How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle

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How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle

  1. 1. 1 How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle Sid MacatolSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  2. 2. 2 What in the world is iGoogle?Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  3. 3. 3 Imagine having your own entrance to your internet worldSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  4. 4. 4 Photo Credit: “Theatre Breaks London” by Andy Roberts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aroberts/)Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  5. 5. iGoogle is a page containing 5 all your links and remindersSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  6. 6. 6 You decide what goes into itSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  7. 7. 7 You alone have access to it. It’s fully yoursSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  8. 8. 8 A banner that inspires youSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  9. 9. 9 Daily quotes to motivate youSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  10. 10. 10 Links to your favorite sitesSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  11. 11. Clocks to keep you abreast of 11 the time around the worldSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  12. 12. Ever ready currency 12 converter of your choiceSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  13. 13. 13 A snapshot of your GmailSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  14. 14. Weather reports from the 14 cities of your choiceSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  15. 15. 15 Ever ready units converterSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  16. 16. Ever ready Document to PDF 16 converterSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  17. 17. 17 Jokes to humor youSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  18. 18. Tropical storm tracking to 18 alert youSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  19. 19. 19 The choices are almost endlessSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  20. 20. 20 By choices, I mean your choicesSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  21. 21. 21 There are hundreds of gadgets for you to choose fromSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  22. 22. 22 Go to google.com/igSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  23. 23. 23 Sign inSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  24. 24. Enter your own Email and 24 PasswordSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  25. 25. If you’re using someone 25 else’s computer, uncheck thisSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  26. 26. 26 Click the ‘Sign in’ buttonSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  27. 27. 27 Let’s change the themeSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  28. 28. 28 Choose a category hereSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  29. 29. 29 Or, type the keywordSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  30. 30. 30 Click ‘Next’ for more optionsSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  31. 31. 31 Click ‘Add it now’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  32. 32. 32 Click ‘x’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  33. 33. 33 Relish your new themeSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  34. 34. 34 It’s time add stuff to your pageSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  35. 35. 35 Click this buttonSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  36. 36. 36 Click ‘Add a tab’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  37. 37. 37 Type a tab nameSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  38. 38. 38 You can have separate tabs for your business, social network, personal interests, etc.Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  39. 39. 39 Uncheck this for nowSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  40. 40. 40 Click ‘OK’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  41. 41. 41 Click ‘Look for new stuff’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  42. 42. This is where we look for 42 gadgetsSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  43. 43. 43 At this point, I suggest you make a list of things you want in your iGoogle PageSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  44. 44. 44 With the number of Gadgets available, you can be overwhelmedSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  45. 45. 45 So, better start with a list of what what you wantSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  46. 46. 46 Write your iGoogle Wish ListSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  47. 47. 47 You just listed ten items. That’s enough at this point.Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  48. 48. 48 Let’s start with GmailSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  49. 49. 49 Click ‘Search’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  50. 50. Here are the results. Scroll 50 down for moreSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  51. 51. 51 Note who created the gadgetSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  52. 52. 52 Note how many usersSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  53. 53. I think the higher this number 53 the better for youSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  54. 54. Let’s stick to Google-made 54 gadget for Gmail at this timeSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  55. 55. 55 Click ‘Add it now’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  56. 56. 56 Click ‘Back to iGoogle home’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  57. 57. 57 There’s your Gmail gadgetSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  58. 58. 58 We’ve done 1 of 10 in the listSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  59. 59. 59 Let’s go the 2nd itemSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  60. 60. 60 Click ‘Add stuff’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  61. 61. 61 Type ‘Tony Robbins’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  62. 62. 62 Click ‘Search’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  63. 63. We’re looking for quotes, 63 so scroll downSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  64. 64. This looks like the one you 64 wantSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  65. 65. 65 Click ‘Add it now’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  66. 66. 66 Click ‘Back to iGoogle home’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  67. 67. 67 There you have itSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  68. 68. 68 Wait! What happened to the Gmail gadget?Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  69. 69. 69 It moved downSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  70. 70. 70 Don’t worry we can rearrange the gadgets laterSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  71. 71. 71 We’re done with 2 of 10!Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  72. 72. 72 Next, the weather reportSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  73. 73. 73 Click ‘Add stuff’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  74. 74. 74 Type ‘weather report’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  75. 75. 75 Click ‘Search’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  76. 76. 76 This one looks goodSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  77. 77. 77 Click ‘Add it now’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  78. 78. 78 Click ‘Back to iGoogle home’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  79. 79. 79 There’s your gadgetSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  80. 80. 80 Click ‘Settings’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  81. 81. 81 Click ‘Add Location’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  82. 82. 82 Type ‘manila’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  83. 83. 83 Click ‘Search’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  84. 84. 84 Click ‘Manila (Philippines)’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  85. 85. 85 Click ‘Edit Locations’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  86. 86. 86 Delete New YorkSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  87. 87. 87 Click ‘Celsius’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  88. 88. 88 Click ‘Close’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  89. 89. 89 Click the tab nameSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  90. 90. 90 There you have it!Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  91. 91. 91 We just did 3 of 9!Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  92. 92. 92 By now, you get the hang of it?Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  93. 93. 93 I’ll just be showing you where I get the other gadgets from this slide onwardsSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  94. 94. 94 World TimeSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  95. 95. 95 JokesSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  96. 96. 96 Currency ConverterSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  97. 97. 97 Unit ConverterSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  98. 98. 98 News on AndroidSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  99. 99. 99 Sticky NoteSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  100. 100. 100 Table Styled BookmarkSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  101. 101. Here is your hodge podge of 101 gadgetsSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  102. 102. 102 They can be rearrangedSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  103. 103. 103 Click and drag each gadgetSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  104. 104. 104 Rearrange the gadgets according to your likingSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  105. 105. I placed Tony Robbins, Gmail 105 and World Time on topSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  106. 106. Here are the rest of the 106 gadgetsSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  107. 107. Let’s put something in your 107 bookmarks gadgetSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  108. 108. 108 Click this iconSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  109. 109. 109 Click ‘Edit settings’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  110. 110. 110 Ignore this for nowSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  111. 111. 111 Two columns are okSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  112. 112. 112 Six rows would be goodSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  113. 113. 113 Retain thisSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  114. 114. 114 Have fun, choose Icon RightSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  115. 115. 115 I suggest you check thisSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  116. 116. 116 Click ‘Save’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  117. 117. There’s our Edit icon, which 117 we moved to the rightSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  118. 118. 118 Click GoogleSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  119. 119. This is your iGoogle opened 119 in a new tabSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  120. 120. 120 Search for your hot topicSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  121. 121. Click on the search result you 121 like the mostSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  122. 122. 122 Highlight and copy the URLSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  123. 123. Back to Bookmarks, click the 123 Edit iconSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  124. 124. 124 Type ‘Football News’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  125. 125. 125 Paste the URL hereSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  126. 126. 126 There’s your BookmarkSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  127. 127. What if you want it in the 127 second column?Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  128. 128. 128 Click EditSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  129. 129. 129 Click ‘Move’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  130. 130. 130 Click and drag to next columnSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  131. 131. 131 Clik ‘OK’Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  132. 132. 132 There’s your bookmarkSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  133. 133. 133 Use same procedure for the rest of the links you want to bookmarkSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  134. 134. 134 We got all ten!Sid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  135. 135. 135 Add as many other tabs and stuff as you likeSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  136. 136. 136 Two more things before we endSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  137. 137. Make iGoogle your home 137 page in your computerSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  138. 138. If you’re using another 138 computer, Sign OutSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  139. 139. 139 Your iGoogle Page is precioussssSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010
  140. 140. 140 Thanks for watching the slides. Polite comments are welcome at http://virtualsidekick.blogspot.com You may follow me at: http://www.google.com/profiles/sid.macatol Dream a life! Live your dreams! Sid MacatolSid Macatol - How to Spice Up Your Online Experience with iGoogle 18-December 2010

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