The Protopage blog explains all the new and excellent stuff on board, I’ll also list some points:
- virtual pages
(now you can have multiple desktops, or desktop pages)
- dock panels
(minimise any panel)
- To do list panel with editor and print function
(Netvibes have plans for this)
- button for your blog
(so people can add you to their Protopage in one click)
- share pages
(I wish you could do this with Fyuze)
- Multiple feeds in the one scrollable panel
(I wish you could do this in Netvibes)
What a great offering, sharing pages is awesome, like I said if Fyuze could share pages you could give people a quick display of your newsmastering efforts, as an alternative to your spliced feed view in services such as SuprGlu, or Blogdigger group, or kickRSS.
Viewing feed news pages including multiple feeds is great as you can make topic news boxes, maybe I don’t need Fyuze, maybe I can make just a news page with heaps of topic news panels, and share it with others…these features such as multiple pages, sharing, mulitple feeds in a panel, full screen mode, mark as unread would be great for Netvibes.
I also love docking panels, as these pages can start to get cluttered, actually having multiple feeds in one panel also alleviates clutter.
I’ll still stick with Netvibes as it serves my general needs more, but I’ll certainly use Protopage to make news pages to share…Netvibes are great innovators, and I hope they implement some of Protopages ingenious offerings.
Some similar tools are not exactly virtual desktops, or home pages or start pages, whatever you call them, but they do focus just on displaying feed contents in feed display boxes:
Box the web