BarTab is described as 'So you keep open tabs like libraries keep books... Aren't you afraid Firefox will consume all your memory?' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are seven 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 Tab Suspender for Safari (Free), BarTab Tycho (Free, Open Source), UnloadTab (Free, Open Source) and FooTab (Free).
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- 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. View 6 alternatives to Auto Tab Discard
- Free • Open Source
- Microsoft Edge
- Google Chrome
Auto Tab Discard vs BarTabAuto 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.