Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Chrome extensions #4: Let One Tab simplify your browsing experience…

Do you ever find that you are doing research and have masses of tabs open, to the point that you have to click through each one to discover which one was which; OR worst case scenario, your computer freezes? I often experience this, so when I read about a free Chrome extension called ‘One Tab’ (http://www.one-tab.com/)  I immediately wanted to try it out.


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What is One-Tab?
One-Tab is a Crome extension that converts all of your open tabs into one list showcased in Chrome as one tab. When you need to access the tabs again, you click on them to restore them individually or all at once.

How to use One-Tab
1. Go go the Chrome Store and search for the extension One Tab.


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2. Add the extension to your Chrome browser by clicking 'add'.

3. Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list.


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This was my list of digital storytelling sites after using One Tab – 29 tabs in a list format.


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4. You can even name the list


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5. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

6. There is an option to lock this tabbed list and even share this list as a webpage which I tried out: http://www.one-tab.com/page/cbmNKZMPRfysOHVu0q2S8A

Video tutorial
I discovered a great 4 minute  video tutorial  presented by Brittany Matheison on YouTube showing how to go about using One-Tab



Benefit to teachers
I can see this extension being very useful to a teacher who may have a list of sites he/she wishes the class to explore for use in a lesson. The One Tab list can be easily shared with the students.


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