Going all Google
Frustrated with multiple web silo services (about 20 different websites I regularly use and ofcourse I hate to manage 20 different logins and bookmarks), I have started moving to 'All Google' services. With a single sign-on, I can access most services and the most interesting benefit is an excellent integration between different services.
And, I really did not know until today that Google has acquired Feedburner. That makes my moving to 'Everything Google' camp little closer than I thought.
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With feedburner moving to Google camp, all web services I use(except wordpress and central desktop) are now Google services.
- Search Engine: I rarely used any other search engine so far. (except for proving my point ocassionally)
- Google Reader : This is the second mostly used Google application on any given day after search engine. I also dumped my desktop RSS reader in favour of Google Reader. Keyboard navigation is my favorite.
- Gmail: This is the harder part to leave Yahoo. But Gmail is a lot better than Yahoo Mail. I love the pop access and Gmail on Mobile.
- Google Notebook (Zoho notebook is a fierce competitor for this, and quite a wonderful application. But for time being, I will stick to Google Notebook for most though I might use Zoho notebook aswell)
- Google talk
- Google Bookmarks
- Google Web Search History
- Google Desktop (Even at office I use Google Desktop search to look through Emails and documents)
- Google Calendar ( Not as good as Yahoo in some aspects, but does all I need)
- Google Maps
- Google Docs (Docs & Spreadsheets)
- Google Analytics
- Google Photos: Picasa
- Google Videos + YouTube
- iGoogle is lot better that myYahoo.
- Google News
- Google Groups
- Google Finance (not as good as Yahoo but again, does what I need) and ofcourse
- My own search engine powered by Google to search all sites I am interested in.
- Feed Burner
There are still some services I can not get rid of at this point, but pretty soon I will find a replacement. Not sure what happened with Jotspot (acquired by Google). When it is integrated with other Google services, I bet Google will have almost all I want to have on web.