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Myfav.es

Homepage Customization Service


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Published 11/23/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

MyFav.es provides users with a basic, simple service that can help them save time through homepage personalization. The site allows users to build their own customized homepage. The page is minimalistic, which helps save time. The user can add icons for many popular websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and just about any other well known online application or website. Customization options are also available so the user can choose the layout and design. After setting MyFav.es as the browser homepage, the user can quickly access any of the items they included on their MyFav.es site as soon as they open the browser. Through MyFav.es, users can make browsing the internet and checking up on personal profiles and accounts much more convenient.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MyFav.es was founded by Jack Lukic and Daniel Box in January of 2010. The site was designed to be a start page replacement that gives the user control and easy access to the websites they frequent. Although the application is relatively new, it works very well. Using easy to identify icons consisting of the logos of famous websites, users can find what they need and get there fast. There is no clutter to work around and the user determines the layout so they can find a look that works best for them.

What are the differences to other apps?

MyFav.es provides a service that is not entirely unique. Anyone can set their homepage to any website they like. For some, choosing only one may work well. However, with more people maintaining multiple accounts online, having a single site as their homepage may not eliminate the need to enter the URL each time they get online. MyFav.es allows users to compile all the sites they frequent so they can immediately access any of them with a single click as soon as they get online.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

MyFav.es focuses on remaining minimalistic, and this really works well for the service offered. Clutter and advertisements would get in the way of the user experience. Instead, MyFav.es lets users stick with the basics so they can quickly get to where they need to be with nothing getting in their way. The icons are colorful and attractive so creating a personal homepage still looks appealing even if it is minimalistic.

How does the registration process work?

New users are not required to register to begin using MyFav.es. All they have to do is begin editing the icons found on the page as soon as they arrive. There is a sign up option for users who wish to create an account. The top right hand corner of the homepage includes a blue “Log in now” link. The user can choose to login using Facebook, Twitter, OpenID, or Google. A small italic blue link at the bottom can be selected for users who do not wish to use an existing account. This takes the user to the Help page which explains how to edit homepages using MyFav.es. No traditional registration is offered or required.

What does it cost to use the application?

MyFav.es provides a very basic service that is functional for almost anyone. There are no costs for creating a MyFav.es homepage. In reality, the site would need to add a significant number of additional features to justify a subscription fee. The site also does not require logging in to build a homepage, so anyone can use MyFav.es for free as soon as they arrive on the homepage.

Who would you recommend the application to?

MyFav.es is ideal for anyone who spends a great deal of time jumping from one place to the other on the internet. Although anyone can use MyFav.es, users who have a number of different online profiles and accounts to manage can really appreciate the convenience of having access right on their homepage.

  • Begin using MyFav.es without signing in
  • Choose which icons appear on your homepage
  • Select a layout design from a handful of preset options
  • Login using an existing Google, OpenID, Facebook or Twitter account
  • Include as many or as few icons on your homepage as you want


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