Provides a button at the top-right of Chrome that links to your home page. Also lets you default new tabs to the Apps view.
This extension will always be free and will never have ads.
Once installed, a home button will appear at the top right of Chrome that initially redirects your current tab to google.com. Right-click the home button and choose Options to edit the home-page url.
This extension only uses the tabs permission, so when you install, it will say that the extension can: "Access your tabs and browsing activity". This extension never monitors your activity. It only redirects your tabs.
In response to Chrome's Feb 2014 removal of the flag that let you default your new tab to the Apps view, I've added a checkbox that lets you default the new tab to the Apps view. Right-click the home button and choose Options to edit this option.
The source code is very simple and is posted online, so you can inspect it for yourself.