The Great Suspender

Auto-suspend inactive tabs to reduce memory usage of chrome

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#1 Product of the DayMarch 24, 2014

The Great Suspender is a lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome's memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open by automatically suspending unused tabs to free up system resources.

  • Sergio Ravelo
    Sergio Ravelobringing innovation to nonprofits

    Works as promised!


    wish it could enable my tabaholism

    Initially I thought my Mac would be able to function better while maintaining ALL of my tabs open but makes sense that if you I close a few my memory functionality increases.

    Sergio Ravelo has used this product for one week.
  • Harshita Arora
    Harshita AroraFounder @Harshita Apps

    It works great!


    Wish I could suspend all tabs in all windows with one click

    I love The Great Suspender! Has made me a whole lot more productive!

    Harshita Arora has used this product for one month.
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Nikita Korotaev
Nikita Korotaev@nikitakorotaev · Incubating products @ Glocal Partners
Is it a complimentary or an alternative extension to OneTab ?
Will Robins
Will Robins@thewillrobins · Building The Brand Manscaped
@nikitakorotaev 4 Years Later... LOL - This is different. One Tab works great for coming back to tabs. You don't want them open but you don't want to bookmark them. (One Tab = Want To Find This Someday Maybe) This suspends tabs that you do want open. (Such as gmail or messenger or slack) and you can simply click on them to "re up" them. (Suspender = I want this open but don't want to dedicate computer resources while it just sits open in tabs) If you are gaming, videoing, editing, or anything else that hits your RAM then this is a life changer. Also - If you are using a chromebook to write or research while traveling (they have limited RAM and Processors) then this is a good fit. Hope that makes sense for more people as this is the first question and asked often.
Mohammed ElBalkini
Mohammed ElBalkini@mbalkini · Discovering tech
this extension is really saving my life, i can't find words to say how great this is :)
Jack Smith
Jack SmithHunter@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
Designed for tab-hoarders like me who keep loads of tabs open at any given time because open anything of interest in a new tab. The Great Suspender can suspend a tab after a certain (user defined) period of inactivity. This means it isn't using up any memory in Chrome. You can just "un-suspend" it whenever you want to interact with that tab again.
Andy Keil
Andy Keil@alwaysunday · Product at Rodio
As someone who typically has 100+ tabs open across multiple windows, this is going to be a HUGE battery saver.
Jack Smith
Jack SmithHunter@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
kind of a different approach. This works in the background; so you don't have to remember to do anything/click anything. you can just set it so that "after 3 hours of inactivity, just suspend it".