What’s New in Manganum

We update the extension several times a month. Here you can always get up-to-date information about what we have recently released. You can also follow @manganumapp on Twitter.

July 19, 2023
The Drive app is here

Access your Google Drive files like never before, all within Manganum. Say goodbye to unnecessary tabs when opening files.

And guess what? The Gmail app is also on its way.

July 6, 2023
Available now: the Tabs app

Some users have been waiting for 15 years since the first version of Google Chrome came out. Some users never waited and switched to Edge. But that day has come — we made the ultimate vertical tab manager for Chrome. Just try it now!

Pro tip: pin the Tabs app to use it to its full potential.

June 15, 2023
Meet Manganum sidebar in Chrome side panel

Now you can use your productivity apps between all tabs without overlapping page content.

Only available in Google Chrome 114 or later.

May 25, 2023
Enjoy Google Bard at your fingertips

Adding Google Bard to the sidebar of the Manganum browser extension is a great way to make it easier for users to access the power of Google's AI.

Bard can answer questions, generate text, translate languages, and more. This makes it a valuable tool for anyone who wants to get more out of the web.

©Written by Google Bard, edited by Grammarly in Manganum sidebar.

May 11, 2023
The Grammarly app are here

No more mistakes in What's New headers!

Now you can make your text perfect fast and easy. Check grammar, spelling, and style without switching between tabs.

Check out the Grammarly app in the sidebar, and let us know what you think.

May 3, 2023
One banner instead of six

In this update, we removed sponsored tiles and increased the size of the banner.

Ultimately, everything is the same — the same subscription price and the same advertising space to support the development of Manganum.

Cheers ❤️

March 31, 2023
Apps in black are back

We added a new task app — TickTick, and dark theme support for Google Translator, Google Tasks, and Calculator apps.

We also made minor changes to the Translator app: improved font size, added history and favorite translations.

February 28, 2023
Upgrade your Manganum

Today we're launching Manganum Plus, a subscription that allows you to turn off ads, get priority support, and, most importantly, support the development of your favorite extension. Get started for only $2.5
a month.

We decided that the lack of a subscription should not deprive our users of access to features and applications. Plus is just your opportunity to say no to ads and thank us for our work ❤️

By the way, just in case you hate not only ads but also subscriptions,
we have a lifetime deal.

February 10, 2023
Saving the new tab from ads

We promised you that your new tab would always remain the quietest, quietest place in your browser. When we added ads there - we broke that promise. But we came to our senses. It’s time to right the wrong: we’re moving the ads to Launchpad.

By the way, you can now disable the sidebar from appearing on all sites by hovering to the left edge of the screen. The magic is that you’ll still be able to call it up using hotkeys.

Last rumor: premium subscription is coming.

February 6, 2023
Google Keep and Google Tasks are ready for work

We have updated the notes and tasks apps. Now you can choose between Manganum notes and Google Keep to save all the important ideas you want. When the time comes to make these ideas real, you can choose between Todoist and Google Tasks to make a plan.

Bonus track: we added a graphic calculator.

February 1, 2023
Ok Google, translate, please

We have updated the translator app. The quality of translations has increased significantly—thanks to Google. Five new languages have been added. We know you dreamed about Yiddish and Xhosa. And dessert: now you can translate docx, pdf, pptx, or xlsx documents.

¡Que tengas un día productivo, amigo!

January 31, 2023
ChatGPT, Todoist and Calculator enter a bar…

...and the bartender says: "Sorry, we don't serve apps here." *

So they went to another bar — the Side Bar.

Thanks to these new regulars, you can now manage your Todoist tasks and ask chatGPT for advice without leaving your active tab. Calculator will even help you to put a figure on how many times you smiled thanks to Manganum.

Once again, all your data is stored locally and is not transferred anywhere. Enjoy!

* joke by chatGPT

January 18, 2023
No more worrying about accidentally closing tabs

Restore a closed tab, find sites you visited recently, or clear your history in one click with the new History app. Check it out in the sidebar.

As always, all your data is stored locally and is not transferred anywhere. Enjoy!

January 9, 2023
New year — new design!

We updated the sidebar and app container look and feel. More floating glass panels!

In addition, we improved sidebar’s detach logic: there is no need click the detach icon anymore — just drag it.

Last little thing: now you can move the panel by dragging it by the header.

January 6, 2023
Hide sidebar apps, play sidebar games

New New year — new release! We updated the sidebar: now you can hide apps you don’t use so often. Open “Settings” to start.

If you work too much because of how productive you are after installing Manganum — we have a little unplanned surprise for you. With this update you get a reason to take a break for at least 15 minutes — to play one of four legendary arcade games: 2048, Pacman, Dino, and Flappy Bird.

Remember: small breaks are the key to productivity.

Happy New Year! Be productive and inspired.

December 19, 2022
Now it's even easier to support Manganum!

Now you can support Manganum without spending money.

We added a small ad on a new tab close to the clock and weather widgets. You can turn it off anytime, but as long as it's on, please consider yourself our sponsor.

We have partnered with Bing. Search the web through our search bar in Launchpad using Bing—at least sometimes :)

If you hate banners and Bing, turn them off and buy us coffee. Better yet, subscribe to Manganum's regular support.

Next year, we will release many updates: Gmail and Google Drive apps, a calculator, a Pomodoro timer, relaxing sounds for concentration and meditation, etc. We want to keep creating a valuable, high-quality product. But we need resources.

It is just as essential for us to maintain the complete confidentiality of your data. Therefore, a coffee, subscription, or banner is the efficient and honest way to develop Manganum.

We never wanted to build the world's best mousetrap, so Manganum won't be free cheese. But we'll try to make it damn tasty.

With love ❤️,

The Manganum Team

November 25, 2022
Do you need a launch pad to launch the Launchpad?

Turns out — yes. Launchpad 2.0 is here and it still allows you to launch your websites, but now it looks better and can do more.

❤️ Bookmarks. You can now access your bookmarks in Launchpad. You’ll need to grant Manganum access for this feature to work.

Favorites. Thanks to the latest technological breakthrough it is now possible to add an already open site to Favorites at the speed of light. Right-click on any page or simply open Launchpad and click “Add to Favorites”.

Your favorite sites are now synced between devices if you’re using Manganum on more than one browser.

That’s it for now. See you among the stars!

Ready. Ignition. Launch!

October 12, 2022
You’ve got messages!

Now you can receive SMS messages directly in Manganum while your Android is in your pocket.

Click the “SMS” app in the sidebar to set it up.

As usual, all your data is encrypted and kept safe.

October 7, 2022

Sidebar has evolved into Detachable Sidebar

You can now detach the sidebar from the left edge of the screen and move it around however you please.

When the sidebar is detached, it will keep its position and state even if you click a link and go to another page.

Detach is available on all sites except the new tab.

Be sure to give it a try.

August 26, 2022

New customization possibilities

You can now change the order of the sidebar apps. For one of the sidebar apps, you can enable the “auto open” option to make it launch automatically on every Manganum new tab.

For those who like consistency: you can choose between light and dark color themes, and time and date preferences are now global (affect Date and Time widget, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes).

August 18, 2022
Stable authorization available in all browsers

We have entirely redesigned authorization and synchronization.

You will now be able to log in to Calendar and Tasks with an account other than the one you authorized in the extension. In addition, this refinement will almost eliminate automatic logouts.

Bonus for Edge, Brave, and other Chromium-based browser users — auth, sync, Calendar, and Tasks are now available to you!

May 24, 2022
Your mind’s best friend

Writing is thinking. Writing is a way to organize your mind. Writing is the tool that made all the other tools possible.

Introducing Notes — a tool for writing that is always one click away. Perfect for jotting down a client's phone number. Great for saving a few lines of code. Irreplaceable for taking notes when the context is crucial.

Go ahead and write down those ideas.

We’re only getting started!

May 6, 2022
The Tasks well done

What kind of productivity can we talk about without a list of things you need to do? Day planning, list of groceries to buy, ideas to share — all need a cozy place to live, and rent in the brain is crazy high.

Meet the Tasks app: a Google Tasks client that is easily accessible on every tab of your browser. There is no need to switch the context to mark something as “done” or add something new to the list.

If we may suggest the first thing for your to-do list: try out Tasks. The second — let us know what you think.

Have a productive day!

January 28, 2022
The Calendar app is ready

The calendar was invented 5000 years ago, and it's still the best tool to make sense of time and our place in it.

So we just made it easier for you to use it.

Quickly view upcoming events from your Google Calendar without leaving your current tab. Get a gentle pulse reminder just before an event starts. Join meetings with one click.

Try it — it's incredible! Sumerians would be proud.

December 27, 2021
Meet new app: Translator

Imagine a world where you don't need to open a new tab and then switch them back and forth only to translate a piece of text.

Wait a minute. There's no need to imagine anymore!

Check out the Translator app in the sidebar and let us know what you think.

October 29, 2021
Manganum Beta is here

Happy Birthday, Manganum!

It took us exactly nine months to develop the first version. It's symbolic, isn't it? While we are proud of what we've accomplished, we're still at the beginning of our journey.

By the way, you are one of our first users! Write us in support what you think of Manganum. Is it cool? Does it suck? What do you miss about it? Anything! We always reply :)