extension ExtPose

Photos New Tab

Description from extension meta

Personalized photos from your Google Photos account in your new tabs.

Image from store Photos New Tab
Description from store See personalized, random photos in your new tabs linked to your Google Photos account, getting your best memories in front of you throughout the day! Every time you open a new tab you'll be shown a random photo from your Google Photos account. You can choose which albums you want to see and hide to avoid embarrassing content from popping up unexpectedly. You can also temporarily disable personalization for presentations or public spaces. This product is not made by Google and has no official association with Google Photos. Hope you enjoy! ===================== New in version 0.25 Fix for showing photos when account isn't connected or personalization is disabled. ------------------------ New in version 0.24 Bug fixes for unexpected errors when no data is returned from API requests. ------------------------ New in version 0.23 Fixed Also fixes a bug where reconnecting an account had to be done twice. ------------------------ New in version 0.22 - Add ability to disconnect an account from inside the extension - UX changes to match Google brand guidelines - Better onboarding when no previous install is found Also fixes a bug where reconnecting an account had to be done twice. ------------------------ New in version 0.21 Google has sunset the Picasa photos API so this switches everything over to Google Photos. This should resolve any reported issues around seeing a constant "loading" screen, or not being able to update album lists. For the most part the experience should be the same, but due to the changes necessary this will require reconnecting your account once you upgrade, and you'll lose your local configuration. Sorry about that! Other minor changes: - Photo quality should automatically update based on your browser window size - All album links now take you straight to Google Photos instead of Picasa - Fixes a bug where the extension stopped working if you had a very large number of albums and photos - Prevent creating duplicate history entries This is a pre-release for a major upgrade towards what I'll eventually call version 1.0. ------------------------ New in version 0.20 - History mode! Now scroll through the last 10 photos you've seen. ------------------------ New in version 0.19 - Allow toggling how images are fit to the browser (zoom versus contain) - Options UI overhaul ------------------------ New in version 0.18 - bug fixes when using the extension on multiple devices ------------------------ New in version 0.17 - prevent common video thumbnail types from showing up - add rate and donate buttons ------------------------ New in version 0.16 - add ability to hide/show album info - add compact controls mode - fix a bug causing extension to break after photos are removed from albums ------------------------ New in version 0.15 - add ability to easily copy / save images using the browser's controls ------------------------ New in version 0.14: - disable personalized photos temporarily from config page - faster image loading when personalization is disabled / not setup - better algorithm for choosing what photo to display

Latest reviews

  • (2019-08-29) Madi Ratliff: I have been frustrated for quite a while that I had to just choose one picture as a background. This app has been a blessing. Keep up the hard work!!
  • (2019-05-04) Dany Elías Cisneros: Buena, se ven tus fotos en una nueva pestaña.
  • (2019-03-16) Michael Bauer: I couldn't use this extension first, because something was changed at Googles side and the extension didn't work. I asked for support and the developer fixed it, so now I can use the extension and I love it! Seeing all the long forgotten photos from my albums is awesome.
  • (2019-03-07) C. M. P.: Hooray! No more getting stuck on "getting list of albums". Google broke it, but Cory fixed it. Thanks for your great extension, Cory!!!!
  • (2019-02-05) Greg Bem: Doesn't load albums! Infinite loop.
  • (2018-12-15) Karen: it may be just me , but i can not get my pics off the screen , when i get on here they are here
  • (2018-12-03) Josiah Coad: Hey Cory, is this open source? If so, I'd love to contribute. There's a couple of recommendations I'd like to make, if I may. 0. Can you please use the google Photo API instead of the strange "get.google.com/albumarchive" that I've never heard of before and doesn't accurately reflect my google photos library. 1. The contain option would be nice if it looked a little more polished... reflective photo option, white backdrop, etc 2. Options to filter images shown by location, time, keyword, etc... 3. A thumbnail google map showing where the image was taken Otherwise I love it! One of my favorite extensions. Again, would love to be able to contribute. Thanks! P.S. I found https://github.com/czue/chrome-google-photos in hope but the repo was empty!
  • (2018-09-26) It's pretty good, but my only complaint is the lack of a full screen option. I really don't like having black bars on the screen. Please add this option, and I'll give it 5 stars.
  • (2018-04-21) Rob Bednark: Sweet extension, exactly what I was looking for! I love the ability to be able to sign-in to a different Google account than the one I'm currently signed-in to Chrome as.
  • (2018-02-24) Josh Borzick: Simple, perfect. Love seeing old photos pop up.
  • (2018-01-18) Thomas Harrison: Really cool concept and works great. Would love to have the option to "fit" the image to the tab by cropping or zooming.
  • (2017-12-24) Ben Horten: This is my new favorite Google extension! I love getting surprised by old photos every time I open a new tab. If possible, I'd second the idea to prevent video stills from popping up, but I'd also be interested in seeing you collaborate with Tab for a Cause! I really like the idea behind that one, too, but if I were able to use that with random images from my Google photos like you've done here, that would be the dream. But, of course, above all else, thank you for making this!
  • (2017-12-12) Vinod Kurup: I love seeing glimpses of photos that I otherwise would probably never see again!
  • (2017-09-30) John Otto: I've been waiting for someone to create an extension that does this for ages. It works great! I'd love to see some customization options, especially: filtering (e.g. orientation, excluding videos/animations), aspect ratio/fill screen options, and ability to show/hide the album name/date.
  • (2017-07-06) Brad Hebert: Love it! So glad you can choose which albums are used. Developer is very responsive as well.
  • (2017-06-04) Simon Kelly: Great to have see those random photo's that are just languishing in the cloud.
  • (2017-05-29) Cory Zue: I might be biased since I'm the author, but I love this extension! Using it brightens my day constantly.

Latest issues

  • (2019-10-31, v:0.25) Aaron Brandt: Repeats
    Loving this extension. Only problem is that I often see the same picture several times in a row or a few times close together. I opened 10 new tabs and got pictures A and B twice, and picture C three times. Could you look into this? Maybe have an option where you have to go through all the photos before you see one again? Thanks for your time.
  • (2019-06-05, v:0.24) Rob Bednark: Iterate through all photos before repeating
    I'd love it if Photos New Tab had functionality (either the default behavior, or a selectable feature) where it kept track of photos displayed, and didn't repeat any photos until they've all been displayed. Currently, it seems as if it's random, and if I open several tabs, I often see the same photo in multiple tabs (from an album of 523 photos).
  • (2019-03-24, v:0.23) Version 0.23 still "Loading album data..."
    I've got the latest version of the extension and it's still not working after the Photo API update. I'm getting a JS error which doesn't seem that hairy: Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'map' of undefined at main.bundle.js:formatted:481 The actual main_bundle.js is obviously minified, but after expanding it in the developer tools, I see that "r" is undefined at this point in the promise: function z(e, n, t, a, i, c) { var r = i ? T(n, t) : E(n, t); a && (r = r + "&pageToken=" + a), fetch(r).then(function(a) { a.ok && a.json().then(function(a) { var r = i ? a.sharedAlbums : a.albums , l = r.map(function(e) { return { id: e.id, title: e.title, visible: !0, loaded: !1, productUrl: e.productUrl, isShared: i, coverPhotoMediaItemId: e.coverPhotoMediaItemId, numPhotos: parseInt(e.mediaItemsCount) } }); e.push.apply(e, o(l)), a.nextPageToken ? z(e, n, t, a.nextPageToken, i, c) : c(e) }) }) } Can you take a look at it? Thanks!
  • (2019-03-04, v:0.20) Stuck on "Getting list of albums..."
    Hi, thanks for the great extension. My elderly mom is loving it. Unfortunately it stopped working for her. I've tried to remove it and reinstall it again, but we stuck at the "Getting list of albums..." screen. I also tried on my account with a different laptop, but it does the same. Is it possible that I just missing something, or maybe the extension is broken? Please help me if you can, my mom is very sad because she can't see the family photos. Thanks.
  • (2019-01-28, v:0.20) Michael Bauer: stuck on "getting list of albums"
    Hello Cory, after installing your extension from the webstore it asks me to login to Google to get access to Google Photos. However, after logging in, whenever I open a new Tab, the extension is getting stuck on "Getting list of albums...". The loading animation is working, but no matter how long I wait, it doesn't load. I tried to reinstall the app, but the problem still persists. Do you know what is going on there and how i can get it running? Thank you.
  • (2018-12-09, v:0.20) Josiah Coad: Open Source Contributions
    Hey Cory, is this open source? If so, I'd love to contribute. There's a couple of recommendations I'd like to make, if I may. 0. Can you please use the google Photo API instead of the strange "get.google.com/albumarchive" that I've never heard of before and doesn't accurately reflect my google photos library. 1. The contain option would be nice if it looked a little more polished... reflective photo option, white backdrop, etc 2. Options to filter images shown by location, time, keyword, etc... 3. A thumbnail google map showing where the image was taken Otherwise I love it! One of my favorite extensions. Again, would love to be able to contribute. Thanks! P.S. I found https://github.com/czue/chrome-google-photos in hope but the repo was empty!
  • (2018-04-21, v:0.18) Rob Bednark: Show history
    Thank you for this excellent extension, Cory! I would love to see a "history" button that I could click and show the history of photos shown. A lot of times I open a tab, go to a web page, and then someone says "Hey, what was that picture?", but I can't navigate back to it, because going back shows a new photo.
  • (2018-04-19, v:0.18) Danny Roberts: When I click on an album link, it lands me on a 404 page
    Hey Cory, Sweet extension. Just started using it. It may be because I have two google accounts, and the one I've linked seems to be my non-default one? Cheers, Danny
  • (2018-02-28, v:0.17) Chad Kafka: Not seeing some newer Albums?
    Hi there - loving this Extension in my Chrome Browser. Thanks for developing it! When I go to the CONFIGURE area, I notice that some albums I have created in the last few months aren't there in the list. (Christmas time, some others) Yet...one I just made this week IS there. Is there anything I can do to make this work better or to see my albums? Happy to share info if it helps...

Statistics

Installs
1,772
Category
Rating
4.2174 (23 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-05 / 0.25
Listing languages
en

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