Pepper Tab is a browser extension to add new widgets to your browsers new tab screen. This browser extension is available for both Firefox and Chrome browsers. Once added this browser extension take over the new tab page and adds widgets like notes, to do list, and calendar to it. This makes it pretty easy for you to get reminders about to do tasks, and events. Every time you open a new tab of your browser you will be able to see the to do list and calendar events, thus reminding you of things that need to be done.
Let’s look at this browser extension in detail below.
First of all install this extension on the browser of your choice. I will be installing this on Firefox. So go to the extensions page and search for this extension. You can also find the link to both Chrome and Firefox extensions at the end of this article. Which ever browser you open this website in, it will show a related button at the bottom. Like in the above screenshot it shows a button to add this extension to Firefox, as it was opened in that browser.
Once you are on the Firefox extensions page, click the “add to Firefox” button to install this extension. When you click this button you will be asked permission to add this addon to your browser, as seen in the screenshot below.
Click the add button to give the addon permission. Once you do this you will see that this addon has been added to your browser and its icon will start appearing next to the address bar.
You will notice that your new tab page has also changed now. This can be seen in the above screenshot. The “P” icon can be seen at the top right of the page and the new tab window is now completely changed. You old links are gone and this new interface has taken over your browser page. The page shows you date and time at the top right corner along with location and temperature. Center of the page shows a greeting according to the time of the day. Below the greeting will the a motivational quote and the hours in percentage left in the day to get over.
When you scroll down the page, you will come across the to do list and calendar. You can simply type in the tasks to be completed in the to do list and keep reminding yourself every time you open a new tab. The calendar option lets you sync your Google calendar here as well to see upcoming events and meetings. This option did not work for me though. I tried signing in to my Google calendar account several time, but was not able to connect it to this page.
Below these two you will see the notes section. You can add notes in here easily. Just click the plus icon you see on the top right side of this window and start making notes. Click the plus icon every time you need to make a new note.
You can also sign in to your blockstack account to sync to do list and notes online and then access them from anywhere and from any browser.
Key features of PepperTab:
- Add to do list to new tab page.
- Add notes on the new tab page.
- Sync Google calendar events on the new tab page.
- Beautiful background images which keep changing.
- Login with Blockstack to access list and notes from anywhere.
- Get inspirational quotes everyday.
- See weather updates on the new tab page.
- Add quick links to favorite websites.
PepperTab is a nice extension for both Firefox and Chrome. It let’s you add cool widgets to the new tab page of your browser. You can keep yourself up to date with a task by adding it in the to do list which opens every time you open a new tab in your browser. This was you are reminded to complete a task when ever you open a new tab.
Check out PepperTab website here.
Check out PepperTab for Chrome here.
Check out PepperTab for Firefox here.