Are there any extensions for Chrome that allow me to export all currently opened tabs as a text file, containing all the URLs of those tabs?

I don't necessarily need it to be a text file if there is another way that you can think of. My goal is to share the URLs with someone via email.

I'm currently using Session Manager to save my open tabs but it has no functionality to export them as described above.

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Tab Snap allows you to copy all open tab links to the clipboard. Once copied, you can save it to a text file.

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    Has been renamed to Tab-Snap – Amos Folarin Dec 4 '14 at 13:07
  • Does it support new window? I mean save and load tabs on multiple instance of chrome(multiple windows) – Dr.jacky Dec 2 '18 at 10:54
  • Anyway doing it on Windows without any extension? – Royi Aug 8 '19 at 20:01

If you use OS X, you can paste this command to Terminal:

osascript -e'set text item delimiters to linefeed' -e'tell app "google chrome" to url of tabs of window 1 as text'

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  • Love being able to do this without installing an extension! This worked for me on Mojave after checking the Google Chrome checkbox for iTerm in Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Automation. You may need to do something similar if you get execution error -1743. – eebbesen Feb 27 at 0:37

TabsOutliner (a Chrome extension which display all currently open tabs and windows) can export not only flat tabs list to a usable text format (to a very usable saved HTML by saving the TO window through Ctrl-S, also to GoogleDoc or to Evernote or some other programs by drag & drop). But the exported data will contain the relations between the tabs (what was opened from what) and also the notes and all other marks which accompany the tabs in TabsOutliner.

A screenshot which shows the tabs list in Tabs Outliner and how the data from some window is exported to Google Doc (just by drag & drop from Tabs Outliner interface, it is possible to export all windows by one drag & drop gesture if drag the root node)

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Declaimer - as seems there is some restrictions to promote own work, so i must note that i am the developer of this extension.

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  • How do you import the exported Tabs Outliner.htm file? – Raj Mar 19 '14 at 23:56
  • You can open the Tabs Outliner html file in Chrome and Ctrl-click the links to reopen your tabs. – Freek de Bruijn May 4 '15 at 11:12
  • Alternatively - the second level hierarchies from this file can be dragged back to the Tabs Outliner by mouse. Though i heard some bug reports that that this might not work on MAC... – omnray May 11 '15 at 19:17
  • @omnray, It seems like to import, we'd have to drag the Windows in one-by-one. This means that if I have 100 windows, I'd have to drag-and-drop 100 times. Is there no better way? – Pacerier Jun 8 '15 at 23:15

Copy All Urls seem to be the most popular extension of those doing exclusively the copy/paste/export job (13,725 users at the time of writing).

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  • 117,295 now. Simplest and cleanest solution. – GabrielRado Mar 3 '19 at 2:31

I like TabCopy for this -- exports the list of open tabs to format of your choice, including Markdown. Will copy current window or all windows, can include Page titles, ignore pinned tabs. Nice interface.

TabCopy Example

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There is one even better, There's an extension called Save & Email My Tabs Which lets you do exactly that. U just enter an email (yours in this case) and you get an URL that opens back all your tabs

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  • Note that if the only reason you're on this site is advertising an extension that (maybe) you developed, your account may be suspended for excessive self-promotion. So, if you're affiliated, please just say that, and try to help out otherwise as well. Thanks. – slhck Mar 30 '12 at 8:10
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    Ya i developed it but it's a better solution to the question. i don't see anything excessive about it as it's a relavent answer. But thanks for warning me any way :) – eric.itzhak Mar 30 '12 at 13:53
  • Yeah, just mention it and that should be okay! – slhck Mar 30 '12 at 14:48

If all you need are the domain - not the full url - simply copy Chromiums history: ctrl + h to open the history, copy the desired entries to a textfile.

I use this trick when I'm on different machines and don't have the time, patience or authority to install an extension.

Note that this doesn't work with full urls e. g. ChromeHistoryView in screenshot.

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In latest Chrome/Chromium you don't need any external tools. These are the steps:

  1. right click on any tab
  2. click add all tabs to bookmarks
  3. then click save
  4. click 3 dots
  5. click Bookmarks -> Bookmark Manger
  6. click export bookmarks

It will generate html file with all your bookmarks including open tabs (the file can be imported in different Google Chrome/Chromium profile).


in latest chrome/chromium this feature change place but it's even simpler to use:

  1. click on main manu (meatball - 3 dots)
  2. click bookmarks
  3. click bookmark all tabs... where you can pick directory

... rest is the same

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I created an extension Email All Tabs for that purpose - It let's you email the current tabs in your window. You can choose whether you just want the URL's or also the titles of each page. If a tab has a long URL, it will shorten it using goo.gl.

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I found Export Tabs plugin to be quite simple, intuitive and useful and it's one of those that just works!

P.S. I have no affiliations to this.

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