Monday, March 26, 2007

Ladeees and Gentlemen, Choose Your Start Page

Lifehacker's Rick Broida puts together a great article on choosing the best start page for your browser. You know, it's the page that comes up when you first open your browser in the morning (or whenever you open it, it doesn't matter...). You want (if you are a rational person) a page that has everything you want to look at to start your browsing day. News the way you like it, weather, sports, feeds, email, etc., all arranged to suit your tastes. There are basically 5 big dogs in this hunt: Google, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Windows Live and Yahoo. Each allows you to personalize a start page with the elements you want and some nifty gadgets to boot.

Thanks to Rick, we don't have to try them all. We only have to check out his ratings and comments, then choose which one you think will work best for you. As they say on the tube, "Ask your doctor if (insert cool drug name here) is right for you." Rick chose Netvibes as the best. So I'm giving it a try.

Click here for the original article.