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This article was published on July 26, 2012

    Currently: A beautiful Chrome extension that tells you the time and temperature on new tabs

    Currently: A beautiful Chrome extension that tells you the time and temperature on new tabs
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    What would you really like to see when you launch a new browser tab in Chrome? A blank page? Google? Tiles of your favorite websites? Or what about the time and weather where you currently are?

    If it’s the latter, then this Chrome extension has you covered.

    Currently offers a beautiful interface containing just two pieces of information – the time and the temperature. Once you have installed the app, you’ll likely want to dabble with the settings to suit your location – Fahrenheit or Celsius? 12-hour or 24-hour? Dark, light or blue background? And what about ‘seconds’ or ‘animations’?

    Oh, and you’ll also want to give it your location:

    Once you click save, you’ll be greeted with something that looks a little like this each time you create a new tab in Chrome.

    A game-changer? Nope. But it is a really nice app that’s underpinned by minimalist design aesthetics.

    Currently | Chrome Web Store