Currently: Replace New Browser Tab With Weather & Current Time [Chrome]

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Using various shortcuts such as links on your bookmarks toolbar, you can quickly open your most visited webpages. As a result, a lot of people do not make use of the webpage shortcuts on the New Tab page in their browsers. Fortunately you can replace those shortcuts with something informative such as the time and weather, all thanks to a tool called Currently.

currently   Currently: Replace New Browser Tab With Weather & Current Time [Chrome]

Currently is a free to use browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. After you install the application, it replaces the default New Tab page with a visually appealing page displaying the current time and the day’s weather of your city.

The extension’s options let you control preferences like temperature display in Fahrenheit or Celsius, time display in 12-hour and 24-hour formats, choosing a background color, toggling the seconds display on and off, and toggling the animation on and off.

In case your location is not accurately detected automatically, you can type in your location manually.

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This neat little application is excellent for people who work with their browsers set to full screen. They don’t need to exit the full screen mode to view the mode – all they have to do is open a new tab.

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The weather information is a nice little touch to help you learn what kind of weather you should be expecting in the upcoming days.

Features:

  • A user-friendly browser extension.
  • Compatible with Google Chrome.
  • Replaces New Tab page with time and weather information.
  • Lets you control time and weather display type.
  • Similar tools: Start!, Tab Bundler and Tab Shutter.

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15 Comments -

nicksak

Awesome! Good work!

Related question:
Is there a way to sync settings for this – and other – extension, between different Chrome installations on different machines?

I installed this on my MacBook and it appeared almost instantly on my Chrome-synced iMac. But the settings has to be re-applied on the iMac. I heard way back that extension settings sync was to be implemented into Chrome, but haven’t seen anything of it. Any ideas and/or helpful pointers?

Vampie C.

I don’t really understand why people would like to see a weather report on their new tab page

I think its better used for links and often used sites.

Nguyen Huy Anh

Nice touch to the New Tab page. Personally I bookmarked all my favorite sites and I reach them by using Chrome’s auto-correct feature so I don’t even need a New Tab page full with apps and recently visited sites…

Anonymous

All you have to do is go to your browser settings and load what page you want to show when you open a new tab anyway … no thing new here

jason wade

Thursday does not look like a good day for the people of Punjab.

Márcio Guerra

I’ll try it one of this days… We never know…

Thanks! Cheers!

Debra Beshears

Really like this feature. Added it to Chrome! Thanks for the info!

Sri Vastav Reddy

WoW

Anonymous

Nice feature

Anonymous

Sorry but my watch tells me the time and if I look out the window I can see the weather so why do I need an app like this New Tab is for speed browsing

Tina

Nick,

Have you tried to sign into Chrome?
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=165139

nicksak

Hi Tina,

Yes, and syncing all other stuff works fine – including syncing the extensions themselves. It’s the settings for each extension that don’t seem to sync.

Let’s say that I install Currently on my MacBook and configure it to use Metrics. If I then go to my iMac, Currently has been installed automatically – but I still need to manually configure it to use Metrics again.

That last use case feels like it should also be included in Chrome sync.

nicksak

Actually, I followed this one up a bit. Seems the developer of the extension needs to update to support the latest settings API, in order for settings sync to work properly.

So, the functionality exists in Chrome as of March this year, but it is up to the devs themselves to make sure their apps support it.

Some info at this link:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=138339

Tina

Thanks for being so thorough, Nick! Didn’t know extension settings weren’t synced and kind of misread your initial comment.

Saikat Basu

Each to his own. But it’s always great to have options :)