Software Alternatives & Reviews

Browser Tab Hoarding: How do you organize/archive your research? Trying to reach Tab Zero.

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. The open-source, self-hosted internet archiving solution

  2. A second brain, for you, forever. Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

    I also recommend https://obsidian.md/ which makes it easy to create Markdown documents with links to related websites, include useful text snippets, make checkbox lists, tables, etc. You can organize the text like wikis, with links to your other documents, etc. Everything runs locally but sync to mobile/other PCs is doable with Syncthing. Perfect for researchers.
  3. Save a complete page into a single HTML file

    If you are in chrome (firefox too, I think) you can bookmark all your open tabs. Then at least some of it is stored. The problem starts when you want to go back to a page where you felt you had something important to find and the page is down. For that, you could use an extension like SingleFile which downloads a page with all images as a single html file. It has its limits, but for regular pages it works pretty...
  4. Manage Your Browser Sessions

    I use an extension called SessionBuddy. Https://sessionbuddy.com/.
  5. Save the web, freely.

  6. Auto Tab Discard a lightweight extension that uses the native method (tabs.

    Not to be an enabler or anything, but have you tried Auto Tab Discard? Only active tabs will be loaded, so you can have thousands upon thousands of tabs without any impact on memory usage or performance.