Extension Watch: Sync Google Chrome Tabs with TabCloud

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Oct 31, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

For some strange reason neither Chrome nor Chromium supports tab syncing, but the TabCloud extension fills the void quite nicely. Once installed, the extension allows you to synchronize browser sessions using the Appspot cloud service. TagCloud is not just a dumb tab syncing tool. The extension allows you to save multiple tabs as a group and open the group on multiple machines. This way, you can create, for example, a group of tabs with all your favorite blogs and open them with one click on other machines running Chrome.

To save the currently opened tabs, click on the TabCloud icon (you'll be prompted to sign in to the service using your Google credentials) and click on the Save button. You can give the saved group a descriptive name by double-clicking on the group's title. To open the created tab group on another Chrome installation, click on the TabCloud icon, then click on the Open button next to the saved tab group. TabCloud is not perfect (for example, it can't sync tabs automatically in the background), but it gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.

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