Lifehacker had this recommended and I added it to Chrome. With iGoogle going away soon, I’ve been working on putting new tools that I know I will actually look at on the New Tab Page. This is definitely a good start.
Here are a few more things you can add to the New Tab Page: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/replace%20new%20tab%20screen
The idea I’m going for is to have just enough information to be useful while I’m typing in a web address.