Top 7 New Tab Page Replacements for Chrome and Chromebooks

When it comes to Chrome’s new tab page, Google is like a small kid. Think of small kid drawing stuff on a wall, rubbing it clean to start over …. and then rub the whole thing again. Google is doing the same thing the new tab page. They keep redesigning it. But some of us escape the whole drama by switching to custom new tab pages with the help of some cool extensions. Here is the top 7.

1. Currently – Minimal and Magical

Currently does only one thing. It replaces your default new tab page with current time and weather. But currently does it in style. Minimalism is the code philosophy here and things look neat and clean. The extension offers a lot of options to customize the look and feel of time and weather, as a bonus.

Find Currently here.


2. Google Now New Tab Page

If you are a fan of Google Now and cannot wait till they bring it to the web, Google Now New Tab Page extension for Chrome is going to impress you. “This is an unofficial Google Now new tab page for Chrome. It adds a Google Search box, voice search, weather, news, and more to your new tab page.”

Here, take a look;


Install it from here.

3. Awesome New Tab Page – Windows 8 Metro Style New Tab Page

Another stylish and feature rich new tab page. This extension is expanded by widgets, most of which are installed separately and gives you a lot of options. Good choice if you need something with lots of customization options and features.


Get it here.

4. Humble New Tab Page

A simple and elegant new tab page replacement. “This extension replaces the default new tab page. Drag and drop folders to create new columns or reorder them. The font, colors, spacing, and more can be customized from the options menu.”


Get it here.

5. FVD Speed Dial – 3D Wall and More!

“FVD Speed Dial – Speed dial button, 3D Wall, Full Sync, New tab start page, Organize bookmarks, Custom backgrounds, custom dials, organized groups, most visited dials, you can hide your dials and much more!” Try if you are not a minimalist.


Get it here.

6. Speed Dial 2

Speed Dial 2 redesigns your new tab page for more usability and better experience. “Speed dial 2 is fast extension which replaces original New tab page. Save your favorite pages in one place with quick access to apps, bookmarks and browsing history.”

398,033 users can’t go wrong!


Get it here.

7.Empty New Tab Page

After discussing all the fancy replacements, here is the last one. Go completely empty on new tab page. “For those who don’t want to worry which recently visited pages show up on the new tab page, who prefer plain over noisy, simple over complex.”

Screenshot? Oh wait.. we don’t need one!

Get it here.

In Category: Apps & Extensions


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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