Creating my own Clutter-Free Chrome Extension


Simplex Chrome Extension

I just came here to showcase one of the things I have been working on the side.

I have become increasingly annoyed by the clutter some of the new tab extensions on the google chrome store create.

No, I don’t need to have chrome set Google as my home page, and I don’t need to see a list of recently visited sites either. All my important sites are already placed in my Bookmark bar, and I can access Google directly from the embedded search bar.

Come to think of it, I don’t even really need a homepage or fancy new tab extension.

I just want something simple. By simple, I just wanted a nice blank screen that only showed me the following:

  • The date
  • The time
  • A nice motivational quote

That’s it—nothing less and nothing more. So really, I built Simplex - a chrome extension just for me. But here’s to hoping that someone else will also find similar use for Simplex.

I don’t see this as something I plan to support long term, but if you find some use, let me know, and I might just reconsider.

It didn’t take too long or require too much effort either; just some simple Javascript and an Ajax call to this API.

Check out Simplex here: