Newt is a replacement for Google Chrome’s new tab page that gives you quick access to your favorite websites, apps, and more.

The goal of Newt was to provide a simple, easy interface for a user to get in, find what they want, and get out quickly. Special attention was paid to keeping it fast since it gets loaded every time a user opens a new tab. To accomplish this, I kept the feature set simple and avoided using unnecessary JavaScript frameworks. This app has been through many versions, styles, and frameworks over the years though. The current iteration was built with vanilla JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.

Technologies Used

  • Vanilla JavaScript to build the app.
  • Google Chrome APIs to fetch user data and store preferences