Google Earth is one of those things I like playing around with but never do. This week I came across a Chrome extension that makes that exploration a bit easier.
Earth View from Google Earth displays a new image from Google Chrome every time you open a new tab. So, whenever you open up that new window to check your work email or pay that credit card bill, you’ll first be greeted baby an interesting image.
The gallery currently contains around 1500 images, so depending on how much web action you’re involved in every day you could be looking at new images for a few days or a few months. When you find one you like, you can download it to use as a desktop for your phone or computer, to share it with friends. If you need to get to work, you can also look at the history of the last 10 tabs you’ve opened to revisit an image that you had to leave too soon.
If nothing else, it’s a lot more interesting than looking at the Google Search page every time you launch a new tab.