to be able to store all tabs, automatically, in a session with a name
  • [30-03-2018] v1.1.8 Removed some non useful notifications. Removed sound when a tab is closed.
  • [11-02-2018] v1.1.6 Synchronization method last changes to get working fine. Status of synchronization can now be seen. New "Help" section on the web.
  • [09-02-2018] v1.1.5 Synchronization method change. After some changes to data synchronization model, we could not get exactly what we need so we decide to change the way it was getting done. Now, to maintain your session data between Smart Tab Saver installations, you must create an account, by setting an e-mail in options, once saved your configuration, a confirmation e-mail is sent. Once you have confirmed your account, you can start using the received private user token to get your data synchronized with Smart Tab Saver server.
  • [03-02-2018] v1.1.4 Improvements to synchronization process and minor changes.
  • [02-02-2018] v1.1.3 Changes:
    • Improvement. Closing action now is a menu where you can select the desired action.
    • New feature. Now you can open the extension with "Alt+S" keyboard shortcut.
  • [02-02-2018] v1.1.2 Fix when closing tabs. Active tab was being closed.
  • [01-02-2018] v1.1.1 fixes and changes:
    • FIX. Issues closing restored tabs.
    • FIX. Issues with the option of deleting URLs after saving them in a session.
    • Improvement. Improvements in the synchronization when getting data.
  • [01-02-2018] v1.1 Fixes with tab closing.

Contact us

We would like to know what you think or whatever suggestion you could make us to help us making better Smart Tab Saver!. Please, send us an e-mail to javocsoft@gmail.com or smarttabsaver@gmail.com

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