Thursday, July 24, 2008

Personal Start Pages - iGoogle vs Netvibes vs Protopage

Those who know me well would know that I've always been a big fan of Web 2.0, RSS, the mash-up and its potential and I've been getting into personal start pages recently which are starting to see that potential realised. I've tried iGoogle, Netvibes and Protopage. Some of these things have been around since about 2005, but they were very clunky in the early days. With the widespread adoption of AJAX, they are becoming much faster, more usable and practical. As for my personal preferences, well While Protopage is probably easiest in terms of user interface and adding RSS feeds, I find that Netvibes to be a lot faster and more fully featured. Forgive me, but I just haven't managed to persevere with Google's offering. I think it is still in beta and it looks it. So full of bugs, I couldn't even get the basic weather widget to work. Plainly put, at least at the moment, iGoogle sucks ...

2 comments:

bigdaddybees said...

igoogle and google for not fixing it sucks. lots of problems on web and no fixes or responses

Anonymous said...

much better then igoogle and protopage: http://www.kadaza.com/