Find your perfect iGoogle replacement homepage…
Many of us had grown to love iGoogle over the years. Ever since it was born in May 2005, we enjoyed being creative with our home pages adding and arranging new and exciting gadgets. We played with different themes to our hearts content in pursuit of the perfect personal homepage experience.
However, the clock has now run down on iGoogle and the less time we wander around cyberspace looking lost and dejected the better, so...
What can we do? Can there really be an iGoogle alternative out there that can match our beloved homepage for gadget content and themes?
The answer is - most definitely YES!
There are a number of sites which have sprung up in the interests of offering iGoogle users a new home, some good and some outstanding!
What we really want is a site that has the similar look and feel of iGoogle, matched with its range of gadgets - and by that we mean the actual gadgets you find on iGoogle not poor imitations - and theme images that inspire us whether relaxing at home or working in the office.
If your interests lie with business applications and news, then consider Netvibes. It's a little complicated at first to set-up and get used to does have a good feature set with its own custom widgets and RSS feeds.
By far the most impressive iGoogle replacement, based on its support for true iGoogle gadgets and themes is BlueG. Straight away its evident the user interface is clean and clear and with a look and feel that made us almost believe iGoogle was back for good! It provides gadget categories, comprising thousands of gadgets, just like iGoogle. We also managed to find our favorite iGoogle themes so were quickly able to build a virtual mirror-image homepage on BlueG. The site also provides custom channels on popular topics such as Music, Entertainment, Sport, and Fashion.
Another alternative is Protopage. It is reasonably user-friendly provides a range of RSS feed gadgets from its fly-out menu. You can customize your homepage with tabs and color settings. However, it does lack true iGoogle-style gadgets and theme pictures.
For those of you hardcore gamers, we also highly recommend GameSoft. The site has the look and feel of iGoogle but with a gaming flavor that's excting and vibrant. The site provides thousands of cool gadgets and themes - many of them gaming related. The site features game news and game reviews covering all major gaming platforms including Xbox One, Xbox360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 & PS4 and PC & Mac games too.