Starty

Starty

Starty is a simple speed dial functionally similar to the one used in Opera.

What is Starty?
Starty is a speed dial Chrome extension similar to Opera's. It provides quick and simple access to bookmark folders, allowing users to add, delete, and reorder bookmarks easily.
Stats
Users: 118 ▲ 3
Rating: 3.67 (6)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2015-03-29)
Creation date: 2015-03-28
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • background
  • bookmarks
  • storage
Size: 362.50K
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Summary

Starty is a speed dial functionally similar to the one used in Opera. we keep it very simple and very clean.

Features

  • Quick and simple access to bookmark folders
  • Add and delete bookmarks from the speed dial.
  • Reorder bookmarks through drag and drop.

Description

I found the hardest part of transitioning to Chrome from Opera to be the lack of speed dial. After trying a number of options from the web store, I couldn't find anything that were as clean and simple as Opera. This speed dial is an attempt to fill that gap.

This implementation is more limited than Opera's. Opera generates thumbnail internally, meaning that it's not dependent on any external services .As far as I'm aware there is no provision to do the same in Chrome. The external service that was chosen to perform this role is free and unrestricted, but is only able to generate thumbnails for HTTP pages (no HTTPS). Advanced configuration options allow for this service to be changed if desired.

User reviews
Can't setup/upload user thumbnail. The "+" button size is shown wrong. Can't setup background image.
by Artem Zaytsev Artem Zaytsev, 2017-11-28

У прозрачных эскизов появляется белый фон. Некрасиво. Исправьте.

This appears to be a direct copy of Simple Speed Dial.
by Paul B. Paul B., 2015-07-12
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Safety
Risk impact

Starty is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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