iGoogle for iPhone released, and it's pretty good

iGoogle for iPhone released, and it's pretty good

Summary: Google has been launching stuff for iPhone like mad these days, and now they have finally released a version of iGoogle for the iPhone. Google also recently launched an updated interface that acts as a "Google Control Panel", making it easy to switch between their popular services.

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Google has been launching stuff for iPhone like mad these days, and now they have finally released a version of iGoogle for the iPhone. Google also recently launched an updated interface that acts as a "Google Control Panel", making it easy to switch between their popular services. Unfortunately, this new interface doesn't yet give you access to iGoogle -- something that I find a bit strange.

Since the new version of iGoogle is still stand-alone (visit http://www.google.com/ig on your iPhone or click here), and there haven't been any official announcements, I am thinking it's probably not 100% ready for production. Once it is, It would be nice to see it as part of the sexy "control panel" you see when visiting http://m.google.com on your iPhone.

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How well does it work? It's pretty good -- in fact, I've set it as my homepage on my iPod Touch because it puts everything I use in one convenient place. However, there is one thing I wish it would let you do. It would be nice to have control over the order gadgets are displayed. As it stands, my Gmail is at the very bottom of my page, but that is something I would definitely like to see at the top -- currently there is no way to change it.

Overall though, the new interface is functional, and user friendly. For anyone using iGoogle and has either an iPhone or iPod Touch, I would definitely recommend setting this as your default browser page.

[via Google Blogoscoped forum]

Topics: iPhone, Google, Smartphones

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  • bad link

    the m.google.com link goes to m.iqmetrix.com or something. Is that on purpose?
    flobber238
    • Re: bad link

      Good eye... thanks for pointing that out :)
      Garett
  • RE: iGoogle for iPhone released, and it's pretty good

    Any damn thing that Google does gets a thumbs up! Yahoo Go! is so much better than any of the Google versions. But no Mr. Rogers will praise Google even for doing nothing!
    iAbhishek
    • Yahoo Stop!

      ((( "Yahoo Go! is so much better than any of the Google versions. But no Mr.
      Rogers will praise Google even for doing nothing!" )))

      Google didn't do "nothing," they created a nice front-end to their services
      that is customized for the iPhone. Yahoo Go! doesn't work with the iPhone, so
      it isn't even in competition with iGoogle.
      buddhistMonkey
  • RE: iGoogle for iPhone released, and it's pretty good

    Well it's nicer, and you can choose your other 3 tabs at google.com/m. Google Calendar also finally changed it's mobile interface and you can see day or month views but they don't show the data from all your account's calendars, only the default base calendar which makes it useless. And of course it doesn't sync to the iPod Touch/iPhone internal calendar at all, let alone over wi-fi, which is the remaining polish needed on it (instead of having to buy someones damn sync software).
    NotOnYourLife2
  • Thumbs up

    Just gave igoogle a go on my iPhone.. pretty slick. I like it.. and that comes from a long time yahoo person. (I have had a yahoo email for 12 years and will continue as long as possible).
    i8thecat