Show Apps in new tab

Show Apps in new tab

This extension shows the apps overview when opening a new tab in Chrome.

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What is Show Apps in new tab?

Show Apps in new tab is a Chrome extension by This extension has 53,991 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.87, and is most similar to AppLauncher and Awesome New Tab Page. The latest version, 2.1.0, was updated 3 years ago.

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Rating: 3.87 (676)
Version: 2.1.0 (Last updated: 2020-07-21)
Creation date: 2015-01-07
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • tabs
Size: 12.60K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Make sure to use Chrome version 84+ with this extension, otherwise the automatic selection of the locationbar text doesn't work.

Since Google updated Chrome to version 29, the App overview is no longer shown, when opening a new tab. This extension restores that behaviour to the way it was.

Tip: the keyboard shortcut CTRL+L (Windows/Linux) or CMD+L (OSX) highlights the URL.

This is the same as v.1.1.0, back by popular demand

Removed for now

Now automagically selects the URL, as many of you have requested.
Risk impact

Show Apps in new tab requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Show Apps in new tab has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
I am a HUGE fan of this app. I absolutely love seeing all my apps in one place when I open a new tab. Thank you!
by Ruth Idzik Ruth Idzik, 2022-11-03

For a long time this was the best solution to chrome removing the apps tab, but for the last 6 months or so I have noticed I can no longer arrange the app icons the way I want. They seem to go where they want to go, and any time I open that page on a new computer they duplicate the same behavior even on a fresh system and browser reinstall. Will be looking for a new alternative if this can't be fixed soon.
by Whitepaw Rolls Whitepaw Rolls, 2022-08-14

Love this extension. But I get some weird thing when using an extended monitor with my laptop: when a Chrome window is open on my laptop screen all works normally. But when I drag a Chrome window over to my extended monitor and click on an app icon, the link opens in another window (as if I had selected 'open link in new window', but I didn't). Any way to fix this? Just a bit annoying to have to always be dragging new Chrome windows back into groups.
by Nick Barr Nick Barr, 2022-07-25
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