Monday, April 07, 2008

Symbaloo.. A weird name for a great website

Symbaloo.. A weird name for a great website.

Symbaloo is an online desktop. It is the ideal homepage. Symbaloo makes with their Ipod touch atmosphere a great competitor for Igoogle.

What makes this different then?

At first the Interface of the site is great. You can drag and drop pre-registered rss feeds into your reader in 2 seconds. Besides the great interface you can share your online desktop with others. You have the opportunity to sign up, and if you do that. Your personal desktop will be available from all over the world. I can also send my desktop to other people, this way I can keep my colleagues up-to-date with a ready-to-use rss reader.

But it isn't only a rss reader. It is called a desktop simply because you can direct the Internet from that page. The most popular search engines ( telefoongids, Google, Marktplaats) are accessible from this site. There are also widgets available of course ( gmail, hyves, facebook).

On of the most cool feature of Symbaloo is not the rss reader or the desktop. It is the news page. You can easily make your personal preferences, and in no time you have a visual result of the latest news. There are pictures taken from different websites and if you hover your mouse over the picture, you will see the headline with an intro of the article.

The website is made for the dutch audience, but I guess the website will go internationally very soon.

Please have a look at


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