No More Empty Tabs: Pretty Up Chrome With These Extensions
Late last week I discovered you could load up random images from Google Art Project in your Chrome browser tab, via this MetaFilter post. So rather than look at a blank space, this extension gives you something beautiful and new, with each new tab you open.
I installed and liked the extension. But then it got me wondering whether there were other extensions that did similar things – but with photos, instead of art work. I did a little digging and found the following other extensions I think are worth checking out (all of which are for Chrome):
Of the bunch, I have to say I preferred the Flickr extension the most. I’ve had it set up now for a few days, and it just continues to delight me at several turns. While there seem to be a limited number of photos per day (I found that I was seeing some repeats by the end of the first day), the images seem to “refresh” so that a newer set is shown the following day.
Not sure if it’s even time-based, but though there are repeats – there always seem to be newer images, eventually. And they’re all just stunning and great. For someone who spends as much time in the browser as I do, it’s a really great extension to have.