Chrome extensions are useful and can range from being novel to being full of functionality, like adding photographs to blank pages, or remembering your passwords like the LastPass extension, or prevent ads from showing up by using AdBlock, or even help make web browsing for the color-blind easier.
However as useful as the Chrome browser is for Google users, there are many complaints about it and one of them is that the browser is a bit of a memory drain, which is especially true for users who love to open tons of tabs and leave them open. If you have done this you might realize that your browsing experience becomes less than ideal.
The good news is that there is now an extension that will help manage your open tabs. Dubbed The Great Suspender, basically what this extension does is that it helps puts tabs to sleep where they’re essentially suspended anywhere between 20 seconds or up to 3 days, depending on what you plans to do with them.
This allows users to keep their tabs open in their browser without having to worry about what a drain it will be on their computer’s memory. Users can also whitelist certain websites so that these websites will remain open and functional no matter what. After having taken it for a spin ourselves, we find that there is a noticeable difference in the amount of memory freed up while tabs are suspended. This will vary from user to user, depending on how many tabs you have open, amount of RAM you have, and the type of websites that have been suspended.
It’s an interesting extension but not the first of its kind, but if you’d like to check it out head on over to the Chrome Web Store for the download.