Simple

Simple

Chrome extension that shows the current time and weather on the new tab screen

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What is Simple?

'Simple' is a user-friendly Chrome extension designed to enhance the new tab screen. It replaces the default screen with a straightforward, clean display of the current time and local weather information, sourced from OpenWeatherMap.org. The extension values user privacy with no tracking, no unnecessary permissions, and regular updates including performance improvements for a smoother user experience.

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By: Hattar
Users: 34,784
Rating: 4.27 (33)
Version: 1.1.1 (Last updated: 2019-12-22)
Creation date: 2019-12-22
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • storage
  • geolocation
Size: 113.66K
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Summary
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Replace new tab screen with current time and weather sourced from OpenWeatherMap.org.

Simple replaces your "New Tab" screen with a new one that shows you the current time and the weather, with no tracking, no unnecessary permissions, no BS.

Update 1.1.0

Added font picker Minor bug fixes and performance improvements Add blinky "new stuff" notification

Update 1.0.12

CSS updates to make the scaling a bit nicer Add 1hr caching to weather querying so we don't get booted from the weather API :)

Update 1.0.11

Previous fix for issue causing defaults to override user settings didn't work in some situations, retrying Allowed clicking off the settings bar to close it so you don't have to hit the X

User reviews
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Pros
  • Simple and aesthetically pleasing interface
  • Provides weather forecast and temperature information
  • Customizable themes and fonts
  • Fast loading and doesn't ask for unnecessary permissions
  • Replaces the 'Currently' extension effectively
Cons
  • Weather feature doesn't work well for some locations outside the United States
  • Issues with accuracy and updates of the weather forecast
  • Some users experienced technical issues like disappearing data and a grey page error
  • Lack of flexibility in mixing fonts and a missing search bar
  • Recent updates changing themes have not been well received
Most mentioned
  • Weather forecast
  • Aesthetic customization options like themes and fonts
  • Functional issues for users outside the US or with certain browsers
  • Replacement for the 'Currently' extension
  • Bugs or errors such as incorrect weather data and interface problems
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Safety
Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

Simple has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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