Tabs Outliner Tabs Outliner

Version: 1.4.141
Last Update: 2021-04-07


Tabs Outliner is a Chrome extension developed by omnray. According to the data from Chrome web store, current version of Tabs Outliner is 1.4.141, updated on 2021-04-07.
100,000+ users have installed this extension. 3162 users have rated this extension with an average rating of .
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The Next Generation Session Manager; A Really Working Too Many Open Tabs Solution; And Your Browsing Notebook.

Tabs Outliner is a fusion of tabs manager, session manager and an tree like personal information organizer. It’s also embed instruments that greatly help reduce open tabs count by making possible easily annotate and close-save open windows and tabs in their original context. And what’s more important - allow then working with there saved tabs practically in the same way as with open ones, thus greatly reducing resources usage.

It also implements one of the best ways to handle crashed sessions - an unfortunate reality for users with a habit of accumulating hundreds of open tabs.


☀ Complete Overview of all your open and saved tabs and windows, along with custom added notes and marks.

☀ Flexible and fully editable by Drag and Drop Tree - everything can be easily organized in logical hierarchies and delimited groups; unlike in other similar tools every node can be a parent for any other node, all items can be freely reordered to specify priority or importance. And all of this can be done not only with somewhere saved links - but with open tabs and windows!

☀ Close and save - just in one click you can preserve “in place” any tab or window in their original context and surrounding in the Tree. Saved windows and tabs can be freely mixed with those that are open. And as Tabs Outliner window is often active all the time, because it’s enormously useful to observe all currently active items, things saved in it does not fall out of the focus, as this often happen with other tools that save everything in some separate lists, so the actual action to close-save something to free resources become mentally much ease and really accomplished.

☀ Innovative Tabs Outlining And Organizing Features – you will be able annotate windows and tabs, add comments to them, summary of main ideas, to-do items. Text notes can be easily added in the Tree directly from web pages, just by Drag and Drop.

☀ Tree Style Tab feature - those who remember famous Firefox plugin with the same name immediately recognize inspired by it very useful way to relate tabs to one another. This feature relates newly opened tabs to the tab from which they were opened, which automatically builds strong context for all items and nicely visualize tabs relations.

☀ Crash Resistance and Restore Feature Done Right - no more hassles after browser crash or sudden system restart. No more being forced to all or nothing choice, like with the default Chrome crash restoration: to lose all of these “remind me of something” tabs, or to have again a completely unresponsive PC, if you load all of them back. This extension makes it possible to reopen only windows you need NOW, or even some individual tabs inside them, without losing others. Everything will be available to reopen anytime you decide and in the same context and place where they were crashed without consuming any resources, along with newly created tabs, as if you simply continue your session without any crash.

☀ Tabs List Exporter - easily export and share the annotated list of your tabs through Google Doc, Word, Evernote, email or some messenger. Hierarchies of windows can be exported individually simply by Drag & Drop. Or the whole tree can be saved as HTML file (by Ctrl-S in the main window).

☀ One Click Procrastination Stopper - Close-Save All currently open windows and tabs just in one click! Without losing all of the context and structure. Regain your attention and your PC responsiveness - momentary become ready again for some new work.


Everything mentioned above can be used absolutely for free, but to support project there are some additional paid features that can be indefinitely enabled for a small one-time payment ($14.95) and an unobtrusive banner that show up once in few weeks to remind about their existence:

☀ Keyboard Shortcuts and Clipboard support which enables whole new dimension and speed for tree manipulations and editing by pro users.

☀ Access to frequent local backups that are saved every few minutes for restoring accidental edits or deletions or to review latest changes.

☀ Automatic Daily Backups to your Google Drive. Not only this secure your data this also enables possibilities to access your tree remotely from some other PC.

This paid features are completely optional and application can be effectively used without enabling them. In additional that the tree is constantly save all changes locally, backups and data exports can be done manually at any time. It’s not required to pay anything for this.


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avatar Xalomon

If you try to close a window with Chrome's HistoryRecently Closed feature it will recover the closed tabs with the window, and their pages reachable from the Back's button.

If you try this with Tabs Outliner the pages will only restore their urls, causing all the Back buttons of them to be disabled, as their story was lost.

avatar Josh Sorensen

it is great, but could be better. like others i would like it if i could make a saved copy of "just the tabs currently open and not saved+closed" in addition to the version that includes the saved+closed tabs.
also, recently it has been having issues with errors and it crashes chrome.
the errors that appear are things like "Unchecked runtime.lastError: No tab with id: 2308." and many more "no tab with id: #". i don't know if this is related to a combination of extensions that are incompatible or just a bug that happened after chrome updated and the extension didn't update.
either way there is room for improvements. i still like it though. the setup is nice and has good color schemes and useful ideas like naming window sessions. if they fix the part where chrome crashes due to errors it would be 5 star for me even if it didn't improve on the functions. then again maybe it's chrome that needs to be fixed instead. either way i hope it gets fixed and runs properly like it used to.

avatar Ben Hurwitz

As someone else mention, there's always room for improvement, but this extension is totally awesome. If you have a tab hoarding problem (like me) and don't want to solve that problem (like me), or you just like to sort all your research tabs into clear, well-defined groups (also like me), this extension is definitely for you. There is a learning curve for sure, but it's totally worth getting used to it.

I personally didn't find the paid mode worth it BUT (HUGE BUT) I would purchase the paid mode again to support development anyway. I in fact already did that when my computer died and I couldn't recover the key. Still worth it. If nothing else, the developer is Ukrainian.

ALSO, because everyone seems to not know this, you can manually backup and restore your entire tree without paid mode. See Donate for the paid mode anyway.

avatar cruukz

Nachdem ich das Video auf YouTube abgespielt habe, dachte ich mir nur wtf where is the download button. Werde es jetzt mal Testen. Könnte mir wirklich eine Menge Zeit ersparen bei all dem rumgeklicke jeden Tag.

avatar yo landa