How to save tabs in any web browser with Tab Session Manager

With webpages replacing apps on our computers, it sounds normal to visit multiple tabs back to back each for a specific purpose. At the same time, we can leave behind a specific website visited just once if we visit hundreds of websites in every browsing session. The best thing to do is to save the session with the currently opened tabs for the time being, hence select the ones important, and finally bookmark them to open them later. 

I already discussed how to save tabs in Microsoft Edge without any app. But today I will talk about how to save tabs in any web browser that is Chromium-based. So no matter whether you are using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, or Brave Browser, you can save tabs in any browser easily and export them if you need to. That way, if you want to open the same set of tabs on a new PC, you simply need to import the session and start working where you left off.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with how to save tabs in any browser and export them if needed.

Save tabs in any web browser using Tab Session Manager

With Tab Session Manager you can do most things that most people need from a tab manager. Let me discuss each of them one by one.

Downloading Tab Session Manager and initializing it

Visit the Chrome Web Store, and search for Tab Session Manager. You can also follow the link to download the extension on your browser directly.

After it is downloaded and installed, simply click on the ‘Extensions’ icon, and click on the ‘Pin’ icon corresponding to Tab Session Manager. This will keep the extension handy and will make it available with a single click. This step is optional.

Based on the web browser you are using, the Extensions and Pin icon might have a different look than illustrated, but you can easily find it, as it is usually found on the immediate right of the address bar.

Using Tab Session Manager

Now simply start browsing the internet just like you do every time. Whenever you feel like saving the current session with all the opened tabs, simply click on the Tab Session Manager icon in the Extensions area, enter a desired name (optional) for the session as shown below, and click on ‘Save’.

If you have multiple windows open, you can also click on the small up arrow beside save, and click on ‘Save all windows’ to save all the opened tabs of the browser from multiple windows.

Exporting sessions using Tab Session Manager

Now that you know how to save tabs in any browser in an existing session, you can easily export the saved session to a file. That way, you can carry the file with you anywhere, and start working with the same set of tabs on a different PC.

After saving the session, click on the triple-dot icon as shown in the screenshot below, and click on ‘Export’.

Now select a location on your PC, and save the session as a JSON file to easily copy it anywhere you want.

Besides the ‘Export’ option, you can also do a lot with the saved session, and the options as shown below, are self-explanatory.

Opening a saved session

Now that you know how to save a session on any browser, you also need to know how to open a saved session.

Before proceeding further, Tab Session Manager will save all the sessions, even if you don’t save them manually. 

The saved sessions will appear on the left after you click on Tab Session Manager. To find the sessions saved by you, click on the drop-down menu just beside ‘All’, and click on ‘User Save’.

Now you will find the list of sessions manually saved by you. Just select one session, and click on ‘Open’ corresponding to the session that you want to open.

Now the tabs will open in a new browser window.

Importing an existing set of tabs from a session

If you have an exported session, you can also import the session by clicking on the gear icon.

On the left side, click on ‘Sessions’, and hence click on ‘Browse’ corresponding to ‘Import sessions’.

Simply select the previously exported JSON file, and open it. Now click on ‘Import’ again, after the name of the file appears.

Now you should find the session with the tabs in the list.

Tab Session Manager is very easy to use, and it offers almost all the necessary features you will need to manage and deal with tabs effectively.

So, that’s how to save tabs in any web browser and export tabs on any web browser out there. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.