Save time and the process of opening a lot of tabs in your browser with the help of this smart and useful cross-browser extension that helps you preview links you hover

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We’ve all been in that situation where everything seemed to slow down a lot and instead of actually getting work done, we’re actually stuck.

Of course, we’re talking about having too many tabs open in the browser. Thankfully, there are a few ways around this problem: you can either become a lot more organized and self-conscious about how and when u open tabs, or you can employ specialized tools (usually in the form of extensions) that can help you handle this problem gracefully.

Meet Survol – the answer to the “too many open tabs” problem

Survol is one such tool that takes on this problem head-on and aims to get to the root of the problem – that of opening new tabs in the first place.

In short, Survol is a cross-platform extension (available for Chrome and Firefox) that allows you to preview any link you hover with your mouse, thus, reducing the need to actually open new tabs.

Is it really that useful?

For starters, it’s important to note that Survol for Chrome is in no way a tool for tab management. Even though it’s difficult to call a simple tool such as this ground-breaking, we recommend you give it a shot.

The extension proves itself remarkably useful especially in those situations when you’re conducting general research on a matter. For example, it proves invaluable when it comes to searching content on Google, as it allows you to preview pages and get basic information right off the bat without having to open a new tab.

Don’t believe us? Try using it on Google, or Wikipedia. Best of all, it even works on Twitter.


At the end of the day, Survol for Chrome is what it is, and nothing more than that: a simple extension that allows you to preview links, tweets, websites, or Wikipedia articles, so you don’t have to open them in new tabs.

That said, if your work depends on constantly having multiple tabs open at all times, a tab manager or a tab organizer is what you need. However, the extension at hand might even be able to bring some value to this type of work as well, just give it a try.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Survol for Chrome and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂