How to use Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ option from Chrome’s address bar
Pocket is one of the most popular tools for saving web content to read later, but its Chrome extension ‘ Save to Pocket’ ( bit.ly/ saveto433) has fallen foul of a Google policy that only allows add-ons to have ‘single purpose’. To this end, Pocket has moved one of the extension’s features – the option to view ‘ trending’ stories on your New Tab page – to a separate add-on called Pocket New Tab ( bit.ly/pocket433). One benefit of this separation is that you don’t need to be a Pocket user to see the stories, although they’ll be more relevant to your interests if you are. The articles are curated by Pocket’s 30-million strong community and are updated every hour to keep the content fresh. Click ‘ More stories’ to access further selections or choose a specific topic such as Tech or Health.
As with the traditional New Tab page, there’s a Google search box, and you can also display your most visited websites, albeit in the form of logos rather than thumbnails of homepages. You’ll need to grant Pocket permission to show these, but it promises your data is kept private.