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Easily Find, Close, Pin, Refresh & Move Chrome Tabs To Another Window With Fruumo Tab Manager

Tabs make surfing the web more intuitive and fun; you don’t have to jump between a truckload of windows to spot your desired site. But if you’re like me who usually has a metric ton of browser tabs opened simultaneously, then you’d already be aware of how frustrating managing them becomes. On Google Chrome, organizing the tabs has always been limited to re-ordering them in one way or the other, or pinning some of them to the tab bar. If you want to enhance your tabbed browsing experience beyond that under one Chrome window, Fruumo Tab Manager from the creators of Fruumo and Fruumo Notifier  can help. Fruumo’s Tab Manager extension takes a novel approach to organizing things. How? Find out just after the jump.

When installed, Fruumo Tab Manager places its icon on address bar, clicking which will display an entire list of your tabs, complete with their favicons and site titles. The interface is simple yet very functional, and carries a search bar at the top and a group of four buttons next to each tab’s entry. From left to right, here’s what these miniscule buttons do: close the tab, pin the tab to the tab bar, refresh the tab and lastly, move the tab to a separate window.

Fruumo Tab Manager

The search bar feature will come in handy for those who have a hard time quickly switching back and forth between similar tabs. Just start type any phrase, keywords or part of a tab’s title, and Fruumo will automatically filter the tabs containing that. The results are instantly filtered, and there’s no need to press Return for the purpose.

Fruumo Tab Manager_Search

The current feature set of Fruumo Tab Manager may seem limited, but the developers cite that more features are to be expected in future updates, such as the ability to color code tabs, save tab sessions so you may quickly continue your task later on, as well as cross-device synching.

Fruumo Tab Manager can be grabbed from Chrome Web Store. The download link is provided below.

Install Fruumo Tab Manager For Chrome


    • Just because a thing has more features doesn’t mean it’s better. I’ve looked at pretty much all of them… including Tabs Outliner, which I found to be overkill for at least my purposes. Of course, I never keep 800 tabs open, as its maker mentions. Some things are just ridiculous in the first place, and so that which is created to fix the ridiculous ends-up being just as ridiculous.

      There are MANY other choices, some of them more elegant and interesting even than Tabs Outliner. My choice is based on the one simple need I occasionally have to have a group of tabs by a name which reminds me what they were regarding so I can circle back, later, and open them again and finish whatever project I had begun when I first opened them.

      I also have the occasional need to recapture the RAM that a bunch of open tabs are using, and so I let OneTab handle that for me. Nothing could be easier.

      Gregg L. DesElms
      Napa, California USA
      gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    • Tabs Outliner cover all of this use cases you mention much more usable than OneTab.

      Including the possibility to recapture RAM.

      the 800 tabs is irrelevant to this. Its main goal is really managing tabs and windows, by unloading them, grouping them by name, adding some short comments to them + the way it is all done opens really many other interesting possibilities – like ability to recover from Chrome crashes for example.

      The OneTab is actually not very different from the native Chrome feature to save all open tabs in bookmarks (this option accessible by right click in the Chrome Tabs Strip) and then just close the window – except the OneTab entries is not synchronized, nor can be flexible organized further.

    • It never ceases to amaze me how some people just can’t be satisfied with that their choice isn’t necessarily someone else’s choice; and they won’t quit until they’ve tried to shame others into seeing things their way.

      I never said Tabs Outliner wasn’t good, I just said it’s overkill for my purposes; and I explained what those were. Would you like me to change my purposes to accommodate your seemingly pathological (though I know it’s now actually that) need to be right?


      So… are we done with this yet, or do you really wanna’ roll-up your sleeves and go at it? As those who run this site will tell you, I’m probably the wrong person with whom to pick a fight.

      The reader, here, is free — as I am free, and as you are free — to choose whatever tool, if any, s/he likes. That’s not good enough for you?

      Gregg L. DesElms
      Napa, California USA
      gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    • Hey man, take it easy! We just talking!
      What a fight you are talking about.

      And have a nice day.

    • It’s like a child standing in the middle of the living room, with everything from all shelves and tabletops strewn about the floor, and his parents walk in to find this mess, and the child looks at them and asks “what?” as if it’s not obvious.

      Gregg L. DesElms
      Napa, California USA
      gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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