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temperate

Get the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

There are countless Chrome Extensions that will replace your new tab page with something new. The problem is that these extensions often try to do too much, sacrificing speed and simplicity.

Temperate revolves around a large number that displays the current temperature and condition. When you hover over this number, it shows you the forecasted temperature and precipitation for the 24 hours. The weather is one of the most important things I want to see regularly, which is why it’s front and center.

Temperate’s background is configured to change daily, showing you high-quality photos from an Unsplash collection you choose. Temperate automatically chooses the UI color scheme based on the image, so it’ll always match.

Of course, if you’d prefer, you can switch to using a solid color background and customize the colors manually, a look that I’m partial to.

The Chrome Extension replaces the new tab page with my custom page. It operates just like any other web page except that it has access to Chrome’s storage API. This is synced across devices with your Google account and is where user preferences are kept.