Is Netvibes A Good Alternative To iGoogle?

You may have already heard the bad news that Google is going to shut down iGoogle in November 2013. Now the users of iGoogle can either get mad at Google or start looking for alternatives to iGoogle. If you cannot live with customized dashboard platform, then you should check out Netvibes. Netvibes is a personalized dashboard publishing platform for Web including widget distribution services, digital life management, and brand observation rooms. So in a way it offers you almost all the features of iGoogle. You can easily change the layout of the page, add widgets, change themes, and many more personalization options that you can play with.

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iGoogle Alternative Netvibes Supported Widgets And Other Features

So you can either choose a single startpage or a startpage with multiple pages using tabs. You can choose from all the available wdgets by clicking on the plus sign on the upper left side corner. The widgets supported by Netvibes includes
• RSS feed urls
• News (from Google News, Yahoo, and others)
• Weather reports
• Finance related information
• Games
• Lifestyle
• Social networking sites like facebook and Twitter
• Maps and travel guides

Now you can drag you widgets around multiple tabs areas according your needs. If you want to integrate your email account with Netvibes, you have to login using your credential, though you can link most of your social networks easily by granting Netvibes access to your accounts.
Netvibes has added support for themes. You can choose from over 5000+ themes. I briefly went through Netvibes specifications and features without even logging in. You can create a page and check out how it works with widgets, RSS, news, information, etc. If you’re only interested in reading feeds and news, you can switch to reader view. Reader View offers you a streamlined optimized news listing. Here you will be only presented with news and feeds, without any widgets. The layout is somewhat similar to basic feed reading applications.

Netvibes is a good alternative to iGoogle as it fast and reliable. With time iGoogle users will easily get accustomed with it. If you any problem regarding iGoogle or Netvibes, you can ask me.via[techyfuzz]

1 comment:

  1. Well, a replacement would be nice indeed, but it can’t really match the original iGoogle and doesn’t really add value to your startpage... I feel it’s somehow a downgrade from the original iGoogle.

    You you will enjoy the change, I felt a real Upgrade after I start using http://startific.com

    It has a beautiful interface, you will love it!