There are all sorts of reasons for private browsing, and the tools to enable it are getting more and more sophisticated. Unfortunately, it can still be hard to remember to switch modes, but a Chrome extension called Incognito This makes it much simpler. Here's how it works:
- Install Incognito This here.
- Whenever you're using a tab you'd rather use privately, just click the gray private eye icon in the top right. Your current tab will close and reopen in a new incognito window.
- Right-click the Incognito This icon to change options. There are some neat tools, like clearing page or tab history when switching, auto-closing of incognito tabs after inactivity, and auto-switching tabs with certain keywords. (Credit: Rob Lightner/CNET)
If you're interested in more incognito mode options, check out this great piece by Nicole Cozma on "How to make Chrome go Incognito for specific sites."