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The Great Suspender Alternatives

The Great Suspender is described as 'lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome's memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open at the same time. This extension will automagically unload each tab while retaining its favicon and title text' and is a popular app in the web browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Great Suspender for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is Auto Tab Discard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Great Suspender are The Marvellous Suspender, Workona, tabby.us and Tab Wrangler.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Google Chrome

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  1. Auto Tab Discard icon

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Auto Tab Discard is a great alternative to The Great Suspender.
  2. 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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    elkomodosdrago

    Functionally identical except without the whole malware thing...

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  3. Workona icon

    Workona

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    • Chromium

    The missing desktop for the cloud.

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  4. tabby.us icon

    tabby.us

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Free browser extension to remove unnecessary tabs automatically and silently.

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  5. Tab Wrangler icon

    Tab Wrangler

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

    Tab Wrangler is a Google Chrome extension to close unused tabs at a user defined time.

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  6. MyPages Chrome Extension icon

    MyPages Chrome Extension

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Do you have many tabs open - sometimes TOO many? Are you unsatisfied with the standard Chrome Task Manager?

    Popup - Web page Info & extension control panel
  7. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on February 11th, 2014.

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  8. Dustman icon

    Dustman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    If you tend to open too many tabs, closing them when no longer needed could be a tedious task. Fortunately you don't have to do it yourself.

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    crogonint

    This one automagically closes tabs you haven't viewed recently. That means that you're depending on Chrome's notoriously rotten History function to get back old tabs.

    BAD idea.

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  9. TooManyTabs icon

    TooManyTabs

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    Ever tried having 20 tabs or more open in Chrome? You can’t even see the favicon of the tabs, not to mention the tab titles! If that happens to you, TooManyTabs is a must-have extension that manages your tabs, reduces your tab overflow, and saves your sanity!

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  10. Tiny Suspender icon

    Tiny Suspender

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

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

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