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What do you use as your home page/portal?
Asked by todisht
Posted Dec 01 2009 06:37 AM
Answered by juliesteele
Posted Dec 01 2009 09:54 AM
I used iGoogle for a while, but wasn't really thrilled with it. PageFlakes looks pretty nice, and I might use that if I were inclined to use a portal at all.
Instead, I keep a tabbed browser window open with different tabs for gmail, Twitter, the NYTimes, etc. and check in on them a few times a day. Gmail (and now Twitter too) shows me in the tab how many unread items are waiting for me, so at a glance I can see how much I have to "catch up on".
Call me old-fashioned, but I find it easier on my attention span to do things this way. I really don't need widgets to tell me about the time (I have a clock), the weather (I have actual windows), or the Quote of the Day (I have Facebook).
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Answered by MKulpa@ENTS
Posted Dec 01 2009 02:33 PM
I'm wholeheartedly agree with Julie, iGoogle was neat... I suppose, but ultimately chrome just handles my tabs so well I just leave them open. Sure they're not all in one "easy to use" window, but clicking on a tab isn't that much work either.
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Answered by bjepson
Posted Dec 01 2009 05:30 PM
I'm fond of the Top Sites page in Safari, especially the ability to save bookmarks directly to the Top Sites page.
In Google Chrome, I like the New Tab page, which shows thumbnails for recently-visited sites.
Answered by simonstl
Posted Dec 09 2009 12:53 PM
I use my own server's aggregation page. Apart from reminding me what I've done recently, it's a quick way to notice if my server's misbehaving.
Answered by mike-loukides
Posted Dec 10 2009 02:51 PM
I don't. I really don't care what the browser's home page setting is. I just type what I want into the URL field or the search field, and go directly there. I've never found the concept of a "home page" all that useful.