Black Menu for Chrome: Quick Access To Your Favourite Google Services In A Click

Tim Brookes 03-02-2013

Are you tired of opening new tabs to search your favourite Google services? Do you wish there was an easier way? Black Menu for Chrome might just be what you’re looking for and provides one-click access to many Google services direct from your browser. The service is designed to appease iGoogle refugees Great Personalized Start Pages: 6 Alternatives To iGoogle If you’ve not yet heard, Google plans to pull the plug on iGoogle in November 2013 in addition to a few other services like Google Video and Google Mini. Though the company have yet to... Read More and those lamenting the loss of Google’s short-lived “Google Menu Google Launches New Google Bar For All Services - Try It Before Everyone Else [News] Google is like a mean lean upgrading machine. A day never passes without us hearing about some kind of update from Google. This time it’s the Google bar. The Google bar is that black, think... Read More “.


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The add-on functions as a useful extension for Search, Maps, YouTube and more as well as providing a few useful shortcuts to go directly to the service in question. Search functionality is supported, as is the ability to watch YouTube videos, browse Maps, access Google Reader feeds and translation services. It is also possible to search through and launch Google Drive items without having to open any folders.

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There are a lot of search enhancements including modifiers for content type just as there are on the full-fat website. The service aims to be a time-saver while providing some access to iGoogle-like services including the news and Calendar. The interface is neat and fits into Chrome and Google’s other services nicely, to boot.


  • Access Google services directly from your browser without having to open new tabs.
  • Support for Search, Google+, Translate, Maps, Play, YouTube, News, Drive, Gmail, Calendar and more through an additional menu.
  • Settings for customising the interface.

Download: Black Menu @ Chrome Web Store

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  1. Keith Swartz
    February 7, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Now this is LIVING with Google! Next best thing to being in Heaven! Thanks!