This article will explain the ins and outs of achieving multilogin using Ghost’s primary core feature: Sessions.
There are two kinds of tabs in Ghost Browser:
- Global tabs
- Session tabs
Global tabs are gray and you see them when you first start the browser or open a new tab.
Session tabs are all of the other tabs and have their own color. They have an isolated cookie jar and local storage container so it’s like they are in a silo, separate from each other and from the Global tabs.
It is important that you know one other important difference between global and Session tabs. The gray Global tabs are global across all Projects. Global tabs share a cookie jar in every Project you use. Colored Session tabs, however, are isolated, not only from each other, but also from the same color Session in other Projects.
How to Use Sessions and Multilogin
To use Sessions:
- Right click any tab.
- Click “New Session”.
- See the colored tab that you just made!
This new Session you just made lets you do two things (among many) that our users love:
- Log into any web site with multiple accounts.
- Browse the web without trackers that might be active in other colored Sessions.
- This means you can have Facebook or Google open in the gray Global tabs and they can’t see what you do in the purple tabs if you are not logged in to those sites in the purple tabs.
In addition to opening new tabs with a fresh Session, you can also control how any link opens in your browser.
- If you right-click a link you will get options to open that link into any existing Session.
- Opening an external link (for example, from Outlook) would open the link into the active Session, then you can right click the tab to open it into any other Session if you want to.
Other Powerful Session Control Features
Since multilogin is a key component of Ghost, we’ve built a few extra features that let you work with Sessions in a more productive way.
First, you should know that you can have up to three browsing Sessions per Project in the free version or up to 15 per Project in the premium version. You can also use multiple Projects to essentially have unlimited Sessions.
In addition, you can see Session info and perform actions on any Session by clicking the Ghost icon to the left of the URL bar in your browser.
This is what you can do with Session controls:
- Show tabs – displays a list of all tabs in that Session and select the one you want to go to. (Helps if you have a lot of tabs open).
- Rename Session – let’s you set a custom name for each Session (like an ‘identity’ or client name for example). By default names are “Session 1”, “Session 2”, etc.
- Refresh this Session – will refresh all tabs in a specific Session, leaving other tabs as they are.
- Clear Browsing Data – will let you remove cookies and local storage objects for one Session, leaving all other Sessions alone. (So you won’t get logged out of EVERYTHING when you clear cookies)
- Bookmark Session to a folder – Adds a folder with just those Session tabs.
- Extract Session to a new window – Focus on a single Session by pulling it out into it’s own window.
- Close Session – Closes all tabs in a particular Session.
Sessions are they key to multilogin and making you more productive with Ghost Browser. Knowing the basics about how to use them is the key to getting your work done faster so you can get on with the other things in life.
Now that you have a complete understanding of Sessions, let’s go on to learn about Projects, another unique feature that will ensure your productivity, focus and flow really take off.