Best Alternatives to The Great Suspender For Chrome in 2021

After the discovery of malicious code in The Great Suspender, many people are looking for similar or better alternatives. This article presents the best alternatives to The Great Suspender in 2021.

1. Tabji

Tabji is objectively the best alternative to The Great Suspender. It offers the exact same features and more while being lighter and more performant. We made Tabji specifically to replace The Great Suspender, and through the continued feedback of our users, we kept enhancing the extension. It uses Chrome's latest API to have the smallest memory and CPU usage possible for an extension of this kind.

Tabji suspends unused tabs, does not reload a tab when it's visited, saves your sessions and syncs them to the cloud, and allows you to share them with other users through a link.

Tabji The Great Suspender
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions
Modern Chrome API

2. One Tab

If all you needed from The Great Suspender was saving sessions, then One Tab is your best alternative. It does not suspend unused tabs, but it allows you to close all of your open tabs and save them for later use. You can also share your saved sessions—although it only shares all of your sessions at once.

The Great Suspender One Tab
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions ✅*
Modern Chrome API

3. Tabs Outliner

Tabs Outliner helps visualize both your opened and saved tabs and allows you to add notes next to your tabs for better organization. It's more similar to One Tab than it is to The Great Suspender. It comes rather handy when researching a topic and having to keep notes about each tab.

The Great Suspender Tabs Outliner
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions
Modern Chrome API

4. Session Buddy

Session Buddy is another extension similar to One Tab. It helps save your sessions and relaunch them later on, which helps free up your device's memory and declutter your browser.

The Great Suspender Session Buddy
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions
Modern Chrome API

5. Auto Tab Discard

Auto Tab Discard is a lightweight Chrome extension that you can use as an alternative to The Great Suspender to increase browser speed and reduce memory load when you have numerous tabs opened. It automatically discards unused tabs, however, it recovers them immediately when revisiting the tab—a problem that Tabji mitigates.

The Great Suspender Auto Tab Discard
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions
Modern Chrome API

6. The Great Discarder

The Great Discarder is another good alternative to The Great Suspender. It automatically discards unused tabs to free up system resources. It's a lightweight extension, in a similar fashion to Tabji and Auto Tab Discard, however it doesn't mark suspended tabs and it reloads tabs immediately when they regain focus.

The Great Suspender Auto Tab Discard
Features
Suspend unused tabs
Unsuspend on click
Save sessions
Sync sessions to the cloud
Share saved sessions
Modern Chrome API