How to Not Get Crushed Under Too Many Tabs in Chrome

Saikat Basu 12-10-2016

Struggling with too many open Chrome tabs is a modern problem in itself. Shutting down the tabs we don’t need right now is often more difficult than we realize. We get to keep our bad browsing habits thanks to tab management extensions Master Tab Management in Chrome with These Built-in Features It’s time to master tab management in Chrome. Let's see what's possible without installing a single extension. Read More available aplenty on the Chrome Web Store.


Toby is the Johnny-come-lately to the elite group. It plants itself on your Chrome toolbar with the single-minded purpose of preserving your open tabs. Open up a new tab or window and you’ll see all your tabs waiting for you.

You can move any tab to a custom list of your choice and come back to them later. For example: if you are working on a specific project, you can create a custom list to save all tabs important for it.


You can add tabs (i.e. the webpage links) to the visual lists or use drag and drop on the Toby interface to organize everything. Just as easily remove tabs from the lists — right click and select Remove from Toby. The tabs that are moved to the lists become suspended tabs and those tabs are not visible in the open tabs list.

Thus, if there are 10 tabs visible in the browser window, you can move 7 unnecessary tabs to any of your custom list and then you will have 3 tabs to focus on. This helps you work more efficiently.


Some other features to note:

  • You can save a session with a single click. All open tabs go to a new list.
  • You can sync all tabs across devices. All tab information is backed up on Google Drive.
  • You can prevent Toby from taking over a new tab page. Keep another favorite new tab extension while using Toby.

Tab Management Made Easier

Toby hasn’t found a place in the list of best Chrome extensions The Best Chrome Extensions A list of only the best extensions for Google Chrome, including suggestions from our readers. Read More just yet. But if early evidence indicates, it is knocking at the doors. It is well-designed with an attractive interface with the developers keen on keeping it fresh and relevant. The update on their blog page highlights their attention to usability.

But what do you feel about Toby? Can it replace your favorite tab management extension? Do a face-off and tell us about it in the comments.

Related topics: Browser Extensions, Google Chrome, Tab Management.

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  1. aas
    November 3, 2016 at 4:21 pm