Lower RAM and CPU load by unloading idle tabs

TabMemFree promo image
What is TabMemFree?

TabMemFree is an efficient Chrome extension designed to streamline browser performance by automatically unloading idle tabs, helping to reduce RAM and CPU strain. It conveniently maintains the title and icon of unloaded tabs. It features user-friendly options to tweak the maximum idle time for tabs, check frequency, and offers the choice to safeguard pinned tabs from being unloaded. The extension fully respects user data privacy with all preferences stored locally and managed by Chrome, and no personal data is collected.

Rating: 3.70 (168)
Version: 0.3.1 (Last updated: 2023-08-29)
Creation date: 2020-03-08
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 239.62K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Stats date:

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

=== Features === Automatically unload idle tabs, while keeping their title and icon. Click extension icon to activate/deactivate it. Options to tweak maximum tab idle time and check frequency, and prevent pinned tabs unload.

=== Known risks === You may lose forms data when a tab gets parked.

=== User Data Policy === Extension preferences are saved locally and managed by Chrome. No personal user data is collected.

=== Recent changes === 0.3.1 Fix settings page not loading

See more
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Simple and effective
  • Speeds up browsing experience
  • Parks unpinned tabs, using minimal memory
  • Lack of a whitelist or tab-specific exception feature, other than pinning
  • Possible incompatibilities causing loss of tabs or failure to reload parked tabs
  • Changes URL of tab, causing potential problems with other extensions
Most mentioned
  • Need for exception feature or whitelist
  • Potential to lose work or tabs
  • Speeds up browsing by saving memory
View all user reviews
Risk impact

TabMemFree is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

TabMemFree is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

Upgrade to see risk analysis details
Promo video
Promo images
TabMemFree small promo image
Small promo image
Similar extensions

Here are some Chrome extensions that are similar to TabMemFree: