Goodbye Sage, Hello Netvibes

I am no longer a “work from home” web geek. Still a web geek, yes, but I have accepted a full-time position with a company that requires me to be in the office. Sad But True. Of course this means that I have multiple machines that I am working on and more importantly reading RSS feeds on. Up until now I have used the Sage FireFox AddOn and have been extremely happy with it. Instead of trying to synchronize my various FireFox installations to keep using Sage I decided to take the plunge and start using an internet based RSS reader. I’ve tried several different ones in the past but never found one that I have really liked.

That is until now. Netvibes, as most of you probably already know, is at the top of any list of customizable home pages, internet desktops and what-have-you. This is also one of the very few that I neglected to try in the past. As of yesterday, however I have setup my browser home on Netvibes and so far it feels quite cozy. I was able to export an OPML from Sage and import all of my feeds into Netvibes. It was also quite easy to organize all of my feeds into various topical tabs. Finally I like the RSS reader… a lot. There is nothing in it that really bugs me.

This also means that I’ve ditched my iGoogle homepage. So where does this leave all of the Google Gadgets that I had setup? Well Netvibes can install widgets (as they call them) from Google… YAY! Not only that but I now have a much more customizable homepage as far as look and feel go. I can install my own header if I want and they have plenty of preset themes to choose from.

All in all I am quite happy with the move. Do any of you use Netvibes? Do you prefer another homepage site and/or online RSS reader? Please let me know in the comments section. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog.