Speed dial 2

Google Chrome’s start screen that shows your most trafficked sites is nice, yet lacks customization. Enter Speed Dial 2, a Chrome extension that’s been out for a while, but has gotten enough frequent updates to stay very relevant in the browser market. Speed Dial at its heart is similar to the Chrome default with a series of thumbnails for quick access to frequently accessed websites. Yet the customization here is awesome. Pick thumbnail size, number of columns rows, background color schemes, refresh rates and more.

One complaint is its memory usage. It burns up 70 or so MB on my Macbook Air. It’s still worth a try for Chrome start screen fans.