If you’ve never heard of RevShopper, it’s probably because it is a terrific new Chrome extension from RevShopper. The extension is designed to make a wide variety of the Shopper items available to you, by allowing you to search for products at home or in stores near you.
Although the RevShopper Chrome Extension is really good, I wanted to take a look at another of the extensions. That extension is called RevShopper Tabs. It’s designed to allow you to organize your shopping list using RevShopper tab groups.
When you use RevShopper tabs, you can change the way you categorize your shopping list. Let’s take a look at what that extension does.
To get started, you will see an icon to the right of your browser address bar. Click that icon and you will be presented with a few different search categories. When you click on a category, you will be able to add or remove items from your list from there.
For example, you might have a bunch of items under the “gifts” tab groups. You can add a new tab group that contains a list of these items, under the “gifts” tab group. Now when you do a search for a gift under those tab groups, you will be able to include this new tab group in the search.
RevShopper Tabs is an extension that works very well and provides a great deal of functionality. However, it also has some drawbacks, and I want to look at those first.
One issue that I found with the RevShopper Tab was that the items that you added to your tabs were not always there after you had completed your shopping list. After you have completed a tab, you will see a little box at the top of the screen, where you can click on to add that item to the tab. However, when you are ready to go shopping again, you will need to navigate back to the shopping list.
This could have been easily fixed by using the Chrome Extension’s website. All you need to do is click on the “Install Extension” link at the bottom of the page. This will download and install the extension for you. After it’s done installing, all you need to do is visit the extensions page at chrome.com, and then follow the instructions to get the extension working.
The next drawback I found with the extension was that it would sometimes freeze up. Sometimes, it would freeze up because the extension was trying to display something that was trying to load, but this problem could have been fixed easily by doing the following:
For example, on my computer, I use the Chrome menu icon to stop or restart my browser. So, whenever the extensions started to freeze up, I would simply use the menu button, and then I could restart my browser again.
Another thing I found was that the tabs weren’t always loading properly in Firefox, so I had to download the Firefox extension from the Chrome Web Store to be able to use them. On a related note, I noticed that the Chrome version of the extension did not have any Safari-specific features. For example, in the Safari version, you can only search for stores near you, but in the Chrome version, you can search for stores anywhere in the world.
Overall, RevShopper Chrome Extension is a great addition to Chrome. It can allow you to organize your browsing as well as it can simplify it, and you can easily buy items from anywhere in the world. However, if you don’t like these two things, you can always delete the extension.