5 Cool Extensions For a Beautiful Chrome Start Page
Software and UI design today strive to be beautiful. Beauty can be defined as something that looks good, feels nice, or functions well. This trend can be seen in the design of Windows 8 (the Metro side), iOS 7, Android KitKat, and OS X Yosemite. If you wish to apply the same aesthetic to your Chrome start page, continue reading.
Momentum is a blend of productivity and inspiration. It’s visually appealing, with a high-resolution background and a clock in bold letters. It also displays one motivational quote at the bottom.
You’re invited to add your daily focus task. It’s not synced with any service, but it will always be there. If you’re like me, you open the new tab often. Nothing like having to look at the focus tasks multiple times a day to motivate you. However, be aware that at 37 MB, this is the heaviest extension I’ve ever encountered.
Currently is a minimalist extension that shows the current time and weather. If you prefer simplicity but don’t want to use the regular Google page, give Currently a try. You can customize the appearance to fit your preferences.
Want to view your Instagram feed every time you open Chrome? You can do it with Instatabs.
When you log in, your Instagram feed will display as a grid of six. You can view videos, engage with the content, and like and comment directly from Instatabs. The extension also supports sponsored posts, although I have not encountered any so far.
OneFeed is a start page that connects to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram accounts, pulling in the latest updates.
You can view all updates in a card layout over a space background, similar to iOS 7’s default wallpaper. It is fast and fluid.
The News section curates the best of what’s going on in the world. This extension lets you add RSS feeds to stay up to date with your favorite blogs.
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