I have been a loyal iGoogle user for many years and was truly bummed to hear the app is being killed effective November 1st. Damn you Google! You are ruining my productivity. The Google gods had giveth and now they taketh away.
For those of you who don’t know about iGoogle, it’s a personalized home page which, for me, summarized the weather, stocks, and the news all in one glance! See a view of my iGoogle here. That was my home page. Does it get any better than that? You were able to personalize it with whatever gadgets you fancied. And they had hundreds of different artsy backgrounds to choose from.
But like I said, it’s time to move on. iGoogle is going away and I needed to find a replacement quick. I tried Bing, Yahoo, MSN. Ugh, they were all deficient compared to iGoogle. Anyone use those sites as their home page? Would love to hear feedback.
After much research, I’m happy to report that I’ve found your replacement for the iGoogle homepage.
It’s igHome which sought to mimic the same look and feel of iGoogle. And I’m in love because they’re so damn similar. Productivity, nice to meet you again! The one thing I dislike is that the search function within the home page is not truly Google search. So if I want a really powerful search, I have to open up another window for Google.com. That sucks, but otherwise I’m pretty happy. Take a look.