Google Homepage revisited

As some of my readers might know, I started using Horde webmail (and it’s addons) half a year ago. But after a while, I just had to cave in. Even when running against a local IMAP server on a computer with plenty of CPU-power and RAM left, it was very sluggish. On top of that you had a terrible user interface that forced you into way too many clicks to perform even the simplest tasks. I needed something snappier and easier.

So the time came to revisit my old friend, Google. I imported all my old mail into GMail using GMail Loader and set all my other mail accounts to forward into it. Since GMail lets you reply to mail with the same from-adress you received the original mail to, this setup is transparent to people you communicate with. :) I also moved my todo-lists to the Google Personalized Homepage todo gadget, my notes to Google Notebook, my calendars to Google Calendar, my RSS-feeds to Google Reader (which by far is the best online RSS-reader I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot!) and presto! I’m back at the Google Personalized Homepage. After trying it a while, I really can’t say I regret the migration. It has everything I need and then some. :) Click on the picture to see what it looks like right now.

And with Google recently adding Tabs and drag’n’drop to their API, developing new gadgets should be a breeze! :)

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