|IE Session Manager|
IE Session Manager is an add-on for Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 which saves, restores, and manages multiple Internet Explorer tab and instance sessions.
There are many useful applications of IE Session Manager - like saving sets of URLs on a particular topic, or quickly and easily saving and recalling large sets of URLs before and after a system restart (please consult the Applications topic to see some examples of how to apply and use IE Session manager).
If you are running the unregistered demo version, the demo version is fully functional with the exception that it is limited to four sessions and four tabs per session (for a maximum of 16 URLs).
To invoke IE Session Manger, select it underneath the Tools menu:
The upper half of the window contains a list containing the current session and the previously saved sessions.
In addition to saving and restoring URLs, there are several different workflows which IE Session Manager can be applied to:
Named Sets. Are you researching a particular topic and have many URLs open and want to recall the pages at a later time? Move all topic related tabs into a single instance of Internet Explorer and then use IE Session Manager's ability to pick and choose which URLs and save them into a named set.
Presentation Sets. Do you have an upcoming presentation where you need to recall a set of web pages? Simply open the pages while preparing for the presentation then save the set of URLs with IE Session Manager. On the day of the presentation, simply run IE Session Manager to recall the set of URLs.
Reclaim Lost Memory and Resources. Did you know that Internet Explorer is a memory hog? If that wasn't bad enough, it also doesn't free memory and resources once they are unused.
Need proof? Try this: Open two instances of Internet Explorer and then run Task Manger (select "Run..." from the Start menu and type in taskmgr.exe). Notice that there are three instances of iexplorer.exe running. Now close one of the instances of Internet Explorer and then go back to Task Manager. You will notice that even though the Internet Explorer window went away all three instances are still running and none of the memory was released. It's not until the very last Internet Explorer window is closed that all instances go away and free up the memory they were using.
If you find your system running low on memory but don't want to lose the web pages you have opened, simply use IE Session Manager to save all of the URLs that are opened, quit all instances of Internet Explorer, start Internet Explorer, and then use IE Session Manager to recall the previous session set which was saved. You will be surprised as to how much memory will be reclaimed and how faster your system will be.
Save Sessions Before Restarting Your System. Is it the second Tuesday of the month again and Windows needs to restart due to patches and updates which were installed? Have a number of web pages opened and you don't want to bookmark all of them? Use IE Session Manager to save a snapshot of URLs which are opened and then easily open them back up after the system has restarted.
How To Purchase
You may purchase a copy on our Purchase page. Once you have paid for your copy a registration code and access link to the fully functioning version will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours.
After you have obtained the fully-functioning version, close all instances of Internet Explorer, then simply run the installer and it will install over the demo which was installed. The next time you run IE Session Manager you will be prompted to enter the registration name and serial number which was sent to you in your confirmation e-mail.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the demo version and the full retail version?
Does the demo expire?
May I distribute IE Session Manager?
Does IE Session Manager save the web pages? What happens when I save a snapshot?
Which versions of Internet Explorer will it run in?
Will it run in Windows 8?
Is IE Session Manager or Electric Brain Productions affiliated with the Internet Explorer team or with Microsoft?
Internet Explorer 8 has a feature which recovers pages after a crash. Why should I use IE Session Manager?
What's the difference between what IE Session Manager does versus the "Add Tab Group to Favorites" feature that is in Internet Explorer 8?
Although the "Add Tab Group to Favorites" feature does exist in Internet Explorer 8, IE Session Manager is much more powerful. With "Add Tab Group to Favorites" one needs to perform this action for each instance of IE running (very cumbersome if many instances need to be saved, such as when needing to restart the operating system due to a upgrade). It also saves the tab group permanently in the Favorites folder. Quite often one needs to save large sets of temporary URLs and not have the URLs clutter the favorites menu. Here is a rundown of some the benefits of using IE Session Manager:
Does IE Session Manager automatically backup and restore sessions?
Where are the sessions saved?
Are there any known issues with IE Session Manager?