Open a new tab with a clean & fast ui.
Version with no search bar: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/start-clean-new-tab-page/hcpnfohelmaeaggdaechndhkpcednefi
0.2.8 opens apps in the same tab. 0.2.7 bundles all scripts and fonts locally for offline usage. Version 0.2.6 offers a background color changer in the options. Thank you to koopa1338 on github!
Start Clean offers a minimal ui that replaces Google Chrome's default page.
It includes the top sites you visit, and shows your apps (both turned on in the settings). You can add your own custom links.
Start Clean New Tab Page has less features and options than alternatives such as Awesome New Tab Page, but it is cleaner, faster, and has only what you need.
Use Start Clean with your linux desktop to spice it up even more.
Previous version updates:
Version 0.2.5 includes bug fixes.
Version 0.2.4 changes the way search works with autocomplete powered by duckduckgo and wikipedia.
Version 0.2.2 offers an option to choose search box location, plus choose search engine, and urls in the search box resolve.