Idea: Create Separate Instances of Browsers for Separate Web Apps

I always get lost in my browser tabs. I am a heavy heavy internet user and often find myself with 20-40 tabs open at a time in Chrome. Many of them running web apps that I like to keep open all the time:

  • Multiple gmail accounts
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs (Drive)
  • Asana
  • HasOffers
  • Cacoo

The annoying thing about tabs, compared to icons on the bottom of the screen (applies to mac and PCs – I use both) is they its very easy for them to change position.

For example when you open links from a web app, it opens a new tab and pushes all the other tabs over. Meaning your reaction to go back to the 3rd tab to check calendar, is no longer there caus its been pushed along.

What if there were a way to create browser tabs that broke off and could be pinned as an icon to the bottom of the screen. All they did was launch a new Chrome window, but that window was mapped to that icon in the task bar and made it easy to navigate between different chrome “instances” or “apps”.

I know it would make me more productive…

UPDATE: Turns out this feature is already built into chrome 😛 – Click here to see how to do it.