5 Best Extensions To Manage Chrome Tabs & Memory

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5 Best Extensions To Manage Chrome Tabs & Memory

5 Best Extensions To Manage Chrome Tabs & Memory

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 05:01 AM PST

One of Chrome’s many strengths include syncing of all your bookmarks and Chrome extensions with a Google account, it also opens tabs in separate memory process so that you won’t have to shut it down entirely if one tab crashes.

However, the implementation of separate memory processes means it uses lots of memory when you open many tabs. This can cause performance hiccups for users who don’t have enough RAM on their computers.


Here are 5 tools to help you manage tabs and release memory for use on Chrome. If you surf the web a lot and open a lot of content in multiple tabs, these Chome extensions will be great in giving you a smoother web surfing experience without slowing down your computer too much, ultimately allowing you to multitask with other programs.

1. TooManyTabs

TooManyTabs is a great tab and memory manager with an easy to use and understand interface. Once installed, you will see this popup window where you can get a glance of all the opened tabs in that particular Chrome window. You can then choose to suspend tabs that you want to keep for later reading, freeing up some memory from Chrome so it runs faster and smoother.


2. Tab Hibernation

Tab Hibernation is a one-button tool that instantly puts all other tabs except the one you are currently vieweing into hibernation. Once installed, a button in the shape of a crescent moon will appear at the end of your address bar. Clicking on it will hibernate all your other tabs, freeing up Chrome’s memory for a smoother web surfing experience. To wake up a hibernated tab, just click anywhere.

Tab Hibernation

3. OneTab

If you’re someone who surfs the web using lots of tabs and browser windows, OneTab compresses all the opened tabs in that particular window into one tab, so you can see the content of all opened tabs. Doing this also frees memory from Chrome. You can then choose to close tabs, open them one at a time or restore them all. You can also group these tabs into a special category, enabling you to open it at a later time.


4. TabMemFree

Don’t have time to manually manage the tons of tabs opened on your Chrome browser? You can try TabMemFree that automatically helps you "park" inactive tabs. Parking a tab frees up the memory of that particular tab. It does this automatically if you have not accessed that particular tab for more than 15 minutes; you can set a longer tab timeout period too. When you go back to that particular tab, it’ll automatically reload letting you return to where you left off.


5. The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender helps you suspend tabs to free up some of Chrome’s memory. Clicking on the Great Suspender button lets you choose from suspending the current tab, suspending all other tabs or restoring all your tabs. The tool allows for automatic and manual suspending, configurable in the settings. The settings also allow you to set a whitelist of sites that won’t get suspended.

The Great Suspender


20 Brewing Coffee-Themed Logo Designs

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 02:01 AM PST

I can hardly imagine my mornings without a cup of flavorful, tasty cup of coffee. I bet coffee is also a part of many people’s morning routines – for some, it could even be indispensable for getting themselves up and ready for the day.

If you have seen a showcase we featured previously on coffee cup designs, you would probably agree that having an attractively designed cup is a great way to add to one’s experience of savoring their favorite java. And a good coffee cup design would usually come with an appealing logo as well.

So today we would like to share with you 20 examples of cool coffee logo designs. If you’re a designer, coffeehouse owner, or simply a coffee lover, we hope these cool designs would give you some ideas for coffee branding.

50/50 Coffee by Szende Brassai

Zanetti Nadali Caffè by Elsa Benoldi

River City by Jerron Ames

Lovely Coffee by MariannaY

Gentlemen’s Coffee by Leseed

Groucho Coffee by MattHall

Coffee Time Gaming by Anupam Rekha

Coffeewriting by DrumFun

Coffee and Sweets by dalia

Downtown Coffee & Eatery Branding Case Study by Marshall Taylor

Coffee Night by Andrea Zeman

Don Cafeone by Dalius Stuoka

Third Concept 2 by Sean Ball

Skyppuccino by Marek Mundok

Love Break Cafe by Dalius Stuoka

Coffeesir by TriangleWrap

Aquarium Cafe by Semen Rozhkov

Phil’s Frap Logo by Randy Heil

AllyMcBeans by Simona Munteanu

Coffez by Balazs Szabo


The 101 On The World’s Billionaires [Infographic]

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 11:01 PM PST

How many billionaires do you know aside from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates? Do you know who the richest billionaire in Asia is, or the richest woman billionaire in the world? Which country is home to the highest numbers of billionaires and which business industry have they made their fortune in?

Get the 101 on the world’s billionaire’s club in this interesting infographic by Exceptional Villas Barbados. From this infographic you might be surprised to know that Bill Gates is not the richest person on the list, 86% of the world’s billionaires are married, and that there are 1426 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $5.4 trillion! Check out the numbers and share your comments.

Credit: Alexandra Baradi, founder and owner of Exceptional Villas Barbados.


How To Build A Following Of Customers From Complete Strangers

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 09:01 PM PST

It may sound impossible, but building a relationship with your readers in a single post is what the professional freelance content writer does for a living. Our goal, as farfetched as it may sound, is to capture the attention of a complete stranger, and convert that person, turning them into a friend, a curious answer seeker, an admirer, a student, a customer, or any combination of these.

The question many writers who are new to the freelance writing arena want answered is how. What is the secret to writing in such a way that we are able to mold people into something they did not expect in less than 1000 words? The first thing you have to do is catch their attention.

Welcome to my Parlor

…said the spider to the fly. Capturing a person’s attention and making them stop what they are doing long enough to click on the link that brings them into the spider’s parlor is probably the most difficult part of freelance writing.

This is because you usually only have around 12 words or 70 characters with spaces with which to work. Anything more than that and the Google search engines will ensure the reader does not see it. You cannot capture a reader’s eye if you do not rank well.

Power Titles and Introductions

The SERPs will only show the first 70 or so characters of your title in a search engine result. Although they will index the entire title, even if it is 1000 characters with spaces, but 70 is all they will work with on the results page. This means that you must convey your message in those first 70 characters regardless of how long your title actually is.

The closer to the beginning of the title your keyword is, the higher it will rank provided the rest of your submission is SEO-sound. The secret here is to keyword the first word or two.

Once the title ranks high enough for the curious searcher (who is not curious enough to read more than the first 5 or 6 entries on a page) to see it, it must be vivid, direct and interesting enough to make them stick to it. Again, using the keyword, the word(s) they used to search, in the first part of the title helps to draw their attention.

Building a Rapport

Once you have the attention of the reader, it is time to establish a quick rapport with the casual reader. This means that they must feel comfortable with you and the way you express yourself. The majority of the time, the freelancer is writing for someone else yet they must come off as if they are writing for themselves.

Confidence and clear, concise writing is the key and secret to building a rapport with the reader who does not see you as a content writer. As far as they are concerned, you are the person behind the subject matter of the content, knowledgeable and responsible.

Making it Trendy & Creating Interest

Of course, the content writer rarely gets to choose the topic, however, working for a client with a less-than-interesting product or service is not supposed to be easy. It is the job of the writer to find the trendy side of anything and make it interesting.

Finding ways to approach any topic so that it is interesting to the public can be tricky, but that is one of the traits of a great writer, looking at a topic from all angles and recognizing the reader’s need for it. Once you find the value, you show the reader why it is valuable and how it solves their problem.

Laying a Foundation of Trust

Writing with confidence is the key to building trust between you and the reader who is looking for someone to help them. Solid research will allow the freelance content writer to build trust by adding value for the person who has come to the website or blog for information.

The secret to building that trust is in the first paragraph. Once you have captured the reader’s attention with a strong title, the first paragraph has to be strong enough and informative enough to keep the reader. This is simply a bold, confident statement of what the entire article or post will give to the reader if they decide to stay. At this point, they are trusting you to deliver on that title and first paragraph.

Erecting Walls of Credibility

In-depth research is the key to building on that foundation of trust by erecting tangible walls of credibility. When you give your readers interesting information that they cannot find in every article or post they read, you give them a reason to trust you. Your credibility as an expert skyrockets because you give the reader something extra that they cannot turn to anyone else for.

Finding those trendy facts that are verifiable and hard to find without the respectable resource links that you provide shows your readers that they not only need the product or service of which you write, they need you.

Bend But Don’t Break

One of the best-kept secrets to writing with authority is the ability to bend the rules of writing without actually breaking them. This is where the writer’s voice comes into play. Anyone can write like an encyclopedia, regurgitating fact after fact about a product or service.

The content writer however, builds an audience by adding flavor to the writing, as if they are speaking to the person. This turns them into an engaging and informative voice of reason – a knowledgeable neighbor or friend and someone the reader can trust. But if you adhere to the strict rules of grammar, you will never achieve this goal.

This is the time to bend the rules without actually breaking them. It is the same principle every writer learns when developing a writing voice of his or her very own.

Flaunting Your Creative License

Many new writers mistakenly believe that creative license means bending the truth or lying altogether. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, taking creative license is more honest than a straightforward presentation of a truth as interpreted by you from concepts others have already presented.

It is achieved without quotes and is your honest version of the tangible. Once the writer has found his or her voice, everything about which they passionately write is creative license, or a presentation of the truth as discovered and revealed by others in a particular way of which only you are capable.

Readers should feel as if you have written the article or post specifically for them and them alone, like a letter to an old friend. They love it when you flaunt your creative license for them.

Wrap Up: The Call to Action

Many writers spend their entire careers perfecting the art of the call to action. It takes some writers’ years of practice to be able to write a solid call to action without breaking stride from their trustworthy voice and authoritative content. In advertorial writing, it is asking for the sale; in content writing, one cannot be as blatant or as straightforward.

A sudden change from authoritative writer to the form of a salesman or a merchant, and you may lose everything you have worked hard for. And yet, the entire writing effort is one big build-up to the call to action. Every need you show how to meet, every word that portrays trendy information, and every fact that you provide all tie into the call to action.

So your call to action should exude the same confidence and honesty upon which the rest of the article is built, word by word, brick by brick.

Are You Up To The Task?

Now that you know the secrets of how the content writer builds a following or readership, will you be confident enough in your abilities as a writer to follow through? It is not as easy as it looks. The trick is to write confidently and as a person of authority who knows and cares about what you are writing (backed up by a lot of research).

If you do these things, the reader will look to you as an expert on every topic that you write and will look for you in every search related to your niche. Now go and confidently build a following of your own.



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