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[Chrome] Transform your new tab page into a personal dashboard with Momentum
Posted By Kent On November 30, 2013 @ 9:58 AM In Browsers | 3 Comments
Chrome has once again updated its features and whether you like it or not, you’ll have to get used to its newly modified New Tab homepage. If the sight of your recently visited sites bothers you, then you might as well use Momentum to instantly transform your browser’s New Tab homepage into a personal dashboard with inspiring quotes, soothing backgrounds, To-Do lists and welcome notes.
Momentum is a free extension for Google Chrome that is intended to change or transform your browser’s New Tab homepage into a personal dashboard. In your personal dashboard, you will see a personalized greeting together with other interesting elements such as the ones listed below:
Once enabled, Momentum will automatically change your New Tab homepage into a personal dashboard so there’s no need for you to do anything. All you need to do is to open a new tab on your Chrome browser. Just don’t forget to fill in the blank sections with the required details. You can also adjust or set the weather tool so that it would accurately show your city’s temperature and weather. Aside from that, you can use the To-Do list to note down the most important things that you need to do and that’s it. Your personal dashboard is all set and it will automatically appear every time you open a new tab or new window.
Momentum is a splendid Google Chrome extension that will instantly transform your browser’s New Tab homepage into a personal dashboard. Furthermore, this simple extension is very useful for individuals who are aiming to boost their productivity and work performance.
What I like most about Momentum is that it’s simple yet very straightforward. It also features a variety of high-quality image backgrounds. Every day, you will get a different image background for your personal dashboard and all of these backgrounds are very soothing to the eye. So whenever you feel tired or stressed, you can just open a new tab and stare at the background for a few seconds.
Aside from the soothing image backgrounds, your personal dashboard will also feature a simple “To-Do List” and weather widget. Therefore, you are free to note down all of the important tasks that you need to accomplish within that day and you can also note down your main focus or goal. This feature is quite useful since it will serve as a reminder of the things that you should do. This will also help keep you away from distractions so you can focus more on your work instead of doing things that will cause further delay.
All in all, I can say that Momentum does a good job in transforming your New Tab homepage into a personal dashboard. It has this minimalistic effect which is quite good especially if you just want to focus more on the things that will help you become more productive at work. Nonetheless, this extension could still be improved in many ways and it would be really great if it adds a new feature that will not only show the time but also the date. It would also be great if there’s an option that will allow you to quickly enable or disable the clock widget. This option could come in handy especially if you do not want the extension to keep track of your location.
It is also very important to note that this extension is not yet compatible with other browsers except Chrome. It also works offline so you can use it even if your computer is not connected to the Internet.
Momentum for Chrome is a neat-looking and very useful personal dashboard and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their work. So if you think that your browser’s default New Tab page isn’t that appealing, you might as well try and install this extension to your web browser.
Version reviewed: 0.19
Requires: Google Chrome on any desktop operating system (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS X, Linux)
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