Ighome Gives Displaced Igoogle Users A Familiar Home
Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:52 PM
I set up myYahoo to try to get similar functions, but there do not seem to be nearly so many choices, and the ones I do have don't update and/or often give a "no pipe results" error - not ready for primetime/iGoogle replacement it seems.
Guess I will keep looking for a viable alternative since we have over 1 year to go. Maybe cook up my own HTML page as I did for a collage of local weather radar views with "old-fashioned" frames.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:06 PM
much of what iGoogle provided I have right on the desktop with no need to open the browser.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:20 PM
Well, I have to confess, I did not check with the creator, Mike, before posting this, but when I thought to use his feedback link to check on the password "issue", he responded within a few minutes that it is meant to be a new password to set up an igHome account, NOT the Gmail password - whew! I did suggest he make that a bit clearer in the prompt.
Signed up, and checking it out now ;-}
Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:23 PM
It does indeed look and feel very much like google home, even to the point of including links to most google services (gmail, docs/drive, etc.) just above it's tab bar. I'm so happy somebody's picking up the slack from google's abandonment of PC's.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:06 PM
Ighome does'nt have (for the moment just tells me Mike Sutton from Ighome) any OPML import/export feature. I'm affraid Ighome will not convince any "power users" here before the feature will be in place.
Personaly... Hum... I prefer Google Reader for intensive "only feeds" use! Plenty of good mobile apps here, tagging, republication features... And Tiny Tiny RSS for use inside an Intranet.
Serge (from France :-) : http://www.scoop.it/t/rss
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:47 AM
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:44 AM
I've been using netvibes and it is a very poor replacement for igoogle. The interface is clunky. Just to add a simple item like google calendar you have to search to the 2nd page to find the HTML widget, add it to your page (before you add any content), then click edit and paste the html from google. Even protopage makes it a lot more simple than that.
ighome is by far the best alternative to igoogle. It looks, feels, and operates almost exactly like it.
However like my first experience with protopage, I'm trying to figure out how they make money. Protopage after a month snuck in some horribly annoying ads and demanded too much money to remove them (and that's why I swtich to netvibes). While I can't praise ighome enough with creating an awesome replacement for igoogle, TANSTAAFL and I am waiting to discover how they actually make money before commiting to them.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:40 AM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:16 AM
Why can they use open auth to allow you to log in using your google account (just like this site does)? This would make the transition much easier for iGoogle users