How to make Chrome's new tab page look like iOS 7

If you appreciate iOS 7's distinctive design, you might like this Chrome extension that makes the new tab page look just like iOS 7.

Chrome iOS 7 New Tab Page extension
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

Apple's new mobile operating system for the iPad and iPhone, iOS 7, has a distinctive look that's easily recognizable. The design isn't for everyone, however, as Jason Parker noticed from comments left in his iOS 7 review. If you do appreciate the new look of iOS 7, there's a Chrome browser extension that might be for you.

The IOS 7 New Tab Page Chrome extension replaces the regular new tab page with an interface that looks just like iOS 7. It comes with a default set of "apps," which are just shortcuts to Web sites. The "App Store" allows you to install additional preconfigured shortcuts to one of the three screens. If you want to delete the apps or rearrange them, clicking on one of the apps for a couple of seconds will cause the icons to shake, just like in iOS 7.

Edit Chrome iOS 7 new tab page apps
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

You can also go into settings to add your own app, import/export settings, and select a new wallpaper.

IOS 7 New Tab Page settings
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

(Via Addictive Tips)

About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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