Many of us have set our homepage to Google. While the minimalist style of the Google homepage suits everybody at first, users of Google’s other services require more. For example Google Calendar users will find it convenient if the Google homepage had a Calendar link on the side. Gpanion provides something similar.
Gpanion is a free to use website that gives visitors to Google.com a better alternative. The site has Google search on it as well as links to Google’s most used applications such as Gmail, Docs, and Calendar. We can customize the applications we see on the Gpanion’s homepage by signing in with our Google or OpenID account.
Once we sign in, clicking on an application link automatically signs us into it. Search and applications are located under two different tabs on the site for better organization. The search feature in the site is exactly how Google offers it: with “Advanced Search” options and the option to filter results according to Web, Images, Videos, News, Local, Blogs, and Books.
The way the results are presented will be preferred by many users because the text is bigger and the layout is neater.
- Can easily replace Google.com.
- Has all Google Applications listed which can be removed / added via customization.
- Better Ajax based Google Search (ads free).
- Also read out related article: How To Easily Set Up Google Apps on Your Website.
Check out Gpanion @ www.gpanion.com