Curation Series Part 3: OneTab
Sometimes, I look up and realize I’ve been working, searching, connecting, clicking on a topic in my browser and have oodles of tabs open!
While I occasionally “star” some or “bookmark” some on a reading day, on a research day, I mostly I just open them. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to save those into a collection using the Firefox or Chrome Extension OneTab.
One of its benefits is that you improve your browsing since many open tabs causes a slow down.
If you’re a techy person, these pages will quickly get you up and running in Chrome:
- OneTab Chrome Extension
- OneTab Help
- How to Install Chrome Extension
- Richard Byrne YouTube: How to Install Chrome Extension
For the novice, here’s how OneTab works:
OneTab: Collect Your Open Tabs!
With just a click of the OneTab extension icon:
All my tabs are collected together in one OneTab webpage:
This page from 3/18 is pinned to the top. I’ve been thinking about and collecting research on Homework for quite a while. Below this are all my other 1,632 saved tabs! Here’s a view of some of those collections:
I rename the group using the “More” button
Notice I can:
- restore all
- delete all
- share as web page
- name the group
- lock the group [so when I click one, it’s link stays]
- star this group to the top
- get help
Even if I lock a group, I can still click and drag tabs into or out of the group if I need to rearrange the tabs into different groupings. I delete one of the items by unlocking the group and clicking the “x” that appears to it’s left.
A shared webpage looks like this to the reader:
Scan the QR Code image, and it opens to that page of links. The owner of the page includes a header that looks like the image below so you can unshare the page with the “Delete this shared page” link.
I can also copy a collection from either type of page and paste into an Evernote, Google Doc, or Blog, but the actual URL links do not copy over to Google Keep:
All screenshots and doodle art by Sheri