The new tab page used to be the most hated pieced of Google Chrome. Things have evolved a lot and the team has been working hard on making this the best part of your Chrome experience.
There is more coming.
Google Doodle on The New Tab Page
I used to keep Google as my homepage, when I was using other browsers. With Chrome, that is not necessary any more. I can directly type in to the Omnibar and get results. What I missed because of this, is Google Doodles. Now that they are becoming more fun and interactive, it makes sense to have them back.
Google Chrome team is doing just that for me! They will soon bring doodles to the new tab page, along with some cool stuff. Here is a mockup of this, the Doodle will show up where you have that red box now.
Suggested Sites, With Extensions API – Cool!
Do you like digg, or techmeme or reddit? Is this the site that you open up as the first tab on every browsing session? What if there was an extension to place the most popular articles from these websites, just like your most visited websites thumbnails on the new tab page, refreshing them at regular intervals?
I think that’s going to be really cool an I am excited about this new feature that the Chrome team is working on. This feature becomes so cool because it will come with an API that developers can use to write extensions for this feature.
Start thinking about one now!!
Deeper Google Search Integration – Removing the URL
This is another subtle change that the team is planning, to make the Google Search integration in Chrome a bit more unique. When you will search for a term, you won’t see the full google search url anymore but just your search term.
Not sure how many of you will like it, but that’s coming too!
Any other changes you guys noticed recently?
Thanks François Beaufort