extension ExtPose

Start - A Better New Tab (delisted)

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Replace every new tab with a personal dashboard featuring widgets like weather, to-do, bookmarks and many more.

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Description from store Replace your new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring a wide set of widgets to enhance your browsing experience. Start a better new Tab offers you, to do, customizable reminders and beautiful background images or videos chosen by you. Feature overview: ✔ Beautiful custom full screen background images or videos ✔ Live customisable weather forecast / minimalistic weather ✔ To Do List ✔ Clock ✔ Easy access to manage bookmarks and recent visited websites ✔ Integrated search bar with multiple search providers available ✔ Reminder notifications to be set by yourself in the settings menu ✔ Background Sounds which can be activated or deactivated How does it Work? ✔ Background Images can be chosen in the settings menu. It’s possible to choose your favorite static wallpaper or video according to your preferences. ✔In the Settings of start a better new tab its possible to change the location of the weather widget so you are always seeing the weather of your desired location. ✔The To Do List is simple but effective, create your tasks, mark them as complete and remove them easily when they are not needed anymore. ✔Bookmarks and recent Websites can be activated or deactivated in the settings. ✔Choose on the dropdown menu next to the search bar your desired search provider and save it for future search requests. ✔In the settings menu you have the option to set reminders for: Meditation, Stretching, Water and many more. Choose a pre set interval or create your own. ✔In the bottom left of each new tab you have the option to activate background sounds for an even more relaxing experience. PERMISSIONS Our extension requires a certain set of permissions to provide you with it’s full functionalities. These permissions are: "https://wallpapers.start-a-better-new-tab.com/*";, "storage", "alarms", "bookmarks", "topSites", "chrome://favicon/" For further explanation why these permissions are necessary and how they are used please feel free to check out our privacy policy. This extension also uses google analytics in order to gather data and provide you with an even better experience. Disclaimer: this extension changes your default search provider.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-01-26) Amal Thomas: It is very useful to me. I was looking for this type of extension for months but nothing worked. Then I found this. Such a cool extension. It was a superb experience
  • (2021-01-26) Pikapro 745: Exceptional, seen some other reviews saying there are issues, maybe so but so far I have had no issues. Other than that I highly recommend.
  • (2021-01-26) fires3as0n: Upon install extension opened a new tab asking to rate it - here you are.
  • (2021-01-19) Paul Prestwood: an absolute delight. would it be possible to add seconds to the clock as well please.
  • (2021-01-14) thanixxi: Gerçekten beğendim. Beklemediğim özellikler var. Daha fazla özelleştirme özelliği getirilebilir.
  • (2021-01-09) Khramonozhkin.A: a good idea with the use of live wallpaper and minimalism, but the possibility of customization and settings is so small, and of course, a terrible disgust for the extension is that it changes the standard google search, why it is not clear, despite the fact that everyone in the reviews writes this, there is a feeling that the developer just doesn't care about the reviews. And of course it would be nice to add some notes too.
  • (2021-01-08) Muhamad Rifqi: The searchbar wasn't responsive with screen width, please add 1. notification such as sound or pop up for the reminder 2. choice to choose wallpaper from local 3. speed dial that can be customized
  • (2021-01-08) Harsh Kumar Gupta: How does this extension make money... I see it changes the search engine and then redirects to Google. Are you collecting data?
  • (2021-01-07) Alle bella: this app to cool and amazing. made my life simply
  • (2021-01-04) Bianca Lemos: I was very disappointed because the reminders do not appear on the desktop and it does not ring a sound. I was testing and waiting for the 'drink water' reminder appear but it only shows a text message on the tab, so all the reminders stay there, forgotten, unless I look directly at the tab. Other than that I really liked the UI, the sounds and the breathing meditation option.
  • (2020-12-25) S A: could we add custom widgets like calendar or Gmail or something? with the same amazing style as you have now!
  • (2020-12-23) Safwana Afreen: This is aWeSoMe tbh, I just got it a few days ago and am still loving it, the features are very interesting and I haven't found any other extension that has so many features either. Although I wish the backgrounds would change everyday on it's own but it's still great to see whenever I turn on my laptop :D
  • (2020-12-21) Phương Hà: no things to confuse about this app =)))
  • (2020-12-19) impressionant santhosh: I love the minimalistic look, How do I add calendar and other widgets?
  • (2020-12-08) 5uaty: hey guys is this a virus or not
  • (2020-12-04) Rafly Salim: Great extension. Try it!
  • (2020-11-29) Balázs Menich: The update is nice, but useless, and a notepad is dissapeared with the notes. :(
  • (2020-11-26) ꧁Candylove꧂: Yeah.
  • (2020-11-16) Jon Jon: possible to add custom backgrounds?
  • (2020-11-13) Cam Welsh: Fantastic images, especially the live wallpapers
  • (2020-10-22) Patrycja Dzielnicka: This is so great! It's modern and clean. But it has 2 minor downsides, in the url at the top, it will always use google and the search bar on the page only has a few options for search engines, I couldn't find OceanHero on there. So if you can add it, that would be great! Thanks <3
  • (2020-10-20) Generally nice... but why not make the reminders area open to modifications of what KIND of reminders we want to use..??
  • (2020-10-16) Meta Master: How did you not add an option to make these tiny unreadable icons and widgets larger? These wouldn't be passable unless to zoomed in x300.
  • (2020-10-13) Rakesh Kumar: I loved the new live wallpaper but how to play sound automatically only when start tab opens and sound off when tab is closed or navigated?
  • (2020-10-05) Philipp Stracker: Attention! This extension compromises your privacy! It captures every search term you enter into the address bar!! → The plugin takes over the browsers search-function and sends all search requests to their own website, without reasoning or mentioning that behaviour in the privacy policy. Their website simply redirects you to the google results - there's no way to disable this behavior. https://www.screencast.com/t/S7tQRZyH The custom search engine simply redirects to google without providing any value. I've contacted the author of the extension about this issue but got no response within a week, and most likely will not hear from them ever.
  • (2020-09-29) rudolf tita: Nice
  • (2020-09-26) nacer douh: add the ability to create new reminders not just the default one .please
  • (2020-09-23) Abhay Sharma: goood
  • (2020-09-23) Berry Hermans: Seems like a great new page extensions, however... It has no business changing the search engine of my browser bar (not talking about the search widget). You'll see it'll first route your query through "search.start-a-better-new-tab.com" before continueing to google. There is absolutely no reason it needs to do that to function properly. Huge privacy red flag.
  • (2020-09-22) Artem Moiseenko: This extension uses random search engine every time
  • (2020-09-21) elijah pickel: gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
  • (2020-09-20) David Anderson: Even though I tried to change the setting several times, it keeps changing my search results to Yahoo. It would be fine if that was a default and let me change it, but since it keeps happening, it's gone. I've used this for several years and have loved it, but changing my search results is a game changer.
  • (2020-09-16) MITHUNKUMAR GUNASEKARAN: The extension slows down the internet speed
  • (2020-09-14) Mandy barberio: ok
  • (2020-09-09) terikumo: Love the extension, 11/10. I really recommend it for people with online classes atm, or for just general use. It has many awesome features such as a to-do list, weather, time, stretching sessions, meditation, music, drink water reminders, posture reminders, animated wallpaper, wallpaper etc., most of these are features are optional. Again, 11/10 would recommend a 100%. I only have 1 suggestion though, please add a feature to have custom wallpaper. Other than that, it's great! <3
  • (2020-09-09) Qiyue Zhao: Great
  • (2020-09-07) KindRaspberry: i like it
  • (2020-09-06) Muhammad Zuhaib Zahid: Beautiful and useful <3 Edit: Can't change wallpaper, as they just went kaboom soon after I wrote my review. They just disappeared lol Edit 2: Still, It's an awesome extension. Simple design, looks cool.. I don't mind if the wallpaper isn't changing, the default one is really beautiful.
  • (2020-09-05) Yi Wei Lee: Love the aesthetic. Would be great if we can section the To-Do list to Today, Done, This Week etc. Or into lists.
  • (2020-09-03) Capella Zhuang: Overall great app, especially love the sound and visual (though sometimes it takes a little time to load).To do list is very handy too. The issue is the bookmark. It is a mystery where the bookmarks are pulled out. No matter how I change the arrangement of my google bookmarks, the app keeps showing the same useless ones... sign...
  • (2020-08-17) MUKESH BADIGINENI: Great Extension, The Live Wallpaper feature is looks great, please add ICONS Resizing feature ....!!
  • (2020-08-13) Attia Min Allah: I used to love this extension but this update sucks, i please want to go back to previous version where i could see daily quotations and weather and apps link and TODO list and notes
  • (2020-08-11) Bikram Agarwal: A perfectly good and working extension has now been utterly ruined by adding bunch of nonsense "meditation" tools to it. Plus, all my widget have gone missing from the dashboard, even though I have them turned on in the settings.
  • (2020-08-01) Jack Yao: Hopefully, it could add a google calender tool into the next version, like a wallper tool.
  • (2020-07-31) Yuvi Patil: It's great. The wallpaper variety is great, and there is a ton of browsers to choose from, alomg with a lot of other things. I really do wish you could add the option to browse with ecosia, because i use that and it isnt available in the options. But the todo, and reminders are great. Live wallpapers suck mainly because after opening a new tab with that live wallpaper, it lags, i cant change the wallpaper, and the wallpaper is now black. Maybe this is my PC problem, but I have a core i9 so it is mainly the extensions issue. I also hope you can add the ability to use photos from your computer as a wallpaper. Thank you for listening, and I hope you take in my suggestions in.
  • (2020-07-27) Добавить интеграции с to do сервисами и будет лучшее из всех
  • (2020-07-20) Japneet Singh: Previous version was better. I lost my saved to do tasks when i updated it This version does not have much flexibility. Flexible reminder timers for tasks, NO notifications option etc.
  • (2020-07-18) Yin Yang: this is so cool and im so happy i found this. seriously this is a must have. thank you for this!
  • (2020-07-15) Diego Julian Coccoz: Beautiful

Latest issues

  • (2018-11-05, v:3.12) Organize Top Sites
    How can I organize the Top Sites to my liking? It's so damn annoying not being able to customize this since the extension gets this information directly from Chrome and I can't customize it there either...
  • (2018-10-28, v:3.12) Claudia Yaneli: Change Layout
    I try to drag to reorder my apps on here but nothing seems to happen.
  • (2018-10-14, v:3.12) Apps
    The apps that are shown on the home page seem to be completely random. It shows the apps I rarely use. I would like to have the apps I use on the home page.
  • (2018-10-03, v:3.12) Jim Byler: how I set Start Page as my home page in Google Chrome
    set home page
  • (2018-10-02, v:3.12) Milliene Xu: Limited Customization
    Customization is way too limited; would love to edit specific features eg. select the apps in "Apps", and especially drag, drop and reorder the features as I want visually through a layout mode or something (right now I can only disable and move in the list format but I don't know what that'll look like visually until after)
  • (2018-10-02, v:3.12) Milliene Xu: Weather
    How do I change weather to Celsius?
  • (2018-09-27, v:3.12) I cant get rid of it
    how do i get rid of it help
  • (2018-09-15, v:3.12) Thuat Nguyen Minh: de nghi vo hieu hoa nhung ung dung lien ket doc hai, bao ve tai khoan.
    toi nguyen minh thuat. sn. 30/05/1987. ns. duc linh binh thuan. scmnd. 261057309. cấp ngày 14/06/2012. công an bình thuận cấp. tôi xin thời báo và xác nhận lại tài khoản của tôi . và đề nghị xác minh vị trí , tôi đang ở thôn 1 tân lạc bảo lâm, lâm đồng , xác định google fit, google nhiệt . tôi đang sử dụng máy tính bàn.
  • (2018-09-12, v:3.12) Supahumbreon: Background
    Is there any way for me to change my background of the tab to a custom background, such as a photo I have taken? I love the existing backgrounds but, I feel if I were able to choose my own background it would feel more personalized.
  • (2018-09-08, v:3.12) Decoy Trix: Calender
    How do I wipe login settings for various page plugins like Calendar? I want to undo the login I chose so I can set it to a different google calendar account.


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4.2 (4,932 votes)
Last update / version
2020-11-24 / 4.0.1
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