I have written before about the fact that I have too many tabs open in Google Chrome. In this article I would like to share with you the cure that I’m currently using, and it’s great. First of all though…
Yes I’ve ready plenty of blogs and articles on the internet which say I should focus and not have umpteen gazillion tabs open, but sometimes I can’t help it:
35 Google Chrome processes:
Not only is this bad for productivity, and I have to admit that I thought it was mumbo jumbo when I read that it *was* bad for productivity, but I can tell you straight, it is bad. But not only is it bad for productivity it also consumes a large amount of RAM. This little lot above was consuming a total of 981 Mb. I know from 24 GB of onboard RAM that isn’t exactly a lot, but, it’s far more than a web browser should be ‘allowed’ to consume, surely?!
Now I install OneTab – http://www.one-tab.com/
Much better.. now only 250 Mb in use! And, it is definitely helping with my productivity because it lets me spend time browsing for interesting stuff to review or read ‘later’, and then when I’ve spent a short time doing that I can ‘zap’ all the tabs, and begin to focus on one thing.
Onetab is very simple to use, it is just a matter of clicking on the OneTab button in the toolbar, and it will store all the tabs away. Clicking on it again, you get a list of tabs that are stored, and you can click on one to re-launch. At this time you can even decide that actually you don’t want a particular tab, and close it, without having to relaunch it.
Here is a reference graphic from their home page, and whilst I’ve not seen quite such stunning memory reduction as they have shown here.. I have:
a/ Saved a ton of RAM
b/ Made a far less cluttered interface
c/ Helped focus on a single task at a time
So why don’t you give Onetab a go, and let me know what you think in the comments….