I’ve been a Google fan since before my husband and I were married. In fact, I still like to tease him about the fact that if it weren’t for me, he wouldn’t have even known about Google – he was still using Yahoo’s search engine when we met 8 years ago.
But, I must say — Google has come a long way in the last eight years. Shopping, books, blogs, youtube, readers…they have a little bit of something for everyone.
My favorite application at the moment is iGoogle. If you’ve never heard of it – check out the screenshot below of my desktop: (click for a larger view)
This is my favorite desktop application. I leave it running throughout the day and it has really helped me keep on top of my FaceBook account, client to-do’s, Twitters, email, and my calendar.
As the user, you have many options as to how you want to set it up. Not only are there tons of really cute themes (such as the one I am using), there are also a lot of plugins available – you can choose from your favorite games, news, youtube, etc. As for me? I like having a clean front page.
Lest you think this is a paid post, I assure you, it is not. I just love this application and thought I’d pass it on to all of you. Let me know if you decide to use it – and if you’re currently a user, what are some of your favorite apps?
JeniFebruary 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm (14 years ago)
I JUST set up my iGoogle page yesterday! I didn't know about the Twitter & Facebook gadgets – I'm definitely going to look into those!
Headless MomFebruary 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm (14 years ago)
OK, you can stop reading my mind now. I’ve been writing this post in my head for a couple of weeks now! We have the same clock, notepad, gmail, and reader. Do you like your facebook app? I couldn’t find one that I liked. And your twitter looks like twhirl-which I love.
I’ll be back to see what other apps people like!
ThreadBeaurFebruary 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm (14 years ago)
My homepage is set up with all my favorite blogs that I like to read. So I can quickly see when they have updated. I also have a count down app on my page that tells me how many days until I get to move.
Best LifeFebruary 25, 2009 at 4:59 pm (14 years ago)
Never heard of this. You are so good at keeping me updated about the best internet tools! Lisa~
Karen LewisFebruary 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm (14 years ago)
Okay, I’m sick. I just lost every comment on my blog when I switched to JS comments. Sigh.