What is it?
Momentum is a Chrome extension that replaces the default New Tab page with an attractive and uncluttered personal dashboard. The dashboard features a personal greeting, a different inspiring quote each day, a minimalistic to-do list, as well as a convenient weather widget.
You can install the extension by visiting the Chrome Web Store and entering “Momentum” in the search bar. Once added to your browser, it will automatically reconfigure your New Tab page the next time you open a new window.
The first time a tab is opened with Momentum, you will be given the option of logging on with your email to enable location settings.
Once on the dashboard, you can set a daily focus, which will reappear with each new tab load and help to keep you motivated throughout the day. You can also track your progress by writing and checking off tasks in the to-do list, found in the bottom right-hand corner.
To make important sites easily accessible, you can add them to the Quick Links toolbar in the top left corner of the page.
Using the magnifier icon there, you can search the web directly from the new tab page.
If location settings are enabled, you can also check the weather for your city in the top right corner.
Finally, you can click the gear icon in the bottom left-hand corner to show or hide widgets and personalize your space.
Why use Momentum?
Momentum is tailored to help tame the procrastinator within each of us. It effectively refocuses our attention on what is important, even as we are in the process of digressing from tasks, and provides a clean and calming visual with all of the essentials that a student needs.
By: Alyssa and Winnie