By default, Chrome lacks much influence by material design, Google’s new and widely enjoyed design language. However, this can be changed to add the design language to various parts of Chrome.
Chrome’s preinstalled bookmark manager may be an embarrassment to Google’s design standards, but it can easily be changed. Google offers a different bookmarks manager, cleverly named Bookmarks Manager, here on the Chrome Web Store. Not only does it add material design to your bookmark creating and viewing experiences, but it also continues syncing your Chrome bookmarks across your devices. Honestly, it is odd that Google doesn’t include this as the default bookmarks manager in Chrome, because it is in no way worse than its default bookmarking service.
Chrome’s downloads page can also be changed to adhere to the material design standards, except you do not have to download any more Google software from the Chrome Web Store. To enable the change to material design in the downloads manager, navigate Chrome to “chrome://flags” (excluding the quotes), which is Chrome’s feature testing page. Note that Google says the features on this page may cause unknown problems since they are simply experiments. So, be warned, you may run into issues if you chose to enable material design on the download page.
If you still want your downloads manager to conform to Google’s new design language, then proceed down the page to the “Enable Material Design downloads” area. Once there, choose “Enabled” in the pop-up box under it. Lastly click “Relaunch Now” to finish enabling Chrome’s downloads’ design change.