Keep Your Browser Hungry
I’ve heard many complains about Chrome browser eating too much memory. That always wondered me, as I don’t seem to have such kind of issue. Recently it struck there a simple reason for it: I keep no more open tabs then it’s necessary for my current task.
The task is done, tabs are closed. I actually quit Chrome quite often.
It was not always like this, but eventually, I got to the point I don’t need anything for longer than a couple of hours.
Staff that was sitting in my browser all the time, but eventually went away:
- Tabs to read it later
- Useful links
- Online music
Tabs to read it later
I have a system that works for me quite well
I prefer Gmail’s web version to mac’s mail app for several reasons (I should write a post on that one day). But I open it only a couple times a day.
There was a joke based on a 90s commercial:
– Why do you have a square head?
– I watch TV all the time, not to miss anything interesting.
– You’d better watch your wife. You’re missing soooo much interesting.
You don’t have to check your email all the time. If it’s something really urgent, they will find a way to get to you. It was a scary step, but today I only check email couple times a day. And I’m happy about that. The world didn’t explode in a year I’m doing it. (on a side note, I’ve switched off all kinds of notifications except Slack direct messages and mentions).
So, open Gmail tab, go through inbox down to zero, close the Gmail tab.
Unlike e-mail, I have my calendar open all the time. But as a separate application (not apple’s calendar). Thanks, Fluid app!
Everything I need every now and then goes to my Evernote’s notebook “Useful links”.
If I use something often, it’s in my address bar suggestions when I start typing.
Or one can simply use the bookmarks feature :).
I always prefer desktop apps, no matter the way I’m listening to the music. Because global hotkeys. When I need to pause my music, I don’t want to do more than a single click on a button on my keyboard.
If you’re curious, I’m a Spotify user.
Anything else I’ve missed?
TL;DR: no tabs — no memory leaks ;)