tabist VS auto-tab-discard

Compare tabist vs auto-tab-discard and see what are their differences.


Simple Tab Manager Extension for Chrome and Firefox. (by fiveNinePlusR)


Use native tab discarding method to automatically reduce memory usage of inactive tabs (by rNeomy)
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tabist auto-tab-discard
2 16
29 672
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0.0 7.0
almost 4 years ago 4 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License Mozilla Public License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of tabist. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-14.
  • Overcoming Tab Overload
    7 projects | | 14 May 2021
    for a lot of people you search for something to solve a problem. for instance debugging an issue. you middle click on a bunch of promising tabs and then go through them. if there is some useful information on that page you leave it open but it's rare that it's the only thing you need to know to solve your problem. another use is some API you need to use so you'd open up a bunch of tabs on the functions you are exploring how you need to use them.

    I also separate the issue by window too and also use tabs and windows as temporary bookmarks really. not worthy of a full bookmark but not finished with.

    I created an webextension to deal with handling those tabs because having a bunch of tabs across a bunch of windows is not the most ergonomic without one. might be useful for someone here I suppose:

  • TabFS: Mount the Browser Tabs as a Filesystem
    9 projects | | 31 Dec 2020
    I am like your friend... basically tabs are a "working memory" that you don't want to store permanently in bookmarks. each window or sets of windows is typically a different topic that is being research on with a bunch of middle clicks to open tabs. I have so many open that I wrote a small webext for it that shows a page of all your tabs that you can click on to navigate to that tab with a click. just a nicer interface to see all the windows open and all the tabs.


Posts with mentions or reviews of auto-tab-discard. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing tabist and auto-tab-discard you can also consider the following projects:

thegreatsuspender - A chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory

brotab - Control your browser's tabs from the command line

min - A fast, minimal browser that protects your privacy

RecipeFilter - Chrome extension that focuses recipes front and center on food blogs

xdotool - fake keyboard/mouse input, window management, and more

tab_suspender_firefox - A very lightweight tab suspender that reduces an overall memory usage of firefox, uses firefox native discard api

winger - Window Manager: A Firefox web extension for switching windows and moving tabs between windows

tablist - copy and paste lists of open tabs

ff-thegreatsuspender - Firefox port of a chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory

CodeRibbon - Navigate your code in an infinite timeline of code patches!

keepassxc - KeePassXC is a cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application “Keepass Password Safe”.