The iGoogle countdown to shutdown has begun, with only four days to go before Google decide to shut the doors on the start up page for good.
In 2005 Google launched what we all know as iGoogle, and we like a millions of others love the Google homepage and cannot understand why they are closing it down. Ok, they say it is not as popular as they thought it would be because of modern apps running on popular platforms such as Android and Chrome, and yet again like others we disagree with them closing the doors on something that works very well for millions of users.
iGoogle is a brilliant start up page where users can personlize their homepage, users could add different gadgets so that their homepages were useful. We do not need to go on about what iGoogle is because we all know exactly what it is, the worry about Google shutting it down on November 1st has many iGoogle users worried, and about trusting alternatives.
Many iGoogle users are a little worried about trying out alternatives because of trust, they do not know these other names as much as they know iGoogle. This question still pops up all the time though – I am an iGoogle user and if it is shutting down what am I supposed to use now?
It seems no matter how many people hate the idea of iGoogle closing, it will NOT change Google’s mind on keeping it going – its closing down and that’s that.
The iGoogle shutdown is on November 1, 2013 (Just 4 days time), petitions to save iGoogle has not worked, the users dismay and millions of comments have not worked, so you will have to find an alternative. We have mentioned a few so far, and these include Symbaloo, Myfav.es, you could also try out igHome or StartMe, there are other iGoogle alternatives for Firefox, Mac and Chrome here.
Other iGoogle alternatives include: My MSN, Protopage, Netvibes and Startific.
We can all feel a little frustrated that Google is closing the doors on iGoogle, but we have to just move on because they will not be changing their mind. The iGoogle alternatives above are all reliable and we have heard that you can trust them.
Many iGoogle users are upset because they feel that they are now going to be force-fed Google’s apps, one commenter said, “What ever happened to the customer is always right?”
Are you unhappy about the iGoogle shutdown?