Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension

It’s harder than before toaccidentally lose all your work . Apps come with auto-saves, and Chrome tries to warn you before you close a tab with unsaved work. But hit Enter too quickly or it will crash and you might still lose a lot of text. This can happen with a Facebook update, a claim form, or a blog post. But the Chrome extension Typio Form Recovery can save what you write and paste it back in.

After installing Typio, you will see a small blue button in the corner of every web form. You will also see a green bar at the top of the page that glows every time Typio saves new text. Disable the stripe in the settings. To recover lost text, you can click the blue button, enter a custom keyboard shortcut, or find it in the context menu.

If any of these options annoy you, you can disable any or all of them. For example, I only access Typio through a right click. I’m tired of the blue button that appears on all web forms, including tweets, logins, and searches. (By default Typio does not save passwords or credit card numbers, but you can change this.)

You can tell Typio how many days to keep records. When you open Typio, it first shows you a minimalist menu from your last few entries. Click View All Entries to see a longer menu. All data is stored locally; nothing is sent to Typio. (You can check the source code .) And you can disable the extension on any site like Twitter or Google.

This is especially useful if you write long posts on blogs, social media, or in forms such as job applications. For example, I just deliberately closed this blog post without saving and got it back in just a couple of clicks using Typio.

Typio replaces Lazarus , a similar extension (with a better name) that was eventually abandoned and dropped from the Chrome Web Store . Even Lazarus had to die, but his spirit is alive.


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