The internet is a goldmine of content you wish you had enough time for. But you don’t. If you’re like me, you too, more often than not, end up bookmarking links for revisiting them when you do conjure up some free time or sign up for a save-for-later service such as Pocket. However, eventually, this piles up to a level where no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to bring it down.
WayTab, a free Google Chrome extension thinks it can get you out of this insuperable mess. And it does so by taking over the browser’s new tab page. The idea here is rather simple and frankly, a little ingenious.
On an average day, you launch a new tab — let me get the math right here — a gazillion times. WayTab exploits that behavior to help you catch with your ever-growing heap of links. How? The extension shows a random entry from one of its compatible services like Pocket or the browser’s bookmarks or saved tweets every time you land on a new tab page. If you were about to head over to YouTube for a quick break, you could either go through that link instead or continue with your work without any intrusions.
In addition, if the bookmark WayTab showed is irrelevant or not something that interests you, you can even delete it right from the new tab page. If the link is from Pocket, it will also display a quick summary of the story. The extension’s design itself is modern, minimalistic and something that won’t bog down your computer.
WayTab right now works with five third-party platforms including Pocket, Github, Twitter, Unsplash, and Pinterest. Free users can configure only one of these apart from the browser’s bookmarks and for more than that, you will be charged a $20 annual fee. I personally feel that’s a reasonable price tag since I did find myself reading and checking more links off my Pocket library after WayTab. And you probably will too, so go ahead and give it a shot.