Google Shutting Down iGoogle, Users Revolt

Jul 5, 2012 • 7:52 am | comments (123) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

iGoogle RevoltI monitor complaints by Google users each day and I've never seen this many complaints about a Google decision before it was actually implemented until now.

On Tuesday, right before people went home for the July 4th holiday, Google announced they are shutting down a few services and products. One of those products is iGoogle.

iGoogle will be shutting down in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. Why? Google said "the need for iGoogle has eroded over time" with all the new apps for Chrome and Mobile Apps. Users disagree, but Google sees the future as apps and not iGoogle.

The Google Web Search Help forum is littered with complaints of iGoogle. Google is doing their best to consolidate all the posts into one Google Web Search Help thread but the forum is jammed pack with iGoogle complaints.

Keep in mind, this isn't happen for 16 months! We have a long time. I've never seen this many complaints about Google shutting a service before they shut it.

I wonder if Google will reconsider because the complaints are just out of hand and beyond my expectations.

Here is a screen shot of some of the complaints, maybe 2% of them:

iGoogle Complaints

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help & WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Roger Dooley

07/05/2012 12:20 pm

Google must be working to tighten their focus and cut costs. I don't use iGoogle, but I was an active user of their PostRank widget when they killed it. It was an awesome little tool that ranked a blog's posts using social metrics. It really worked to highlight the best content of the last few months, with zero effort by the site owner. I can see Google's need to keep the number of non-revenue products to support under control, though.

Colin

07/05/2012 12:32 pm

iGoogle is useful, have had it as my homepage for ages.

Rajat Gaur

07/05/2012 12:33 pm

Google says iGoogle has become obsolete, but there still are many productivity freaks like me who don’t want to bother to open a new tab for every single thing they want to know about, rather they just want to get a glimpse of everything, they deem as important, everytime they open a new browser window; and iGoogle does that flawlessly. Tell me, what doesn’t iGoogle have ? From Top Stories and Weather Forecasts to Twitter Feeds, iGoogle informs you about everything. Now that Google has announced to retard iGoolge, its very obvious that those who have got addicted to the iGoogle experience will look for an alternative. One obvious alternative that comes to my mind is My Yahoo! . Although it doesn’t have as many personalisation options as iGoogle , but after the retardation of iGoogle it will perhaps be the best option available. Netvibes is however another alternative, but it doesn’t seem to be quite impressive and is a bit too complicated. So one may expect that the loyal fans of the concept of an iGoogle like homepage might migrate to My Yahoo!. If that happens, other Yahoo! services like Yahoo! Mail and Messenger are also likely get some impetus. But still Google doesn’t have much to be worried about as since 2000 Google has moved far ahead from Yahoo!, and that’s perhaps the reason why Google has so blatantly decided to do away with the iGoogle.

T E Moore

07/05/2012 12:42 pm

I tried to pursue Google's recommendation to switch to Google Play without success. As far as I can tell, it is not possible to install a widget into Google Play and use it on a computer. Everything seems pointed to Android Apps. Google should have in place an alternative site aggregator mechanism attractive enough to move users off iGoogle BEFORE it terminates iGoogle.

Etienne Dupuis

07/05/2012 01:06 pm

It's a good thing. Stay focused Google, get rid of useless stuff! :)

Andrew Nevelos

07/05/2012 01:22 pm

I'm VERY bummed to see this going away. I have 10 pages that range from SEO articles to Webmaster Tools info and use it EVERY day.

Aaron Moster

07/05/2012 01:42 pm

Everybody join me in this Facebook Page to fight against this horrible decision! http://www.facebook.com/DontKilliGoogle

Aaron Moster

07/05/2012 01:45 pm

http://www.facebook.com/DontKilliGoogle

Jon LeJeune

07/05/2012 01:51 pm

Completely agree.

jg

07/05/2012 01:57 pm

I use it daily and will not be happy with what appears to be a forced move to a much less customization and more sharing too much to get what I want in return. I have use this and will miss it. Maybe moving to Duck Duck Go for search and moving back to my old browser bookmarks is a better way to go without having to share every damn thing with Google. Gee maybe buying facebook is a good idea.

KConway

07/05/2012 02:01 pm

bad move google...leave well enough alone already.

sanchinron

07/05/2012 02:07 pm

seems a poor business decision sure to erode some google presence since many laptop and home pc users use this often . why would google want to redirect users to other platforms. surely someone else will step in with a similar product - maybe one that is independent of google - hey wait a minute , thats what weve been waiting for. thanks google.

T

07/05/2012 02:24 pm

Google's reasoning on "WHY" still makes NO sense... This IS a bad move for them. They have a little over a year to change their mind. Please change your mind!!!

Keith Stone

07/05/2012 02:24 pm

I spent the better part of last night converting my home page from iGoogle to NetVibes. I'd say I'm now 90% there. It's a pretty comparable service.

Pete Mitchell

07/05/2012 02:30 pm

looks like i'll be making yahoo my homepage.piss off google!

Fedor

07/05/2012 02:48 pm

I always saw iGoogle as a data mining tool for Google so I've never used it. From launch it looked like all they wanted is to collect user data and I guess they've collected enough or have created other ways to get the data. I expect any company which requires a login is indeed collecting user data, many collect it even if you're not logged in, Google is one of those companies. If you login while on any Google properties you're providing them with validated information. You'd think companies like Google would pay you for all the data you provide them.

Dan Alderson

07/05/2012 03:08 pm

iGoogle, compared to Wave and Buzz has been a fantastic success for Google and it's clear to see from reading the comments to this post. We all have our use for it, it's many of our home pages because it allows us to see lots of information from different sources at once. The apps are ok, and yes you can build an app page so everything you want to access is a click away but we can't see it or preview first. I'm going to miss iGoogle, not sure what I'll replace it with yet.

spartan

07/05/2012 03:19 pm

same here!!! I don't like Netvibes its way too slow, and any other start page just doesn't have the same feel. PLEASE keep igoogle.com!!!!

Milania

07/05/2012 03:47 pm

While they are king of collecting personal information, it's very difficult to get a 'why are you doing this' out of Google.

Benoit Scherrer

07/05/2012 06:10 pm

Don t kill iGoogle please! There is a facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/415646821811603 and two petitions too http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-kill-the-igoogle-webportal.html http://www.change.org/petitions/google-don-t-kill-igoogle :)

alfreeland

07/05/2012 09:27 pm

Useless to whom?

Ronald Waugh

07/06/2012 12:22 am

Screw 'em... I moved from MyYahoo to iGoogle to try to integrate all my various Google services... and I never understood why Google didn't post any ads there...but today I recreated a better Homepage with Netvibes... so long iGoogle, so long opportunity for Google to make any ad revenue from me there!

Stephen Scott

07/06/2012 01:18 am

iGoogle was created to kill off the personalised Yahoo page, and as it was a major improvement over its competitor, I jumped on board. The best part of iGoogle is the ability to have a home page of bookmarks and other personalised settings that can be accessed from any browser on any computer, anywhere in the world. Integrating its features into Chrome will not replicate the principle advantage that iGoogle currently presents. Would including Google Ads on iGoogle present the revenue stream required to keep this service in operation?

Alan

07/06/2012 05:47 am

Google once again showing that they are the Microsoft of the 21st century. MS would buld something just to kill the company that innovated the concept in the first place. Google now does that a lot more than MS. This is just another example. Google seems to think it is invincible. With the moves it has been making lately it is annoying almost every facet of society. One day even Google may just find it has pissed people off so much that the people go elsewhere.

Veron

07/06/2012 07:35 am

Chatting from within iGoogle is one very overlooked feature. Who wants to install Google Talk these days? Did I say Netvibes is blocked at work? :D

Erling Mortensen

07/06/2012 09:54 am

I also have converted my iGoogle page to Netvibes. I have my mail, Facebook and my news sources. Unfortunately I have to get my weather information from a different source.

newyorker_1

07/06/2012 12:22 pm

what's the point? G Play will be cancelled sooner rather than later.

ejblank

07/06/2012 01:05 pm

Please dont' shutdown my iGoogle. I'll be lost without it. Yahoo sucks and I haven't found another website that I could customize like this. I've been using iGoogle since it launched and now you want to take it from me? I'm liable to snap and go anti google if this comes to fruition.

JIm

07/06/2012 01:37 pm

Noone gives a shit about igoogle....stop making things up

gunntherd

07/06/2012 03:10 pm

You can try yowindow.com that's where i got my local weather widget from and it works nice on my new protopage home page.

User

07/06/2012 03:36 pm

I'm sick of Google forcing me to change to what they want. This Igoogle shutdown is just to force is to go to Chrome. Just like shutting down the Google maps comments and forcing Google+. Google is a search engine to me. It is my email. It is a search engine with a home page customized by me. Thats it. No more, no less...ever. I will not google+ ever. I dont facebook, or twitter. I work and use firefox, adobe, CAD, word, have many many windows and tabs open, over a dozen or more sometimes as I search multiple products but I ALWAYS HAVE MY IGOOGLE PAGE and GMAIL PAGE tab open. How will I see all the news clips, readers clips, email, clocks of the diff times zones I work over, currency exchange rates, weather forecast for cities we have offices in, all in one tab??????????????TELL ME GOOGLE HOW>?

User

07/06/2012 03:43 pm

WOW!!!! My Yahoo can serve as replacement. Its not as nice but its prob gonna stay much longer!!! sweet Thanks., Bye IGoogle, hello My Yahoo

cowpants

07/06/2012 03:54 pm

I'm sick of Google forcing me to change to what they want. This Igoogle shutdown is just to force is to go to Chrome. Just like shutting down the Google maps comments and forcing Google+. Google is a search engine to me. It is my email. It is a search engine with a home page customized by me. Thats it. No more, no less...ever. I will not google+ ever. I dont facebook, or twitter. I work and use firefox, adobe, CAD, word, have many many windows and tabs open, over a dozen or more sometimes as I search multiple products but I ALWAYS HAVE MY IGOOGLE PAGE and GMAIL PAGE tab open. How will I see all the news clips, readers clips, email, clocks of the diff times zones I work over, currency exchange rates, weather forecast for cities we have offices in, all in one tab??????????????TELL ME GOOGLE HOW>? My Yahoo works, but then I have to create a yahoo mail account and sync my emails of gmail and others to it...

Howard

07/06/2012 08:59 pm

Been using igoogle since the beginning. Disappointing.

Thinkaboutit

07/06/2012 09:12 pm

If Google does away with Igoogle, I am gone. I have used it for years and never have I found anything like it. I am a writer and it has been the greatest asset that I have had in doing research. If google does not listen to there users this one (for sure) is gone. I believe it is safe to say from all that I have read, that I will not be the only one.

John Matera

07/07/2012 02:15 am

Google didn't ask me about abandoning iGoogle, so I will abandon them as well. If they had asked, I would tell them that I use iGoogle dozens of times every day as my entry point to the internet. Why should I bother resetting my gadgets, feeds and preferences if I like them as they are? A day after an unwanted and disastrous try at upgrading my phone to Android 4.0, Google tells me they are pulling iGoogle. I cannot trust a provider with such utter disregard for users, and will abandon all Google platforms as swiftly as possible. Why not? It is just as difficult to change to their successor platforms as to switch to a vendor I can trust to guard my interests as a user. I am finished with Google.

Mark Pearson

07/09/2012 03:31 pm

Why create an app when a web page will do. In this case, iGoogle works flawlessly: I get my sports scores/schedules, news, email, games all in one well organized page... LOVE IT!! Will hate to see it go.

oneofmany

07/09/2012 05:08 pm

Up until the Google announcement regarding the killing of iGoogle I was an avid user of all Google products. Since the announcement and lame response to user's concerns, I have switched from Chrome back to Firefox and have checked out Netvibes and Protopage as dashboards for my desktop and will have to see how compatible they are with my mobile. They are both looking quite promising and it appears that I will be able to import most of my iGoogle page into either one. My next move will be to find a good replacement for my Gmail account. This announcement by Google has opened my eyes to other possibilities on the net that are not part of the Google web.

Tebsinca

07/15/2012 06:03 pm

disappointing decision by Google to retire iGoogle. I'm not a fan of myYahoo and just tried Prototype, which was also a bust; iGoogle is such a great product ... what a bummer!

Gor

07/20/2012 06:38 pm

Darn right. They want me to scrap I google in favor of Chrome. So I go from having the top headlines from the sites I like plus easy acces to my calendar, documents and email to having stupid App buttons that show nothing and add another step. this is going backwards. When it comes time to shut down iGoogle, I'll probably just make facebook my new homepage. Did google recently hire the Digg staff or something?

John Weldie

07/21/2012 04:24 pm

Don't give me 'Google" that line; "Your formats are obsolete"??....Your SO FAR AHEAD, with the 'NEW-G-MAIL" changes, ( Planetary-love the eye candy ), and In ADDITION, your organization, ALL LAST YEAR, asked ALL OF US, to 'TRY", "Experiment", "Add-our opinions", and EVERY-THING. We, who are LOYAL-FANS, deserve an 'ENDLESS" Igoogle WEB-PAGE....yours, cause the others 'SUCK"!........Forget the Shut-down in 2013,...BESIDES, "13" is a bad number.

paul fisher

07/23/2012 02:04 am

I left yahoo for igoogle, having one clean page was really a nice feature. the chromeapps etc do not even come close to replacing what I am loosing. time to move on back to yahoo, unless someone at google can come up with a chrome something themes that is igoogle. what about all those developers that spent time developing gadgets ?

John Hunt

07/23/2012 04:34 pm

You obviously have no idea how useful iGoogle is! It's basically an easily customized home page to place all you most common links and apps you want to see wiout having to hop all over the web. It's an amazing time saver to me as a web developer who's been using search engines for over 15 years.

Bill

07/23/2012 10:29 pm

Bad decission by google. Getting rid of igoogle will backfire

Clinton Wu

07/25/2012 04:54 pm

Just wrote a blog post about iGoogle shutting down. Love to hear your thoughts in the comments. http://skim.me/home/2012/07/25/why-is-everyone-searching-for-igoogle-start-page-alternatives-replacements/

jack

07/31/2012 08:05 pm

Google? - goggle in the head more like. I hate mac at the best of times but goggles driving me mad swoppin this, adding that and axin the goodies - now my igoogle,s going dear me, i,m really naft off about this. All my home page will need rebuildin. Wake up MR chairman Goggle can,t you see when you have something good , change is nt about being best. Should you be Learning from Mac and FCut! --- ha iGiggle? Cymru

Tony

08/06/2012 07:53 am

I like igoogle and a lot of people will miss it! Shame.

Henrik Fabricius

08/06/2012 06:58 pm

do not shut iGoogle down. All my family use it from the very beginning of every day here in Denmark

dread

08/07/2012 09:20 am

its a disgrace, google plus is just some other worse version of facebook I am not interested in joining another facebook type thing Google needs to realise why people like I google not just try and jump on the bandwagon

Bill

08/08/2012 02:56 am

Google is; it's users! Without them; Google dies!

Bill

08/08/2012 03:02 am

ditto To big to fail? The bigger they are the harder---------------

Bill

08/08/2012 03:09 am

I agree! May the fleas of a thousand dogs infest their armpits!

Pam

08/17/2012 09:53 am

iGoogle has many options Chrome doesn't have - like sending web pages or web links, and my list of bookmarks, which don't transfer to chrome ans are lost. Only just discovered this when my iGoogle homepage disappeared. Still trying to find why its gone, as the withdrawal is supposed to be 16 months away

Rob

08/23/2012 03:30 pm

Does anyone else think that Google Now will be taking the place of iGoogle? I just loaded it on my hp touchpad and I find it much better than iGoogle. I hope that they release a browser based version of it.

EngrJim

08/24/2012 08:02 pm

This is about one thing, ad revenue. iGoogle allows you to view RSS feeds from multiple sites without seeing any ads (and clicking through them). They'll claim that standalone apps are more immersive... whatever. If you like efficiently getting the information you care about without adds in a browser, iGoogle is great. That's why they are getting rid of it.

azalira

09/01/2012 11:16 pm

UPDATE It's September 1st (in Australia :) AND the forum of iGoogle fan complaints is not only still going, but it's GROWING! There have been thousands of posts and it seems that more people are finding the forum every day now and adding to the chorus. The major theme is that if Google cares so little about iGoogle users, (most of whom won't need or use the suggested other solutions and 'Apps') - then masses of angry iGoogle users are and will continue to leave ALL iGoogle products as iGoogle was our link and launchpad. I for one am waiting in hope that with all of the bad vibes about this perhaps Google will change and shy away from such a bad business decision and let us keep iGoogle. (hell I'd even pay a bit to keep it) However if or when it goes I GO TOO! I am guessing as well that for everyone who finds the forum, there are hundreds of thousands who feel the same way and don't have the time or inclination to use forums but who WILL also leave Google. This model of trialing products for a few years and get us to love them and closing them down or trying to force people into using them in predetermined ways that make you use other products you don't like. (such as Chrome) Really smacks of old style MS coercion which is why so many of us stopped using their products as well. A sad day for a company who promised: "Since the beginning, we’ve focused on providing the best user experience possible. Whether we’re designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the homepage, we take great care to ensure that they will ultimately serve you, rather than our own internal goal or bottom line."

Tuckey

09/03/2012 02:55 pm

Google Knows What We Want ! Quit your crying. It's a brilliant marketing, money making move. So Them For Who.

haha341778

09/06/2012 11:23 pm

iGoogle is useful, a lot of service iGoogle attached are very useful. I used to use other email but iGoogle has become my primary email nowadays. I am not happy to see it shut down~

The silent majority

09/17/2012 03:24 pm

Google is only interested in making us look at more adverts. So Google, keep iGoogle or lose me and 10 million others to Yahoo - you choose. This is like changing the formular of coke - a big fuck-up.

Mal.

09/18/2012 04:54 pm

Every time I switch on my ipad or computer, I am asked to sign in to see my home page. I have backed it up, and tried every other suggestion that I can find to solve the problem. Are they doing this deliberately to upset their users? It is working. I am completely fed up with them. Why kill off something that used to work?

Vickie Jean

09/20/2012 03:38 pm

iGoogle had become my internet home! Mine!!!!! You gave it to me so why are you taking it back.... at least do a conversion to something comparable or better.... So pissed they are planning to discontinue it. :(

Simply Disappointed

09/27/2012 11:09 pm

I have spent the past week in preparation for the shut down of IGoogle; but cannot find any way of replacing my IGoogle Homepage with all the useful tools and gadgets that make my day, at work, home, or away. Please add me to any list of things that might be helpful.

Bill

09/29/2012 12:33 am

Please keep igoogle. It is much more reliable and comprehensive than my msn.com. PRETTY PLEASE

babysittingjake

10/01/2012 09:07 pm

I am very disappointed that they are getting rid of igoogle. I use it as my home page with all computers at home & at work. I am looking for something similar but to no avail. Why would they be getting rid of it? It is the best, there are no better out there.

A dedicated google addict

10/04/2012 02:43 pm

If they take away iGoogle, I will have to try to find something else all of which is in no way as updated as iGoogle, Please give us a new service from google that is set up like this one

Leo835

10/18/2012 03:29 pm

DON'T REMOVE IT - IMPROVE IT!!! Listen to your USERS - you'll gradually 'LOSE US'.

bili

10/20/2012 04:57 pm

The reason is obvious. Google wants us to PAY for it. Lately, I noticed that every time I open my iGoogle page, some stupid notice from "Google" about an unsafe site pops up. For a few milliseconds, I'll see my iGoogle page then the ornery warning replaces it. It's obvious that Google planted a re-direct - I think that's such an old IT trick that Google is resorting to in order to avoid being accused of non-compliance with their "do no evil" policy. Sad to say Mr. Paige but your company is no longer unique and different from other companies who are out there just trying to make a buck. Don't get me wrong. I respect businesses making money. But just be truthful of your intentions. People are not stupid as you think. Don't be like that creature in the White House who thinks they can outwit anyone and everyone.

Marty Walpole.

10/21/2012 01:36 pm

Google's decision to shut down iGoogle is incomprehensible. Why are they killing the golden goose? I realize that iphones and other mobile devices are scoring points, but for the millions that still use iGoogle on a daily basis, how about some consideration Google. iGoogle offers so much and rather than keep clientele you would prefer to blew them away all for mobile apps. Short-sightedness will be your undoing. Leave iGoogle alone and let all Googler's continue their Net surfing, business or whatever, ways.

raymond

11/05/2012 05:24 pm

they got their money and got so big so they say fuck all us users

raymond

11/05/2012 05:26 pm

facebook is the next one to fuck us all

raymond

11/05/2012 05:28 pm

thats the way big business goes shit on the people who got you there!!!!

Marc Aguilar

11/12/2012 05:51 pm

Why wait for 2013 for igoogle to close, when you can use www.yourls.com now. I am using it now and I'm so satisfied with it, you should try it too..

Justin Hunt

11/26/2012 04:08 am

I love igoogle. But am already looking for an alternative. Thanks for leaving us out in the cold google....

Jafs

11/28/2012 05:29 pm

I have recommended this sight to so many clients...it's a beautiful creation with awesome potential!! Who is making this horrendous decision, and who doesn't have enough to do? Is this the way people reinvent their job for job security??. There is a whole generation of boomers plus many others who depend on this awesome sight...why? because it ISN'T an app. It functions with ease, I can make it my own and it's one of the best all in one "find what you need" , I use it on my iPad 3G and love it. I am certain something better will come down the road, but it hasn't.... And I'm willing to bet it's 10 years out...at the rate your interpreting this site's function... and baling. Disgusted with your narrow thinking, pull your head out..start caring about the ones that care about you and stop fixing things that aren't broken!!!!!!!!

Malte

12/04/2012 01:55 am

Google plus, Calendar, Gmail, and Reader do it for me. Each has its own pinned tab in Chrome and each shows way more information than they ever could on iGoogle.

iGoogleForever

12/08/2012 06:19 am

I'll be switching to Bing on November 1st, 2013. Google, you have 11 months to prevent that by reversing this dumbass decision. Tick tock.

iGoogleForever

12/08/2012 06:28 am

No one gives a shit about you. iGoogle, on the other hand, is used regularly by millions who very much do give a shit about it.

Gerrit

03/02/2013 11:12 am

iGoogle is great. There are no good alternatives. Typical desicion of a large company not taking it's customer serious. Sad

DEATHSONG

04/27/2013 02:50 am

iGoogle will not be available after November 1, 2013. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

DEATHSONG

04/27/2013 02:52 am

Google... You listen here you fuck... My fav home page has been igoogle like 3 years now.. but that's not important. ?

Stephen

05/03/2013 01:53 pm

Google, time to listen to the consumer. potential huge backlash here.

Algirdas Ivanascenko

05/25/2013 04:09 pm

igoogle forever and now you gonna shutdown my hompage i used 4 years. idiots!!! dont do it...

Mr.Hung-like-a-Horse

06/24/2013 08:49 pm

google, quit horsin' around! stop all this foolishness about leavin the pasture for good and goin bac to the stable!

Krcmic.cz

08/07/2013 03:02 pm

Guys, don't worry, we would make a better iGoogle :-) If you are interested, check our website at http://mywebgrid.com/ And please support us (it does not matter how, you know positive comments motivate us). The Mywebgrid application will be ready in September.

Mark Suggitt

08/08/2013 09:27 pm

iGoogle user for ...4, 5 years now? Can't remember. It's my daily newspaper, research base, lifeline to personal interest areas ...exclusively RSS feeds. I have over 120 feeds stored in 13 tabs and use them all. It can't cost that much to keep the service alive for the piddly 10-20 million people who might find it useful? C'mon Google. Listen. Park the service and maintain it over the long term; no major r&d. igHome.com is okay, not as snappy, simple import of igoogle xml file; Protopage.com is also similar but semi-auto import of feeds is major buttpain (boo).

Catherine Shovlin

08/08/2013 09:35 pm

I love igoogle and agree with you. Google you dummies, listen to your customers

Debra

08/25/2013 12:58 am

Crazy move! But I'll find another "igoogle". BING?

Eric nobod

09/10/2013 08:49 pm

Microsoft , yahoo, ask,com they cannot be so stupid as to see a market place for new users. Or could they? Leave Igoogle alone. It's either igoogle or another search engine. No compromise!

Joe

09/22/2013 04:37 pm

When I heard they were stopping service I began the hunt for a new start page. I still use iGoogle and will miss it but found another called ProToPage which has way more to offer http://www.protopage.com. If they could get the Google weather gadget it would be perfect. ProToPage is so flexible you could spend days customizing it.

linuxdood

10/01/2013 07:06 am

Just got the pop up that time is limited for iGoogle. Thanks for nothing.

Not Cha Mama

10/01/2013 07:31 am

Once again Techie Folks who know NOTHING. Do you hear me Google - you know nothing ---- Or, is this all one of the biggest PR stunts (on the internet) so far????? Now if that were the case - I'd say kudos kiddos - but I'm afraid you are not even bright enough to figure that one out. I'm switching back to Firefox and Yahoo. Suck me Google.

goog-loyal

10/03/2013 04:48 am

Do not remove iGoogle! Please.

Zambezi

10/03/2013 07:48 am

Do not remove iGoogle. It is the only page i know and use...... Cummon Google / Larry page, you have a loyal following around the world for the good work you do.

Russ

10/03/2013 05:01 pm

Dont do it! My friends and I love iGoogle. My wife too.

susanne

10/03/2013 11:12 pm

I want to know what is going to be on my desktop if I do nothing and igoogle disappears on Nov. 1. I can't find this out anywhere...what if I don't want Chrome

jerry

10/05/2013 12:04 am

i love my igoogle please keep it

Steve Desilets

10/06/2013 11:24 am

I've been using iGoogle since 2005, and love it with all the features. I'm very angry they are taking it away. The Google staff has no knowledge of what the users want, and probably don't care anyway. BAD BAD BAD IDEA. Hopefully, they'll read our thoughts and reconsider, but I doubt it.

thought4004

10/07/2013 03:43 pm

This was one of the few pages that I interacted with daily. I guess I'll have to find a new home back on Yahoo. Good bye google.

DogzNutz

10/08/2013 11:03 am

Here's another complaint for your records. Much good it will do us though. Google Machine in motion and no brakes available

Nunya Bizniz

10/11/2013 06:01 pm

I've not been able to find one single article to explain why they would do away with iGoogle without a viable replacement. And iHome is not a viable replacement. Has Google been sold to the government?

LH

10/11/2013 11:01 pm

yahoo has a replacement now. See ya, google.

Sammy

10/14/2013 10:08 pm

Awesome, but I had all of those on one single page without the need for switching tabs. It was called iGoogle.

Mare

10/17/2013 02:59 pm

How do I add YoWindow to my Protopage home page? Many thanks!

filander

10/19/2013 03:46 am

Google=assholes, nothing as good as iGoogle. i use it everyday. How about we boycott Google? Use Bing until the morons reopen iGoogle!

Matthew Puterbaugh

10/22/2013 07:13 am

here is an article on [IGOOGLE] shutting down,this might help explain better to you

XoroxVotes

10/27/2013 10:03 pm

Not ever buying any Google products

Steve

10/28/2013 04:52 pm

As an over 50 user of homepages thru google i find this closure disconcerting. I have no desire to have to open up endless apps to get the info i want. I want it right there where i can easily see all the info i want the way i want. I think that Google risks lossing many over 50s as we are invested in this style.What company in there right mind drives loyal customers to the competition and intentionally brings so much bad will to there company. I will consider never using there products after this.

English

10/29/2013 11:32 am

Steve, it's "THEIR" not "THERE".

Edwin Grimsley

10/29/2013 01:12 pm

very disappointing on Google's this announcement but now i am going to select http://www.startme.com/ the best alternative of i Google :)

BD

10/30/2013 01:18 pm

iGoogle has been my morning wakeup reading for a long time... my homepage has evolved to exactly what I want. I HATE that they are shutting down this excellent control panel and all associated gadgets. What are they thinking?!?!

Peter A. van Rijswijk

10/31/2013 04:14 am

thanks Google just to let you know that all my clients enjoy their new life without Google now that I set them up with replacements for every service they used from you. They are really impressed that Bing has improved so much they even like it better than your search engine now and outlook.com is a real hit as well over your Gmail Keep giving me the work I love you :)

Soumaya

11/01/2013 10:07 am

I want my giggle page back..Who is the moron who took the decision to stop this page? I hate the google search page that is completely white. I took time to personalize my Igoogle , it made my computer feel like home ..and STOP spying on us, every time we use your search engine, you go back and send emails related to that topic ...pffft I'm so mad you ruined my November the 1st

Perniciously Evil =Google

11/01/2013 12:26 pm

F U Google. I'm going to start using one of the alternatives to your Spy software. Google is evil.

Colin Edwards

11/01/2013 01:16 pm

And yet you let 'lossing' slide...

googlesux

11/01/2013 01:31 pm

Dumping my gmail.. moving to microsoft. I used Igoogle every day.. was my organized start and finish to my day. I hope your market share drops what you did to your dedicated customer base is WRONG

googlesux

11/01/2013 01:33 pm

English... get a life..

Health1au

11/01/2013 01:35 pm

The new MyYahoo is even worse than simply going away. It plain sucks.

John Cowan

11/02/2013 12:23 am

I spent so much time on iGoogle. What a horrid thing to do to loyal users, especially without providing any real alternative. Did it really use up so many resources Google? Just be aware that as soon as I find good alternatives I will be pulling all my emails, and other services.

John Cowan

11/02/2013 12:28 am

It's like if Apple said, we are no longer making or supporting the iPhone because we feel there are phones and cameras and mp3 players already available. This is such BS!

Igor

11/02/2013 01:18 am

I hate your decision to shut down the iGoogle !!.. Did you get pleasure when you F... so many people? by Google

Ivan Jensen

11/02/2013 02:32 am

It is a hell of work, but i will try My Yahoo. Google you shit on me. I shit on you....

Max Nadjari

11/04/2013 02:45 pm

For the very first time I am so pissed off of Google. This was very dumb. shutting down without replacing a better app or at least some alternative, this is purely stupid.

jakethedogh

11/11/2013 10:35 am

This decision is a mean, money-making one that shows the truly unpleasant side of the internet industry. I'm forced to look at adverts on Yahoo! I don't want to look at or use the new Google tab that has preselected a load of s... that, no doubt, increases revenue for you but for me it's really irritating, slow and tedious - every time I try to load a page I have to reload it. iGoogle was my home and I feel as though I've been unceremoniously evicted. I'm moving to MSN and I am TRULY DISAPPOINTED with you, Google

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