A new start page for all your start paging needs.

What is Start!?
Start! is a Chrome extension that provides a new start page experience in your browser. It offers an alternative layout featuring your favorite bookmarks taken from the Bookmark Bar and Chrome Web Apps. The interface also includes space for your preferred news feed. It offers dynamic backgrounds from Flickr or any URL you specify. Also get quick tips for easy navigation and troubleshooting for a smooth user experience.
Users: 9,000+
Rating: 4.14 (443)
Version: 2.1.0 (Last updated: 2017-03-11)
Creation date: 2017-03-11
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • chrome://favicon/
  • bookmarks
  • tabs
  • management
Size: 1.53M
URLs: Website
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Try Start! 2 - a new version has been published:

This is an alternative start page for Chrome.

On the main pane you will have your bookmarks taken from the Bookmarks Bar. To put new sites there, just bookmark the sites as normally - into the bookmarks bar.

Below it are the Chrome Web Apps. There is also a possibility to add your favorite news feed to the page.

This uses Flickr for the background photos. You can also specify your own background with an url.

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User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • User-friendly old version
  • Remarkably good
  • Simple, no extra features
  • New update disliked by many users
  • Icon quality is poor
  • No text with icons, hard to distinguish
  • Cannot uninstall
  • Cannot customize
Most mentioned
  • Old version preferred by many
  • New version has poor design
  • Poor quality of icons
  • Hard to distinguish icons without text
Recent reviews
Really great AND needed problemsolver! I hope Clustering / Nesting is the next feature on the line? Thank you :)
by A Google user, 2013-08-24

Can't live without it.
by A Google user, 2014-02-28

Really great AND needed problemsolver! I hope Clustering / Nesting is the next feature on the line? Thank you :)
by A Google user, 2013-08-24
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Risk impact

Start! may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Start! has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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