Still suffering from withdrawal with the loss of iGoogle? Rejoice! Thanks to a timely Twitter post, I discovered start.me. Start.me is my new browser home page, allowing quick access to general news and sports, my bookmarks and feeds, social media, local weather, Google calendar, gmail, and more. There’s also a nifty little note-taking widget to jot down those brainstorms.
Start.me offers ideas for classroom use. Go to their education page for more information. Students can set up their own personal learning environment and learn the important life-long skill of managing their digital content.
Users can add pages to separate info. It is very easy to set up and personalize, including numerous background images and layout. You can use a template, or just start with a blank slate. I started with a template, but pretty much deleted everything and just added widgets.
Start.me makes importing Feedly feeds simple, be sure to peruse the support page to see how to do it and other migration tasks. Dropping in gadgets with embed codes are easy too. Somehow my start.me page opens with each new tab (Chrome). Not sure how that happened, but I’m ok with that.
If you have other great start page alternatives, please share!