Are you also a tab maniac having tens of tabs opened in your browser and wondering why your internet works so slow? This week’s discovery might be something you were looking for a long time. I came across this great Google Chrome extension called The Great Suspender. Cool name huh?
If you work in just one tab, whilst not clicking through to the other hundred tabs that you’ve opened before, they still use a lot of memory and CPU. You can see that once you switch back to the remaining tabs, they reload, causing browsers to crash, if you had a lot of tabs running at the same time.
What are the advantages of using The Great Suspender? Check your memory usage or battery life if you’re working on your laptop. See this screenshot showing how many tabs running in the background are using a lot of memory compared to the after situation with The Great Suspender installed. Only those tabs that were unsuspended were running online.
I hope this extension will be soon available for other browsers, such as Safari or Mozilla. I’m also wondering if such an extension will be ready for mobile and tablet users? My iPad is running very slow and I could make use of that for sure!