A start page, or “startpage”, is meant to give you access to all those sites and tools you start your day with, on a single page. Startpages ensure that you don’t have to open several tabs and windows for email, news, important websites etc. You’ve got everything right there in one view.
If you haven’t tried a startpage yet, you could get started with one of the following and see if it makes you more productive.
When it comes to start pages, Netvibes usually gets the conversation started. And it deserves the accolades it gets for being the best start page. Not only it was (probably) the first one to introduce this concept, over the years it has adapted well to changes and now boasts of a cool new features that could give all the new players a run for their money.
iGoogle, like Netvibes, is feature-rich and powerful. The main advantage being its obvious integration with Google services like Gmail, Google Reader etc, that makes it more attractive to Google loyalists (a huge number by the way).
Pageflakes is another cool startpage that’s been there for sometime. It comes with some nice default tabs and lets you quickly get started.
What separates MyFav.es from the above mentioned tools is its minimalistic interface. It’s easy to customize and looks beautiful too.
Last but not the least, we’ve got the default Chrome/Opera Speedial page that shows huge snapshots of most visited sites. Certainly saves you the effort and time to open a new tab and type the website address.
So, do you use a startpage? Is it one of the above?
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