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What happens when Google kills iGoogle in November?

by Tosca / February 25, 2013 10:01 AM PST

I use a MacBook running TIGER and use Safari with iGoogle, as well as Firefox. The only Google product I'm really aware of using is the Google search engine and occasionally Gmail. What happens in November when iGoogle "disappears"? My OS is not enough for Chrome and I'm still perfectly happy with the Mac - would appreciate what to expect, what to do, if anything -- Thanks

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There are alternatives.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 10:10 AM PST
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What happens when Google kills iGoogle in November?
by Tosca / February 25, 2013 1:57 PM PST

Good, Bob, I'm sure these responses will have all I need -- Thanks

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What happens when Google kills iGoogle in November?
by Tosca / February 26, 2013 3:04 AM PST

Scanning all those links, Bob, I'm wondering if I can get any replacement recommendations out of you - especially re my old Tiger OS. Also thinking of checking out the Apple site to see it they have any thoughts. Suggestions?

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I can't give a direct answer. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 3:23 AM PST

Since the iGoogle is a customized view with, well, a custom view any replacement may or may not have what you want. It's like a car. Some models you can get custom, some are available in any color as long as it's black. (Model T days.)

There are replacements, more than one and since only you know what you want on the web page, only you could give the replacement a passing grade.

But I can answer one question if it was asked. Ready? "Is there an exact replacement for iGoogle?" The answer to that is no.

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What happens when Google kills iGoogle in November?
by Tosca / February 26, 2013 5:52 AM PST

I really would have preferred another reply - but you're right, so I have to "like" it !

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Lost bookmarks? Use a offline or online service
by sn4pple / September 25, 2014 6:58 AM PDT

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do if you have all your bookmarks inside iGoogle. The best possible solution would be to have a off-line source like a USB stick to keep the most import bookmark links or use a free cloud bookmarking service. I personally use and as my two replacements but both have extremely similar features. It all comes down to user preference really.

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