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Netvibes Widgets Everywhere

 Assets Resources 2007 10 Netvibes Cropped
I used to use Netvibes as my internet gateway because of its snazzy presentation (drag & drop), but as the number of RSS feeds I consume grew, I switched to Google Reader.

That being said, one of the big appeals to Netvibes is its “widget” system. You create a homepage and drop in a widget, which is usually dedicated to a particular website’s RSS feed. There were specialized widgets for Gmail, to-do lists, etc., but there were only a handful. Netvibes provided an open API so the general masses were able to create their own specialized widgets. Now there are over 90,000 widgets to choose from.

Netvibes took the next step and now provides an interface that allows these widgets to be used in Windows Vista, iGoogle, Apple Dashboard, etc. Currently, there are about 1,000 cross-platform widgets available (denoted by the white “infinity symbol” in the orange box), but that number is growing.


October 18, 2007 - Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software, Windows

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