BarTab Heavy Alternatives

    BarTab Heavy is described as 'unofficial publication of the latest fork of the original BarTab. Keep in mind the last developer is no longer active and claims this version still has some bugs' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are four alternatives to BarTab Heavy for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is BarTab Tycho, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BarTab Heavy are UnloadTab (Free, Open Source), FooTab (Free) and Dormancy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    1. BarTab Tycho reduces memory usage by unloading tabs, either manually or automatically after an adjustable time period. It can also intercept when tabs are loaded in the background or restored after a browser restart, and only load the content when the tab is actually visited.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.

      Discontinued

      The last update was on February 11th, 2014.



      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Google Chrome
      This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful. It works for 10 secs on Chrome/Iron start, blocking tabs that are not active from any web requests.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Firefox
      Dormancy 'retires' tabs that have gone unused for a while, freeing up that memory. It then restores the tabs to life when accessed. EXPERIMENTAL. MAY EAT YOUR SESSION OR DO OTHER BAD THINGS.

      Discontinued

      The last update was on June 17th, 2012.

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