The new tab page on Google Chrome could be very dull,, with a few quick links to the websites you visit the most. Lack of customization options makes this page look boring. However, you can add some useful Chrome extensions to your default new tab page to make it look more interesting and useful as well.
As the name suggests, Start! The new tab page could be a great replacement for the boring one you must be using right now. This new tab page replacement puts your bookmarks on the page for quick access.
Another interesting alternate could be Flickr. It has more customization options, including a personalized backdrop.
Awesome New Tab Page
Awesome New Tab Page is a great choice if you are always on the lookout for cool graphics. All your applications are placed in the form of tiles; this does look appealing to the eyes.
You can customize all the added links, widgets, and apps on this new tab page. Plus, you can leave messages as reminders on the Note widget.
The Incredible StartPage is an excellent and productive customizable start page for Chrome. It consists of three main boxes: recently closed tabs, bookmarks, and the main or large box. The larger box unites all your bookmarks, apps, and most visited sites in a single folder which is beautifully framed.
You can take notes as you browse and enjoy lots of other handy features.
Speed Dial 2
Another option to revamp your new tab is Speed Dial 2. Its setup contains most of your favorite links in front of you with a screenshot of each site. Also, you will see a Pull-Out tab on the right, enlisting all your applications, bookmarks, and recently closed tabs
Try using Speed Dial 2 as your new tab, and you will find plenty of other useful options right in front of you.
This new tab, Mortality has a pretty different approach that keeps on reminding you of your precise age. Just give your date of birth to Mortality, and it will display your current age in years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds, and even milliseconds on your new tab.
Mind you, the milliseconds are scary, as they keep running, making you feel that you have less time. The whole purpose is to motivate you and remind you of how much time you have spent working or sitting wastefully.
It is a bitter-sweet motivational tool, telling you that today is the day to get up and get things done.
You might end up finishing your targets before time.
Momentum is another new tab that uses motivational elements. It displays a beautiful background and a quote every day to motivate you. You can also enter a task every day to focus on. Plus, it has a built-in to-do list that flashes every time you open a new tab.
Momentum comes with a premium version at $1.99 per month. It includes customization options, like themes and fonts, skips backgrounds and quotes, and a lot more.
Every time you open Random Quote as your new tab, you will see positive, motivational, and sometimes beautiful life quotes with a colored background. These colors and quotes change every time you open a tab without repeating themselves. This simple approach by Random Quote is just soothing to use.
Extend your Chrome functionality with these useful new tab page extensions and their handy features.
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