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Auto Tab Discard Alternatives

Auto Tab Discard is described as 'a lightweight extension that uses the native method (tabs.discard) to unload or suspend browser tabs to significantly reduce the memory footprint of your browser when many tabs are opened' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to Auto Tab Discard for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is The Marvellous Suspender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Auto Tab Discard are The Great Suspender - No Track, UnloadTab, Tiny Suspender and Total Suspender.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Firefox

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  1. The Marvellous Suspender icon

    The Marvellous Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    "The Marvellous Suspender" is a free and open-source Google Chrome extension for people who find that chrome is consuming too much system resources. Totally based on the original "The Great Suspender" but without ADS tracking and other problems.

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  2. The Great Suspender - No Track icon

    The Great Suspender - No Track

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Chromium

    Modified version of "The Great Suspender" to remove analytics tracking and rogue .js files from anonymous developer who is now in control of the GitHub source & web store versions.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingThe Great Suspender - No Track will not track or use your personal data.
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  3. UnloadTab icon

    UnloadTab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    An essential add-on for power users that have many tabs open. Curb your resource usage by unloading tabs that you haven't visited for a while. An unloaded tab is restored back to its original state when you need it again.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

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  4. Tiny Suspender icon

    Tiny Suspender

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Unload / suspend / hibernate idle tabs to reduce memory and cpu usage.

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  5. Total Suspender icon

    Total Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTotal Suspender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Dormancy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Dormancy 'retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to life when accessed.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was on June 17th, 2012.

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