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Our iGoogle Alternative? We’re Going Home, igHome!

iGoogle’s demise is just a month away and it’s time to get ready to move. Our endorsement for an iGoogle replacement is igHome! We know, some of you may be asking, what took you so long? igHome’s been out there

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Time To Move On! Find Out Who We Endorse On Tuesday!

Remember this cartoon from back in August 2012 () We still feel the way we did then about Google retiring iGoogle. Unfortunately, it became pretty clear last November that the Save iGoogle Campaign was going nowhere. However, the rumors of

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Bing It On, Hooray For Mozilla & GeekDad’s Dream App

A little more catchy than “In Case You Missed It #5?” We hope so! Anyway… Bing It On In case you need more motivation to check out alternatives to the “new” evil (Google) empire. The “old” evil (Microsoft) empire is

Posted in iGoogle, iGoogle Alternatives, News Story, Other Blog

Draft Alternatives List

Without further delay, our list is available. Please recognize this is a work in progress. We would like it to be complete too, but it takes time to identify alternatives, define a set of criteria for consistent evaluation and complete

Posted in Announcement, iGoogle Alternatives, SaveiGoogle.org Exclusive

Necessity Is The Mother Of Creativity #1

As traditional news venues lose interest in iGoogle retirement and Google continues to maintain its passive aggressive stance, you may wonder how we’re going to keep things fresh. Keep you informed on  developments. Release an extensive list of iGoogle alternatives

Posted in How To Posts, iGoogle Alternatives, News Story

How To #3 – Take the Hamster (and more!) to Netvibes and Protopage

Upon iGoogle’s demise, the gadget source code noted below will likely not work and may need to be further modified to use gadget code for Google Sites. A tutorial is found at Inserting Gadgets from iGoogle. Also, recognize that as

Posted in Google Gadgets, How To Posts, iGoogle Alternatives, Netvibes, Protopage, SaveiGoogle.org Exclusive

How To #2 – Secure Your Netvibe!

We wondered if the two oft-noted most iGoogle-like replacements have SSL (aka HTTPS) security. Or, if we will be forever resigned to wondering if the Mark Zuckerberg wannabee sipping a caramel macchiato in the corner at the local Starbucks is

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How To #1 – Add iGoogle RSS Feeds to Netvibes and Protopage

This is the first of a series of ongoing “how to” posts produced here at SaveiGoogle.org. You can also find this at our page listed under on the site menu. In “From iGoogle to Netvibes in 3 Easy Steps”, the

Posted in Google Gadgets, Google Reader, How To Posts, iGoogle Alternatives, Netvibes, Protopage, SaveiGoogle.org Exclusive

Third Party How To #1 – #3 – Netvibes

This is the first of an ongoing series on “how to” stories we find. Dr Frank Buck at the Get Organized! blog just finished a three-part series on making the move to Netvibes covering: No More iGoogle? What Will We

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Is There A Portal Ready For The Jump?

Good question. We’re not sure yet. On first look, Netvibes and Protopage show the most promise for users and developers. Meeting the needs of both groups is important for a practical iGoogle replacement. Then, there’s Webwag or someone may step

Posted in iGoogle Alternatives, News Story