The Best Alternatives to iGoogle


iGoogleGoogle has just closed iGoogle, its personal start page, but it made the announcement last summer, leaving alternative sites plenty of time to pitch for its former users. That’s also what happened with the closing of Google Reader, but I haven’t seen the same outpourings of anger and grief, or the same search for new homes, from iGoogle users. It would be interesting to know how many there were. I did like iGoogle, and it was the first site I covered when I started writing a weekly Netbytes column on the Guardian’s website six years ago. It’s perhaps less important now that browsers include thumbnails of your most-used pages, and you can easy add websites and apps to your Windows 8 Start page. If you want something as much like iGoogle as possible, then igHome is the first start page to try.

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