Monday, November 10, 2008

Open question: do you have a multi-purpose home page you love?

For many years, I've used MyWay (motto: no banners, no popups, no kidding). It provided an email account, which I shortly stopped using. But what I really liked was the home page. It was fast, banner/ad/popup-free, and let me add a lot of plug-ins that I really liked and used.

I had a weather plug-in, favorite daily cartoons, TV listings, local theaters, a link to local businesses and addresses, and a few other features.

But recently the weather has occasionally been totally off, some of the cartoons (still in production) come up "404 not found," and the theaters won't list.

So I'm asking you: what do you use, why, and do you recommend it?

17 comments:

Ricky Rickard said...

Personally, I use iGoogle for my multi-purpose home page. I have access to my e-mail, weather (which is pretty accurate), and a host of other applications. I don't have any real issues with it and generally don't run into problems with the gadgets.

Gene Thomas said...

I use refdesk.com. It is clean and chock full of useful data, and links to just about anything that might interest you at some time or another.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I, too, use iGoogle for my home page. Mine gives me access to my business email, weather, Google Reader, local headline news, art of the day, quote of the day,and my favorite plugin: a To Do list, where I keep track of my calligraphy commissions in the order they came in. I've also added a Wiki search engine and a few other things that I rarely use.

I love my iGoogle home page.

Andrew J. Nicewander said...

I also use iGoogle. I'm also a Google Nut, so all of my gadgets are from Google. It's easy to use, read, and the ability to set up a theme is kinda fun. I would recommend it, especially if you're a Google User (Google's new gmail gadget is especially nice).

Ed Groover said...

I use My Yahoo and have for years. Access to my mail, accurate weather, and I can customize the news, sports, etc., along with the background and theme.

Michael said...

3rd echo for iGoogle. I have a weather plugin, gmail, and calendar (gCal?) (that is sync'd to my Apple iCal). It is all rather simple but has helped me remember Birthday's this year...

And it is pretty clutter free - but I'm not sure what I think about Google's new changer-over. Since I don't pay anything I suppose I can't complain... but seems like they are cluttering it up for my tastes.

troutdude said...

At the risk of being the same: iGoogle is really the rockin'est home page out there. Highly customizable, loads of themes and gadgets. But I may get absorbed into the collective iMind... must resist...

Becky, a slave of Christ said...

From a less techno geek, I use plain old Google for my homepage. For the same reasons as the iGooglers.

JackW said...

You mean I'm the only one that has Biblical Christianity as my homepage?


;{)

DJP said...

And, just like that! JackW is the Commenter of the Day.

(c;

Michelle said...

I know what the Wilhelm Scream is and I just changed my home page to iGoogle. What would I do without this website? :)

DJP said...

There y'go, Michelle.

Better Living through the Biblical Christianity Blog{tm}

ThirstyDavid said...

OCD that I am, I designed my own home page with links to everything I use.

~Mark said...

I don't have a multi-use homepage. My homepage is Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost". It reminds me to reflect as well as to be good online! ;)

Everyday Mommy said...

I use iGoogle, which I can customize with only the things I use (e-mail, weather, Google Reader-which I love, and lots of good stuff). No ads whatsoever.

I also heartily recommend Gmail.

Pastor Michael said...

A qualified vote for iGoogle.

Pros: no ads and great-working widgets--Google reader, Wikipedia, Dictionary.com and Google Top Stories, to name a few.

My single but significant reservation: potentially contributing to the complete dominance of the industry by such a left-leaning organization.

DJP said...

OK, RefDesk is impressive, but I've been fooling around with iGoogle and liking it a lot.

Thanks!