I recently wrote a post outlining 21 Google Tools that most of us love to use. I will write follow-up articles detailing and highlighting these tools in more detail. Today, I want to highlight the iGoogle web page. Think of it as a dashboard to your digital life!
In the screenshot below you will see my main page on iGoogle. This web page is entirely customized according to your needs. You define the "gadgets" that you want to see and then you arrange them into three columns on your page. If you have too many gadgets for one page, then you add tabs (along the left-hand side of the screen) and then you can group your gadgets into categories.
Google tools make up a many of the gadgets on my main page. I have gmail, and google reader (for my RSS feeds), google calendar, google chat is down on the bottom of the left sidebar. Beside these gadgets, I have weather (I like to watch four different cities) and my Facebook Feed. Also, I have a Breaking News gadget to keep up with current headlines.
Your gadgets and tab groupings can be whatever you want. I just show you mine so you get the idea of what you can do.
Below is a quick video that also talks about setting up your gadgets
You'll need a free Google ID and you'll need to be signed in
(getting a google account is quick and easy, but I know you have one already!)