Imagine logging on to the internet and the first thing you see is a page containing all of your favorite websites, email accounts, newsfeeds and any other content you prefer. Not just links, but abbreviated, mini pages that are interactive right on your homepage. That's iGoogle! I've been using it as my homepage for over a year, and quite frankly, I don't know how I ever managed without it. It's clearly one of the most useful tools I've found in a long time.
YOUR PERSONAL ONLINE WORLD AT A GLANCE
iGoogle can be whatever you want it to be. You determine what content it will contain. No more searching for that link to the article you were reading last night, logging in to multiple pages, etc. It's all there and ready for your interaction. For instance, My home page includes: my gmail and hotmail accounts, Facebook, LinkedIn, google notebook, all my favorite RSS news feeds, my calendar, direct MSNBC and NPR news headlines, multiple task lists such as to do, Christmas gifts, blog post ideas, resources, shopping list, etc (Okay, I'm a list person. Guilty.) and several other useful items. The possibilities are endless!
You know the saying: "There's an App for that". Well with your iGoogle homepage, you'll be saying, "There's a gadget for that!" I keep finding new ones to add. Today I added Google Bookmarks, and I'm loving it.
BYE-BYE BROWSER BOOKMARKS
Before I found iGoogle, I used to rely solely on my browser's bookmarks to save shortcuts to my favorite webpages and content. That would work okay for a while, but there are some serious limitations. For example, have you ever lost your bookmarks when you've switched over to a new browser, purchased a new computer or even worse, experienced a complete computer crash? Now you won't ever have to worry about that again. You'll rest easy knowing that the important content that you need to keep track of is safe and sound on your iGoogle homepage.
I just love sharing tools that have enhanced my life, and I hope you'll check out iGoogle. And when you do, come back and leave a comment to let me know what you think!
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