Google launched its Customized Homepage in May 2005, and then later on changed its name to iGoogle.
If you’re already using Google as your search engine, and if you’re particularly dedicated to it, iGoogle is probably the best choice for a customized homepage. It has a cleaner look than the other customized homepages, and you have all that unused space on the Google main page to fill with your favorite news feeds or any other information you find useful.
It is mind-blowing to see how many gadgets a customized homepage like iGoogle supports. Just think of any widget you might need, and there probably is an iGoogle tool to handle it. Use the “drag and drop” function to place the content you’re interested in below the search box on Google and can keep it simple with the iGoogle plug-ins by making a to-do list to manage your tasks, building up a calendar to keep track of all the important events in your life, booking flights and hotel rooms, and many other things, all from the same Web portal.
Google doesn’t care if your e-mail or your other tools are powered by different companies and have different domains, you can manage them all from a single place. Besides, the Gadget API is open to developers, which allows third-party companies to write their own gadgets, and which will probably produce many more new gadgets.
iGoogle’s integration with Google Docs comes as a big plus, so we’ll just wait and see what Google’s customized homepage has to offer next to its users, because it surely still has a lot more to offer.