Todo.txt for Chrome – Unified supporter status


Supporter features on Todo.txt for Android

Supporters of Todo.txt for Chrome can now also access supporter features in the Todo.txt Android app.

Most new subscriptions should be automatically synced with the server. For older subscribers, or if subscription doesn’t auto sync, please provider your order number on the Options screen.

Provide order number to enable subscription sync

Once the order id has been provided, the subscription may show as ‘pending verification’. Once the server has verified the subscription (may take up to 24 hours), the subscription will show as ready to use on Android.

No additional action is required in the Android app. Sign-in using the same Dropbox/Google Drive account on Android, and the app will automatically enable all supporter features.

Privacy & data

To enable the unified supporter status, the extension uploads a secure, irreversible hash of your email address and provider name (Dropbox or Google Drive), along with your subscription order id to a secure server. When you login to the Todo.txt app with same email address and file provider on Android, the app will automatically sync your supporter status from the server, and provide full access to supporter features.

The email address is hashed inside the app before uploading to the server, so the server never sees the real email address, only its encrypted, salted hash. The privacy statement has been updated for these changes.

Please get in touch using the in-app feedback form if you have any queries about this change.

Other details
  • Supporter sync is only available to paying supporters. Syncing is not available for reward tokens.
  • There may be a delay of 24 hours after subscription before supporter features are available on the other app.
  • Supporter sync is only tested on official Chrome browser. It will probably not work if you are using another Chrome-based browser—Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, or others.
  • If you are a supporter but don’t see supporter access in the app, please contact me using the feedback form in the app where you joined as supporter.

ver 2020.814.9.4

Get Todo.txt for Android on the Play Store

Get Todo.txt for Chrome on the Chrome Web Store

Clutter Free – tab count limit


Set a limit for the number of open tabs

Control tab sprawl further by applying a limit on the number of open tabs. Tab count limit is available as a beta feature in the ‘Advanced/Experimental settings‘ section. Open tabs are counted across all windows, excluding incognito tabs. The limit can be enforced in two ways:

  • Soft limit—a nag notification appears on every tab when you exceed the tab limit.
  • Hard limit—no new tabs are allowed to be opened when you exceed the limit (not yet available).

If the setting to show the number of open tabs is enabled (‘General Settings > Extension button‘ section), the counter’s background will change to indicate number of tabs

  • red if over limit
  • amber if close to limit
  • green if well below limit

Tab count limits will be a supporter-only feature when it is ready, but is available to all while still under beta.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using the feedback link on tab search or the options page.

Do you like Clutter Free? Please become a supporter to help support its continued development.

v. 8.23.4

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AutoConvert Select—Kelvin, Quarts and more..

New: Show both conversions with unit names for units with ambiguous names

Some unit names can represent different units, and conversion factors, depending on context. AutoConvert now converts these unit names as both their equivalent units. In such conversions, the assumed name of the original unit is shown under the conversion.

Units covered under this rule are:

  1. Gallons – converts as US gallon and Imperial gallon
  2. Quarts – converts as US quart and Imperial quart
  3. Ounce – converts as ounce (mass) and fluid ounce (volume)
  4. Ton – converts as US ton and Imperial ton
  5. Barrel – converts as US fluid barrel and US oil barrel


New Units


Added support for converting temperatures to and from Kelvin.


Added support for converting Quarts to both Imperial and US quart measures.

Update to app architecture

Updated the app architecture to fetch conversion rules and details from my server. Earlier these were packed inside the app code.

This change allows me to do small updates, including adding support for new units, currencies, etc, without needing to update the app. This may result in faster updates and changes in future.

Due to this change, the app will need to download the rules at least once on install, and on upgrade to the latest version. If this doesn’t work, please contact me using the feedback link in the app.

Bug fixes

  • Conversions to cm², , etc. didn’t display the exponent (2, 3, …) correctly. Fixed.
  • Conversions from in cu and in sq didn’t work. Fixed.
  • Time zone conversion used to pick up incorrect values when converting as time range. Fixed.
  • Light years now converts to both kilometres and miles


That’s all, folks!

v. 2020.0820.0.52

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AutoConvert Select—Currency names and hectares

New: Convert currencies from their common names


AutoConvert now understands and converts common currency names, e.g. Dollar, Yen, Yuan, Rupee. In case of ambiguous names like the Dollar, similar conversion conditions apply as to their currency symbols ($).


Alternate names and spellings are supported for some currencies, e.g. Ruble/Rouble and Yuan/Renminbi.

Other updateshectare

  • Added support for converting hectares.
  • Fixed a bug that affecting converted dates when converting time zone across dates.

That’s all, folks!

v. 2020.0725.0.51

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Clutter Free – advanced URL matching


Advanced URL matching section provides two options for tweaking duplicate tab matching—ignore hash/fragment and ignore query/search.

Ignore hash and ignore query are now out of experimental features, and available to all users. However, please use these with caution as they may cause closing of non-duplicate tabs with similar URLs but different hash or query segments.

Ignore hash and query only on selected websites

There are some valid use cases for ignoring hash and query. For example, Google Sheets uses same URL but different hash for different sheets within the same spreadsheet. Enabling ignore hash will prevent opening multiple copies of the same spreadsheet on different tabs.

The new feature allows enabling ignore hash and ignore query only on selected websites. This is a much safer way than applying it for all websites.

The ignore setting is applied to the provided URL and its sub-paths. So, adding ‘‘ will apply the setting for all Google Sheets. Similarly, applying ignore query for ‘www‘ will prevent opening multiple Amazon search tabs, even for different products (if you so desire).

As this is an advanced feature, it is available only to supporters at the moment.


  • Update: URL matching for detecting duplicates is now case sensitive.
  • Bug fix: Some notification texts were garbled after the last update.
  • Update: Summary of changes is now available in-extension, accessible from options page as ‘Update notes‘.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using the feedback link on tab search or the options page.

Do you like Clutter Free? Please become a supporter to help support its continued development.

v. 8.22.14

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Clutter Free – list and close other tabs from same website

List or close other tabs from current domain—right-click menu

New action: List other tabs from the same website

It does what it says: opens tab search window to display all other open tabs for current website. This action works on the sub domain level (same as the domain blocklist). This means that ‘‘,  and ‘‘ are treated as separate websites.

This action may be triggered using the right-click menu or (for supporters) a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut and right-click menu only work if Floating search window setting is enabled.

This action may also be triggered from inside the tab search page by clicking the website search button on a tab item (screenshot below).

Search for all tabs from this website
Search for all tabs from this website


New action: Close other tabs from the same website

This action is available to supporters only.

List or close other tabs from current domain—keyboard shortcuts
Custom keyboard shortcut: close other tabs from current domain

Triggering this action searches for and closes all other tabs from the same website as the current tab. This is equivalent to manually triggering the domain blocklist on the current domain.

The action may be triggered using a keyboard shortcut or the right-click menu.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using the feedback link on tab search or the options page.

Do you like Clutter Free? Please become a supporter to help support its continued development.

v. 8.21.4

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Clutter Free – customise keyboard shortcut actions


Customisable keyboard shortcut actions

Supporters can now assign custom actions for up to five keyboard shortcuts. Currently supported keyboard actions are:

  1. Open tab search window¹
  2. Show list of duplicate tabs¹
  3. Duplicate current tab
  4. Close all duplicate tabs
  5. Toggle between active and passive modes
  6. Add current webpage URL or domain to allow/block list
  7. Add current webpage domain to domain block-list²
  8. Pin or un-pin current tab
  9. Suspend or un-suspend current tab³
  10. Move current tab to first or last position in current Chrome window
  11. Open Clutter Free options page
  12. Open Chrome settings page

I may add more options for keyboard shortcut actions to support any new features or based on feedback suggestions. So please share your feedback using the feedback button on tab search or the options page.

For non-supporters, the original set of keyboard actions continue to be available:

  1. Duplicate current tab
  2. Toggle between active and passive modes
  3. Add current webpage URL to allow/block list
  4. Move current tab to last position in current Chrome window
  5. Add current webpage domain to allow/block list

Other updates

  • Minor updates to notifications and tab search screen

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using the feedback link on tab search or the options page.

Do you like Clutter Free? Please help support its continued development by becoming a supporter.

v. 8.20.8

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Clutter Free – more tab actions, and ‘ignore query’

Screenshot 2020-07-07 at 17.56.19.png

More tab actions—pin and move in window

New tab actions added to tab search window:

  1. Move tab to first position in its window (after pinned tabs, if any),
  2. Move tab to the last position in its window
  3. Pin or un-pin tabs (supporters only)

This is in addition to previous tab actions:

  1. Duplicate tabs
  2. Add tab to allow/block list
  3. Add tab’s domain to allow/block list
  4. Suspend or un-suspend tab (supporters only)
  5. Open tab in a new window

Tabs can also be pinned/un-pinned using the keyboard shortcut ‘p‘.

New search keyword—pinned tabs

Use ‘is:pinned‘ to search only pinned tabs. ‘-is:pinned‘ searches only in unpinned tabs.

This keyword may be used together with regular search words and the ‘is:suspended‘ keyword.

New: Copy tabs to clipboard

Use the copy button, next to the tab count, in tab search window to copy tabs to clipboard.

  • Copies tab title and URL
  • Copies tabs filtered in tabs list
  • For suspended tabs, the original URL is copied

Use the setting on options page to specify the format of copied text—plain text, Markdown, or URLs only.

New: Ignore query when comparing duplicates

Screenshot 2020-07-07 at 18.15.27.png

‘Ignore query’ option is now available as an experimental option (bottom of options page). When enabled, the query portion of the URL is ignore when preventing duplicates. E.g. ‘‘ and ‘‘ will appear as duplicates.

Enabling this setting may cause unexpected behaviour on many sites. Using the query parameter to refer to distinct content is a common web practice.

Other updates

  • Suspend tab button is disabled for chrome:// and chrome-extension:// tabs as these can’t be suspended by The Great Suspender
  • Bug fix: Selected tab lost focus after an action in tab search
  • delete, home, end, and enter keys were not working in filter text input field

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Clutter Free – suspend and unsuspend tabs

Suspend, unsuspend and search suspended tabs

Suspend and un-suspend tabs

When The Great Suspender is detected as installed, the tab search window will show an additional tab action—to suspend a tab, or to activate a suspended tab.

Additionally, search for suspended tabs with ‘is:suspended’ tag in search. Search for active tabs with ‘-is:suspended​’. These tags can be combined with other keywords, e.g. ‘amazon is:suspended’ to search for suspended amazon tabs.

Suspended tabs are shown with a dull grey background.

Keyboard shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts to suspend and unsuspend tab

Finally, the selected tab may also be suspended using the keyboard shortcut ‘s‘ and unsuspended with keyboard shortcut ‘u‘.

This feature is only available to supporters using The Great Suspender extension.

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