The Web Provides – All Tab URLs to HTML

Lots of tabs

I gave a quick talk to University Seminar on General Education this morning. As is my want, I did it live from the browser with many, many tabs open. At the end of the presentation I was asked if I could give those tabs to the other humans in attendance. I could have gone the long route and cut/pasted my way to the answer but I was pretty sure someone had already figured out a better way.1 Sure enough, a quick search for chrome grab open tabs and I ended up with the lovely Chrome extension Copy All URLs. I used the HTML option and then did a quick find/replace to make it in list format although you could do it all in the “custom” option.

Update >>> I like Jon’s alternate plugin better if you’re not going to craft your own structures. It has a bit more flexibility in terms of saving the session etc.

Here’s the list of URLs for anyone interested.

Copy All URLs view on Google Chrome app store

1 It’s also quite possible Alan or someone has already posted on this and that’s why I thought it was possible.

Comments on this post

  1. Jon Becker said on June 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    FWIW, I use the Session Buddy Chrome extension for this.

    You can save your whole browsing session and also export a list of all open tabs.

    • Tom Woodward said on June 2, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      I like yours better if you’re not going to create your own custom structures.

  2. John Johnston said on June 3, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Looks like a great set of tabs.
    I use a set of apple scripts for this. They grab tabs in different formats from safari or chrome. I guess AppleScript is a minority sport now.

    • Tom Woodward said on June 3, 2015 at 7:27 am

      I have, at various times, been quite a fan of AppleScript. I’d be curious to see those scripts if they’re posted somewhere.

      • John Johnston said on June 3, 2015 at 9:51 am

        Hi Tom,

        Very simple. Was posted a while ago so might have changed.

        I’ve got a set, some for markdown plain text etc.
        I run then from fastscrips which lets me get to them in menu at and this one with ?-alt-t

        Got chrome ones too. Firefox is quite AppleScript resistant.

        • Tom Woodward said on June 4, 2015 at 6:59 am

          Thanks for that. I love seeing how people do things like this. I chant “workflow” all the time at work because little things like this really change how and what you do.

  3. mlshelden said on June 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you, Tom – for grabbing tabs AND for explaining HOW you did (and, you know, how Jon did)!