I open new browser tabs every few minutes and didn’t want to look at a blank page anymore, so I built MapTab: a Chrome extension for viewing beautiful maps when opening a new tab.

MapTab Many tabs, many maps

MapTab is simple: every time you open a new tab, a random map and interesting location is loaded.

You can choose from Mapbox Satellite or some of our crazy designs, or even add your own map design.

Customize MapTab

The project is open source and leverages Mapbox.js and React behind the scenes. If you’d like to fork or contribute to the project, check it out on GitHub. Beta users are loving MapTab. Avid map fan Eric Gundersen had this to say:

I love opening up more tabs.