The Cry Over the Loss of iGoogle and the Alternatives Available
Back in July Google announced several services would be phased out, a process they carry out periodically. Â Mostly these are web sites and functions that the vast majority of people are not using, hence the takedown. Â However, one service listed caused an almost immediate cry heard round the world. Â iGoogle, the popular home page site, will cease to exist in November of 2013. Â While that's still some ways off, users are already scrambling to find alternatives and lobbying the Mountain View company to reconsider and save the website.
The howls of pain have not gone unnoticed by Google. Â In fact, one employee, known simply as Jessica S., started a threadÂ in theÂ Google Web Search HelpÂ area to discuss alternatives for the disgruntled iGoogle users.
The suggestions on this thread posted by forum members are not endorsed by Google. Itâ€™s come to our attention that some folks have been wanting to discuss alternatives to iGoogle. Â This is a thread exclusively for people to exchange ideas and experiences about the alternatives. Â Know that any off-topic posts will deleted, so if you wish to discuss any other aspect of iGoogle, please search the forum for the most appropriate thread and make your post there. Thanks and have fun swapping ideas!
AlmostÂ immediately a link was posted to a site known asÂ SaveiGoogle.org. Â The site is not only designed to lobby the web giant to save the popular home page service, but also provides a lengthy list of alternatives in case the worst should come to pass. Â The site is growing quickly and also turning into somewhat of a search engine news blog, but the primary focus remains on saving iGoogle and, to that end, they have even planned a "Save iGoogle" day for November 2nd.
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i still have igoogle as my home page, it's the first thing i see each time i open my browser.
save our igoogle!!
The site is not officially attached to google but uses google in it’s URL or am I missing something?
Most companies do not mind, as long as the sites are non-profit.
some of you might wish to check out ighome: http://www.ighome.com/
Hope everyone’s doing well. I’m cofounder of an iGoogle alternative called Skim.Me (http://skim.me). We’ll be slowly opening up the service over the next few months. You’ll be able to import your iGoogle settings. We won’t support all your gadgets immediately but will be looking to build out gradual support for what’s most requested, as well as open up to third parties to integrate. I will say that we’re not just a remake of iGoogle so only give us a shot if you’re willing to try a different experience that provides similar benefits to you that iGoogle did.