How many ways can you restore a browser tab session in Safari? That’s a question you have to think about for a moment. Let’s say you’ve opened up five or six browser tabs on sites you visit regularly. And, you’d like to view those sites every day or two. Safari’s bookmarks do the deed. So does any basic Mac RSS reader. If worse comes to worst you could dig through the Safari history files.
Or, get all the web sites opened in their own respective browser windows by clicking SafariRestore, a free Safari extension that does just one thing. It restores specific browser tab sessions with a click.
Here’s what it looks like.
SafariRestore automatically remembers the last session of Safari browser tabs, so one click brings them back to the screen. But sessions can also be saved. Open up the website pages you want, each in a browser tab, then open SafariRestore and click the Save Session button. An icon appears for that saved session. Click it anytime later and all those website pages are loaded again.
Settings are simple, too, and come with options to Restore the last session on startup, restore all the tabs in a single window, open specific sessions on startup, or open the SafariRestore sessions page on startup.
I’ve been using SafariRestore for months. It’s a Safari extension based on donationware, so pay if you like it. One click opens up multiple website pages, each in its own window, or all in tabs in a single window.