Google Chrome gives you the most visited website thumbnails on your new tab page by default. However, I am sure they imagined it to be more than that. That should be why there is a New Tab Page API that gives developers power to create experiences around the new tab page.
I have been using Momentum as my new tab page replacement for a long time. It basically removes the most visited websites for me. Not because I visit those creepy websites all the time (who does that when there is Incognito mode!), but because my most visited websites are often time wasting services which I would prefer hidden, so that I visit them less. It helps.
Today, I am switching to a new app, Knotes, which has a promising list of features. Here is what Knotes is and why I decided to give it a try, removing my all time favorite Momentum, at least temporarily.
Knotes converts your new tab page into a note taking app and a todo list. As a page that I see dozens of times every day, this makes a lot sense to me. I have a bad history of not sticking with any todo list apps, but apart from that, I am looking forward to using this newest item in that long list of todo list apps.
Here is the official list of features:
- Tasks and to do support
- Email your knotes
- Backup knotes to Dropbox and Gmail Drafts
- Click the pencil in your toolbar to take knotes from any page
- More gorgeous pictures
Here is a video demo:
The extension adds a toolbar icon to let you easily create notes even when you are not on the new tab page. Type in some text and it is automatically saves into your notepad. Click the + icon on the bottom left corner to create new note.
The sync needs improvement, things were not 100% smooth for me, but I am sure that will get better eventually. One more complaint/suggestion I have is this. I would love to select some text, right click and create a note from that, along with the URL as source.
A really good idea and nicely designed project. Stability needs a little more improvement, but definitely worth trying!