CaminoSession - Session save and restore for Camino

Jan 29, '07 10:12:00AM

Contributed by: robg

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[Score: 10 out of 10]

I use Camino as my main (but by no means only) browser. I couldn't really tell you why, other than I like how it looks and works. It's the browser I tend to use when posting hints, and when I'm doing web research that involves opening lots of tabs. Like this weekend, we were looking for some info on how to safely remove a huge mirror that's been glued to the wall (answer: piano wire, it seems). I was using Google and command-clicking links, looking for tips. I had about 15 or so tabs open, and then ... blammo ... Camino gave up the ghost.

When I restarted Camino, though, nothing was lost -- all 15 of my tabs were there, ready to go. Why? Because of a tool that works so well that I always forget it's there: CaminoSession. (Coincidentally, Dan Frakes wrote about CaminoSession for MacGems last week. I swear I didn't know that until I started doing the writeup today!).

CaminoSession, as its name implies, is a session saver for Camino. Its preferences offer but three options: save session on quit, auto-restore on Camino launch, and auto-restore when launching Camino after a crash. I typically have the first and last options checked, but not the middle one (if I quit Camino, it's because I'm done doing whatever it is I needed it for). And when I experienced the crash on Sunday, CaminoSession did its thing, saving me quite a bit of rework, bringing me right back to where I was just before the crash.

It's not glamorous, it's not feature-packed, but it works very, very well. (Future versions of Camino will include some form of session saving, but for now, this is the best solution I've found.)

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