- by vadimm, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Great extension. It helped me with missing favicons after old session import (it loads favicons itself, not depending if tab is loaded or not so i can easily navigate between tabs). I just wish it worked a little bit faster with a lot of tabs (over 1000). Noticed a bug - filter search bar doesn't clear itself.
- by Andrei Shevchuk, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Pretty good overall, but UI needs some love. I also experience a bug when trying to open saved page, it doesn't open, I end up with blank page with e.g. `moz-extension://04560661-e687-4b63-b11d-d60f930fc0e9/tab-loader/load.html?url=https%3A//www.wikipedia.org/&title=Wikipedia` address (clean profile, no other addons). So can't use this addon for now.
- by TheBloke, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5This extension has proved very useful. A lot of comments are saying it doesn't work as expected, so here's a guide to how I'm using it:
1. To get the folder view shown in the screenshots there are three ways: 1) press Alt-Shift-T, 2) open the Popup Menu, select the three-dot menu and then click "Tab Manager". Both of those options open the Tab Manager in a new tab. Or: 3) in the Popup Menu, click Saved Tabs at the top, this opens the Tab Manager/folder view in the popup menu itself.
2. Be aware that no tabs will appear in the Tab Manager/folder view until you Save some.
3. In the popup menu's Open Tab view you can manipulate all open tabs, such as moving a selection of tabs to a new window (one of the things I particularly wanted), closing a bunch of tabs at once, pinning them, and of course saving them.
4. Whenever you Save a tab, it gets saved to the Tab Manager (Folder view). When saving you can enter a folder name to organize them in a hierarchy, and at any time you can drag-and-drop both tabs and folders to re-organize.
5. Other comments mention that the Save Tab shortcut (Alt-T) doesn't work. For me, on Mac OS, it does save the tab and doesn't open the Tools menu (I guess it's a different shortcut on Mac OS). However pressing Alt-T to save the tab also closes that tab. I don't know if this intentional or not, but I find it annoying - I don't necessarily want to close every tab I save. So I find it better to save tabs using the Popup menu.
6. In the Popup Menu, be aware that tabs are organised by window, and the window names are set according to whichever tab is active. It would be nicer if there was something like "Window #1", #2 etc against them, but you get used to it.
And that's it really. It provides the ability to easily manage tabs in bulk (close, pin, etc), to move tabs between windows and to new windows, to save a bunch of tabs and then open them again later, and provides easy searching through all your open or saved tabs. If you need those features, it's a really useful addon. It also allows for import/export, but I've not tried that personally.
I'm giving four, not five stars because the UI could be a little better, and it's a shame that Alt-T to save tabs also closes them at the same time. It would also be nice, as others have mentioned, if keyboard shortcuts could be re-configured.
But it's a very useful addon which I wish I had installed a while ago. I often open a bunch of tabs for a particular purpose, and just do so in whichever window is open. Then later I regret having so many different tabs, for different purposes, in a single window. This addon makes it very easy to move a bunch of tabs to a different window, and/or to save them for later access.
- by Keegan Witt, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5This is a fantastic plugin. I couldn't use Firefox without it (I use it similar to how I use Tabs Outliner in Chrome). Only things I wish it did different is show window a matching tab is in when searching, and some more context menu options for managing tabs and windows (like Tabs Outliner has).
- by Kat, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Hey there. It's a really great extension. I love how I can easily manage my tabs and sessions without having to put all of the temporary stuf into my bookmark list. I especially love to use it when I'm watching (live) streams. Because I want them to run smoothely but use to have many many tabs open, I love to save them in tabzen in one go and have them automatically closed to then restor the session of my choice after watching whatever I was watching.
I have a little suggestion for 5 stars: In the "Saved Tabs" windown, after clicking onto the tabzen icon, I'd like to be able to delete links without having to the tabzen tab. Right now I can click on items and have a sub-menu for opening and opening incognito etc.. I do miss a "delete" option there. That would be a smaller detail increasing usability enourmously :D
- by Firefox user 13521268, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Nice addon! Thank you. Can you add support for Cyrillic names for folders? Just can't create folders with non-latin names. And is it possible to synchronize "database" of tabzen between my computers, that use one Firefox account? Or should I just manually export/import any time?
- by Gino Ardesia, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5I would like to try this extension, it seems exactly what I need.
But.. is it safe ?
Why does it ask for permission to Download Files and Read and Modify history of downloads ?
Thanks in advance for any reply.
- by Fred Flintstone, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5This add-on has a lot of potential, and it's definitely getting better. Really love the level of detail that can be created. With that said, here's just a few suggestions for what I think would be improvements:
- Provide an easier way, such as a button, to save all open tabs because I had trouble getting the shortcuts to work
- On a related note, it would be nice to be able to save all open tabs, or even a single tab, to a folder the user selects rather than having it default to an automatically-created folder (the one with the date and time); this just creates a maintenance issue when I have to later clean up these auto folders
- It also would be nice to have an option to not save pinned tabs when saving all open tabs
- Opening multiple tabs doesn't work (asked me if I wanted to open the two tabs I selected, but it only
opened the first one
- Another useful feature would be a button to quickly remove entries (like OneTab uses), rather than the three-step process needed now. Even being able to press the delete key would be helpful.
None of this is meant as criticisms, however, since I really do like tabzen. Keep up the good work.
- by Peter B. H., 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5updated 9/Nov 2017! Original review at bottom.
It's clearly getting better. More options are added giving increased usefulness. UI is improving. Author is actively working on it. All promising, upped from 3 to 4!
== 22/July 2017
This is an alternative to TooManyTabs and OneTab. Esp. important since TMT is nearing end-of-life and as such a replacement is sorely needed.
It works. It stores your tabs as part of a list which is exportable or importable. Good idea, makes it easy to stow away tabs for later.
Bad thing is that its a minimalistic user interface. There is no ability to select multiple entries at a time, not the ability to automatically remove an entry if I open it. The UI needs work to make this truly attractive. For now it remains a useful but a unwieldy tool for people with too many browser tabs.
- by Roy, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Hi,
First off, the add on is quite useful, especially to me as I have at any given time, more than about 200 tabs open in Firefox and around 50 or so open in Opera.
Tabzen gives me the opportunity to sort and categorize the tabs - which is a very useful feature.
I would however very strongly encourage the developer to add a "Tab Hunt" or "Tab Search" feature. While categorizing is great, searching for a particular tab is a task as I need to open all he folders that I have created and then try to find the tab that I need. Having a search bar would be great and I am sure it would add value to Tabzen.
Look forward to the new addition in both Firefox and Opera.