Creating an iGoogle Custom Desktop

I love Google, but I think I love Post-It notes even more. I’m constantly writing lists and sticking them on my desk, the bottom of my monitor, and the walls on either side of me. Unfortunately, the notes sometimes peel off, and I end up losing track of what I’m doing (or should be doing).

I checked out iGoogle the other day and discovered what I believe could be the perfect solution – an iGoogle “gadget” that displays a tiny notebook right on my Internet Explorer Home Page. Here’s what it looks like:

iGoogle

As you can see, iGoogle has all sorts of interesting and useful gadgets you can add to your home page. Check it out:

  1. Open a Google account at Google.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Click the iGoogle link in the upper right corner of Google’s home page.
  4. Start customizing your home page!

You’ll be amazed at the gadgets that Google has to offer. You can add stock tickers, weather reports, a dictionary, calendar, Gmail, Google News, and much more. (And no, I don’t own Google stock.)

Tip: For more cool gadgets, check out LabPixies.

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Joe Kraynak
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Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics.

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