MySites for Chrome Transforms the New Tab Page into a Metro-Inspired Speed Dialer
Chrome: If Chrome's built-in new tab page looks a little plain to you, or if you like the look of Microsoft's Metro UI, MySites is a Chrome extension that changes the new tab page into a start page decorated with a web search bar and colorful tiles that you can click to go straight to your most commonly accessed sites and favorites.
Once installed, you can set up the tiles any way you like. Just like the default new tab pages, you can have separate screens for your Chrome apps and extensions, favorites, or just frequently visited pages, and clicking the left and right arrows gives you more screens to spread out on. The sizes of the blocks relate directly to the frequency of your visits to that site, so sites you browse all the time will show up large and bright so you don't have to scan the tiles to find them.
The only down-side we found to MySites is that the search bar that's built-in to the pages uses the "MyStart" search engine, which looks like it's just an affiliate front end for Google, and there's no way to just set it to Google or any other search engine, so that's a bit of a bummer. Still, you can set your favorite engine as a tile, or just use Chrome's omnibar, so it's not that big of a deal. Have you tried MySites, or do you have another favorite tool to customize Chrome's new tab pages? Let us know in the comments below.