Indian astrology add-on

Add Indian astrological charts and readings to Chrome with this free extension.

Google Chrome's structure makes it especially easy for developers to build extensions and add them to Chrome. Developers have responded with an incredible diversity of free add-ons, such as AstroCamp's MyKundali. It brings Indian astrology to Chrome's address bar via an icon that you click to access your personalized astrological charts and readings.

Like most Chrome extensions, MyKundali is easy to install. Clicking the program icon opens a startup dialog, in which we entered a variety of personal details such as birth date. We also had to enter our (fairly) precise location in the world in longitude and latitude as well as the numerical code for our time zone. MyKundali simplified the process by letting us enter at least the first three letters of our location in the expanding search field. Clicking our location automatically populated the latitude, longitude, and time zone fields with the correct values, a great time-saver. When everything was in order, we clicked the button labeled Get Kundali, which brought up our astrological charts and readings. If your astrological experience doesn't extend beyond your Daily Horoscope, the charts and planetary positions this displays won't make much sense, but even those deeply familiar with Western astrology will find a lot to learn in MyKundali. Basically, it opens with your Rasi/Lagna Chart displayed, with expanding selections expounding on your prospects. An Advanced Settings button lets you set DST Correction, Ayanamsa, and Chart Style. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to save your settings or even to keep the pop-up display open once you click anywhere else on the desktop, which are significant operational annoyances, especially if you're unfamiliar with the extension's content.

If you're interested in astrology, MyKundali certainly adds an interesting and unique capability to Google Chrome. It could use a few operational tweaks, but we can't vouch for the accuracy of its readings. That's in the stars, not the code.

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