Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    switching from igoogle to ???

    Google keeps telling me that igoogle will no longer be available after Nov 1-2013. Any former igoogle users out there that have moved to something else that they like as well....whatzit...I've never been that comfortable with Chrome, Gooogle+ or Bing. Thanks for any input.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,433
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,456 Times in 1,325 Posts
    bmaxxx,

    Being a iGoogle user myself I'll be very interested in responses to this thread.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Slough, Berkshire UK
    Posts
    924
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Cool

    What is iGoogle ?
    Is it an apple version of Google ?
    Clive

    All typing errors are my own work and subject to patents pending. Except errors by the spell checker. And that has its own patients.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,433
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,456 Times in 1,325 Posts
    Clive,

    It's a customizable home page service.

    I have mine setup to show:
    1. News Headlines
    2. PC World News Headlines
    3. Stock Markets and my secruities
    4. Local weather and that where my Mother & Brother live.
    5. Fandango Movie Show Times

    There are of course many more options. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  5. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Palm Desert, Ca., USA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    I switched over to igHome.com six months ago or so and have been quite pleased...... You can customize it as I did with iGoogle and when Nov. 1st comes I'll have no worries ...... It calls itself the iGoogle Alternative so there isn't much else to say about that...... I receive the weekly mail on Thursday so then I'll make any worthy comments, bye.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JOERICEIII For This Useful Post:

    bmaxxx (2013-08-16),RetiredGeek (2013-08-15)

  7. #6
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochester, MN USA
    Posts
    141
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    I just changed to igHome a few days ago and it works pretty well. I don' particularly like the way it is formatted, but hopefully I will find some work-arounds. I can put all the same features on the home page that I had on iGoogle.

  8. #7
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I am also changed my iGoogle to Startme a few days ago and it works pretty well I can put all the same features on the home page that I had on iGoogle. The best benefits of Startme is it is simple and easy to understand.

    Startme Image.JPG

  9. #8
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    326
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 142 Times in 91 Posts
    I'm also probably going to switch to ighome.com. I've been tinkering with it for about a week and it seems more comparable to igoogle than anything else I've been exploring. Right now I'm running both igoogle and ighome in separate tabs as my start pages so I can get a longer-term feel for how they stack up.

    The slightly different formatting doesn't seem to bother me much, and I do like the way ighome uses tabs and the "black bar". The tabs are more practical than igoogle's implementation of tabs. The "black bar" is like the black bar google has used at the top of their products (and which they're now compressing into a grid icon), but it's better because you can customize it with any weblinks there, not just google products.

    Unfortunately, ighome doesn't seem to have a decent weather widget. My grown children have all spread out to different states, and with igoogle it's been nice to have compact, 5-day forecasts with small sunny/cloudy graphics for all the different locales so I know at a glance what weather everyone is expecting.

  10. #9
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I found Symbaloo [http://www.symbaloo.com/] very useful. Meantime I'm only building it and trying it but it seems not difficult to mount and use.
    Good luck to all iGoogle orphans!

  11. #10
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    For whom the weather forecast from iGoogle will be missing, a nice replacement is
    WeatherSpark.com, it saves the places you introduce so you can jump from one place to other in a few clicks.

  12. #11
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    326
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 142 Times in 91 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tique View Post
    For whom the weather forecast from iGoogle will be missing, a nice replacement is
    WeatherSpark.com, it saves the places you introduce so you can jump from one place to other in a few clicks.
    Perhaps you misunderstood--igHome isn't missing a weather forecast widget, but it doesn't have one near as quick and convenient as igoogle's. I'll attach a screenshot of the igoogle widget so you'll understand what I'm talking about.

    As soon as I open my browser a quick glance at my start page tells me what weather the rest of my family will be expecting. I don't have to make a single click or go to some other webpage, or click to cycle through a series of locales. I just open my browser, they're all there at one glance, and I continue on with whatever it was I was opening the browser for in the first place. It's as casual and effortless as checking the clock while you're at work.

    I don't need detailed weather reports or analysis, so there shouldn't be a requirement to have to click here and there, or get sidetracked going somewhere else. Also, unless I missed it, I don't see where WeatherSpark can be used as a widget on a start page. Again, there are plenty of weather websites I could go to when I really want weather details, but I want something a lot simpler for my start page.

    I also don't need or want a Windows sidebar/gadget--I don't need something in my face all day long, I only want to see it once or twice a day.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •