Ask DN: Feedback on Tab Snooze, an extension that snoozes tabs

almost 9 years ago from , Brown University

Hello everyone!

I just launched an alpha version of Tab Snooze, a Chrome extension that lets you snooze tabs. I would great appreciate it if you could try it out, and comment below with ideas, feedback, bug reports or feature requests.


What does it do?

Essentially, Mailbox for tabs.

Often you're working on something important, and stumble upon an interesting article. You don't want to get distracted right now, but you don't want to close the tab either for fear of losing the article. Enter Tab Snooze: snooze the tab to come back later in the day, the next day, the coming weekend, whenever.

The alpha uses artwork from Mailbox, and this is only a placeholder. I will be using original artwork in the public release. Would love feedback on user interaction and general interface design though; thank you!


  • Nick Dominguez, almost 9 years ago

    This is a really great idea.

    3 points
  • Nick Wittwer, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    Love the idea, dislike the popup notification. Not sure what the best alternative would be, but even just making them automatically open as new tabs after x amount of time would be better than a popup imo. Detracts too much from what you were previously doing.

    Question: What happens if Chrome is closed when the notification would have gone off? Will the tab be opened next time Chrome is opened?

    P.S. It would be awesome if a third Nick makes the next comment.

    2 points
    • , almost 9 years ago

      Nick, thank you so much for the suggestions!

      Going to replace popup with Chrome Notifications in the very next release. It will also include a way to snooze the tabs again (maybe for an hour, later in the day etc.) if you're working on something really important.

      I believe Chrome runs a process in the background, so if you have Chrome not open, the icon will show up in your dock and start jumping. Notifications will fix this though in a better way though (also consistent on Windows; not sure what happens right now.)

      Thanks again for the feedback! :)

      0 points
  • Grzegorz CiwoniukGrzegorz Ciwoniuk, almost 9 years ago

    (Sadly not Nick)

    Hey! You should use the native browser Notification API instead of an alert.

    Good luck!

    1 point
  • Dustin LaMont, almost 9 years ago

    This is awesome! Stoked to try it. I definitely am guilty of having 20+ tabs open because eventually I want to read those articles. :)

    0 points
  • Gonçalo MoraisGonçalo Morais, almost 9 years ago

    You just developed exactly what I needed, thank you! :O I have a big problem with tabs, part of it comes from pages I can’t examine right now, only a few days later. So they just stick around as tabs… until I get to 50+ and more than 2 Chrome windows. -_-' Hey ,are you accepting pull requests? I’m trying to do the [24pullrequests](24pullrequests.com) thing and you could be one of the projects I help. :)

    0 points
  • Damien ErambertDamien Erambert, almost 9 years ago

    Awesome idea, but as already said, the popup is really weird. You could use the Notifications API for that. Otherwise, the idea is really really neat :)

    0 points
    • , almost 9 years ago

      Thanks Damien!

      Absolutely, going to use Notifications API. Will also include an option to snooze the tabs again (maybe for an hour, or later in the day), if you're working on something important.

      0 points