If you're like me and have on average about 20 tabs open at anytime you know it's a problem to navigate to the tab you're searching for. At the same time I often discover after clicking through about 10 of them that I didn't have the website open to begin with. Then the searching begins through bookmarks and/or history.
Having played that game once too many and having tried a couple of Chrome extensions to help me deal with this issue I realized there was nothing out there that was light and solved all my problems in one extension, so I started work on Spot
Spot is a search extension for Chrome along the lines of Spotlight on OS X only in a browser environment. With one search Spot searches through different section of the browsers active tabs, history and bookmark. The results are presented in a compact result list which can be easily navigated by keyboard. Depending on the entry you select a new tab will be opened or Spot will select an active tab.
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Spot Search Parsers
Spot is modular build. The main Spot parser is responsible for delegating the search query to specific search parsers that have registered them selves for search work.
In the first release the only active parser is the tab search parser. However in the release scheduled for this week the bookmark parser will be added. Regular releases are planned and trough those new search parsers will be added.
Because of the use of parsers Spot will be able to search through a lot of things, think of GMail, Facebook and Twitter for example. All from the same search window.
Anything to add? Feel free to comment on this issue. To close a screencast of the first release of Spot