Anyway I’ve been using this tool lately and it’s becoming my first stop for everything, in other words it’s the new home page.
What I can do:
- See the weather
- Latest Gmail entries (with excerpts if you like)
- Read feeds (by title, and by full-text)
…you can even keep feeds off the main page by keeping them hidden in the “Add Content” page.
At the moment you can only add a feed box to your desktop, what about adding a list or folder of feeds to your desktop
- Writely integration
- Bookmark Manager
How I use it:
On the left under the web search, weather, and gmail I list
- Feed from my bloghost forum
- my del.icio.us for feed
- In the middle
- my 10 favourite feeds
Also including a news search feed, blog search feed, blog tag feed, bookmark feed (just the essentials)
- On the right
- Bookmark Manager
I use this section to keep a list of all my web accounts, I use the service name for the tag name, and I also use a tag called accounts to have them all in one list, and a tag forum for a list of the services that have a forum.
I’m finding this great for quick access.
I use these various ways, and it’s great that you have 6 colours to choose from
- to do list
- to blog list
- sites to look at list
- sites with no feeds list (so I remember to look at them, because these days if it’s not in my Bloglines RSS reader it doesn’t exist, although I do use WatchThatPage to monitor a few sites that I read in Gmail).
- comments I have made list (this way I can keep track of comments I have left on blogs to see if anyone has responded, as not all blog posts have RSS for comments or email notification…once I see someone has replied I can delete it from my list, as I archive my blogosphere comments in a del.icio.us tag).
Even though I use the notes as a “to blog” list, this is simply a title list, I gather material for these posts elsewhere…this is for a further post.
At the moment you can’t label a hyperlink in the “notes” feature, but this will be overcome in the near future, there is also a “to-do” feature coming.
What’s missing, a calendar, contacts…Netvibes doesn’t neccessarily have to implement full blown services, it only has to intergrate with others as a glimpse or synopsis, before you go to the native site, such as with gmail.
You could use the bookmarks as a Contacts menu by listing all your email addresses under a “contacts” tag, or get a glimpse of your contacts or calendar via a service like Planzo…now this would be good…what about hooking into Tagalag.
Also check out this rip-off, Zoozio.