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Newt - A Better New Tab

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A replacement for Google Chrome's 'new tab' page that lets you easily access your favorite bookmarks, apps, and more.

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Description from store Newt was designed to be a simple, lightweight replacement for Google Chrome's New Tab page. It gives you easy access to your favorite websites without any of that other clutter or special effects. Your installed Chrome apps are just a tap away. Newt uses your a special bookmarks folder to populate your new tab page. This makes it very easy to set up. Another benefit to this method is that your categories and websites will be synced to your Google Account*! This means that you only need to set up Newt once and it will be the same on all your other computers. You'll also be able to easily access these sites from Chrome on your mobile devices. In addition to bookmarks, Newt also displays your installed apps, Most Visited sites, Recently Added bookmarks, Recently Closed tabs, and tabs from Chrome on your other devices. Theme Builder Newt uses a custom in-app theme builder that let's you customize all of the colors. To access it, click on the '+' icon next to the theme list in Settings. This will bring up the theme builder on the right side of your screen. You'll see some values already filled in to give you an idea of what to do. You can use any method of defining a color: predefined color words, hex, rgb, rgba. When you enter a color, the respective parts of the app will update. Yes, there is instant feedback with every change. Once you're happy, click 'Save' and it will be added to your list of themes. You can build and add as many as you'd like. With this freedom, it's possible to create a theme that interferes with your use of the app. If this happens, go to the Newt options page from Chrome's Extensions page and click the reset button. This will change the active theme to the very safe Light theme. Existing Newt user? You may have noticed that the old Newt app was renamed 'Newt Classic'. Since this new version is so different from the old, I thought it would be best to not just overwrite the original. Some people may prefer that style to the new one. If you want to import your existing Newt data, just go in to Chrome's Bookmark Manager and rename your 'Newt' folder to 'NewtData'. Changelog: 5.6.8 - Improve accuracy and image quality of favicons 5.6.6 - Updated favicon service. 5.6.4 - Fixes to ensure this app still works in future versions of Chrome. 5.6.3 - Bug fixes 5.6.2 - Bug fixes 5.6.0 - Added: About card. You can access it from the popup menu. - Added: Settings sync! Newt now stores your preferences and custom themes using Chrome's storage sync. This means that if you change someting here, it'll be reflected on your other computers running Newt and signed into the same Google account. Please visit the Settings page for more information. 5.5.3 - Better temporary fix for favicon issue that should work for all sites. 5.5.2 - Temporary, partial fix for broken website icons until I can write proper fix. 5.5.1 - Fixed: Device cards were being displayed with a header color. 5.5.0 - Added: You can now rename cards - Added: New theme options! You can set a background color for each card header, making it easier to organize them. You can set five different color styles for each custom theme. Visit the Theme Builder to define these styles. Right-click a card header to choose a color and/or rename the card. - Modified: When creating a new theme, the currently selected theme is used as the base. This makes it very easy to make tweaks to existing themes without having to start from scratch. - Added: New default theme, Basic. - Fixed: Some style issues, bugs. 5.4.0 - Added: New menu when you right-click a site on the main page with actions like Rename and Delete. - Added: Rename sites. Right-click a site and then click Rename. Enter the new name and press Enter. The Escape key will cancel this action. - Added: Delete sites. There is now another way to delete sites from cards. Right-click a site and then click Delete. There is no confirmation prompt, so be sure you want to delete it. - Added: Middle-click on a site to open it as a new tab in the background. Alt (Option on Mac) + middle-click to open as a new tab and switch to it. 5.3.3 - Added: Drag cards on the main page to reorder them. - Added: Drag cards or sites to the top right of the screen to delete them. When deleting a card, you'll get a confirmation prompt before it is actually deleted. - Modified: Changed some curor styles to better represent the action taken when clicking on things. 5.3.2 - Fixes to prevent the app from breaking in a future Chrome update. - Performance improvements. 5.3.1 - You can now edit themes that you've built. - Added two new stock themes, Slate and Mocha. - Improved styling on some elements. - Bug fixes. 5.3.0 - Added: Theme builder. This update's big feature is a brand new theme builder. Yes, it's back! It works very similarly to the old one, with some nice improvements. In short, better customization and you can build as many as you'd like. Please see above for more information. - Added: 'Add New Card' button. In the overflow menu, you'll find a new option that will let you add new cards right from the app. No more having to go all the way to Chrome Bookmark Manager. - Of course, there are a handful of tweaks and fixes behind the scenes to improve your experience. 5.2.5 - Keyboard navigation! You can now use a keyboard to navigate around Newt. Switching tabs, moving within and in between different cards, it's all there. Just use the arrow keys after enabling it in the settings. - Fixed drag-and-drop so you can drag sites to an empty card. - General optimization and code cleanup. 5.2.3 - Added Espresso theme 5.2.1 - Optimization! Making things smaller and faster. 5.2.0 - Complete rewrite using only vanilla Javascript and some goodies from ES2015 - Smaller and faster - Dark theme! This was a popular request. Thanks to all who wrote me about it. 5.0.1 - Initial release Known Issues: - None

Latest reviews

  • (2023-08-17) Radek Pilich: Almost what I need. It would be better if it was possible to have multiple boards. Each board having it's own icon on the left navigation panel.
  • (2023-01-05) Blackcat: One of the best new tab replacements. I do like the way you can organize the bookmarks into panels, also you can launch chrome apps from a menu instead of having to open the extensions menu. Very helpful extension!
  • (2022-11-18) Tunde Adekunle: By far the best extension on Chrome. 10/10. How can one remove a card please?
  • (2022-10-21) Craig Prosise: This extension worked great for years but it no longer works with the latest versions of Chrome. I would gladly pay for it if it works again.
  • (2022-10-08) Joon Keat: Very simple, easy to organize via bookmark manager, not much layout customization. Really hope I can hide the side panel.
  • (2022-07-27) wing him yeung: the best speed dial type addon in chrome store. the tried at least 10 others different speed dial type new tab. not a single one is good enough. this newt will sync between all your PC with google account. others require you to create a account, which is studpid. i recommend this addon for people with multiple PC that need to sync the speed dial. this is very useful for people that have a lot of bookmark that bookmark bar is not enough.
  • (2022-07-15) Titus Standing: 10/10 -IGN
  • (2021-09-17) Abhinav: I was reluctant to switch from Newt Classic which I had been using for years, but it was time, given that Newt Classic is no longer on the Chrome store. This updated Newt is an improvement over the original in every way from my perspective. Newt Classic/Newt is probably the second most important Chrome extension for me (after my password manager's extension). One possible feature addition could be to add a context menu option to edit a bookmark, in addition to the current rename and delete options. Thanks for these great extensions Garrett!
  • (2021-07-18) Amos Yu: Really well made extension. I love how it is compatible with the Chrome/Edge bookmarks I already had.
  • (2021-05-20) Giuseppe Zolli: Innovativa e utilissima e mi piace molto il modo in cui vengono mostrati i preferiti. Ci sono, però, delle cose da sistemare per renderla più utilizzabile, ovvero: 1. Bisognerebbe consentire di selezionare un colore arbitrario per la scheda, non solo quei quattro disponibili 2. Bisognerebbe poter scegliere se applicare il colore a tutta la scheda o solo al titolo 3. Nella seconda scheda della barra laterale dovrebbero esserci tutte le app e i servizi Google o quantomeno bisognerebbe consentire all'utente di aggiungerli lì
  • (2021-05-06) Brett Stauner: I've been looking for a good "new tab" to help keep the things I need to come back to front and center, and Newt has been great for this! It's a simple and easy to use interface, and allows me a nice visual access to bookmarks and categories in a way to help keep my mind on the right things. I even reached out to the developer to talk about the website icons not looking the same as they do in the bookmarks folder. He promptly replied and there was a new version available the next day with improvements to the icons shown! Thank you for this project!
  • (2020-09-15) Jizanthapus: Absolutely love this extension. It has improved my productivity SO much. And super customizable. I love most of all how it doesn't take any fancy config, it's just a specific folder in your bookmarks, so adding & moving is a breeze. Themes are also very pleasant. Everything I've wanted in a New Tab addon, 10/10.
  • (2019-11-26) Ricard Penin Honrubia: The extension is very good. Customizable and synchronizable. If you can align the contents and upload a wallpaper, was a possible option. It would be nice! Can leave the default user text font, like setting option please. Where is the keyboard shortcut guide? I want a keyboard shortcut for hide or disable the extension dynamically.
  • (2018-12-28) Greg Zeng: Stops "SIMPLE SPEED DIAL" from working. So removed it.
  • (2018-05-08) Johnny McLaughlin: Without a doubt the single most useful extension I've ever used, being by far my favourite new tab page on any browser or extension and providing what might just be the most easily accessible, customisable and usable layout possible, especially if you want to navigate primarily using the cursor without the need for any keyboard input. Its simple use of bookmark folder structure to organise it means you never have to add new bookmarks to the new tab page individually; as long as you save them in a folder present there (and I save all of my bookmarks within folders here, using them as categories) then it is every bit as easy to find and open as those at the top of their lists. Honestly, this extension is so good that it's a big, big reason why I haven't switched to any browser other than Chrome.
  • (2017-12-02) Damian Torres: It was really confusing and bad
  • (2017-05-29) Michael Zavattaro: Great extension. Runs well with no dramas. Only criticism so far is that the web icons next to the names tend to be very pixelated. Increasing their resolution would be nice!
  • (2017-05-16) Juliandro Vasconcelos: 10/5 awesome extension, but you need to add the css way to put some image url for background; and maybe one download tab? The history and bookmark it's beter than chrome native anyway.
  • (2017-02-28) Russ White: At first I gave this 4 stars because I couldn't find the sync ability. Now that I found it, its definitely worth 5 stars. As a recommendation for future releases, making the sync ability more pronounced would be nice.
  • (2017-01-26) Banana Bob: I thought I had reviewed this extension before. It has to be the best extension providing a New Tab experience that is just wonderful. No more will links to pages appear on your New Tab page when you don't want them to. No longer will links disappear from your New Tab page. Excellent work from the developer.
  • (2017-01-25) Anonymous User: Best new tab extension! Keep up the good work.
  • (2016-08-23) ВАСЯ пупкин: Everything must be resizable, dragable and deleteble. Hide/autohide sidebar. And i want choose background by myself from pc and internet. Anyway give you 5 stars. Thanks.
  • (2016-01-24) Elizabeth Juarez: I don't want people to see what I have been on. I mean like threy just click the profile thing and it shows everything I was on! Geez get a mind on what to make right people!
  • (2015-12-04) Best new tab page replacement. So easy to load sites.

Latest issues

  • (2023-08-08, v:5.6.9) Anna Vahtera: "Other Devices" not working
    Tested with the latest Google Chrome, Version 115.0.5790.114 (Official Build) (arm64) (macos 12.0.1, Apple M1), and many Windows versions, for the last.. let's say half a year. The other devices show up, but anything under them is just "undefined", nor does the number of them correspond to the open tabs. They are either just full of "undefined", or there's one of them.
  • (2022-08-31, v:5.6.9) Craig Prosise: Newt not working with new version of Chrome
    I got the new Chrome update, 105.0.5195.52 (Official Build) (64-bit), and Newt doesn't work now.
  • (2020-01-16, v:5.6.5) Michael Goldweber: How to move a bookmark from one card to another?
    I know that I can do this with the default Chrome Bookmark manager, but was hoping there was a simple way from within NewT
  • (2019-08-06, v:5.6.5) Lucas Rausch: Broken HTML icons
    I made a personal HTML and CSS (Web-Page, Work page.) Home page and the icons Don't show up, even though I added icons. Please fix!
  • (2019-03-13, v:5.6.3) Fateh AK: Feature Reuest
    Can you please add the ability to increase/decrease the font size of the card title and card content. It would be super helpful!!
  • (2019-01-13, v:5.6.3) Kale Scherler: How to delete a card?
    Can't seem to figure it out :(
  • (2018-11-02, v:5.6.3) Lost half of my Catagory Sites & Can't add them back
    Hi, I went to add a site to one of my 11 Catagories and somehow deleted all of the sites under 5 of my Catagories all at the same time (no prompt to ask if I was sure". I am now trying to add back some of the sites but they don't show up under the Catatories. What has happened?? :(
  • (2018-10-09, v:5.6.3) Jeff Jeff: backup newt data
    Hi i would like to distribute my newt config to a collegue but cannot figure out were it is save . is the an export/import option at all?
  • (2018-07-21, v:5.6.3) Sai Macharla: New Feature
    It would be good if we can set our own background image rather than plain colors, is it already a feature?
  • (2018-04-12, v:5.6.3) george: Duplicate Pages
    When I open the internet, Newt gives me duplicate of the cards of I've created. How do I remove ?
  • (2018-03-19, v:5.6.3) Zane Myers: bummers
    installed and click on the gecko... nothing happens. Second time I installed. Have to uninstall. Too busy to monkey around with something new that doesn't work
  • (2017-08-30, v:5.6.3) Pod I: Can't delete
    Can you tell me how to delete a card? I can't find how to do it!
  • (2017-06-10, v:5.6.3) Banana Bob: Cards
    Is there a way to put a reminder at the bottom of the list displayed that the number of entries on the card are longer than those displayed. I suggest "...." Thanks


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4.2 (30 votes)
Last update / version
2022-07-25 / 5.6.9
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