Monday, December 20, 2010

Use as homepage for quick access to favorite websites

Bored of having Google or Yahoo! as your homepage? Can't figure out what to set as your new homepage? Use! It is a quick loading webpage that gives you quick access to your favorite sites. And it has all the eye-candy you need!

To get started, just visit the site (linked above) and start customizing. If you create an account (connect to Facebook, Twitter, or use Google Account or OpenID), you get some extra perks, but not very much special to waste a few seconds on.

What is it? is a free service that creates shortcuts to your fave sites. You can set that page as your home page. You can customize it as much as you like. You can have various backgrounds and effects for the icons. There is also an option to have a search bar on the page. You can set it to use Google, Y!, Bing, or whatever you like.

Here's explained in eight seconds (really!):

What you can do with it
As you can see in my screenshot up there, I have set the websites that I frequently visit on my home page. You can also edit the URL of the icons yourself too, by hovering over the sites and clicking the options button below it.

To customize, just click the grey cog in the bottom right. Now you can look for your fave sites in their database. Or you can browse through the featured ones. There are tons of sites on there, and I'm sure there are many more to come. 

In your settings, go to the Customize tab on top, and you will find options to edit the look of your home page. You can choose from a range of backgrounds, from metallic to wooden. You can also add a search bar, either at the bottom, or on the top-right. You can also select from one of the three layouts for your faves. You can choose to display the shortcuts in pages, with smooth transitions, or in a grid, or a flowing strip. 

I have just started off with this new service, and I am really impressed by it. It's so useful. It appears that has just started off, and it is still a work in progress. If you stay tuned and keep checking back, they'll surely keep adding new sites and features to it.

Do you like it? Write back in the comments!

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