Internet Productivity

How to Save Tabs to Read Later in Chrome and Firefox (Not Using Pocket)

Nancy Messieh 11-05-2018

There’s no avoiding information overload The 5 Best News Curation Apps to Fight Information Overload You've got so much vying for your attention -- news articles, Reddit posts, tweets, Facebook posts -- but what if you could get it all curated in one place? Read More . There are plenty of apps that make it a little easier to sift through all that information. Read-it-later apps like Pocket and Instapaper can be a great way to save things you want to come back to later, but they can also be a crippling reminder of a growing list you need to tackle.


If you’re looking for an alternative way to save things for later, but one that makes sure you come back to them, the Chrome and Firefox extension Snooze Tabby may be what you’re looking for.

How to Use Snooze Tabby to Read Tabs Later

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Once you’ve installed Snooze Tabby in Firefox or Chrome, here’s how to use it:

  1. When you find a tab you want to snooze, click the Snooze Tabby button in your browser.
  2. You can select how long you want the tab snoozed: for anywhere from 30 minutes or later in the same day to a month or even a date of your choice.
  3. Once the time expires, the tab will reappear in your browser.

How to View and Edit Your Snoozed Tabs List

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  1. If you decide that you want the tab back sooner, you can retrieve it by clicking the Snooze Tabby browser button.
  2. Click Snoozed list.
  3. You can delete snoozed tabs, edit the snooze length, or click the link to open it back up again.

Why Use Snooze Tabby Over Pocket?

Snooze Tabby is pretty straightforward. You can save tabs and they’ll reappear when you want them to. With Pocket, or even your browser bookmarks, you have to decide to go back to your list or account to read what you’ve saved for later.

This make Snooze Tabby an interesting choice for those of us who tend to save things to Pocket or other read it later services 5 Better Alternatives to Pocket That Bookmark Anything for Later Pocket has long held the crown of being the internet's best digital bookmarking service. But is it time to scrap it and search for better read-it-later bookmarking alternatives? Read More and never bother to actually go back to them. When the tab reappears, you’ll get a reminder of something that you want to (or need to) read.

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  1. Fik of borg
    May 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    My strategy is to have a "Presets" folder in mi bookmarks toolbar. Inside it I have a "Morning pages", a "Night relax reading", "Sysdadmin dashboards" ... and a "To read" folder.
    Inside the "To read" folder I have a "Tech" ,"Hobbies", "News", "Projects", "ASAP", etc folders. Then, not when a timer expires but when I am ready to read whatever I have saved for later, I open one or several of the bookmarks in the "To read" folders.

    This way I avoid installing yet another extension, and give me the unrelated / added benefit of having predefined groups of pages to open together at specific circumstances / times of day.

    • fireboy
      June 10, 2018 at 12:48 am

      Fik of borg, surely, your "Presets" folder will sync across all your devices right?
      Thks again!fb

      • Fik of borg
        June 10, 2018 at 1:41 am

        Well ... in fact I'm having trouble in that front since the demise of Xmarks.
        Firefox Sync works ... most of the time and it's not nearly instantaneous and does not work across browsers. Same thing for Chrome Sync and for the minor league browsers.
        I'm trying Everhelper / FVDSync and Outertech's Bookmark manager + Dropbox, but none offer the level of convenience Xmarks had. I'm even thinking of learning php, mysql and whatever language chrome and firefox extensions are written to make something Dropbox-hosteable myself.

        • fireboy
          June 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm

          Fik of borg, I don't know why but MUO did not list my first comment to your post! So, I'll try again! "I was blown away about how you setup your "Presets" folder in your bookmarks toolbar!" That is so neat. I've hard at trying to make that work for me. Thks for answering my question about your "Presets" folder syncing across all your devices".
          And lots of luck to you in all your endeavors!

  2. SnowFlake816
    May 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Wonderful recommendation! Thank you for sharing! Will it work even if the browser isn't always open? This does seem better than Pocket.

    • Silverlokk
      May 13, 2018 at 5:13 am

      Dunno about that. Pocket will keep your URLs until you delete or archive them. Just installed Tabby so I don't know how it'll work — guessing that once you read a snoozed tab, it'll go away

    • Silverlokk
      May 13, 2018 at 5:13 am

      I might add that I use Pocket for articles I want to keep going back to