In November of 2013, Google is discontinuing iGoogle, which has been my homepage for years. With iGoogle, I had all these useful widgets: Calendar, Reader, Gmail,Weather, To Do list … right on my homepage where I could easily access them. (I may also have had useless widgets like Pet Turtle. Not that you’ll ever know.) I realize this is a lesson in how evil Google is: that it won’t support something that doesn’t make the company lots of money, and that I should never count on a big corporation to help me organize my life. But I still find the company’s explanation weak:
“With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time,” he wrote.
I compute at my desktop 95% of the time, and don’t want to open a new page or an app every time I need some quick info. With iGoogle as my homepage, all of that info is there in front of me.
Here’s what it looks like:
I realize I have over a year to make the switch, but I’m so annoyed I want to start now. so… any ideas?