Improve Chrome’s look with new tab feature: Speed dial

One of Google Chrome’s special features, is its thumbnail preview and the visibility of recently closed tabs when a new tab is opened. With a little of CSS tweaks, an extension, Speed dial adds a lot more beauty to the new tab in Google Chrome.

Before installing Speed dial extension:

The default look of new tab in Google chrome

After installing speed dial extension:

Chrome's new tab after installing the Speed dial extension

Why install Speed dial extension for Google chrome?

  • Very clean interface.
  • You can define which website you want to be shown whereas in the default view you can pin only the most visited sites.
  • Improved look by just a few simple CSS tweaks makes the new tab visually very appealing.
  • Customizable number of dials and six themes to choose from.
  • If you wish, you can upload a background image or just stick to the six themes provided by the extension

If you liked this Chrome extension you might want to check some others we find useful.

Go install the Speed dial extension in the Google chrome’s extension library.

I feel this extension might be useful to every Chrome user. Do drop your opinion about this extension in the comments.

Animate your face with online photo editor pho.to

This is a guest post by Murugappan M, if you like to guest post for Devils’ workshop, do check out our revenue sharing program.

I had been to this website just a couple of days ago. Today, I noticed  a feature in pho.to which can make emoticons of our own face by detecting each part of your face. Do you Have a pic with the best background, but your face with no smile?  Then pho.to cartoon is what you have been hunting for.

How to turn a weeping pic to a smiling one?

  • Visit cartoon.pho.to and upload an image you want to animate. Then select the type of emoticon, wink or smile.
  • Check Animate if you want it as a .gif file or keep it unchecked if you want it to be a still image with the effect in action.
  • Set the photo size of your choice and then Apply.
  • You can use this website without the need to register but if you do register you can save your photos online where as if you are not registered the photos are deleted after 12 hours.

Before:

After:


There are other features like Photo editor, Photo enhancer and more in the pho.to website. But only pho.to’s cartoon made me write an article about it.

If you like this post you might also like reading up on how to remove background from your image and 1o photoshop text effect tutorials.

Which feature of pho.to did you like the most? Drop your views in the comments.

Link: Pho.to | Pho.to Cartoon