Manganum Startup Introduces Feature-Rich Extension for Google Chrome’s Sidebar, Outshining Microsoft Edge

by Jones David

Manganum, a startup based in the United States, recently introduced an innovative extension for the Chrome sidebar that is packed with advanced features. This revolutionary solution provides users with convenient access to a collection of 14 applications that are specifically optimized for the browser sidebar. Among these applications are ChatGPT, Google Calendar, Keep, Tasks, Translator, Todoist, Grammarly, and various mini-games.

On May 30, Google released version 114 of its browser, which enabled third-party developers to integrate their extensions into the Chrome sidebar. Manganum had already begun developing its own sidebar back in 2021, when Google had no intentions of implementing such a feature. With this extension, users can now perform a range of tasks without having to switch between browser tabs, resulting in a seamless workflow. The startup is currently working on adding Gmail and Google Drive to further enhance the overall user experience.

The Manganum team asserts that their solution offers the most functional sidebar compared to other competitors in the market. As of June 2023, there are 23 extensions available in this segment, collectively amassing a user base exceeding 1 million.

“For many of our users, Chrome serves as the primary program on their computers. All their applications already reside within the browser, effectively making it their operating system. Our goal is to bring Chrome even closer to becoming a comprehensive OS by providing a completely novel multitasking browsing experience for work and school. Two years ago, we took a risk with the sidebar when Chrome had not yet embraced that direction. Recently, Google introduced its sidebar and opened it to third-party developers, which turned out to be our golden opportunity,” explains Uladzimir Yankovich, the founder of Manganum.

Currently, the sidebar is one of the most sought-after features and a driving force behind the growth of Microsoft Edge. However, Edge is presently restricted to third-party developers and only offers quick access to 11 applications. In contrast, Chrome’s extensions provide users with greater flexibility in injecting new functionality into the sidebar, solidifying its position as the preferred choice for users seeking an enhanced browsing experience.

Interesting Details about Manganum:

  • The startup consists of a team of five individuals.
  • The extension has garnered nearly 300,000 installations.
  • Manganum has successfully secured $475,000 in funding from Mitgo.
  • The founder of the company previously led a notable browser extension called Alitools.
  • Users can enjoy the Manganum extension free of charge.

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