Colibri: A tabless web browser


#1

Thought id share a piece of software I am currently using. It is a tabless browser! It is really helping me focus on the one page.

Let me know what you think

Cheers


#2

Wow thanks for sharing!! I used an extension called TabZolo for a while on Chrome but haven’t been able to find a replacement since I switched to firefox.

I will preemptively declare this the official browser of NoSurf!

Also, just curious how did you find out about it?


#3

I just searched on google tab-less browsers. I saw an article or a thread about the “good old days” of tab less browsing experience.

You have to sign up for a account. So that is the only hiccup about it but it has lots of viewing space and I feel less overwhelmed using it. Would do good with a reader mode on it though


#4

I’ve been trying it out a bit and it looks nice! You can also enable adblocker in the settings in case anyone wondered.


#5

Amazing! Thank you for the tip!

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#6

Thanks! That helps


#7

Technically, for firefox it is possible to disable the UI through userchrome? then it is a matter of limiting tab number by other extension.


#8

Thanks for sharing this, it is exactly what I have been looking for as a default browser, when I open links from my e-mail and only go to that hyperlink and don’t get sucked into the vortex that is online webbrowsing.

If I can return the favor, Firefox Focus on Android has been great for this usecase as well.


#9

Sadly I don’t think this will work for me as Cold Turkey relies on firefox/chrome extension. I’ll still give it a try though, I just got the download link in my email.


#10

I use Cold Turkey as well, and luckily Colibri doesn’t automatically shutdown, like the Edge browser does, since it is not support by any extension. With a single tab I find it a good first try into a non-blocked browser to build healthy internet habits. For now, I’ll use the browser as a means to solely visit this website and see how that goes.


#11

Wow awesome share regarding Firefox Focus! So cool to see that there are both desktop (Colibri) and Mobile (Firefox Focus) options available for single tab browsing. I had no idea software like this existed.

Did you find it difficult to get used to single tab browsers?


#12

I do think it nudges me in the right direction and I have less of a tendency to open very many tabs as I used to do. Especially, related to opening many different reddit threads for me to read through in one sitting. The upside it now has, is that I use that website a little less and when I do, it’s more with a single purpose behind it.

So I don’t see overnight drastic changes, but I feel it’s easier and easier to just go on the web for a shorter period of time and I am less sucked into the wormhole, so to speak.


#13

Is Cold Turkey the only way to block websites on Colibri? I just switched to it from Firefox after seeing that yesterday I had like 30 tabs open, so I wanted it to be more organized.


#14

Because I didn’t see anyone post a link to download it, here it is. You have to send them an email to get the file, though.

I used Colibri a few months ago, and to me, the possibility to have several windows of Colibri defeated the whole purpose. But it’s still a better alternative to, say, Firefox or Chrome for mindful browsing.