My Yahoo! was launched over ten years ago and it was one of the first customized homepages out there. It has continuously improved over the years and has recently added the “Note to Self” module and To Do list, which are very useful. You can add anything you like to your homepage, including a display of your local weather and stock portfolio, as well as RSS feeds that can help you keep track of your favorite news subjects or blogs.
If you’re a constant user of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Music and other Yahoo features, MyYahoo! is probably the best choice for you. In addition, you can enjoy the comfort of simultaneously checking your Yahoo e-mail and reading news or other types of information, all from the same sign-in screen. The e-mail preview is automatically updated and you can have a quick summarized view of the message content in a small infotip window by simply moving your mouse over a message subject.
MyYahoo! has a fresh, modern look and you have a variety of themes and colors to choose from for your homepage and with its new Web 2.0 design, you’ll surely find something you’ll like. Some of the themes use simple colors, while others use advanced textures and background patterns.
A great disadvantage however might be the decreased available workspace due to the large portion dedicated to ads. This might be a little too hard to overcome, especially for those of you who are productivity-oriented. But everyone knows their priorities best and every customized homepage is designed for its specific users, so some of you might not even find the lack of space such a disadvantage, especially in comparison with all the great features MyYahoo! has to offer.