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The Great Suspender Alternatives for Mac

The Great Suspender is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is The Marvellous Suspender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to The Great Suspender and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to The Great Suspender are Workona, Tab Wrangler, UnloadTab and Dustman.

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  • Online
  • Google Chrome

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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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    The Marvellous Suspender vs The Great Suspender opinions
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    elkomodosdrago

    Functionally identical except without the whole malware thing...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Total Suspender icon

    Total Suspender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to suspend tab processes.

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  8. FooTab icon

    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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  9. Tab Stacker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Chromium

    Moves tabs so they are always sorted in most recently used (MRU) order. Pinned tabs will stay in place.

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  10. AutoClose Tabs

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    AutoClose Tabs will automatically close tabs that have not been used for a long time.

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    crogonint

    This one also will automatically close your tabs, forcing you to rely on Chrome's crappy History function to retrieve them.

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