My reading style is as follows:

  1. Open the main page of, say, a newspaper.

  2. Review the entire main page and open the links I want to read in a new tab. This usually results in 30-40 tabs

  3. Read and close tabs one by one.

Unfortunately, Chrome for Android crashes frequently if many tabs are open. So I'm looking for a way (addon, app) to a different workflow:

  1. same

  2. Review the entire main page and add the links I want to read to a reading list.

  3. Walk through the reading list: read the first article, touch Next, etc.

  • What device and Android version are you using? I never have any problems with Chrome on SGNII 4.1.2 2GB RAM. – jis Jun 3 '14 at 20:06
  • Galaxy Tab 2, Android 4.2.2. The crash would not be a serious problem if it could recover from it. But it forgets the tabs that were open last time. – Arthur Jun 4 '14 at 6:01
  • Oh, so you have 1GB RAM I guess. It could be the culprit of your problems with Chrome on Touchwiz device. – jis Jun 4 '14 at 10:31

Try Link Bubble: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linkbubble.playstore

If I decide I'm done reading, I share the links I've opened to Pocket so I can read them later.

Pocket: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro

  • Thanks, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work well with Chrome. Links clicked in Chrome open in Chrome. – Arthur Jun 1 '14 at 16:27
  • @Arthur I think you have to "share" the links to have Link Bubble listed. – Matthieu Harlé Jun 5 '14 at 19:03

If you already have a Google account I recommend you Google Keep (http://drive.google.com/keep). It's fast and does not require to download anything (just the app on mobile devices), it's all in the cloud.

You can save the links in a note and open them later. All your notes are synched across your devices. You can also share content to and from keep to store your links and stuff.

  • Thanks, but I don't really want to save the links, just open a lot of them as fast as possible and then quickly walk on the opened pages. Something like going through a folder of images in an image viewer. – Arthur Jun 1 '14 at 16:29
  • Something like a web browser that doesn't load the url until you navigate to it, while saving a snapshot of the page so you can know the content of that url while sliding through them? I don't know anything similar but I think it has potential for a good project. – arielnmz Jun 1 '14 at 17:02

Maybe you don't need to get away from tabs, you just need your browser to not crash. I just did a quick stress test of Firefox for Android, and got to 72 tabs before encountering any issues on my Nexus 4. It might be that it can better handle your workflow than Chrome can.

  • Thanks, that could be an option if there was an addon that would make it easy to move to the next tab, for example with a gesture. Switching tabs via the sidebar is a bit clumsy in Firefox. – Arthur Jun 1 '14 at 16:32
  • FWIW I'm currently sitting on ~100 tabs in Chrome on Nexus 5. The tab count changes to an emoticon when you get above 99. No crashes. – tedder42 Jun 2 '14 at 20:39

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