Monday, May 08, 2006

Goowy - next generation personalized dashboard

Web based desktops are considered to be the next thing of the Internet. a web based desktop (or webtop) is a website that manages your emails, bookmarks, pictures, files and other data that you use on a daily basis.

Webtops are available from several companies such as Netvibes or from Microsoft but a new company named Goowy is starting to change this market by providing a flash based interface which looks and behaves like a real application.

After spending several hours playing with Goowy's demo account, I thought it was still a bit immature but had the potential to become a great application to be used by anyone who accessed the web from more then one computer.

The most exciting feature Goowy had to offer was a centralized IM window that allows you to configure it for using MSN, AOL, Yahoo and ICQ messengers all at the same time.

Try it for yourself at their demo account or just register and configure your own Goowy webtop.


Anonymous said...

Better then Netvibes?

Ohad Gliksman said...

I would still use netvibes as my personal dashboard. Partly for the hours spent personalizing it and also because flash is less intuitive to keyboard users like myself.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can check out too. It's a start page which offers many features and modules (70 at the moment).


Ohad Gliksman said...

Thanks for the tip.
I will check pageflakes and see how it works and update here.