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BarTab Alternatives

BarTab is described as 'So you keep open tabs like libraries keep books... Aren't you afraid Firefox will consume all your memory? Don't you fear browser restarts because it takes so long to reload all your tabs?' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are six alternatives to BarTab for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BarTab are BarTab Tycho, UnloadTab, FooTab and Dormancy.

This page was last updated Jul 30, 2020
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

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  1. Auto Tab Discard

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

    Auto Tab Discard 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.

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    Quipyowert2

    Auto Tab Discard is a good alternative to BarTab because BarTab is discontinued and probably doesn't work with the new Quantum versions of Firefox (ver 57+). Another option would be the Dormancy extension, but I haven't tried it.

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  2. BarTab Tycho

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Pale Moon

    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.



  3. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

  4. FooTab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    This Chrome/Iron extension is inspired by the excellent Firefox extension - BarTab, although it's much less sophisticated and powerful.

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  5. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on June 17th, 2012.

    No screenshots yet


  6. Total Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.

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