iGoogle is Gone. 14 Alternatives to Ease the Loss
After over a year of threatening to shut the doors on Google's customizable Home Page, they've finally gone and done it, as scheduled.
As of yesterday, iGoogle is no longer in the land of the living, having been pushed into the abyss along with other shuttered products - Google Wave, Google Video, Google Reader and Google Mini, among others.
If you're feeling the loss and need to see a digital garden that you tend over time whenever you boot up your browser, here are a few alternative sites...
Tech site Digital Trends offers up reviews of 10 alternatives, including igHome, My Yahoo, and NetVibes. The site gives thumbs down to MyMSN, Protopage and MyWay, along with interesting nods to Symbaloo, Ustart and Awesome New Tab Page.
Although LifeHacker's shorter list of alternatives included all of these, its readers offered up other iGoogle replacements, including icon-based MyFav.es, simple home page StartMe, and Hinto, which allows you to select parts of a site you want to see updated on your personal page.
C'mon, there's got to be something here to soothe the loss of a site that told its users everything they needed to know in one glance...