Early in 2013, Google announced that they would withdraw their personalized homepage service and on 1 November 2013, they closed the i Google service down. If you are still looking for an alternative to i Google this article is for you. Here we give you a general overview of what each of the alternative i Google services has to offer.
The Main Player
The most direct replacement for the Google personalized homepage is available from the software house Blue G. The interface is very similar to that offered by Google. This makes it easy for users because everything is very familiar and easy to use.
All of the most popular i Google gadgets and feeds are already available on the Blue G homepage. There are literally hundreds of themes to choose from, which allows each user to make their homepage unique.
Blue G also offers an alternative that is specifically designed for game lovers. This version is called Game Soft. It can be tailored to provide reviews and news for all of the major gaming platforms.
Net vibes was founded in 2005 around the same time that Google set out to provide its users with the opportunity to personalize their homepage. Initially they focused on the Enterprise sector, but, today, they also provide a free personal edition.
The Net vibes interface looks a little different from i Google’s, but it is very user friendly. However, Net vibes is primarily a news feeder, but it does offer things like the weather, Twitter and Facebook. The ability to embed web pages is a nice extra and you can embed Google Tasks on your page.
Porto page is also easy to use and organizing your homepage is just a question of clicking and dragging elements around the page. At the moment, there are not a lot of widgets available, but this is changing as the company develops new ones. At first you are likely to miss i Google, but the alternatives will grow on you with time and use.